Manish Sharma first Indian to be Executive Officer Panasonic Corporation


Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has appointed senior executive Manish Sharma to its global executive council, inducting an Indian onto the coveted decision-making body of the $80-billion company for the first time ever. Sharma is the first Indian and fourth non-Japanese member of the 50-member Council headed by a global president.


Panasonic is not the first Japanese electronics company to give a key global role to an Indian. In April last year, Sony had also elevated Sunil Nayyar, sales head of its Indian business, to lead its consumer electronics business in the US, its largest market. Panasonic also appointed Daizo Ito, previously president of the Indian business, as managing executive officer, Panasonic Corporation.

Extra info:
  • Panasonic Corporation formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Matsushita Denki Sangyo is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.
  • The company was founded in 1918 and has grown to become one of the largest Japanese electronics producers alongside Sony, Hitachi, Toshiba, Canon Inc., and 3D. In addition to electronics, it offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic is the world’s fourth-largest television manufacturer by 2012 market share.

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  • Who is the Japan prime minister?
  • Panasonic appoints which indian as global executive council?


Source – The Hindu

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