Mr Osamu Suzuki, Chairman, Suzuki Motor Corporation
Date Venue Entry
December 11, 2007 FICCI, New Delhi By invitation
December 12, 2007 Indian Merchants’ Chambers, Mumbai By invitation

Mr Osamu Suzuki

Mr. Suzuki was born on January 30, 1930, in Gero, Japan and graduated from Chuo University, 1953. Mr. Suzuki spent 22 years as president and chief executive officer of Suzuki Motor Corporation. During this time he turned Suzuki into a global powerhouse by producing rugged, low-cost minicars for the less wealthy but more populated areas of the world, such as India, China, and Eastern Europe. One of the most successful ventures came in 1982, when Mr Suzuki teamed with India’s government-controlled manufacturer Maruti Udyog. Known as a fiscally conservative hands-on manager, Suzuki involved himself in nearly every aspect of the business and was often seen inspecting the company’s plants personally in search of cost-cutting measures. Suzuki stepped down as president of the company in 2000 but stayed on as chairman.

Mr Suzuki will present Suzuki’s business activities focusing on its manufacturing practices in India.