Keisuke “KC” Kirimoto

Title: Vice President, Product and Global Communications
Keisuke “KC” Kirimoto
Vice President, Product and Global Communications
Vice President, Government Affairs
Toyota Motor North America

Keisuke “KC” Kirimoto is vice president of product and global communications, as well as government affairs, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He is responsible for Toyota and Lexus product public relations activities as well as for coordinating global public relations activities with Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). Since July 2018, he is also responsible for coordinating government relations activities with TMC.
Prior to his current position, Kirimoto was general manager of global communications within the public affairs division at TMC. Since joining Toyota in 1991, Kirimoto has worked in a variety of divisions at TMC and TMS including Japan marketing and sales, human resources, government and industrial affairs and international public affairs. 
A native of Yokohama, Japan, Kirimoto spent ten years in the U.S. before joining Toyota, first in 1974 and later in the mid-80s. He later worked in Toyota’s Washington D.C. office from 1996 to 1998.
Kirimoto graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.  He also holds an MBA degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. 
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