Manoj Kumar, Executive Vice President and CEO, Ricoh India Ltd, has been appointed as the Chairman of CII Office Automation and Imaging Industry Division. He took over from Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India. Mr. Kumar is going to lead this industry forum under the CII banner. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is an association of Indian businesses which works to create an environment conducive to the growth of industry in the country. The OA and Imaging Division comprises of members from IT peripherals, office automation, digital printing and finishing and digital photography industries. The division works to build an environment conducive to the growth of this industry in India, partnering industry and government alike, through advisory and consultative processes.
On his appointment, Manoj Kumar said, “I thank all the members for giving me this opportunity and responsibility as the new chairman of the Office automation and Imaging Division. With the industry growth of the annualized rate of above 10%, there is a huge demand for faster decision making, improved response time and transparency in government and businesses. We also see tremendous business growth in our industry taking place in Tier 2 or 3 cities, where the work styles of the customer are rapidly changing.”
He further added, “It will be my honour to see that the Office Automation and Imaging (OA&I) sector is recognized as an integral part of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry. The product categories covered by this sector are increasingly finding tremendous opportunity in myriad of applications, be it in e-governance, education, healthcare, insurance, rural development and smart cities.”