Toyota Motor Europe announces executive changes

Brussels, 16th May 2024 - Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announces today several executive level appointments at its European headquarters and Affiliates to accelerate the company’s transition to a mobility company, based on the principles of carbon neutrality and sustainability.

Toyota Motor Europe (TME)

Mr Marvin Cooke, EVP Manufacturing will be retiring after 33 years service at TME and Toyota’s European Manufacturing Companies.

“We thank Marvin for his invaluable contribution to both the development of Toyota’s European manufacturing capabilities and people across a period of unprecented transformation in our business activities.” said Yoshihiro Nakata, President and CEO, TME.

Richard Kenworthy, currently TMUK Managing Director, will return to TME and will be promoted to TME Vice President Manufacturing. He will have responsibility over the following TME functions: TME Supply Chain, Production Engineering and Strategy & Business Planning division.

Kohei Yoshida, will be assigned to the position of Chief Engineer Hydrogen Factory Europe. This newly established role underlines Toyota’s continued commitment to accelerate the development and production of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen products and to promote sustainable business in Europe.

European Manufacturing Companies (EMCs)

Koreatsu Aoki, currently TMMCZ  President, will be appointed as Executive Advisor to support TMMCZ operations until his retirement in September 2024. “I would like to thank him for his contribution to our European operations for many years. “ said Yoshihiro Nakata.

Robert Kiml will succeed him and be promoted to TMMCZ President effective 1 June 2024, dually assigned to Vice President Production.

Dariusz Mikolajczak, currently TMMP President, will succeed Richard Kenworthy in TMUK and be assigned as Managing Director effective 1 July 2024.

Masayuki Kojima, currently TMMP Manufacturing Vice President, will succeed Dariusz and be appointed as TMMP President effective 1 July 2024. He will be dually assigned as TMMP Corporate Vice President and as Jelcz-Laskowice Plant Director.





Marvin Cooke

EVP Manufacturing

Retirement (end June 2024)

Richard Kenworthy

TMUK Managing Director

TME VP Manufacturing (promotion)

Kohei Yoshida


Chief Engineer Hydrogen Factory Europe





Koreatsu Aoki,

President, TMMCZ

Executive Advisor, TMMCZ

(June 2024)

Robert Kiml

VP, Production, TMMCZ

President. TMMCZ

(1 June 2024))

Dariusz Mikolajczak

TMMP President

TMUK Managing Director

(1 July 2024)

Masayuki Kojima

TMMP VP Manufacturing

TMMP President

(1 July 2024)


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Notes to the editors:

Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota, GR (Gazoo Racing) and Lexus vehicles, parts, and accessories, as well as Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly employs over 27,000 people and has invested over EUR 10 billion in Europe since 1990. Its eight European manufacturing plants are located in Portugal, the UK, France, Poland, Czech Republic and Turkey. Today, there are approximately 16.5 million Toyota, GR and Lexus vehicles on European roads, whose drivers are supported by a network of 28 National Marketing and Sales Companies and around 2,800 retail sales outlets in 53 countries (EU, UK, EFTA countries + Israel, Turkey, and other Eastern European countries). In 2021, TME sold 1,076,300 vehicles in Europe for a 6.4% market share. For more information, visit Facts & Figures (  and

Toyota believes that when people are free to move, anything is possible. In the pursuit of "Mobility for All", Toyota aims to create safer, more connected, inclusive, and sustainable mobility to achieve its mission of producing “Happiness for All.” In Europe, TME launched the KINTO mobility brand which offers a range of mobility services in 14 countries and is growing its business-to-business sales of zero-emission fuel cell products and engineering support. Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Toyota is working to achieve carbon neutrality in its entire business across Europe. A historic leader in CO2 reduction in Europe, TME aims to achieve 100% CO2 reduction in all new vehicles in Western Europe by 2035 and will continue to offer a full range of electrified powertrains to customers across the region with its hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery, and fuel cell electric vehicles. When it comes to sustainability, Toyota is committed to going Beyond Zero.

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