The Executive Board of Canon Production Printing consists of Minoru Asada and Christian Unterberger
Post: President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
Appointed: December 2018
Mr. Asada studied Accounting and Management Administration at Sophia University in Tokyo and has worked within Canon since 1985. He held various positions, usually in finance and accounting. He worked for Canon USA from 1991 to 1996 and from 2004 to 2010, for a total of 11 years.
His last position before moving to Venlo in September 2018 was Deputy Group Executive in the Finance and Accounting Headquarters of Canon, with the rank of Executive Officer.
Mr. Asada was appointed as Chief Operations Officer (COO) on 1 September 2018. On 17 December 2018 he was appointed President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors.
Post: Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Board of Executive Directors of Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
Appointed: January 2021
Christian Unterberger was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer & Member of the Executive Board, Canon Production Printing (CPP) in January 2021. In this role Christian is responsible for the global CPP business including sales, service & marketing, research & development and manufacturing & logistics.
Christian previously held the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President since January 2017, where he had global responsibility for Canon’s Production Printing Business.
Born in 1966 in Zurich, Switzerland, Christian Unterberger graduated from Carinthia UAS in Austria with a degree in electrical engineering. He started his professional career at Siemens, Germany, and, after several management positions, became President of Fixed Network Communication at the company. He later became Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and Member of the Management Board at ADVA Optical Networks. In 2013, Christian Unterberger moved to Océ Printing Systems GmbH & Co. KG, the world’s leading manufacturer of digital inkjet production printing systems, which was rebranded to Canon Production Printing Germany GmbH & Co. KG January 1st 2020.