Canon India has announced that Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, its Executive Vice President will be moving on an international assignment to Canon Singapore, which is the headquarters of its South East & South Asia business operations. The change is effective 1st January 2015.
Dr. Bharadwaj will be heading the Corporate Strategy Group as the Senior Vice President & will be responsible for strategic business planning & execution as well as corporate communications for Canon’s South East & South Asian regional operations. He will also be overseeing business development in emerging Asian markets in this region. In his new role, he will be reporting to Mr. Kensaku Konishi, President & CEO of Canon’s South East & South Asia Operations.
Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India said, “I wish to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation for the significant contribution made by Dr. Alok Bharadwaj for Canon India. His indomitable spirit has helped shape Canon’s image in India & improved our market leadership, while setting industry benchmarks at the same time. We are a global company & believe strongly in leadership development with international roles. We wish him the very best for his new assignment in Singapore.”
Feeling elated on this movement, Dr Alok Bharadwaj commented, "It has been an incredible journey for me at Canon India which I joined in 2001. Canon has an extra ordinary magnetic culture. I have had the opportunity to build and work with an excellent team that supported me overcome numerous business challenges & in recording massive growth for Canon in India. I am truly thrilled to have been a part of this success story and am grateful to my staff, partners & customers. India experience has opened the doors for my international assignment which I am quite excited to take. I look forward to tackling newer challenges in other emerging Asian markets. It is a promising new role and I am eager to start."
Dr. Alok Bharadwaj is a seasoned corporate executive and an old hand at Canon India, having served for well over 13 years in leading its business operations. Under his leadership, Canon registered a record-breaking expansion to emerge as an imaging industry leader in India. He has won numerous accolades and awards including “The Best CMO of the Year” from the CMO Council USA, “The Most Influential Person in Photography”, “Corporate Executive of the Year”, “Most Favourite Country Manager”, “ Outstanding Global Manager” to name a few. He was a well- known face in the industry having led industry body, MAIT as its President & is currently chairman of CII-OA & Imaging Division. He is a committee member of the Indian council of competitiveness. Alok is MBA from FMS Delhi, 1985 batch.
Canon India will have no direct successor to the position of EVP. The president and CEO of the company will continue to head India business operations.