Fujifilm’s Americas business hires general counsel

Sep 30, 2022
Sarah Karlgaard was previously general counsel and chief compliance officer at Canon Medical Informatics

FUJIFILM Holdings America has appointed Sarah Karlgaard as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

She joins Fujifilm’s Americas regional headquarters, which represents 27 subsidiaries in the US, Canada, Brazil and Colombia.

Karlgaard most recently was general counsel and chief compliance officer at Canon Medical Informatics. According to her LinkedIn profile, she previously spent more than five years with Allina Health, latterly as senior associate general counsel. Her other legal experience include being an associate general counsel at Optum Insight (formerly Ingenix).

According to Fujifilm, Karlgaard specializes in areas such as digital health, health IT, medical devices, life sciences, fraud and abuse compliance, privacy and cyber-security.

Fujifilm’s Americas portfolio covers industries including medical and life sciences, electronic, chemical, graphic arts, information systems, industrial products, broadcast, recording media and photography. The company also announced that it has hired Sean McCaffrey as vice president of operations.

Jun Higuchi, president of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, president and CEO of FUJIFILM North America Corporation and chair of FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation, says in a statement: ‘We are very pleased to welcome Sarah and Sean to Fujifilm’s executive leadership team. Both professionals bring a depth of experience in their respective areas that will help guide the continued success of Fujifilm’s broad and diverse businesses as well as support our future expansion through both organic growth and acquisition.’

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