Chief Operating Officer Ms Alice Lee (left) with Managing Director of Ricoh Asia-Pacific, Mr Kazuhisa Goto (right)

Ms Alice Lee will helm Ricoh (Malaysia) as the Chief Operating Officer, replacing Mr Peter Wee, effective 1 April this year.  Alice Lee shall report direct to Mr Kazuhisa Goto, the managing director of Ricoh Asia Pacific.

As an employee of Ricoh Malaysia since 1996, Alice has made a rapid climb to management position from Marketing Support Manager to General Manager in 10 years. “With more than 20 years’ service, I know that Ricoh has so much to offer – driven by our unique business model, and with innovation in our DNA, I am immensely excited to lead Ricoh Malaysia on the next stage of our journey,” remarked Lee.

“Having worked closely with Peter for many years, I’m truly grateful for this opportunity to now steer the operations of Ricoh Malaysia. Peter leaves behind a sound legacy founded on building relationships within and outside of Ricoh,” added Lee.

She looks forward to leading the dynamic team to continue making changes in the Malaysian workplace. Keeping its corporate tagline, “Imagine. Change.”, Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

Under Peter’s leadership, Ricoh Malaysia has grown from a RM119 million company into a RM200 million revenue company, a remarkable achievement in itself. A leader in sustainable workplace solutions, Peter has also successfully positioned Ricoh Malaysia as a services-led organisation, in a bid to fulfil our global mission as a total office and business solutions provider.

“I am thankful to be appointed this role. All customers and business partners can be rest assured that it will be a smooth transition. Our main core business of hardware products will still be the priority and we will continue to provide customer first service. Moving in tandem in Ricoh Malaysia will be on our next new key growth area of IT Services and Production Printing,” said Lee.

Ricoh Malaysia now carries a fully launched product range that is supported by IT Services including the new Data Network Services for the workplace.  Recently, Ricoh Malaysia has been recognised by the Malaysian Government through MDEC for being awarded the MSC Status, for ICT and ICT-facilitated businesses that develop and use multimedia technologies to produce and enhance its services, and also as a mark of world-class service and achievement. Ricoh has also been certified under MyHIJAU, for its cultivation in areas of sustainable solutions.

“At a time of steady upward global business confidence and continuous innovation, Alice’s progressive and dynamic leadership capabilities is just what’s needed for the next phase of progress in Ricoh Malaysia,” said Goto.