Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gary Lee Appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Canon India

Canon India, today announced the appointment of Gary Lee as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. Under his new role, Lee would be overseeing the Finance & Taxation, Legal and Corporate Communication divisions at Canon India. He takes over the roles and responsibilities from Anuj Aggarwal who has been elevated to Canon Marketing Philippines as a Vice President.

This transition is a significant move by the organisation to elevate its leadership across geographies and cultivate globally competent human resources.  The objective is to build a global management system, targeting optimal use of human resources in operations worldwide. The criteria involves examining and identifying professionals for senior management positions and develop the skills of these future leaders by rotating them through key positions overseas.

Commenting on this imperative move in the thought leadership arena, Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India said, “Employees have always been integral to Canon’s success story across the globe. I have personally been associated with Canon for over 37 years now, where I have spent 30 years working in various overseas operations in geographies including Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and India. At Canon India, we consider our employees to be the biggest assets of our organisation and with this leadership transition, I am extremely proud to see Canon India becoming an integral part of this Global leadership movement.”

“With an impeccable growth trajectory for building core competencies of people, business transformation and operations, Gary Lee brings with him extraordinary leadership skills. We welcome him to this wonderful country. Anuj Aggarwal’s contribution to the growth of Canon in India has been monumental. I wish him the absolute best and I am confident that he will continue adding more feathers to the progress of Canon Marketing Philippines,” added Kobayashi. 

Having added to Canon India’s progress for nearly 15 years, Anuj Aggarwal, former Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Canon India remarked, “I have spent a considerable tenure of my career with Canon, starting as a Manager Finance in 2000, moving to the role of the Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and then being elevated as the Vice President in 2015. At Canon, employees are constantly empowered to prosper and grow in life. Our HR team plays an integral role in motivating all employees to challenge their abilities and strengthen their skills. With the endeavours of all our employees, today we have accomplished the position of a pioneer in the imaging space in the country. Moving forward, I feel privileged to be acknowledged for serving my organisation at the Global platform, as Vice President in Canon Marketing Philippines. I look forward to the new avenues.”

Canon India has already established its leadership in the imaging world and under Mr. Lee’s management the company aims at achieving further heights. Mr. Lee has more than 20 years of experience in Accounting, IT and Finance. With his strong and diverse experience, he has helped improve the company’s operation efficiency by integrating information technologies into different business operations, and has led his team to several significant accomplishments.

Joining the India operations, Gary Lee, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Canon India, said, “India as a nation, has consistently exhibited a great deal of potential for the imaging business. I am elated to witness Canon India’s growth journey over the past two decades and I am honoured to be selected for this new role to serve in this dynamic nation. Our world-class imaging portfolio joined with the staggering ability and enthusiasm of our organisations Global offices, provides us a remarkable opportunity to further elevate the fate of imaging in India. I envision contributing to this great journey of Canon in India and expanding on the strong footprint that we have built over the years.” 

Along with this global leadership movement, several other overseas assignment opportunities contribute to increased exposure and learning for Canon employees. These include, Canon Global Assignment Program, Service Engineer Attachment Program, Canon Asia Global Assignment Program and Canon Asia Short-term Assignment Program.

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