Toyota Motor North America appoints new CIO

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Manjit Singh has been named as the new chief information officer (CIO) and group vice-president of information systems for Toyota Motor North America.

He will oversee strategy, development and operation of all information systems, solutions and technology.

Singh will report directly to Zack Hicks, chief digital officer and executive vice-president of digital transformation and mobility.

Hicks said: “We are glad to have Manjit join our information systems leadership team, and feel that his diverse industry background will help Toyota further innovate and enhance the customer voice across our platforms.

“His experience leading information technology teams at Clorox, Box, Inc., and other leading brands, revealed his ability to integrate and enhance global technology programs.”

As part of the information systems leadership team, Singh will collaborate with Chris Tinto, group vice-president of mobility, and Steve Basra, vice-president of connected technology, to focus on new business innovation, profitability, voice of the customer excellence and digital development.

Before joining Toyota, Singh was the senior vice-president and chief information officer at The Clorox Company, where he was responsible for leading the company’s strategic technology initiatives.

He previously led industry solutions at Box, where he was responsible for aligning strategies with key customers across different industries.

Singh also has held CIO positions for Las Vegas Sands, Chiquita Brand International, as well as Gillette in Singapore.

Early in his career, he worked at Procter & Gamble, pioneering the company’s digital marketing footprint and setting up early e-commerce capabilities.

In North America, Toyota operates 14 manufacturing plants, 10 of which are in the US, and directly employs more than 47,000 people (more than 37,000 in the US).

It has 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the US) and sold more than 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the US) in 2017.