Epson Announces Executive Personnel Changes

- TOKYO, Japan, February 25, 2021 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that a meeting of its board of directors had provisionally approved the following executive officer changes from April 1. The director changes are subject to final approval at the company's annual general meeting scheduled to be held on June 25, 2021.

1. Reasons for changes

As it renews its Epson 25 Corporate Vision, Epson has implemented these changes with the aims of further strengthening its corporate governance, and of accelerating its efforts to create a strong organization capable of generating ongoing improvements in corporate value and growth.

2. Appointments and retirements of executive officers

1) Retirements

  • Toshiya Takahata

    Currently director, executive officer, chief operating officer, DX Division
    * He will retire as a director of Seiko Epson Corporation on June 25.

  • Motonori Okumura

    Currently managing executive officer, in charge of safety promotion, Human Resources Division

  • Naoyuki Saeki

    Currently executive officer, chief sales officer, general administrative manager, Sales & Marketing Division

  • Kazuyoshi Yamamoto

    Currently executive officer, president, Epson Europe B.V.

Planned date of changes

March 31, 2021

2) Appointments

  • Tomoo Takaso

    Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, DX Division (currently deputy chief operating officer, Microdevices Division)

  • Yasunori Yoshino

    Executive Officer (continuing as chief operating officer, Visual Products Operations Division)

  • Sunao Murata

    Executive Officer (currently technology officer, continuing as deputy chief operating officer, DX Division)

  • Tsuyoshi Kitahara

    Professional Officer (currently technology officer, continuing in charge of exploration for new technology development, Technology Development Division)

  • Munenori Ando

    Professional Officer (currently executive officer, continuing in charge of specific projects, Sales & Marketing Division)

Planned date of changes

April 1, 2021

3. Appointments and retirement of directors


  • Taro Shigemoto

    Director, Executive Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and General Administrative Manager, Health Management Office (currently director, full-time Audit & Supervisory Committee member)

  • Masayuki Kawana

    Director, Full-Time Audit & Supervisory Committee Member (Currently director, executive officer, chief human resources officer and general administrative manager, Health Management Office)


  • Toshiya Takahata

    Currently director
    * Retirement due to expiry of term.

Planned date of changes

June 25, 2021

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.