Oki Europe announces new leadership team

Marzio Gobbato has been appointed as Oki Europe’s new deputy managing director

Oki Europe has announced a series of new senior appointments as the company adapts to changing market needs.

Marzio Gobbato has been appointed as Oki Europe’s new deputy managing director, reporting to Dennie Kawahara, who continues as managing director. Mr Gabbato brings his in-depth knowledge of the print industry to his new role, having held a series of senior positions within the print industry including Samsung and HP, and most recently regional vice president for Oki Europe’s South Region.

He will ensure that Oki’s sales and marketing across the region is fully aligned with the company’s global strategy.

Chiharu Asai, formerly marketing director, becomes vice president corporate planning. Her key objectives will be to ensure Oki continues to build a company of strong, motivated staff, and creating a healthy, pro-active and stable work environment.

Former vice president corporate planning, Sasumu Miura is appointed vice president operations and will oversee important tasks that require special attention by the business as well as IT and customer services.

Koichiro Fukano, previously vice president, operations for Oki Europe, is appointed vice president marketing and supply chain management, reporting to Mr Gobbato. His primary responsibility will be managing Oki’s day-to-day marketing operations across the EMEA region, keeping in line with the organisation’s strategies and goals.

Shu Watanbe is appointed vice president industry print, from his previous role as head of Wide Format Business Unit. Reporting to Mr Gabbato, he will focus on achieving he business targets for the industry print division, including revenue and profit and driving sales and marketing initiatives to help achieve this.

Mr Kawahara, managing director for Oki Europe, said: “Modern business tactics and trends require a new approach and way of thinking and Oki Europe’s new leadership team reinforces our determination to ensure we are supporting customers to quickly adapt to this.

“The breadth of experience and wide-ranging expertise of the new management team will help align the organisation and place us in a strong position to meet all the challenges of a fast-changing market.”

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