Canon Singapore Appoints Noriko Gunji as New President and CEO
SINGAPORE, 23 August 2016 – Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Canon Singapore) today announced the new appointment of Ms. Noriko Gunji as President and CEO of Canon Singapore, the regional headquarters for Canon in South and Southeast Asia. Ms. Gunji has also been appointed as Executive Officer of Canon Inc., earlier in April this year.
She moved from her most recent role as Vice President of Canon China. Based in Singapore, Ms. Gunji will oversee and lead Canon employees and business partners in the area of sales, marketing and operations in 18 markets, including the domestic Singapore market, national sales offices in India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
"I am honoured and enthusiastic to lead Canon in this culturally diverse and dynamic region of Asia. There is immense potential for growth and I look forward to working together with my colleagues to bring a wealth of innovative imaging and business solutions to our customers. We will also continue our work on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the environments we operate in, making Canon an even more attractive company for our employees, partners and customers," said Ms. Gunji.
Ms. Gunji started her career with Canon Inc. in Tokyo in 1987 and has more than 25 years of experience in various management roles, including in-depth familiarity with the China market.
Ms. Gunji took over from Mr. Kensaku Konishi, a Canon veteran who had served as President and CEO in Canon Singapore since 2012. Mr. Konishi has moved to Malaysia in his new assignment as Chairman and CEO of Efficient MailCom Sdn Bhd, a company of the Canon Singapore group.
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.