Ricoh’s Executive Vice President and CEO, Manoj Kumar has been appointed as the new Chairman of CII Office Automation and Imaging Industry Division. He will be replacing Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India. He will now have the responsibility of leading the industry forum CII.
He will be looking after the OA and Imaging Division, which incorporates members from IT peripherals, office automation, digital printing & finishing and digital photography industries. This division works to create an environment favourable for the growth of this industry in India, partnering industry and government alike, through advisory and consultative processes.
Speaking about the new role, Manoj Kumar stated, “With the industry growth of the annualized rate of above 10%, there is a huge demand for faster decision making, improved response time and transparency in government and businesses. We also see tremendous business growth in our industry taking place in Tier 2/3 cities where the work styles of the customer are rapidly changing.”
Along with all this the industry will also focus towards improving efficiency, competitiveness and increasing business opportunities with the help of specialized services and global tie-ups.