Canon India Announces Leadership Transition; Appoints Manabu Yamazaki as New President & CEO


Canon India Pvt. Ltd., the global leader in imaging technologies, announced the appointment of Mr. Manabu Yamazaki as the new President & CEO for Canon India, effective April 1, 2021.

In his new role, Mr. Yamazaki will be spearheading Canon’s business strategy and operations in India. Before his new role, he was working as the Chief Regional Officer for the brand in Eastern China, overseeing various functions in the APAC region. Mr. Yamazaki has been associated with Canon since 1989 and has also been a notable contributor in business management across European, Middle Eastern, Russian, and African markets.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki newly appointed President & CEO said, “I am delighted and excited to join Canon India and to work closely with a team of highly skilled professionals here. As a vibrant nation, India is brimming with entrepreneurship and holds vast potential for exploring newer creative avenues. We, at Canon, are fully committed to the Indian market and I am looking forward to building on Canon’s track record of success and innovation and continuing to deliver value and delight to all stakeholders. Considering the vast reach and diversity, we will continue with our endeavour of expanding product propositions and presence across different parts of the country.”


A seasoned leader, Mr. Yamazaki has worn multiple hats throughout his storied career. He will be overseeing the strategic operations of Canon India and is tasked to strengthen the existing core businesses and bolster the growth in the brand’s imaging expertise in newer multiple areas in India.

During the pandemic, Canon led through uncertainty, adapted to changing customer needs, and took its customer service to the next level. Canon successfully weathered the storm caused by the pandemic.  Canon has been constantly adding new products to its portfolio and has also expanded its regional outlets in the past year. It emerged as one of the pioneering brands in the imaging industry that enabled customers to create memories that last a lifetime and help customers simplify their business infrastructure.

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