Toyota Motor Corp. will elevate U.S. executive Julie Hamp and add Europe boss Didier Leroy to its board in a wide shuffle aiming to inject more diversity into the world’s biggest automaker.

The overhaul also consolidates power in North America under regional CEO Jim Lentz, who will also assume oversight of the region’s sprawling manufacturing operations.

At the headquarters in Japan, President Akio Toyoda promoted Leroy, currently the carmaker’s CEO for Europe, to executive vice president and appointed him to the board.

Leroy will also take over as global head of Toyota’s business in developed regions such as the United States, Japan and Europe. The sweeping assignment, as head of Business Unit Toyota No. 1, also covers r&d, Africa, product planning, motorsports and design. That reassignment is effective April 1.

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Toyota Performs A Global Management Shuffle In Diversification Push

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