New Managing Director at Ivoclar Vivadent KK Japan

Koji Kezuka is Hideaki Kumazawa’s designated successor


Koji Kezuka will be taking over as the new Managing Director of Ivoclar Vivadent KK Japan based in Tokyo effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds Hideaki Kumazawa, who was in charge of Ivoclar Vivadent’s Japanese subsidiary during the past nine years.

Mr. Kezuka joined Ivoclar Vivadent KK Japan in April 2010 and took over the management of the sectors of Finance, Human Resources, IT, Logistics and Administration. Since 2014, he has additionally been responsible for successfully extending the agency business and stepping up the sales activities. “During the past six years, Mr. Kezuka has had the opportunity to acquaint himself extensively with the Japanese dental market and our company. He is thus well-prepared for his new position,” said Mr. Christian Brutzer, Global Region Head Asia-Pacific, on the occasion of Mr. Kezuka’s appointment as the new Managing Director.

“We thank Mr. Kumazawa for his outstanding commitment in establishing and building our Japanese subsidiary and we wish him well in his future professional career,” said Mr. Brutzer.