Title: Group Vice President - Human Resources, Real Estate & Facilities, and Business Technology Solutions
Group Vice President Human Resources, Real Estate & Facilities, and Business Technology Solutions
Toyota Financial Services
Julia Wada is group vice president, Human Resources and Business Technology Solutions at Toyota Financial Services (TFS). In this role, Wada is responsible for ensuring effective workforce and workplace development as well as information technology development, implementation, and support. She also oversees the Real Estate and Operational Excellence teams. Wada reports to Mike Groff, President and CEO.
Prior to joining Toyota, Wada worked as a program manager & engineer for Lockheed Missiles & Space Corporation. She then joined Toyota in 1991, starting with Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) as part of the Graduate Management Associate program. At TMS, she served the company in several corporate planning areas including product planning, pricing, sales planning and long-range planning.
Wada moved to TFS in 1999, as national strategic planning manager. In 2001, she was named corporate manager, TFS Strategy and eBusiness. In 2004, she was appointed vice president, Human Resources and Real Estate which, until 2010, also included responsibility for the company’s Diversity & Inclusion.
Wada received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.