Seymour Liebman has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2016. He is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Senior Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc., Japan, and Vice Chairman, Canon Solutions America, Inc.
Mr. Liebman joined the Canon U.S.A. Accounting Division in 1974 as a Manager and was promoted to Vice President in 1987. In 1989, he established the in-house legal department at Canon U.S.A., where he currently oversees more than 25 in-house attorneys. In 1996, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager for Administration and Regional Operations as well as being named General Counsel. In addition, Mr. Liebman was appointed to Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer in 2008, a title he currently holds. Mr. Liebman oversees all legal affairs and corporate administration functions for Canon Americas.
In 2009, Mr. Liebman was the first non-Japanese Canon executive to be appointed an Executive Officer of Canon Inc. by the Company’s shareholders and Board of Directors. In 2013 Mr. Liebman was promoted to Senior Executive Officer of Canon Inc. He was also appointed to vice chairman, Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides sales and support for Canon and Océ hardware, software and services targeting general office, production print and large format markets in the United States. From 2011-2012, he was President of Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to expanding what was formerly Canon’s overall solutions business, comprised of software and service offerings. In 2016, he was promoted to Senior Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Canon BioMedical, Inc., Mr. Liebman is a member of the Board of Directors of Spartan Bioscience Inc. in Ottawa, Canada and LeukoDx in Israel. Mr. Liebman formerly served on the Board of Directors of Zygo Corporation and on the Supervisory Board of Directors of Océ in Venlo, Holland. Additionally, Mr. Liebman serves on the Board of Governors of the Touro Law Center, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association, Information Technology Industry Council and a member of the Council of Overseers for the Tilles Center. He is co-chairman of LI Bio, a committee of the Long Island Association comprised of Long Island’s biotechnology and life sciences industries.
Mr. Liebman earned his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Hofstra University, a Master’s Degree in mathematics from Rutgers University, a Master’s Degree in accounting from Long Island University and a JD from Touro Law School. He is a Certified Public Accountant and an Attorney admitted in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Liebman resides in West Hempstead, New York, with his wife, Mindy. They have four children: Andrea, Diane, Marc and Erica and nine grandchildren.