Toyota scion to head Japan; first foreigner on board


TOYOTA CITY, Japan, June 22 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. on Friday named Akio Toyoda, a member of the founding family, to oversee the flagging domestic market, and shareholders approved the election of the carmaker's first non-Japanese member to its board. The son of honorary chairman Shoichiro Toyoda, Akio is rumoured to be groomed as a future president, having undertaken a broad range of stints including China. The 51-year-old was previously executive vice president in charge of ...

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