Passing of Masamitsu Sakurai, Former Chairman of Ricoh

Passing of Masamitsu Sakurai, Former Chairman of Ricoh

It is with great sadness that Ricoh Company, Ltd., announces the passing of Masamitsu Sakurai. He passed away on January 24, 2024, due to acute bronchopneumonia. Ricoh would like to express deepest appreciation to everyone who extended support to him during his lifetime.

A private wake and funeral have been held among close family members on February 7, 2024. Please note his family respectfully requests mourners refrain from making offers of flower, gifts, condolence money, or condolatory visits.

Masamitsu Sakurai

Name: Masamitsu Sakurai
Date of birth: January 8, 1942 (age 82)
Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan
Time and date of passing: 4:44 a.m., January 24, 2024
Cause of death: Acute bronchopneumonia

April 1966 Joined Ricoh Company, Ltd.
May 1984 Appointed President of Ricoh UK Products Ltd.
April 1990 Appointed General Manager of Purchasing Division
June 1992 Appointed Director
April 1993 Appointed President of Ricoh Europe B.V.
June 1994 Appointed Managing Director
March 1995 Appointed General Manager of Research and Development Division
April 1996 Appointed President and Representative Director
June 2005 Appointed Representative Director, President, and CEO
April 2007 Appointed Representative Director, Chairman
April 2013 Appointed Special Advisor
March 2017 Resignation

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