Nov. 27, 2017
TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced its plans to change its executive lineup and revise its organizational structure in January 2018 to further strengthen cooperation among companies of the Toyota Group and boost business innovation.
The overall changes aim to:
The executive changes, which will take effect on January 1, 2018, includes Dr. Gill Pratt appointed to “fellow,” a new post that was established for executives to contribute to the management of the company with their high level of expertise in specific technical domains, within the Advanced R&D and Engineering Company at TMC.
Dr. Pratt continues to serve as CEO of TRI, established in 2015 with a $1 billion investment. Under his direction, TRI focuses on the future of mobility by applying techniques from areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Prior to joining Toyota, Dr. Pratt served as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from January 2010 through August 2015.