The leadership change at Toyota is a major shift for the company, and signals the beginning of a new era for the automaker. Akio Toyoda has been at the helm of Toyota for over a decade, and during that time he has helped guide the brand through some difficult times. With Koji Sato taking over as president, it’s clear that Toyota is ready to take on new challenges and grow in both markets and technology.
Toyoda is known for his mechanical and engineering know-how, so he will be able to help oversee Toyota’s various businesses. He also has a good relationship with president-elect Trump, so there is hope that the two can work together to improve Toyota’s image and business in the United States.
Toyoda is known for his hands-off approach to management, preferring to let subordinates run their businesses without interference. This period of “cloister rule” is expected to last for at least a year.
It seems that the recent shakeup in Toyota City might not be all that significant afterall. With new leaders taking over, it is likely that things will run more smoothly from here on out.