Roland Announces New CEO

13th May 2024

Roland Corporation has announced representative director, COO and CIO, Masahiro Minowa, has been appointed representative director, CEO and CIO, effective July 1. Representative director and CEO Gordon Raison has stepped down, effective June 30 for personal reasons.

Masahiro Minowa

“While I regret that Mr. Raison is resigning as CEO and representative director, I respect his decision to put his family first,” said Toshihiko Oinuma, Roland Corporation’s outside director. “I honor and thank him for his contribution to Roland. Raison’s achievements include the globalization of the company as ‘One Roland,’ the acquisition of Drum Workshop to support future growth in our drums and percussion category, and the advancement of the Roland Cloud software and services platform.”

“Despite experiencing fluctuations in the overall market over the past few years, the musical instruments industry continues to grow over the longterm, and Roland is now poised for its next phase of growth,” Rasion said. “Mr. Minowa is the perfect person to implement the current medium-term management plan and to continue the further development of the Roland Cloud business, which is the key to Roland’s future success. I will support Mr. Minowa and Roland’s management as an advisor until the end of the term and will always be Roland’s biggest fan.”

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