Don Romano


Don Romano is the Chief Operating Officer for Hyundai Canada. Prior to assuming this role, he was Senior Managing Director and Chief Brand Officer for ALJ International, the largest Toyota distributor in the world based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He was also the President of Mazda Canada and Chief Marketing Officer for Mazda North America, two positions he held simultaneously.
He is best known for his contribution to Mazda’s wildly successful global brand campaign, Zoom Zoom, which was launched over a decade ago and still going strong. Don currently lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife, four children and three dogs. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business from California State University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. When is not at the Hyundai’s Headquarters in Canada, his is usually behind his laptop writing about brand development.