United Kingdom

New Managing Director for FUJIFILM UK Ltd

Yoshitaka ‘Yoshi’ Nakamura appointed new Managing Director of FUJIFILM UK & Ireland as Masaharu ‘Masa’ Fukumoto departs to take up role at FUJIFILM France.


Effective 25 June 2018, Yoshitaka ‘Yoshi’ Nakamura has taken up the position of Managing Director for Fujifilm in the UK and Ireland. Yoshi is responsible for approximately 340 staff working across the UK and Ireland in established Fujifilm businesses in photo imaging and printing; digital cameras; optical devices and lenses; commercial offset, digital and inkjet printing; and medical systems and diagnostics.

Yoshi succeeds Masaharu ‘Masa’ Fukumoto who was appointed Managing Director of FUJIFILM UK Ltd in February 2016. Masa has now taken up a new assignment as Managing Director of FUJIFILM France.

Yoshi joined FUJIFILM Corporation in 1992 after graduating from Kwansei University in Japan. Starting out in the Photo Imaging division in Tokyo, Japan, Yoshi developed his skills and knowledge through sales and global marketing roles before moving on to FUJIFILM North America Corporation in 2005 taking on responsibility for the Photo Imaging printing solutions business. After six years’ experience in America, Yoshi returned to Tokyo to focus on the growth of the instax instant camera business and global marketing. Since 2015 Yoshi has held a dual role of Managing Director of FUJIFILM Malaysia and General Manager of the Asia Pacific Photo Imaging division.

Yoshi Nakamura, Managing Director of FUJIFILM UK & Ireland said:

I am taking over a fundamentally strong and growing business, and I look forward to working with a dedicated team to go one step further, developing new strategies to take Fujifilm’s presence and impact in the UK and Ireland to the next level.

Many of our businesses face changing and challenging markets but we have room to grow, and through collaboration and an open approach to innovation, we can draw upon the unique capabilities of Fujifilm to add even greater value to our



Fujifilm UK, established in the UK since 1976, is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and consists of six business divisions. The Photo Imaging division provides commercial photographic businesses with photo printing equipment, kiosk and software solutions along with a range of photo papers for both dry and wet labs, wide format media and inks, photo chemistry, film, and single-use cameras. Photo Imaging is also the home of the best-selling instax instant camera and accessories. The Electronic Imaging division markets an award-winning range of digital cameras suited to professionals and enthusiasts alike, including the FinePix, X Series and GFX medium format ranges. The Medical Systems division delivers a range of diagnostic imaging systems, medical informatics solutions and clinical chemistry analysers, helping healthcare professionals to deliver excellent care to patients. The Graphic Systems division supplies industry-leading digital, offset, inkjet and plate products and services to deliver superb, high-quality print. The Recording Media division is one of the leading manufacturers of high performance storage media, producing the latest in high capacity data tape storage technology solutions and services. Lastly, the Optical Devices division develops and manufactures FUJINON high-precision lenses for the TV broadcast, cinema, videography, closed circuit television and industrial markets, as well as all of the lenses for the X and GFX series of cameras.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, was founded in 1934 as a producer of photographic film under the name Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd. By leveraging the technologies originally developed for the photography industry and continuously and proactively pursuing advanced R&D, Fujifilm strives to push the boundaries of innovation to help make the world a better, healthier, and more interesting place. In-house research promotes growth in existing fields, while exploring new possibilities in areas including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy and highly functional materials. For the year ended March 31, 2018, the company had global revenues of $23.0 billion, at an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar.

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Further information
Andy Ross
Corporate Communications Manager - FUJIFILM UK Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)7766 497949