Manish Sharma Appointed as Managing Director, Panasonic India–

Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) 
Japan's largest consumer electronics company, Panasonic today announced the
elevation of Mr. Manish Sharma as Managing Director of Panasonic India. He will
be responsible for the strategic planning, sales & marketing of company's
consumer and enterprise divisions with immediate effect. With this, Manish has
also been appointed to the Board of Directors of Panasonic India.  
Manish, in his previous role, was responsible for driving profitable growth
across the entire portfolio of consumer products and has catapulted the
Panasonic brand to make it a household name across the country. Manish's
elevation is a part of Panasonic strategy of streamlining business structures to
increase competitiveness and profitability across the group.  
In his new role, Manish will now be responsible for the strategic planning,
business development and sales & marketing functions of Panasonic India across
consumer and enterprise business which caters to the B2B, B2G, and IT segments
focusing on system solutions and industrial devices.  
Mr. Daizo Ito, President - Panasonic India, said, “Panasonic strategy for
success in India is based on the three vital pillars - Empowerment,
Localization, and Rich Communication. Manish's elevation is an integral part of
driving empowerment through localization of Panasonic India's leadership.
Manish's career of nearly eighteen years has spanned from hands-on operations to
strategic planning and policy where he has successfully demonstrated his ability
to deliver in the most difficult circumstances and has built a bright and young
team. I would like to congratulate Manish on his new role and wish him all the
best for his new endeavor”. 
About his new role, Mr. Manish Sharma - Managing Director, Panasonic India said,
“I am very happy to take on the additional responsibility in the company. At
Panasonic, the business-to-business segment accounts for close to 70 per cent of
the company's global revenue. We are sure that a strong and diverse market like
India will present immense opportunities for the growth of Panasonic in this
segment as well. Despite the consumer durables segment being challenging,
Panasonic has successfully made inroads into almost each household in India; the
business segment will be an opportunity for me to create a win-win proposition
for both, Brand Panasonic and the Indian enterprises”. He further added, “My
constant endeavor will be to offer the best products and solutions to our
customers and reinforce Panasonic's position as the most trusted brand through
constant value creation for consumers”. 
Manish Sharma joined Panasonic in August 2008 as Product Head for VIERA range of
Flat Panel Televisions and subsequently took charge as Director of Marketing in
April 2010 and became the Managing Director of Consumer Product Division for the
company in March 2012. Manish comes with rich eighteen years of experience in
industry knowledge and a strong grounding in all aspects of marketing, sales,
business development, product support and customer service. He has the
distinction of having worked on an extensive portfolio of electronic majors like
LG Hotline, Samsung India & Haier India. Manish holds a Bachelor's in
Engineering and MBA in Marketing.  
You can follow Manish Sharma at: 
Twitter Handle: @_manish_sharma_
About Panasonic 
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture
of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components & devices,
and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net
sales of 7.85trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012. Panasonic's stock
is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoyaand New York (NYSE:PC) Stock Exchanges. The
company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the
Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018. For more
information on Panasonic,its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the
company's website at 
About Panasonic India 
Panasonic makes available in India its wide range of consumer electronics and
home appliances like LCD & Plasma TVs, DVD players, home theatre systems,
cameras, camcorders, car audio systems, air conditioners, washing machines,
refrigerators, microwave ovens, automatic cookers, vacuum cleaners and the like.
The company has a workforce of about 12,650 in India and an estimated turnover
of Rs 10,000 crores in FY 2012. For more information on the company and the
Panasonic brand in India, please visit  
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Manish Sharma Appointed As Managing Director,Panasonic India– Consumer And
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