Yuichi Ishizuka has been appointed as the new president and CEO for Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Ishizuka has succeeded Rokus van Iperen, who is retiring after six years in the role.
Previously president and COO for Canon USA, Ishizuka assumed his new responsibilities as president and CEO of Canon EMEA effective from April 1. 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.
Ishizuka, who is also a managing executive officer of Canon Inc., is tasked with bolstering and growing existing core businesses while 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,’ said 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.’