He will move into his new role in January 2023 and a successor will be announced shortly
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Canon Europe ( today announces that Hiro Imamura, Vice President Marketing & Innovation EMEA, Digital Printing & Solutions (DP&S), has been promoted to Executive Vice President DP&S, Canon EMEA.
Mr Imamura brings nearly 40 years of collective experience in the printing industry where he has worked for Canon Inc in Japan, as well as undertaking senior leadership roles at both Canon Europe and Canon USA.
Over the last two years, as Vice President Marketing & Innovation EMEA DP&S, Hiro has helped to drive significant growth across Canon's portfolio of products, solutions and services. He will move into his new role in January 2023 and a successor will be announced shortly.
Commenting on the appointment, Hiro Imamura said,“I am very much looking forward to leading and delivering growth to this exciting part of our business. My focus will be on developing initiatives which will help to meet the continuously evolving needs of our customers, whilst helping our partners to grow and stay successful”.
Alongside Hiro's promotion, Taz Nakamasu, currently Executive Vice President DP&S for Canon EMEA, has been appointed Global CEO, Canon Production Printing (CPP). Mr Nakamasu has over four decades of experience with Canon where he has served in various senior leadership roles. He replaces Mick Asada who will be returning to Tokyo to take on a new Canon Inc. headquarter assignment at the end of the year.
About Canon Central and North Africa:
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (Canon-CNA.com) is a division within Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe. The formation of CCNA in 2015 was a strategic step that aimed to enhance Canon's business within the Africa region – by strengthening Canon's in-country presence and focus. CCNA also demonstrates Canon's commitment to operating closer to its customers and meeting their demands in the rapidly evolving African market.
Canon has been represented in the African continent for more than 15 years through distributors and partners that have successfully built a solid customer base in the region. CCNA ensures the provision of high quality, technologically advanced products that meet the requirements of Africa's rapidly evolving marketplace. With over 100 employees, CCNA manages sales and marketing activities across 44 countries in Africa.
Canon's corporate philosophy is Kyosei ( – 'living and working together for the common good'. CCNA pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon's products, solutions and services. At Canon, we are pioneers, constantly redefining the world of imaging for the greater good. Through our technology and our spirit of innovation, we push the bounds of what is possible – helping us to see our world in ways we never have before. We help bring creativity to life, one image at a time. Because when we can see our world, we can transform it for the better.