Seiko Epson Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Siew Jin Kiat to the position of Regional Managing Director (MD) for Epson Singapore (SEA Headquarters) effective as of the 1st of February 2021.
He succeeded Mr. Munenori Ando, who will return to Japan to take on a new portfolio at the Seiko Epson Company.
This promotion to the upper echelon of the business matches the 25th year of Mr. Siew with Epson Singapore (SEA Headquarters). More specifically, Mr. Siew will be the first local Regional MD to be assigned to this region, a clear indication of the direction of Seiko Epson headquarters to promote capable local workers to key leadership roles, and its strong commitment to empowering talent in a culture of inclusiveness and diversity.
The succession also comes at a time when Epson Singapore moves to a new location (SEA Headquarters). The new office is joined by 2 solution centers highlighting the broad range of corporate and business products from Epson to help accelerate B2B transformation in companies of varying sizes.
As Epson works through reliable, compact, and precision technology and solutions to become the best partner for SEA customers, a leader who knows how to pull out the best of Epson to drive value for customers is vital for success. Mr. Siew has proven to be a solid, competent leader with a wealth of experience across numerous organizations over the years, and Epson is excited to have him assume this new position in an area that continues to display high growth potential. The organization looks forward to the excitement and energy that Mr. Siew would bring to his new leadership role.
Under Mr. Siew, Epson Singapore (SEA Headquarters) has achieved a strong leadership position for both its inkjet and projector business. In addition, his diverse work experience encompassing various business functions such as presales, customer service, supply chain, as well as brand & communications means that he can bring a holistic perspective to challenges and strategically steer the organization in an ever changing and dynamic landscape.
Epson is grateful to Mr. Ando’s contributions to the growth of the business in Southeast Asia. In particular, Mr. Ando led a strategic pivot from a largely B2C business to a stronger B2B business today. The company is in a position of strength because of the building blocks he has put in place.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Siew said, “It is an honor to lead this company of talented people in the next chapter of Epson SEA’s growth story. With the collaboration and teamwork I have always enjoyed across the business, we will work together to make Epson Singapore (SEA Headquarters) an indispensable company for staff, partners, and markets in a culture that promotes transparency, collaboration, and creativity.”