Chairman and CEO of Canon Inc
Fujio Mitarai (Mitarai Fujio, born September 23, 1935) is the chairman and CEO of Canon inc. He studied law at Chuo University, and was President of Canon in the USA until 1989.
Mitarai used a unique blend of eastern and western managerial styles to mold Canon into a highly successful company. Through a large overhaul he was able to bring the company back to profitability with a style that was coined "the Mitarai way."
MindI changed the mindset at Canon by getting people to realize that profits come first.
Japanese tend to put sales and market share first. They make many products with the aim of raising sales. But then profits decline, and companies find themselves falling into debt... I changed the mindset at Canon by getting people to realize that profits come first.
The world is facing a new networked, digital lifestyle, and we will ensure that Canon remains ahead of the game.
Canon is basically a very aggressive company. Our company works on competitive principles. It does not treat people equally, but it does treat them fairly.
Diversification and globalization are the keys to the future.