Fujio Cho

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Fujio Chō
張 富士夫
Fujio Cho.jpg
Born (1937-02-02) February 2, 1937 (age 77)
Tokyo, Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Alma mater University of Tokyo - (Bachelor's degree, 1960)
Occupation Honorary Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation

Fujio Cho, KBE (張 富士夫 Chō Fujio?, born February 2, 1937) is honorary chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation. In the Japanese system, that puts him in charge of the country's and world's largest automaker. Chō is only the second "outsider" to head Toyota Motor Co. since the members of the founding Toyoda family stepped aside in 1995.

He earned a bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Tokyo in March 1960.[1][2] Chō joined the Toyota Motor Corporation in April 1960. Chō's previous titles include: Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Vice President, President and Vice Chairman of the Board. He previously worked as President in a subsidiary. Chō has been serving as Chairman of the Board and Representative Director of Toyota Motor Corporation from June 2006 to June 2013.

Chō has been a strong advocate of environmentally friendly automotive technology, such as the hybrid-electric Prius. Cho's ancestors are from Korea and China.[3]

Honors[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fujio Cho". Toyota Newsroom. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "Fujio Cho: President, Toyota Motor. BusinessWeek. June 9, 2003. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  3. ^ "Nomination Title: Fujio Cho, Chairman". International Business Awards. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Toyota Chairmen: honours and decorations
  5. ^ Toyota Chairmen: honours and decorations
  6. ^ Toyota Chairmen: honours and decorations
  7. ^ Toyota Chairmen: honours and decorations
  8. ^ "Over 4,000 Japanese, 61 foreigners picked for fall decorations," Japan Today. November 3, 2009; 秋の叙勲、森山元法相ら4024人に," Yomiuri Shimbun. November 3, 2009.
  9. ^ Toyota Chairmen: honours and decorations
  10. ^ "TIME Names The World's Most Influential People". Time. April 18, 2004. Retrieved December 12, 2010. "Few people have done more to perfect "the Toyota Way" than chairman Hiroshi Okuda, 71, and president Fujio Cho, 67, writes TIME's Jim Frederick. "From the very beginning Toyota learned much from other carmakers. Sharing what we have discovered is a way to give back," says Cho.
Business positions
Preceded by
Hiroshi Okuda
CEO of Toyota
1999-2005
Succeeded by
Katsuaki Watanabe