Swets appoints Ryoji Fukada as Chairman Swets Japan

    Swets is delighted to announce that Ryoji Fukada has joined the company as Chairman for their Japanese Office. Mr Fukada brings a wealth of experience with him; covering 37 years in the international publishing sector, including pioneering Elsevier’s Science Direct product into the Japanese market and most recently as Managing Director for Springer Japan. Earlier in his career Mr Fukada played a key role in opening Swets’ Japanese office and establishing a firm business foothold for the company not only in Japan but across the South East Asia region.

    “I am pleased to be returning to Swets at this point in my career because the plans and goals the company has for Japan, and the Asian region at large; are truly exciting,” said Mr Fukada. “Swets is investing heavily into the region and I look forward to implementing our plans for developing our existing business and, in particular, establishing relationships in new sectors and partnership opportunities.”

    “We are pleased to welcome Mr Fukada back to Swets,” said Debbie Dore, Chief Commercial Officer at Swets. “His extensive knowledge and experience of the industry and the Asian region are sure to benefit us immensely. We are sure that, under his stewardship, our Japanese office can continue to expand its horizons and bring future rewards for the company.”

    Mr Fukada is based at Swets’ Tokyo office.