Canon India has announced that its executive vice president Alok Bharadwaj will be moving on an international assignment to Canon Singapore. Canon Singapore is the headquarters of its South East and South Asia business operations. The change is effective from January 1, 2015.
He will also be overseeing business development in emerging Asian markets in this region. He will report to Kensaku Konishi, president and CEO of Canon's South East and South Asia Operations.
Kazutada Kobayashi, president and CEO, Canon India says, "Bharadwaj's 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."
Canon India will have no direct successor to the position of EVP. The president and CEO of the company will continue to head India business operations, the company clarifies. Bharadwaj comments, "It has been an incredible journey for me at Canon India which I joined in 2001. Canon has an extraordinary magnetic culture. I have had the opportunity to build and work with an excellent team that supported me. I look forward to tackling newer challenges in other emerging Asian markets. It is a promising new role and I am eager to start."
Bharadwaj, an MBA from FMS Delhi, is a well-known face in the industry having led industry body, MAIT as its president and is currently chairman of CII-OA & Imaging Division. He is a committee member of the Indian council of competitiveness.