New Delhi, June 15, 2015: Nikon India, the 100% subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, leaders in imaging technology, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Kazuo Ninomiya as the Managing Director, w.e.f 15th June, 2015. Mr. Kazuo Ninomiya, former General Manager, International Planning Division of Nikon Singapore takes over the roles and responsibilities from Mr. Hiroshi Takashina who will now be managing Nikon’s China business operations.
Having contributed to Nikon India’s growth for almost 7 years now, with mixed feelings on this movement, Mr. Hiroshi Takashina commented, “I joined Nikon India in 2008 and it has been an incredible journey for me. With Nikon I have had the opportunity to build and work with an excellent team that supported me overcome numerous business challenges and in recording massive growth for Nikon in India. With our constant efforts we achieved No.1 position amongst imaging players in India, and am truly thrilled to have been a part of Nikon’s success story in India.”
“With an impeccable growth trajectory for building core competencies of people, business transformation and operations, Mr. Kazuo Ninomiya brings extraordinary leadership skills on the table. I wish him the very best and I am absolutely confident that he will continue adding more feathers to the story”, he further added.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Kazuo Ninomiya said, “India as a country, has always presented a lot of potential for the imaging industry which has contributed to Nikon’s exceptional growth as the leader. Our world-class technology assets combined with the incredible talent and passion of the Nikon team provide us with a unique opportunity to further shape the future of imaging in India. I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to lead Nikon’s India business operations and look forward to expanding on the strong footprint that we have built under Mr. Takashina’s leadership.”
Nikon India has already established its leadership in the camera market and under Mr. Ninomiya’s management the company aims at achieving greater heights. He is a seasoned corporate executive and an old hand at Nikon Corporation, having served almost 3 years of business operations in Asian markets. During his prior role in a consumer electronic organization Mr. Ninomiya got the opportunity to serve the Indian market for a year and is well versed with the diverse culture, beauty and aesthetic value that the country offers. He thoroughly enjoyed his brief stint in the country and considers it as one of the most enriching learning experience.
Nikon India distributes markets and services the complete range of Nikon imaging products, the newly introduced Nikon Sport Optics & Nikon Instruments. The Nikon Imaging includes its Nikon D-SLR as well as its compact camera, the Nikon COOLPIX, the Nikon 1 camera system, a range of NIKKOR lenses & accessories. With offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Gurgaon, Nikon is strengthening its Sales & Services network all across India. The company has established total of five Nikon owned Service Centers (5 Branches), 32 ASCs (authorized service centers), 62 Nikon Collection Centers and over 3000 dealer base for complete service & support of Nikon customers. Nikon has also set up over 120 COOLPIX and D-SLR zones pan India which showcases the entire range of D-SLR cameras, COOLPIX cameras, Nikon 1, an elaborate range of NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Sport Optics.
Founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku; the company was renamed in 1988 as Nikon Corporation. Nikon has truly evolved as an institution of creativity in imaging arena, Semi-conductors, Industrial equipment and specialized in optics as well. Nikon technologies are active not only in Nikon’s core products such as cameras, microscopes and IC steppers/scanners, but they also squarely support innovation in leading-edge science, and they contribute to the development of society and industry as a whole.