Mr. Hideaki Otaka

Deputy President – Awaji Youth Federation
Vice Chairman of Pasona Inc.
Former President & CEO, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Former President & CEO, Delphys Inc.

Major Works include:
‘Toyota & Gazoo’ (2000)
‘International Marketing’ (1999)
My History at Toyota’ (1995)


Mr. Hideaki Otaka is a graduate of the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law and previously studied abroad at the University of Wisconsin.

Thus far, he has dedicated a majority of his professional life to working for Toyota Motor Corporation and served as President and CEO of Toyota Motor North America from 2004-2006. He is currently Vice Chairman of Pasona, Vice President for NY Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and board member for Terumo Corporation, CMC Corporation and Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
In addition to his current professional roles, Mr. Otaka also lectures at Kyoto University and Waseda University.