Canon India announced the appointment of C Sukumaran to the designation of Assistant Director of Consumer Systems Products (CSP) division at Canon India.
According to the company the CSP division offers printers for consumers as well as enterprise across different verticals. Canon has a vast range of all-purpose printers, both inkjet and laser, catering to the printing requirements of home segment, students, SOHOs, SMEs as well as dedicated offices.
Canon India reported that in his new role as the Assistant Director, C Sukumaran will be leading CSP division’s Laser and Inkjet printer business in India and will be accountable to take the marketing and sales of the products to the next level. He will be reporting to Mr. Andrew Koh, Vice President, CII Group, Canon India. With a special focus on driving growth, market share and profitability for inkjet and laser printing products, he is looking forward to working closely with the partners to create the required reach.
Sukumaran has been associated with Canon for over 15 years. Prior to joining the CSP division, he was working as the Assistant Director of the Business Imaging Solutions (BIS) division. His key responsibilities included driving the sales for BIS division’s multifunctional devices and solutions. He was actively involved in managing all channels-direct, distribution, government and handling global accounts for copiers, DR Scanners and the software solutions along with supporting sales of projectors and NVS products.
The company also stated that with his two decades of experience in B2B space, he will bring with him a deep insight of Enterprise sales, channel set-up and operations, sales planning and execution. He is a strong believer in utilizing technology to create efficiency and capability across the teams. His key organizational strengths, according to Canon, include sales, enterprise knowledge, people leadership, business leadership, general management, new market entry and penetration, and strategy and execution.
C Sukumaran is a graduate in Science from University of Bangalore. He has a keen interest in following news and research in business, economic and political arena. Reportedly, being a sports enthusiast, he also loves to play cricket, table tennis and volleyball. Besides that, he is reportedly also deeply interested in developing leaders and driving change in a seamless manner and hence, he actively pursues coaching and mentoring as a practice. According to the company reports, his predecessor, Gautam Paul will be looking after the projection, surveillance cameras and CBS business in Canon India.