Panasonic appointed Megan Myungwon Lee as Chairwoman and CEO for Panasonic Corporation of North America. This body operates as the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic.
For her part, Lee succeeds the departing Michael Moskowitz. The executive has more than 30 years of executive experience, and is the current Chief HR Officer and VP, Corporate Planning and Strategic Initiatives. She has also filled numerous senior leadership roles to spearhead new business initiatives, strategic planning, digitization of HR management and diversity, equity and inclusion strategy in both the U.S. and Japan. Lee is also the acting Chair of the Panasonic Foundation, which focuses on advancing equity in STEAM education.
“On behalf of our board, we are pleased to welcome Megan into her new role and next chapter with Panasonic,” said Yuki Kusumi, Panasonic’s President. “As a proven leader who has taken on ever-increasing responsibilities across the company, we look forward to benefiting from Megan’s strategic thinking, operational expertise and creative vision to accelerate growth and enhance the company’s competitiveness. We are grateful for Michael’s valuable leadership and significant contributions to Panasonic, and we wish him all the best.”
“This is a pivotal time for our company and in the technology industry, and I am honored by the opportunity to lead Panasonic Corporation of North America as we seek to drive sustainable growth, deliver more complete, differentiated solutions and create better experiences for our customers,” added Lee. “I am excited about Panasonic’s future and our role in contributing to society while moving the world forward.”
Moskowitz was named Chairman and CEO in 2019, after stints with Panasonic Canada and Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company.
Lee takes office on October 1, 2021.