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Akio Toyoda set to remain a force at Toyota, even as he bows out as CEO

Market reaction to Toyoda's announcement was muted - the automaker's stock price was little changed on Friday

Akio Toyoda

Akio Toyoda (Photo: Reuters)

Toyota Motor Corp chief Akio Toyoda is set to remain a dominant force inside the world's largest automaker for years to come, and will continue to influence the agenda after stepping down in April, experts and people familiar with the firm said.

The 66-year-old Toyoda on Thursday announced he would step aside as leader of the company his grandfather founded from April 1 to take the role of chairman. He will hand over to Koji Sato, the 53-year-old head of Toyota's luxury Lexus brand.
In recent years Toyota has become a target of activists and green investors who had once heralded

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First Published: Jan 27 2023 | 11:30 AM IST

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