Osamu “Simon” Nagata
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Senior Managing Officer
Toyota Motor Corporation
Osamu “Simon” Nagata is the executive vice president of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA), where he leads the company’s transition to a new headquarters in Plano, Texas for its North American manufacturing, sales and marketing and corporate operations. Nagata manages on a cross-affiliate basis all North American corporate staffs. He is also senior managing officer, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC).
Previously, Nagata was chief executive officer and president of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), where he was responsible for engineering, manufacturing and research and development operations.
In 2010, TMC President Akio Toyoda named Nagata to lead a temporary task force to improve global communications with all stakeholders, including consumers and regulators. As head of the task force, he reported directly to Toyoda. He was later named deputy chief officer of TMC’s External Affairs Group, which covers external relationships worldwide.
In 2009, Nagata was the managing officer at TMC and also served as the plant manager for the Miyoshi and Tahara manufacturing facilities.
In a previous North American assignment in 2000, Nagata served as vice president of purchasing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Nagata joined TMC in April 1980 after earning his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tokyo.