Ricoh Europe names Enrique Calabuig as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board
Ricoh Europe, London, 15 April 2016 – Ricoh Europe today announced that Enrique Calabuig has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Ricoh Europe and appointed to its Board as Executive Vice President.
Enrique Calabuig imageMr Calabuig has worked for Ricoh for over 23 years and has held a number of senior positions across the company, including those at Director and Chief Executive Officer level for various geographies. A well-respected and highly valued leader of the business, Mr Calabuig has led offices in France and Spain simultaneously for the past four years. Foremost, he is an innovator with an impressive track record of excellence in execution and talent development. He has extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of what drives value with small, medium and large organisations, as well as strategic accounts and partner channels.
A total of 23 Ricoh subsidiaries across Europe will report to Mr Calabuig, who will also maintain responsibility for Ricoh Europe operations and its Supply Chain. He will report directly to Ricoh Europe’s CEO, David Mills.
Mr Calabuig has a strong academic background. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate with an MBA and has completed a General Management Program. He has studied in a number of countries, including Spain and the USA.
Mr Calabuig’s appetite for innovation, multicultural background, language capabilities and experience as a seasoned presenter at international conferences will contribute significantly to the continued success of Ricoh Europe.
Speaking of his appointment Mr Calabuig said: “I am delighted to embark on this exciting new era with Ricoh Europe. My continual pursuit of excellence has formed the hallmark of my career to date and proven key to unlocking new customer value. I look forward to putting this into practice by applying my understanding of specific business challenges and building relationships across channels with companies of all sizes. Pursuing more genuine customer innovation is my number one priority as I look to inspire the Ricoh Europe workforce to constantly raise the bar and ask themselves ‘what else do our customers truly need?’ This will form the bedrock of driving customer value to an even greater degree now and into the future”.
David Mills, CEO, Ricoh Europe, added: “Enrique brings a rich diversity of expertise and experience to Ricoh Europe. His commitment to customer-centricity is second to none, as is his knowledge of Ricoh’s extensive offering and understanding of specific customer requirements. He possesses a wide range of skills; perhaps the most prevalent of which is his ability to identify and surpass demands from all customer segments. This is an important appointment for our business and further complements the Ricoh Europe Board, while adding an international flavour. I am sure that Enrique will have a major positive impact on our business and impress all with his unwavering focus on the customer and how to deliver an ever-evolving value-added service.”