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Sharp Corp. on May 26 disclosed organizational and leadership changes, including the creation of four new business groups and two business strategy offices, to take effect in June.

The newly established divisions are the smart homes group, which will be led by Yoshisuke Hasegawa; the smart business solutions division, to be headed by Fujikazu Nakayama; the internet of things electronics devices group, to be led by Young Liu; and the advanced display systems group, to be led by Chien-Erh Wang.

Meanwhile, the advanced internet of things business strategy office will be headed by Yoshihisa Ishida while Hirokazu Nishiyama will lead the 8K ecosystem business strategy office.

The Japanese consumer electronics company also appointed J.W. Tai as president and CEO, Katsuaki Nomura as executive vice president and head of corporate strategic planning and control group, Toshiaki Takayama as executive officer and senior executive vice president of DP company, Hasegawa as senior executive managing officer, and Masahiro Okitsu as executive managing officer and president of the health and environment systems unit.

All five were also appointed as members of Sharp's board of directors.

Ishida was also named executive vice president, and Nakayama will take on the role of senior executive managing officer.

In addition, Yoshihiro Hashimoto will be executive managing officer and head of the president's office; Yumiko Ito will be executive managing officer and corporate legal of the president's office; and Satoshi Sakakibara will be executive officer, senior vice president and head of finance and administration office under the corporate strategic planning and control group.

Nobuyuki Taniguchi will resign from being an executive officer but will remain head of quality and environmental promotion group, Sharp said.

All the changes take effect June 1.

The company also announced the appointment of Nishiyama and Wang as members of the board and executive officers, effective June 20.