SYDNEY, 14th February 2017: After three years as Canon Oceania’s Managing Director, Mr Yusuke Mizoguchi has been promoted to a new role at Canon Europe, effective April 2018. As a result, Canon Oceania is delighted to announce that Mr Akira ‘Dave’ Yoshida has been appointed the new Managing Director for the Oceania region.
Yoshida has more than two decades of global experience at Canon with roles in both USA and Canada. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Laser Printing at Canon Inc. headquarters in Japan, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in managing and growing his division.
Yoshida is excited for his move to Australia and will begin his tenure in April, working closely with Mizoguchi so he can immerse himself in the Canon Oceania business. He will also be supported by the talented Senior Leadership Team at Canon Oceania, who will also guide him through this transition period.
Commenting on his new appointment, Yoshida said: “I look forward to commencing my new role in Australia, and am eager to meet our talented employees and work with our valued customers and partners. I am excited to continue the magnificent work of Mr Mizoguchi in this region.”
During his three-year tenure, Mizoguchi was instrumental in leading Canon’s diversification strategy. He drove the company to broaden its service offering, focusing on the significant acquisitions of Harbour IT and Converga. He also embodied the Canon principles of Kyosei – meaning to live and work together for the common good – by implementing several community and sustainability initiatives, including the Inspiring Tomorrow Grants Program and the move to Canon’s new green sustainable headquarters.
Commenting on his tenure in Canon Oceania, Mizoguchi said: “My journey here has been very rewarding and I have met and worked alongside many fantastic people. As I hand the reigns over to Mr Yoshida, Canon will continue our focus on delivering on our commitments to Canon Oceania customers, consumers, partners and employees, who are at the heart of everything we do”.