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    President Yasunori Ogawa
    President Yasunori Ogawa

    Epson Announces New President and Change of Representative Director

    SYDNEY, 5 February 2020 – Epson has announced that, as of 1 April 2020, current president Minoru Usui will move into the role of chairman and director and Yasunori Ogawa will take over the role of president and representative director. Mr Ogawa is currently a director and managing executive officer at Epson.

    In March 2019, Epson established its Phase 2 Mid-Range Business Plan aimed at achieving its Epson 25 Corporate Vision. By focusing on priority areas, the company aims to respond to changes in the business environment and societal needs, and transition to a business capable of generating high profits.

    In the fiscal year ending March 2019, Epson implemented reforms aimed at strengthening their business structure. In a tough business situation, Epson has promoted collaboration with partners and open innovation, and developed and launched original products and services aimed at ensuring future growth.

    Going forward Epson expects significant and ongoing changes to their business environment. Under the leadership and new perspective of Mr. Ogawa the company will respond flexibly and rapidly to changes as they seek to improve their corporate value over the medium- and long terms.

    Details of Change
    Name: Minoru Usui
    New position: Director, Chairman
    Previous position: President and Representative Director
    Name: Yasunori Ogawa
    New position: President and Representative Director
    Previous position: Director, Managing Executive Officer
    Brief career history of new president
    Name: Yasunori Ogawa
    Date of birth: April 11, 1962
    Place of birth: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
    Education: Master's Degree from the School of Engineering, Tohoku
    University Graduate School
    Brief career history: April 1988 – Joined Seiko Epson Corporation
    April 2017 – Appointed Chief Operating Officer, Visual Products Operations Division
    June 2017 – Appointed Executive Officer
    June 2018 – Appointed Director, Executive Officer
    October 2018 – Appointed General Administrative Manager, Technology Development Division (current position)
    June 2019 – Appointed Director, Managing Executive Officer (current position)
    Appointed Chief Operating Officer, Wearable Products & Industrial Solutions Operations Segment (current position)
    Picture Credits
    Epson’s new President and Representative Director as of 1 April 2020, Yasunori Ogawa