Takanobu Ito
President & Chief Executive Officer

(Date of Birth: August 29, 1953: Age 55)

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Subsidiary Notes
'78 Joined Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Assigned to Honda R&D Co.,
Ltd.
Responsible for automobile development
(principally, in the field of chassis design).
Was in charge of chassis design for:
First-generation CR-X (1983),
third-generation Accord (1985),
third-generation Prelude (1987)
and first-generation NSX (1990).
The NSX became the world’s first
production car with an all-aluminum
monocoque body.
Also in charge of development of the Ascot Rafaga (1993).
'97
Director, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
'98
Executive Vice President,
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
In charge of development of the first Acura
SUV model, MDX (2000)
'00 Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Managing Director, Honda
R&D Co., Ltd.

'01
Senior Managing Director,
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

'03 Managing Director, Honda
Motor Co., Ltd.
President and Director, Honda
R&D Co., Ltd.

'05 General Manager, Suzuka
Factory, Production Operations
Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Resigned from the post of
President and Director, Honda
R&D Co., Ltd.

'07 Chief Operating Officer,
Automobile Operations


Senior Managing Director,
Honda Motor Co., Ltd
'09 Released from the duty of
Chief Operating Officer,
Automobile Operations.
Re-appointed as President and
Director, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

President and Chief Executive
Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Private cars: Fit, Insight, XR Baja. 

Hobbies: Motorcycle touring and travel.

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