Site icon Paddock Magazine

94. Toshihiro Mibe

toshihiro mibe

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Announces New President & CEO

Age 61
Occupation CEO and President, Honda
Nationality Japanese
Position Last Year 20

Toshihiro Mibe is the president, CEO and representative director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., assuming these positions in April 2021.

Click here to subscribe to our print edition!

Before becoming Honda’s global CEO, Mibe was senior managing director of Honda Motor Co. beginning in June 2020, serving as president and representative director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. since 2019.

Toshihiro Mibe joined Honda in 1987 and began his automobile research and development career, mainly focused on engine development. A proper engine expert, Mibe played a vital role in developing some of Honda’s most iconic engines that have powered most Honda and Acura vehicles over the past two decades.

As president of global R&D, he has been a driving force in advancing Honda’s electrification efforts and its relationship with General Motors (GM). This includes the battery and electric vehicle co-development initiatives and the partnership with GM and Cruise in shared autonomous vehicles.

Mibe became an operating officer in 2009 and then stepped up to become a managing officer of Honda R&D Co. in April 2012

In April 2014, Mibe was named an operating officer of Honda Motor Co. and the executive in charge of the Powertrain Business, head of the Powertrain Production Supervisory Unit, and Automobile Production within Automobile Operations.

In April 2016, Mibe was named a senior managing officer and director of Honda R&D Co., in charge of the Automobile R&D Center.

In April 2018, he became a managing officer of Honda Motor Co. and, concurrently, the executive vice president and director of Honda R&D Co.

In April 2019, Mibe was named executive in charge of Intellectual Property and Standardization of Honda Motor Co. and president and representative director of Honda R&D Co.

In April 2020, he became a senior managing officer of Honda Motor Co., the executive in charge of Monozukuri (which includes R&D, Production, Purchasing, Quality, Parts, Service, Intellectual Property, Standardization and IT) and the Risk Management Officer.

In June 2020, Mibe was named senior managing director of Honda Motor Co. and director in Monozukuri while retaining his position as president of Honda R&D Co.

In April 2021, Toshihiro Mibe was named president, CEO and representative director of Honda Motor Co.

Since Honda left Formula 1, power units manufactured, assembled and supported by the Japanese company have won seven out of 11 Grands Prix this season.

The engines are badged as Red Bull. The only evidence that Honda is still involved is via their HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) logo, tucked away at the back of the RB18’s and sister team AlphaTauri’s respective engine covers.

prev View full list next
Exit mobile version