Ichiro Suganuma
President Director
PT Panasonic Gobel Indonesia

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Ichiro Suganuma is President Director of PT Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia, and concurrently serves as President Director of PT Panasonic Gobel Indonesia and as Panasonic Group Representative in Indonesia.

Mr. Suganuma graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor in Commerce degree from Keio Gijyuku University, and joined Matsushita Electric Industries Co., Ltd. in the same year. He was assigned to Indonesia as the 21st Overseas Trainee for Matsushita, and joined Indonesia/PT National Gobel in 1985. While in Indonesia he received language and economics training at Indonesia University. Over the next twenty-two years, Mr. Suganuma went on to work in increasingly responsible positions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan, including Panasonic Indonesian Sales Company, Malaysia Air Conditioner Group, and PT National Panasonic Gobel, where he was the Marketing Director in 2003. He was appointed President Director of PT Panasonic Gobel Indonesia in 2005. He was assigned to his current responsibilities in 2008.

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