Ricoh announces the passing of its former chairman Masamitsu Sakurai on Jan. 24, 2024; Sakurai joined company in 1966 and resigned in 2017

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TOKYO , February 8, 2024 (press release) –

It is with great sadness that Ricoh Company, Ltd., announces the passing of Masamitsu Sakurai. He passed away on January 24, 2024, due to acute bronchopneumonia. Ricoh would like to express deepest appreciation to everyone who extended support to him during his lifetime.

A private wake and funeral have been held among close family members on February 7, 2024. Please note his family respectfully requests mourners refrain from making offers of flower, gifts, condolence money, or condolatory visits.

Masamitsu Sakurai
Date of birth
January 8, 1942 (age 82)
Place of birth
Tokyo, Japan
Time and date of passing
4:44 a.m., January 24, 2024
Cause of death
Acute bronchopneumonia


April 1966
Joined Ricoh Company, Ltd.
May 1984
Appointed President of Ricoh UK Products Ltd.
April 1990
Appointed General Manager of Purchasing Division
June 1992
Appointed Director
April 1993
Appointed President of Ricoh Europe B.V.
June 1994
Appointed Managing Director
March 1995
Appointed General Manager of Research and Development Division
April 1996
Appointed President and Representative Director
June 2005
Appointed Representative Director, President and CEO
April 2007
Appointed Representative Director, Chairman
April 2013
Appointed Special Advisor
March 2017

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh's global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh's mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future.

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