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.