Rafael Thijssen will become Director Marketing at December 1, 2021 Toyota Germany. Toyota announced this. The 51-year-old Belgian, who speaks fluent German, has been with Toyota Europe since 2003. After various positions for Toyota in Spain, among others, he was most recently Head of Lexus Europe and was responsible for “Product Planning and Marketing”. Thijssen reports directly to André Schmidt, President of Toyota Deutschland GmbH. Thijssen succeeds Klaus Kroppa.
The 54-year-old Kroppa will take over the “Customer Experience & Network Quality” department as Director on December 1st. The mechanical engineer has been with Toyota Germany for almost twenty years. He will also report directly to André Schmidt.
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