Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson) has announced the appointment of Siew Jin Kiat as the Regional Managing Director for its Southeast Asia Headquarters in Singapore. The appointment took effect on February 1, 2020.
This also serves as a promotion for Siew, who is celebrating his 25th year with Epson Singapore. He is the first local to be appointed to the position for the region. This also indicates the company’s direction to promote capable local staff to key leadership positions within the organization. It indicates Epson’s strong commitment to enabling talent within a culture underlined by inclusivity and diversity.
Siew succeeds Munenori Ando, who is set to return to Epson’s Japan headquarters to take a new role. The succession comes as Epson Singapore relocates to a new office, which has two solution centers showcasing the brand’s wide range of corporate and industry products to further drive B2B transformation in businesses of different scales.
“As Epson works to become the best partner to customers in Southeast Asia through efficient compact and precision technologies and solutions, a leader who understands how to bring out the best of Epson to drive value for customers is critical for success,” the company said in a statement.
Epson emphasized that through the years, Siew has proven his strength and capability as a leader with a wealth of experience across businesses. “Epson is thrilled to have him take on this new role in a region that continues to show high potential for growth. The company is looking forward to the passion and energy that Mr. Siew will bring to his new leadership role,” the company added.
On the other hand, Siew expressed his gratitude for the appointment. “It is an honor to lead this company of talented people in the next chapter of Epson SEA’s growth story. With the collaboration and teamwork I have always enjoyed across the business, we will work together to make Epson Singapore (SEA Headquarters) an indispensable company for staff, partners, and markets in a culture that promotes transparency, collaboration, and creativity,” he said.