IFR appoints new President and Vice President
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has announced the appointment of Junji Tsuda of Japan as its new President, and Steven Wyatt of Switzerland as its new Vice President.
Both were elected by the Executive Board of the IFR due to their widely proclaimed industry expertise.
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Tsuda currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a leading Japanese robot manufacturing company. Tsuda has worked for the company since 1976, quickly joining after he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
The 66 year-old will replace the previous President Joe Gemma who served in role since 2015.
“The presidency of Joe Gemma followed the mission, to deliver a better understanding about what drives the rapidly changing world of robotics,” said Tsuda. “He did a great job by communicating with our many stakeholders around the Globe.”
Wyatt is also a leading name, currently acting as the Global Head of Marketing & Sales for ABB’s robotics unit.
“As its new President it is my pleasure to proceed with his work,” Tsuda continued. “Together with the new Vice President, Steven Wyatt, I will carry his mission forward - for the International Federation of Robotics.”
Searching for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology
The search is on for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology 2021 – nominated by readers of Technology magazine and open to all.
The initiative has been launched and nominations are now open, with the final, prestigious Top 100 due to be announced during Technology and AI LIVE running 14-16 September, beamed from London to the world.
This latest, definitive list of the leading executives and influencers in the industry will be announced at the event and shared across social media channels, this website, and presented in a special supplement that honours all of those named in our annual list.
The Top 100 Leaders follows on from the well-received Top 100 Women in Technology that BizClik Media Group (BMG) – publishers of Technology magazine, AI magazine and a growing portfolio of industry-leading titles – produced in March this year to coincide with International Women’s Day.
“The Top 100 Women recognised the incredible and influential women driving our industry,” says Scott Birch, editorial director, BMG. “The success of that initiative encouraged us to recognise the Top 100 Leaders – individuals championing everything that we love about technology and embracing best practice that’s good for business.”
Nominations are already coming in, with some notable highlights including:
Rhonda Vetere - Herbalife
Bryan Smith - Expedient
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The deadline for nominations closes on Sunday 1 August 2021, and it is free to nominate. The Top 100 Leaders will be announced across our platforms and at the LIVE event.