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Ushio appoints new CEO of Christie

Takabumi Asahi brings over 30 years of experience, including roles as Ushio's managing executive officer and chief financial officer

Ushio, the Tokyo-based parent company to Christie Digital Systems, announced the appointment of Takabumi Asahi as chief executive officer of Christie Digital Systems USA. Asahi will assume his new role immediately, succeeding Koji Naito.

Asahi previously held the role of managing executive officer and chief financial officer at Ushio. He has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining Ushio in 2017 as deputy general manager.

Asahi brings over 30 years of experience to the role. Previous to Ushio, Asahi worked for Oki Electric Industry, a Japanese information and communications services company, where he acquired global business management experience in various technology fields, including semiconductor, information and telecommunication technology, as well as office automation. Asahi holds an engineering degree from Japan’s Chiba University.

“As we work towards our mission of becoming a light solutions company, I am committed to Ushio’s focus on creating businesses with greater social value,” said Asahi. “I’m excited to continue Christie’s important work in developing exceptional experiences for its customers and lighting the way to a sustainable, brighter future for everyone.”