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Effective 29 June, 2016, Go Miyazaki (58) has been appointed as the new Managing Director of FUJIFILM Europe. He will take over all functions and responsibilities in the European organization, including the roles of Managing Director of FUJIFILM Europe GmbH and FUJIFILM Europe B.V.. Miyazaki will be based in Düsseldorf, with responsibility for all businesses such as Imaging, Optical Devices, Medical Systems, Graphic Systems, Recording Media and Industrial Products across the EMEA region. Takaaki Kurose, will support Miyazaki in his new position as Deputy Managing Director of FUJIFILM Europe.
Go Miyazaki graduated from the School of Commerce at Waseda University, Tokyo, and joined Fujifilm in 1981. He obtained various positions in International Marketing and in several Business Domains, such as Recording Media, Electronic Imaging, Photo Imaging and others. He had numerous international assignments, several of them also in Europe, working at Fujifilm UK in London, and at Fuji Magnetics in Kleve, Germany. In 2013 Miyazaki became President and CEO of FUJIFILM North America Corporation, and his responsibility extended to North and South America in the following year. After his return to the Corporate Head Offices in Tokyo, he was appointed in 2015 as General Manager of Photo Imaging Products Division and, in addition to other functions in the Corporate Support and Corporate Planning Divisions, he became Board Member of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation. His current responsibilities as Corporate Vice President of FUJIFILM Corporation are Business Domain Photo Imaging and the regions of North/ South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
"This year marks Fujifilm’s 50th year in Europe. We have diversified to an international corporation with a leading position in many business fields” says Miyazaki. “I am committed to achieve further growth based on our wealth of technology, strong partnerships, and our network across the region."
FUJIFILM Corporation is one of the major operating companies of FUJIFILM Holdings. Since its founding in 1934, the company has built up a wealth of advanced technologies in the field of photo imaging, and in line with its efforts to become a comprehensive healthcare company, Fujifilm is now applying these technologies to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the Medical and Life Science fields. Fujifilm is also expanding growth in the highly functional materials business, including flat panel display materials, and in the graphic systems and optical devices businesses. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com
Fujifilm entities operate in about 45 group companies in Europe and employ around 4,500 people engaged in R&D, manufacturing, sales, and service. Throughout Europe they serve a range of industries including medical, chemical, graphic arts, electronic materials, optics, recording media, motion picture, and photographic technologies. FUJIFILM Europe GmbH (Duesseldorf, Germany) acts as Strategic Headquarters for the region and supports its group companies in Europe by formulating marketing and corporate strategies. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.eu.