Serving as the current chairman and chief executive officer of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) as well as the director and senior managing executive officer for Mazda Motor Corporation (MMC), Masahiro Moro is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Colombia. This role places him in the upper echelons of Mazda’s corporate structure, and he reports directly to Akira Marumoto, President of MMC. Moro was elevated to this after serving as president and CEO of MNAO since January 2016.
In his more than 30 years with MMC (formally Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd.), Moro has held a number of positions in marketing, sales and customer service across the organization. This includes two years spent as general manager of the global marketing division before joining Mazda’s European operations in March 2004. He also held the position of vice president of marketing for Mazda Motor Europe GmbH for four years, before taking on the responsibilities of global marketing for MMC. Additionally, Moro served as Director of Mazda Australia from May 25, 2012 to July 31, 2013.
Moro is based in Southern California.