Executive Appointments: Canon Middle East

June 30, 2021

Canon Middle East has announced the appointment of Venkatasubramanian Hariharan as Managing Director, Canon Middle East and Turkey (CMET) effective from 1st July 2021.

Hariharan has twenty-seven years of industry experience, with fifteen years of experience at Canon Middle East. He was previously the B2C Business Unit Director, where he was instrumental in securing a leadership position for CME across the GCC market through successful channel and country expansions, streamlining operations  to improve organizational effectiveness and implementing new business focused approaches, to build up the company from a shipping company to the strong B2C organization of today.

In his new role as Managing Director, Hariharan will oversee the immediate post-pandemic transition, business recovery plans and Canon Turkey integration, as well as focus on long-term goals of geographical expansion into key markets, driving the customer and people focused agenda, product diversification and strengthened digital transformation, with a commitment to Canon’s philosophy of Kyosei: a dedication to working and living together for the common good.

Mr Hariharan will take over from the outgoing Managing Director of Canon, Anurag Agrawal who was Managing Director since 2010.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.