Gustavo Oviedo was named Managing Director, Latin America Region and Managing Director & Chief Customer Officer, Emerging Geographies effective July 9, 2012. He reports to Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke.
From January 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Oviedo was Chief Customer Officer and General Manager, Worldwide Regional Operations. Previously, Mr. Oviedo was General Manager, Worldwide Sales and Customer Operations, Consumer Digital Imaging and Graphic Communications Groups. In this role, he oversaw worldwide sales and customer support for the company's Consumer Digital Imaging (CDG) and Graphic Communications (GCG) Groups. He was responsible for the United States and Canada (US&C); Europe, Africa and Middle East Region (EAMER); and Asia Pacific Region (APR).
From March 2005 to December 2008, Mr. Oviedo was Asia Pacific Region Managing Director, Eastman Kodak Company. He also served as Managing Director, Asia Pacific Region for Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group, a position he assumed in 2006 following Kodak's acquisition of Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG). In this role, Oviedo was responsible for the entire Kodak business and strategic product portfolio in the region. The Board of Directors elected him a corporate vice president in December 2007.
Mr. Oviedo’s international career spans more than 25 years working in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, and includes deep industrial operations management experience. Before joining Kodak (KPG), he spent over 20 years with Schneider Electric, a leader in electromechanical and electronic products, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in regional management, and his portfolio included distribution, logistics, sales and marketing, business development, and strategic mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Oviedo earned a business degree from The Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. His diverse education includes participating in advanced management programs at Harvard Business School, Duke University, Dartmouth University, and the Schneider Professional Manager program – a six-month program organized by universities in Paris, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.