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OKI Europe Appoints New Managing Director


OKI Group Director and Former Banking Chief takes up European Leadership role

Egham, 19 November 2019 – OKI Europe Ltd has announced that Tsukasa Takasawa has been appointed as its new Managing Director. Bringing 30 years’ experience in the corporate and investment banking sectors to the role, Takasawa replaces Dennie K. Kawahara who is moving back to OKI Data Corporation, to assume responsibility for the organisation’s global transformation. 
Takasawa first joined the OKI Group in 2016 as Chief Executive of Staff. He went on to become Director and Divisional General Manager for OKI Data Corporation’s Corporate Planning and Administration Divisions, holding strategic responsibility for corporate planning, finance and accounting, information systems and risk management at board level, as well as participating in OKI Data Corporation’s mid-term business planning.
Prior to joining the OKI Group, Takasawa was General Manager at the Mizuho Bank and held a number of senior roles in the finance sector, including domestic, international and global trade finance positions. Over the duration of his extensive career, he has worked with more than 1,000 CEOs, CFOs and other directors of global enterprises.
“In a mature, evolving market, OKI Europe’s long-standing reputation and more than 30 years’ experience of customer-driven innovation gives us a strong competitive edge,” said Takasawa. 
“OKI’s pioneering digital applications focused printer technology, with unrivalled media handling capabilities and superb colour quality can really deliver considerable benefits to niche and established vertical industry sectors to enhance customer experience and increase their bottom line, making it an exciting time for the organisation. 
“We are already establishing ourselves within key verticals and as Managing Director, I look forward to continuing to build on this success, collaborating with OKI Europe’s Senior Management Team to establish and lead a proactive and targeted strategy of growth and transformation in the region.”
Earlier in 2019, OKI Europe announced a strategy to enhance its Vertical Solutions portfolio by providing solutions to help businesses adapt to evolving customer engagement tactics, including improving customer experience and loyalty through personalisation, quickly and cost-efficiently, in-house.
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About OKI Europe 
OKI Europe Ltd is a division of OKI Data Corporation, a global business-to-business brand dedicated to creating cost effective, professional in-house printers, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today’s and tomorrow’s businesses. 
The company is well-established as one of Europe’s leading printer brands, in terms of value and units shipped. For over 60 years OKI Europe has been delivering advanced printing solutions worldwide, introducing ground-breaking technologies that support the needs of businesses large and small. Our pioneering development of digital LED printing technology has placed OKI at the forefront of the market in delivering high-definition, eco-friendly printing devices. 
Since the acquisition of the globally-deployed wide format printer business of Seiko I Infotech Inc. a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. OKI distributes precision-engineered wide-format printing systems specifically for the sign, graphics, CAD and GIS markets that provide industry-leading productivity and image quality. With an EMEA wide network of authorised distributors and dealers OKI Europe Ltd provides complete printing solutions including wide format printers, inks, media, software, installation, support, knowledge and training. 
In addition to a vast portfolio of award-winning printers and MFPs, OKI offers a range of services to help optimise print and document workflows.  This, together with an integrated suite of software technologies and tools, can help businesses take control of their print and document costs in a secure environment, whether office based, mobile or in the cloud. 
Today OKI Europe employs over 500 staff in 15 locations (sales offices and production sites) and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region.  
OKI Data Corporation is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881 and Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer. 
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