Mr. Manabu Yamazaki takes over the baton from Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, who was at the helm for 9 years leading growth in the India market.
Global Imaging technologies provider Canon India, has announced the appointment of Mr. Manabu Yamazaki as the new President & CEO for Canon India, effective April 1, 2021.
In his new role, Mr. Yamazaki will be spearheading Canon’s business strategy and operations in India. Before his new role, he was working as the Chief Regional Officer for the brand in Eastern China, overseeing various functions in the APAC region. Mr. 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.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki newly appointed President & CEO said, “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. We, at Canon, are 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.”
A seasoned leader, Mr. Yamazaki has worn multiple hats throughout his storied career. He 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.
During the pandemic, Canon led through uncertainty, adapted to changing customer needs, and took its customer service to the next level. Canon successfully weathered the storm caused by the pandemic. Canon has been constantly adding new products to its portfolio and has also expanded its regional outlets in the past year. It emerged as one of the pioneering brands in the imaging industry that enabled customers to create memories that last a lifetime and help customers simplify their business infrastructure.
Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people and over 850 channel partners. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 597 towns covering 18,978 PIN codes across India – which comprises of 200+ Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 276 Printer repair centers, 191 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers.
Providing world-class technology, Canon boasts an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Cinematic Imaging Products catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs.