Petaling Jaya, 12 April 2022 – Isuzu Malaysia has announced the appointment of Shunsuke Okazoe as its new Chief Executive Officer from April 1, 2022, taking the helm from Koji Nakamura who has returned to Japan to take on his new role as Executive Officer in the Isuzu International Business division.
Okazoe 49, who hails from Fukuoka holds a law degree from Kyushu University. He began his involvement with Isuzu Motors Limited 26 years ago, starting his career in the company’s Japanese Business Management Department in 1996.
Since then, he has served in various positions involving corporate and sales planning with international experience garnered in Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Isuzu Motors India and Isuzu Motors Co. Thailand. He spent the last two years in Japan as the General Manager, Sales Planning Department in Tokyo before assuming his new position in Malaysia.
“I am looking forward to my posting here in Malaysia. Although the company is still relatively young with a 17-year history, it has achieved remarkable success in establishing the Isuzu brand. Our Isuzu D-Max has seen tremendous popularity within the community, forging a positive reputation for dependable and efficient performance while our lorries have reigned as the top-selling light duty trucks for the past decade and the No.1 truck brand for the last eight consecutive years.
“I hope to build on this strong reputation and continue to develop a better environment for users and owners through a stronger and more customer-oriented sales and after-sales network,” said Okazoe.