Mr. Takayoshi Oshima, Founder and CEO of Allied Telesis: 1940 - 2022

With great sadness, we must inform our customers and partners of the passing of our CEO and founder, Takayoshi Oshima, on October 7, 2022.

Mr. Oshima held various technical and executive sales and marketing roles at ITT, Fairchild Camera Instrument, Advanced Micro Devices, and Ungermann-Bass before starting Allied Telesis from the ground up, in the heart of Silicon Valley. He grew it into a worldwide enterprise, with offices in more than 30 countries, taking it public in Japan in 2000 with a listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Mr. Oshima was a pioneer in the field of Ethernet technologies and solutions. With its humble beginnings in 1987, offering high-quality Ethernet media converters, the company soon expanded its portfolio to become a serious competitor in the global Ethernet networking space.

Mr. Oshima was a great man. Larger than life with boundless energy, generosity, and humor, he was a visionary, an entrepreneur, and an unwavering leader. He will be sadly missed.

Dr. Sachie Oshima will be assuming the role of Chairperson and CEO of Allied Telesis Holdings and plans to continue Mr. Oshima’s legacy. “I will keep faithful to my father’s plan,” she said. “If we follow his vision and work together, I know we can make him proud.”

Allied Telesis wishes to thank its customers and partners for their loyal business and looks forward to continued success in the future.