With immediate effect Adrian Clarke, the current SVP of Fujifilm Electronic Imaging Europe, will be taking over the role of Senior Vice President (SVP) of Photo Imaging, reporting to Mr Nobuhisa Sekiguchi in Tokyo and Mr Junji Okada, the President of Fujifilm Europe. This new role will be in addition to his existing responsibilities in Europe and in Fujifilm UK.
Adrian’s promotion reflects the strong performance of Fujifilm UK in recent years and the importance given by Fujifilm Tokyo to the contribution of British staff. Fujifilm’s bases in Europe are at Kleve for Electronic Imaging and Düsseldorf for Photo Imaging, so Adrian will be commuting between the UK, where he remains Director in charge of the UK’s digital camera business, and Germany, where Fujifilm’s European HQs are located. The European role means managing both Business Domains in approximately 30 countries, and includes responsibility for Fujifilm’s photofinishing laboratories in mainland Europe. This appointment follows on the heels of David Honey’s new appointment as General Manager for Motion Picture for Europe.
Adrian joined Fujifilm back in 1982 from Cambridge University and has worked in many of the different business domains within Fujifilm Corporation. Spanning a period of 28 years, Adrian has progressed his way up through the company, achieving an MBA from City University in 1990 along the way.
For the last three years Adrian has been overseeing Fujifilm’s digital camera business in Europe, and during that time has seen a 30% increase in overall volume, and strong share growth in key markets like Russia and Turkey.
Commenting on his additional responsibilities Adrian remarked: “This is an example of new thinking back in Japan: the Directors are determined to give local staff key jobs overseas. There’s a really good mix now of dedicated Europeans working alongside first-class Japanese. There’s also new thinking with regards to synergies between cameras and printers. The teams will be working much more closely together and we’re determined to present one ‘photographic’ face to the market. It’s very exciting times and a great opportunity for the UK to show what can be done in Europe.”
Electronic Imaging Business Domain:
Digital Cameras, 3D, Media Cards, Accessories
Photo Imaging Business Domain:
Minilabs, Dry Labs, Thermal Photo Printers, Photographic Paper, Inkjet Paper, Film, Single Use Cameras, Professional Film, Instant Film/Cameras