66 Magazine Issue 3 Spring 2018 - Page 72

CHIK A K A KO, LE XUS’ FIRS T FEM A LE LEAD ENGINEER, APPOINTED VP O F L E X U S I N T E R N AT I O N A L In a male dominated area of the motor industry, engineer Chika Kako was the first to break through the glass ceiling and lead the development of a stand-alone Lexus model. Now, six years on, Kako-san has been appointed Executive Vice-President of Lexus International. 70 66 MagAzine SPRING 2018