Executive Vice President
Member, Board of Directors, DENSO Corporation
Koji Kobayashi is executive vice president of DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. He oversees the China region.
Kobayashi graduated from Shiga University in Hikone, Japan, in 1972, after which he joined Toyota Motor Corporation.
During his more than 30 years with Toyota, Kobayashi acquired extensive business experience working in several divisions, including Human Resources, Accounting (Audit and Cost Accounting), Finance, Domestic Planning and Sales. Kobayashi introduced the Toyota Production System into Toyota’s sales companies.
In 2003, Kobayashi joined DENSO Corporation as project general manager in the Corporate Planning Division and executive vice president of DENSO Finance & Accounting Center Co., Ltd.
In June 2004, Kobayashi was named one of DENSO’s executive directors and president of DENSO Finance & Accounting Center Co., Ltd. He was promoted to senior executive director in June 2007. Kobayashi was appointed to executive vice president in June 2010.
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