The Leadership Team

Koichiro (Ken) Fukano

Vice President Operations, OKI Europe Ltd

Koichiro (Ken) Fukano
Ken Fukano is Vice President Operations (Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Customer Services) for OKI Europe Ltd. His primary role is to oversee OKI’s day-to-day marketing operations as well as managing the supply chain across the EMEA region, keeping in line with the organisation’s strategies and goals.  
Customer Services also falls under Ken’s responsibility and he is keen to ensure OKI Europe focuses on a customer centric approach providing a stable service to support customers in a pro-active, productive and cost-efficient way across the EMEA region.

Appointed to OKI Europe in April 2018, Fukano has been part of the OKI global family for more than 35 years. During his tenure, he has worked in multiple overseas sales, marketing and global supply chain management roles covering various regions including Asia, EMEA, US and Oceania.

The variety of people in OKI’s global environment has continued to make it an exciting organisation to work for even after 35 years with the business.

Fukano’s leadership style centres around keeping an open mind and being a good listener. He believes listening first is essential whether you are a manager or a team member.

Prior to his current position, Fukano worked as Vice President, Operations for OKI Europe Ltd. Before that, he worked as Vice President, Operations and Business Planning for OKI Data America over a five-year period. During this time, he successfully implemented an extensive change programme in the company’s supply chain operations and value added services.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Doshisha University and uses the nickname Ken in honour of his father who could not fulfil his wish to attend University having grown up during WWII. Fukano has two children and in his spare time enjoys exploring theme parks with his family. He is also a keen traveller and has so far visited 45 countries.

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