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Masa Yamato

Masa Yamato

Senior Advisor, Toyota Research Institute and Toyota Ventures

Masa Yamato is a senior advisor to Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Toyota Ventures (TV). His responsibilities include advising MAC, Energy & Materials and TV on their strategy and operations and engaging each team with Toyota companies to realize strategic values.

Masa has 20 years of experience working at Toyota in a variety of areas, including corporate strategy, M&A and strategic partnerships, production planning and HR. He originally joined R&D divisions at TMC.

Masa received a B.S. from Michigan State University, an M.S. from Osaka University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a master’s of engineering management degree from McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University.