Technology and innovation have always been the firm foundations that Konica Minolta has built its global business on. As a strong and successful arm of this internationally renowned business, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is preparing to enter and explore new markets while building on its well-established base.

Ikuo Nakagawa, President of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, started his career in 1982 at Minolta Company Limited in Osaka, Japan, and has enjoyed more than 30 years of success across the global company. Ikuo, or Indy as his colleagues call him, was appointed to the European office in April 2014 and says he’s capitalised on his decades of experience at Konica Minolta.

“I have worked for Konica Minolta for 32 years, which included 15 years in the United States, four and a half years in Hong Kong, three years in Shanghai, and I’ve recently moved to their offices in Germany. The majority of my experience with Konica Minolta has been focused on marketing, particularly when I was in the US. I was involved in buying other corporations in the US and I think that gave me a great grounding in acquisitions.

“In my three years in China, as President of Konica Minolta Business Solutions China, it was the fastest growing market. In a challenging market like China we have done very well and have continued to grow. Earlier this year, I was told that my next challenge was going to be in Europe—in Germany—and it’s great to be here now.”