Evident Corporation (“Evident”) today announced the appointment of Eric Anderson, a current member of the Office of the CEO, as Interim CEO. He takes on the responsibilities of Yoshitake Saito, who assumes the role of Chairman effective immediately.
“We would like to thank Yoshitake Saito for his leadership and assistance in completing the foundation of Evident,” stated Masa Suekane, Evident Board Member and Partner in Bain Capital Private Equity. “The search for our next CEO has begun, and we look forward to identifying the right leader to work with the management team to support the company’s future global growth. We all share the team’s excitement about the company’s innovative strength and the opportunities that lie ahead to serve our customers.”
Eric is a Managing Director at Bain Capital where he has been both a partner to leadership teams and served in interim CEO capacity. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Eric was an executive for a large international enterprise with responsibility for global strategy, branding, development, supply chain and quality. Eric also spent ten years in the transformation practice of Bain & Company, where he helped lead the successful transformations of an international airline, a global express courier, a telecommunications equipment company, an electric utility and other businesses.
“Now that our new company is firmly established, I am convinced that the time is right to appoint a new CEO who will continue and further expand Evident’s growth trajectory. Evident has many opportunities for growth as an innovative global workflow solution supplier to the life science and industrial markets, to meet the evolving needs of customers,” Yoshitake stated.