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Yutaka Kuroda

Managing Director Yutaka Kuroda has been responsible for the Europe/Africa regional headquarters since March 2016, and since March 2019, CEO of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. The trained chemical engineer has been at the head of various technical departments at Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. and is therefore an absolute expert for cutting-edge technologies relating to tyre production. As Senior Executive Officer and Member of the Board, Yutaka Kuroda is also acting as Head of Europe and Africa HQ at Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd at the same time.


Markus Bögner was appointed as Managing Director in January 2016, and in 2019 as president of Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. He is particularly valued in the company for his excellent knowledge of the European market and as a very good mediator between cultures. Markus Bögner is responsible for Marketing and Sales and has worked for FALKEN since 2009.


Shingo Sakashita has been Finance Director and member of the management team at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH since January 2015. He was previously Manager International Business Development & Administration Department at Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Accounting and Administration Manager in Japan, the USA and various locations in Europe, and can thus boast a wealth of experience that is an enormous asset to the company.