Nikon India names Kazuo Ninomiya as managing director

NEW DELHI: Nikon Singapore general manager for international planning division Kazuo Ninomiya has been named as managing director of Nikon India with immediate effect.


Nikon India is the 100 per cent subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo. Ninomiya takes over the roles and responsibilities from Hiroshi Takashina, who will now be managing Nikon’s China business operations. 


Having contributed to Nikon India’s growth for almost seven years, Takashina said, “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, 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 added.


Commenting on his appointment, 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 Takashina’s leadership.”  


Ninomiya is a seasoned corporate executive and an old hand at Nikon Corporation, having served almost three years of business operations in Asian markets. During his prior role in a consumer electronic organization 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.

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