Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Canon looks to consolidate India biz, appoints Manabu Yamazaki as new President & CEO for India ops

In a move to consolidate its India business, the global leader in imaging technologies, Canon India has appointed Manabu Yamazaki as the new President & CEO for Canon India, effective April 1, 2021.

Yamazaki, a known administrator, will be overseeing the strategic operations of Canon India and is tasked to strengthen the existing core businesses and bolster the growth in the brand’s imaging expertise in newer multiple areas in India.

In his new role, Yamazaki will be spearheading Canon’s business strategy and operations in India. Prior to this Yamazaki was posted as the Chief Regional Officer for the brand in Eastern China, overseeing various functions in the APAC region.

An old hand at Canon, Yamazaki has been associated with Canon since 1989 and has also been a notable contributor in business management across European, Middle Eastern, Russian, and African markets.

“I am delighted and excited to join Canon India and to work closely with a team of highly skilled professionals here. As a vibrant nation, India is brimming with entrepreneurship and holds vast potential for exploring newer creative avenues,” Yamazaki said on his appointment.

According to Yamazaki, Canon is fully committed to the Indian market, “and I am looking forward to building on Canon’s track record of success and innovation and continuing to deliver value and delight to all stakeholders. Considering the vast reach and diversity, we will continue with our endeavour of expanding product propositions and presence across different parts of the country,” Yamazaki added.

In the past year following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the company saw huge uncertainty and had since adapted to changing customer needs. The company is also busy adding new products to its portfolio and has also expanded its regional outlets in the past year.


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