Takeshi Uchiyamada

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Takeshi Uchiyamada
内山田 竹志
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Born (1946-08-17) August 17, 1946 (age 74)
Nagoya, Japan
Alma materUniversity of Nagoya
OccupationChairman, Toyota Motor Corporation

Takeshi Uchiyamada (内山田 竹志, Uchiyamada Takeshi, born August 17, 1946) is a Japanese businessman, who has been chairman of Toyota since 2013.[1] He is known as the "father of the Prius" for his role in leading the development of the Toyota Prius, the world's best-selling hybrid electric vehicle in history.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Toyota Motor to Pick Uchiyamada as Next Chairman, Nikkei Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ Norihiko Shirouzu and Kentaro Sugiyama (2013-01-21). "Father of Prius hybrid set to become Toyota chairman: executives". Reuters. Retrieved 2017-02-19.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Tajitsu, Naomi (2017-02-15). "Toyota sees plug-in hybrids catching on faster than conventional hybrids". Reuters. Automotive News. Retrieved 2017-02-19.
  4. ^ James Scoltock (2011-05-11). "Takehisa Yaegashi's foresight brought hybrids to the mainstream". AE Plus. Archived from the original on 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-02-19.