Kazutada Kobayashi Appointed as new President and CEO of Canon India

Canon India Pvt. Limited has announced the appointment of Kazutada Kobayashi as the new President and CEO of Canon India.  Kazutada Kobayashi will be replacing Kensaku Konishi, who now takes on his new role as the CEO of Canon Singapore, post his tenure as President and CEO at Canon India for 5years. Under Kobayashi’s leadership, Canon will further its focus on continued growth by bringing innovative products and solutions to the Indian market. 

Speaking about his plans for the Indian market, Kobayashi said he is eager to build on to the momentum of Canon India’s success story. “India holds tremendous potential and is one of the fastest growing economies of the world. These are exciting times not only for the brand but also for the industry as a whole and I am excited and honored to take up this assignment. Especially this year, as Canon celebrates 15 years in India, a strong focus on a sales and channel expansion will augment Canon’s image as a company that provides complete digital solutions and products to Enterprise and Consumer Segments,” said Kobayashi.  

 Kobayashi’s previous appointment was as President and CEO of Canon Hong Kong Co. Ltd. where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Macau and Mongolia.  Kobayashi began his career with Canon immediately after he graduated from the Keio University Political Science Department’s Law Faculty in Tokyo in 1980.  He has also spent a considerable amount of years working in the company’s various operations in Germany and the Netherlands.   Kobayashi is a keen sportsman who enjoys playing tennis, golf and fishing.  He is a passionate traveler who has visited more than 30 countries around the world

23-Jan-2012 12:04:03