Masa Yamato is a senior advisor to Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Toyota Ventures (TV). His responsibilities include advising MAC, Accelerated Materials Design and Discovery (AMDD) and Toyota Ventures on their strategy and operations and engaging each team with Toyota companies to realize strategic values.
He 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. He received a B.S. from Michigan State University, an M.S. from Osaka University, M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, and a master’s of engineering management degree from McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University.