d&b audiotechnik has hired Hideki Yajima as the new managing director for Japan.
Yajima will be responsible for developing the business and establishing a broader market reach. He will be based in Yokohama, Japan.
Yajima's previous experience includes working with international teams and leading large divisions. Most recently, he worked as national sales manager for Shure Japan and prior to that, he worked as sales director for Bose Japan. A graduate of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, Yajima started his career in the sales department of the AV division of Matsushita, which is now known as Panasonic.
“We are delighted to be writing the next chapter in d&b Japan’s success story with a proven expert in the pro audio world,” said Amnon Harman, CEO of d&b audiotechnik. "He will be instrumental in bringing the d&b brand even closer to our customers and partners in Japan.”
“I am honoured to be a member of the team of one of the most advanced technology companies”, said Yajima. “Serving the customers of a major global brand like d&b audiotechnik is both a privilege and an exciting challenge. I look forward to the next steps of the expansion of d&b in the Japanese market.”
Harman concluded: “Asia Pacific is a key development region for us. d&b has firmly established itself in the Japanese market and further strengthening our team at d&b Japan will enable us to build on those excellent foundations. Working in this thriving market is key as we establish our position as audio technology brand of choice in Asia and beyond."