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Executive Team

The Sharp Executive team are leading experts in technological innovation, product development, operational performance, customer experience, resource management and all other areas that are essential to running a modern, dynamic and progressive workplace.

Meet the Sharp Executive Team

Find out more about Sharp's European leadership team.

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Yoichi Tomota


Yoichi has extensive international experience with nearly 30 years in industrial design, innovative technology development, manufacturing, and sales.  His key priorities are to accelerate business performance across Sharp’s European business operations which include its Document Solutions portfolio, IT services division, Energy Solutions business, and Sharp NEC Display Solutions in Europe, as well as focus on Sharp’s environmental goals..    


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Alexander Hermann

President, Information Systems

Since 2004, Alex has been responsible for country, regions and all of Sharp’s European B2B Sales subsidiaries.  He is now working to transform Sharp’s operation from a hardware and service supplier to a provider of advanced solutions and services for the future workplace; supported by significant investments into the acquisitions of IT-Service companies and Sharp’s widening portfolio of technologies. 


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Kazushi Oshima

Vice President, Information Systems

Kazushi is responsible for Sharp’s European Business Planning. This includes mid-term planning, product strategy, mergers & acquisitions strategy, business transformation, fiscal year budget, profit control, and operation optimisation. 

Executive Team - Shared Services and Information Systems

Find out more about Sharp's leaders in Information Systems, Shared Services and Product marketing.

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Seitaro Nomura

President of Shared Services 

Having qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), in Washington, USA, Seitaro has spent the last 20 years working at Sharp, of which over 15 years have been in Sharp’s overseas subsidiaries in Singapore, USA and the UK. His current role includes responsibility for pursuing operational efficiencies to offer added value to customers, with Sharp’s guiding principle of “Sincerity and Creativity” always in mind. 

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Jason Cort

Director Product Planning and Marketing 

Jason's role in Sharp’s B2B transformation involves the bringing together of Sharp’s corporate B2B vision, European markets and business objectives to help shape the overall business direction and strategy, and translating these into new products, services, organisations, digital platforms and marketing communications. 

Executive Team - Legal, IT and HR

Discover more about our heads of Legal, IT and HR.

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Richard Bloom

Head of Legal and Company Secretary 

Richard is responsible for the legal and compliance aspects of Sharp’s operations in Europe, and is supported by a team of legal and compliance professionals, including a dedicated data protection team. The legal team’s objective is to provide best practise to all Sharp’s legal and compliance matters whilst maintaining a pragmatic, commercial approach. 

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Dirk Hennings

General Director of European IT Centre 

Dirk is responsible for ensuring that all of Sharp’s users in Europe enjoy their IT services in a cost efficient and secure way – end to end. In addition, he is tasked with the development and provision of innovative, new IT services that enable Sharp’s customers to drive their business growth and achieve maximum business benefits. 

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Phil Herbert

Vice President, Human Resources 

With over 20 years’ international HR experience, Phil leads the HR function across Sharp Europe. His key focus is to ensure that Sharp has the necessary HR policies & processes in place to enable it to attract, develop & retain the necessary talent in order for  Sharp to deliver against strategic objectives.  


Executive Team - Business Units

Meet Sharp's heads of IT Services, Energy Solutions and Visual Solutions.

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Colin Blumenthal

Vice President, IT Services 

Colin is responsible for the growth of Sharp’s IT Services division in Europe. An important part of his role is to ensure that Sharp’s IT products and services always meets the changing needs of Sharp’s customers and that Sharp select the best of breed client technologies to help deliver maximum value to customers. 


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Peter Thiele

President, Sharp Energy Solutions 

Peter is responsible for the success of the Sharp Energy Solutions Europe (SESE) division in the EMEA region. In particular, he establishes the short and long-term goals, plans, and strategies necessary to ensure that Sharp’s services always meet and exceed clients' expectations. He also oversees the SESE’s operations and resources, presiding over the entire workforce, managing budgets and ensuring that resources are allocated properly. 

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Ian Barnard

General Manager, Digital Imaging Solutions 

Ian is responsible for managing Sharp’s Digital Imaging Solutions (DIS) business across Europe, driving forward sales and product strategy. Ian oversees the sales and marketing operations, in order to drive profitable growth, as well as setting Sharp’s DIS strategy in liaison with Japan on both strategic and product development.