Ricoh UK has announced the appointment of Glenn Griggs as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Phil Keoghan who was promoted to lead Ricoh Northern Europe in April 2022.

Prior to this appointment, Mr Griggs held the position of board director of sales, leading a team of more than 250 Ricoh sales employees across the UK and playing a ‘pivotal’ role in steering the business’s transition to a digital services company across multiple divisions and service offerings. Under his leadership, the business received numerous industry awards. 

Nicola Downing, CEO, Ricoh Europe, commented on the appointment: ‘I’d personally like to thank Phil for his committed and successful stewardship as CEO of Ricoh UK and Ireland, and wish him well in his new role within the Northern European region. Glenn has a wealth of experience and brings with him a strong vision and history of driving growth. I look forward to working with Glenn and his team to continue driving our people-first approach across all areas of our business.’

Mr Keoghan commented: ‘I would like to congratulate Glenn on his appointment. I’m confident that the UK business will continue to thrive under his leadership, delivering innovative solutions and excellent service to our customers. I am looking forward to working with Glenn and the rest of the leadership team across the region to achieve closer cooperation and driving efficiencies through knowledge sharing and creating additional value for our customers across Northern Europe.’

Following the announcement, Mr Griggs said: ‘I’m delighted to be appointed to the role of CEO. We’re in an auspicious moment for Ricoh and I’m confident we have a bright future ahead. In my role, together with my executive team, I will lead wholeheartedly with a people-first strategy.’