Daikin appoints new Chairman & President for Middle East & Africa
DUBAI, UAE, 30 November 2020: Daikin has announced the appointment of Masaaki Miyatake as the new Daikin MEA Chairman and President.
Miyatake joined the company as a sales engineer in Japan more than 30 years ago, Daikin said, adding that due to his exceptional abilities, he was promoted to Project Sales Manager. From Japan, he was transferred in 2017 to “Daikin Europe” in Belgium, where he worked as the General Manager for the Applied Business. In July 2020, he joined Daikin MEA based in Dubai.
According to Daikin, Miyatake had led an award-winning team that developed an inverter heat-pump modular chiller in Japan. The product won the 2017 ‘Energy Conservation Grand Prize’ and the ‘Energy Conservation Center Chairman’s Award’, the company said.
Miyatake said: “Seeking to expand its footprint in key regional markets, Daikin Middle East and Africa will open new affiliates, sales offices and service centres as well as introduce new products to enable us to reach as many customers as possible. This move will be supported by a stronger business structure and vibrant cooperation with our sales partners and other industry stakeholders. Internally, we will implement continuous career development and relevant skills training programs to strengthen our teams’ competencies, and to align with our mission to ensure best indoor air quality and deliver comfort through an energy-efficient building climate control solution.”
Addressing the Daikin MEA community, he highlighted the power of all teams to effect change, reach ambitious targets and transform the company, in line with Daikin’s strategic Fusion 25 management plan.
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