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Message from the President

Hiroyuki Sasa, President and CEO

Hiroyuki Sasa, President and CEO

Striving for more sustainable growth

Olympus, which established itself in the microscope field in 1919, eventually earned widespread praise for its mastery of the highly demanding art of lens-polishing. The optical technologies meticulously established by our founder solidified the company's foundation for long-term development, and the know-how that we nurtured for generations, like a family treasure, ultimately blossomed into Olympus' well-known optical technologies for cameras and endoscopes.

In my years before becoming president of the company, I spent much of my career in medical services development and marketing. I once had the great fortune of personally witnessing a patient recover with the help of one of our products, after which the person's family expressed to me their profound gratitude. The experience, which moved me to tears, left me feeling so grateful for having chosen this career path.

Through the establishment of a New Management Structure in 2012, as well as our "One Olympus" philosophy shared by employees globally, we have made great efforts and strides to restore the confidence placed in our company. In the spring of 2016, we embarked on a new medium-term management plan to create an all-new era of sustainable development for Olympus. As we look ahead to our 100th anniversary in 2019, we are firmly committed to a course of sustainable development based on our vision making people's live healthier, safer and more fulfilling.



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