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Press release 6.26.17 par admin PDF

CFAO appoints three new members to its General Management Committee

The CFAO Group has appointed three new members to its General Management Committee. ...

The CFAO Group has appointed three new members to its General Management Committee.

Pascal Cretot

Pascal CRÉTOT – Vice President Operations, IS & Digital

Pascal Crétot is a graduate of leading French engineering school ENSAM and began his career with Alstom in Latin America in 1983. He joined Andersen Consulting in 1986 and later became a partner at Accenture, where he was in charge of supply-chain and manufacturing activities for the automotive, electronics and consumer goods sectors. He joined Michelin in 2009 as Vice President for supply chain and logistics. Mr Crétot took up his new responsibilities at CFAO in May 2017.

Masakazu OHIRA and Hiroyoshi YOSHIKAWA will also join the General Management Committee in line with the integration of Toyota Tsusho Corporation Africa (TTC Africa) activities into the CFAO Group.

Masakazu OhiraMasakazu OHIRA - Chief Executive Officer, CFAO Automotive Equipment & Services, East & Southern Africa

A business graduate from Keio University in Tokyo, Mr Ohira joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) in 1988. After beginning his career abroad (Great Britain, Kenya, Latin America and United-States of America), he joined in 2006 the TTC Automobile Planning department in Japan, then the Africa Automotive department in 2008. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director at Toyota Angola in 2010 and became General Manager of TTC's Africa Automotive department in 2013, which became part of the CFAO Group in 2017.

Hiroyoshi YoshikawaHiroyoshi YOSHIKAWA - Chief Executive Officer, Production Support

A business graduate from Waseda University in Tokyo, Hiroyoshi Yoshikawa began his career with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) in Japan in 1983, where his experience spanned a range of departments. He became Managing Director of Toyota Tsusho South Pacific Holdings in Australia in 2005. He returned to TTC Japan in 2009 as General Manager for Customer Services and was appointed General Manager of the Automobile Planning department in 2012. He became Managing Director of Toyota Tsusho Africa (South Africa) in 2016, which became part of the CFAO Group in 2017.

The CFAO General Management Committee now comprises 15 members, including Mr CRÉTOT, Mr OHIRA and
Mr YOSHIKAWA.


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