Coming to Australia from Brazil.

Sharp Corporation of Australia has appointed Mr Hitoshi Kagawa as managing director, effective August 1, 2017. Kagawa currently serves as the Sharp president of Brazil and will vacate that post for his Australian debut.

To be based in Sharp’s new North Ryde offices in Sydney NSW, Kagawa will deliver leadership and vision to the newly recharged team and organisation. As managing director, Kagawa will implement the company’s long term strategic of direction and management of an established team.

Current Sharp managing director, Mr Keiichi (Kasey) Katsuta with newly appointed managing director Mr Hitoshi Kagawa

Current managing director, Mr Keiichi (Kasey) Katsuta will be transferred back to head office in Japan, where he will work alongside the Business Solutions Group in the Asia marketing department. Katsuta will draw on his successes in Australia and look to further deliver his expertise across Asia, including Oceania and Middle Eastern Countries for the company’s document, information display panel, interactive whiteboard and ECR/POS categories.

“I am excited to be joining the Australian team and lead the local operations. Together we will set the benchmark that Sharp is the preferred brand as we expand offerings in the consumer and business solutions markets,” Kagawa said. “I would like to thank Mr Keiichi Katsuta for his instrumental work over the past 3 years as he leaves behind a solid foundation allowing me to bring the company towards a growth trajectory.”

Kagawa will also oversee the direction of the company off the back of the historic strategic alliance following a major investment by Foxconn in the Sharp brand.