Mazda North American Operations Executives
Akio Akamatsu is the chief financial officer (CFO) for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). In his current role, Akamatsu oversees the company’s supervising business strategy draw up, promotion and execution. He also manages the financial and tax reporting, financial governance and control environment and cost control for the organization.
In his more than 20 years with Mazda, Akamatsu has held many positions within finance. He joined Mazda Motor Corporation in 1996 and worked within the cost planning and product profit control departments. In 2014 he joined Mazda Mexico Vehicle Operations (MMVO) as the general manager, corporate planning and in 2016 was promoted to the vice president, finance for MMVO. Akamatsu lead MMVO’s corporate planning organization and developed its operating processes. He also led the development of MMVO’s business planning. In March of 2018, Akamatsu became the chief finance officer for Mazda North American Operations.
Akamatsu earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Nagoya University. He currently resides in Southern California.