Message from the President

Leading Olympus in a New Chapter

Leading Olympus in a New Chapter

With the implementation of the company-wide transformation initiated in 2019, Olympus has evolved from a traditional optical equipment manufacturer to a global company devoted solely to innovation and value creation in the healthcare industry. Olympus has created a corporate legacy of innovation and relentless improvement over its 100-year history, allowing us to provide value that makes the world a more fulfilling place.

I joined the company in 2003 as HR head of Olympus Europe. As a director in the EMEA region, I successfully led multiple projects across various countries to achieve operational excellence and help cultivate an ideal corporate culture in which all employees can thrive. By the beginning of Transform Olympus, I was appointed CAO and had relocated to Tokyo to spearhead the execution of this historic project. My focus was assisting Olympus in introducing a globally unified management structure and cultivating our ideal corporate culture in which all employees can flourish regardless of their cultural backgrounds or other differences.

And now, as CEO, my mission is to cement Olympus’ position as a leading medical solutions provider capable of game-changing innovations in the form of products, services, and new businesses, realizing its sustainability for generations to come. To make this vision a reality, I will place the highest priority on patient safety and product quality, as they are essential for our sustainability. Also, we will be accelerating innovation to create more value for patients, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders while improving productivity. Establishing and maintaining a firm foundation within Olympus corporate will enable us to grow into a medtech leader that can earn the trust of all stakeholders. I look forward to showing the world how Olympus will fulfill Our Purpose of making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, which always guides us in enhancing corporate value.

Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Stefan Kaufmann