Canon India announces Mr. Gary Lee’s appointment as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice Presid

India, November 22, 2017: Canon India, today announced the appointment of Mr. Gary Lee as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. Under his new role, Mr. Lee would be overseeing the Finance & Taxation, Legal and Corporate Communication divisions at Canon India. He takes over the roles and responsibilities from Mr. Anuj Aggarwal who has been elevated to Canon Marketing Philippines as a Vice President.

Thistransition is a significant move by the organisation to elevate its leadershipacross geographies and cultivate globally competent human resources.  Theobjective is to build a global management system, targeting optimal use ofhuman resources in operations worldwide. The criteria involves examining andidentifying professionals for senior management positions and develop theskills of these future leaders by rotating them through key positions overseas. 

Commentingon this imperative move in the thought leadership arena, Mr. KazutadaKobayashi, President & CEO, Canon Indiasaid, “Employees have alwaysbeen integral to Canon’s success story across the globe. I have personally beenassociated with Canon for over 37 years now, where I have spent 30 years workingin various overseas operations in geographies including Germany, theNetherlands, Hong Kong and India. At Canon India, we consider our employees tobe the biggest assets of our organisation and with this leadership transition,I am extremely proud to see Canon India becoming an integral part of thisGlobal leadership movement.” 

“With animpeccable growth trajectory for building core competencies of people, businesstransformation and operations, Mr. Gary Lee brings with him extraordinaryleadership skills. We welcome him to this wonderful country. Mr. AnujAggarwal’s contribution to the growth of Canon in India has been monumental. Iwish him the absolute best and I am confident that he will continue adding morefeathers to the progress of Canon Marketing Philippines,” added Mr.Kobayashi.  

Having addedto Canon India’s progress for nearly 15 years, Mr. Anuj Aggarwal,former Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Canon India remarked, “Ihave spent a considerable tenure of my career with Canon, starting as a ManagerFinance in 2000, moving to the role of the Chief Financial Officer in 2007 andthen being elevated as the Vice President in 2015. At Canon, employees areconstantly empowered to prosper and grow in life. Our HR team plays an integralrole in motivating all employees to challenge their abilities and strengthentheir skills. With the endeavours of all our employees, today we haveaccomplished the position of a pioneer in the imaging space in the country.Moving forward, I feel privileged to be acknowledged for serving myorganisation at the Global platform, as Vice President in Canon MarketingPhilippines. I look forward to the new avenues.” 

Canon Indiahas already established its leadership in the imaging world and under Mr. Lee’smanagement the company aims at achieving further heights. Mr. Lee has more than20 years of experience in Accounting, IT and Finance. With his strong anddiverse experience, he has helped improve the company’s operation efficiency byintegrating information technologies into different business operations, andhas led his team to several significant accomplishments. 

Joining theIndia operations, Mr. Gary Lee, Chief Financial Officer and VicePresident, Canon India, said, “India as a nation, has consistentlyexhibited a great deal of potential for the imaging business. I am elated towitness Canon India’s growth journey over the past two decades and I amhonoured to be selected for this new role to serve in this dynamic nation. Ourworld-class imaging portfolio joined with the staggering ability and enthusiasmof our organisations Global offices, provides us a remarkable opportunity tofurther elevate the fate of imaging in India. I envision contributing to thisgreat journey of Canon in India and expanding on the strong footprint that wehave built over the years.”  

Along withthis global leadership movement, several other overseas assignmentopportunities contribute to increased exposure and learning for Canonemployees. These include, Canon Global Assignment Program, ServiceEngineer Attachment Program, Canon Asia Global Assignment Program and CanonAsia Short-term Assignment Program.

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