New president and CEO for Canon EMEA

Yuichi Ishizuka to move from Canon USA to take on EMEA lead

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New president and CEO for Canon EMEA Yuichi Ishizuka is now president and CEO of Canon EMEA.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 4, 2018

Canon has appointed Yuichi Ishizuka as the new President and CEO for Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Ishizuka will move from President and COO of Canon USA to take on the new role. He takes over an organisation that has operations in 120 countries, employs approximately 18,000 people and contributes about a quarter of Canon's global revenues annually.

Rokus van Iperen, the previous president for Canon EMEA, is retiring after six years in the role.

Ishizuka, who is also a Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc., is tasked with bolstering and growing existing core businesses whilst capitalising on the brand's imaging expertise in new areas such as NVS, industrial equipment and commercial printing. He brings a wealth of expertise and international experience from other regions having held senior positions across Canon's portfolio of businesses in North, Central and South America, as well as Japan. His new role will be his first appointment in Europe.

"Canon is a clear leader in consumer and business imaging with millions of customers throughout EMEA, a region where we celebrated our 60th anniversary of operations last year," says Ishizuka. "I am honoured to be leading this team through the next phase of innovation and growth at what is a very exciting and dynamic time for the company."

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