April 9, 2020

Sharp Corporation of Australia (SCA) announces that Mr Tim Ko will be joining the company as the Managing Director.

The current Managing Director, Mr Hitoshi Kagawa, will be transferred back to head office in Japan. “With Mr Ko’s wealth of experience in corporate planning, management and marketing, I believe he will be able to bring Sharp Corporation of Australia to the next level.” said Mr Kagawa.

Mr Ko is currently working in Sharp Malaysia as the General Manager of Smart Solution Department. Prior to this, Mr Ko was a Director and Business Unit Head, CEO of the Taiwan Kirin Beer Company for over 10 years. “I am excited to be part of SCA’s team and I respect all Mr Kagawa’s significant contribution towards SCA, including his philosophy of leadership, and plans to achieve all goals,” said Mr Ko.

The official handover date was 1st April 2020, however due to travel restrictions and to ensure a smooth transition, Mr Kagawa will remain in Sharp Corporation of Australia for the time being. Mr Kagawa will closely communicate with Mr. Ko and will continue to fulfil the role of Managing Director on his behalf.

SCA thanks Mr Kagawa’s exceptional leadership to the team in the past 3 years, and warmly welcomes Mr Ko in leading the team.