Mr. Asada studied Accounting and Management Administration at Sophia University in Tokyo and has worked within Canon since 1985. He held various positions, usually in finance and accounting. He worked for Canon USA from 1991 to 1996 and from 2004 to 2010, for a total of 11 years.
His last position before moving to Venlo in September 2018 was Deputy Group Executive in the Finance and Accounting Headquarters of Canon, with the rank of Executive Officer.
Mr. Asada was appointed as Chief Operations Officer (COO) on 1 September 2018. On 17 December 2018 he was appointed President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors.