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Canon’s Alok Bharadwaj assigned regional role, moving to Singapore

Bharadwaj will heading the Corporate Strategy Group as Senior VP and will be responsible for strategic business planning & execution for Canon’s South East & South Asian regional operations

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 4, 2014

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Canon India has announced that Dr Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice-President, will be moving on an international assignment to Canon Singapore, which is the headquarters of its South East & South Asia business operations. The change is effective January 1, 2015.

Bharadwaj will be heading the Corporate Strategy Group as Senior Vice-President and will be responsible for strategic business planning & execution as well as corporate communications for Canon’s South East & South Asian regional operations. He will also be overseeing business development in emerging Asian markets in this region. He will be reporting to Kensaku Konishi, President & CEO of Canon’s South East & South Asia Operations.

Canon India will have no direct successor to the position of EVP. The President and CEO of Canon India, Kazutada Kobayashi, will continue to head India business operations.

Kobayashi said, “I wish to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation for the significant contribution made by Dr Alok Bharadwaj for Canon India. His indomitable spirit has helped shape Canon’s image in India and improved our market leadership, while setting industry benchmarks at the same time. We are a global company and believe strongly in leadership development with international roles. We wish him the very best for his new assignment in Singapore.”

Bharadwaj commented, "It has been an incredible journey for me at Canon India which I joined in 2001. Canon has an extra ordinary magnetic culture. I have had the opportunity to build and work with an excellent team that supported me overcome numerous business challenges and in recording massive growth for Canon in India. I am truly thrilled to have been a part of this success story and am grateful to my staff, partners and customers. The India experience has opened the doors for my international assignment which I am quite excited to take. I look forward to tackling newer challenges in other emerging Asian markets. It is a promising new role and I am eager to start."

Under Bharadwaj’s leadership, Canon registered a record-breaking expansion to emerge as an imaging industry leader in India. He has won numerous accolades and awards including ‘The Best CMO of the Year’ from the CMO Council USA, ‘The Most Influential Person in Photography’, ‘Corporate Executive of the Year’, ‘Most Favourite Country Manager’ and ‘Outstanding Global Manager’ to name a few.

He has also led industry bodies like MAIT as its President and is currently chairman of CII-OA & Imaging Division. He is also a committee member of the Indian Council of Competitiveness.

Bharadwaj is a 1985 batch MBA graduate from FMS Delhi.

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