Company name
SoftBank Robotics Group Corp.
Description of business
As a holding company that oversees the robotics business in the SoftBank Group, the Company is engaged in management activities with the objective of investing in and growing subsidiaries. In this fiscal year, the Company also started to engage in research and development activities of robot products.
January, 2012
1-7-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
Fumihide Tomizawa, President & CEO

Executive Team

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President & CEO

SoftBank Robotics Group

Fumihide Tomizawa began his career at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 1997 before joining SoftBank Group in 2000. He sat in various key positions in SoftBank Group's major business segments including broadband services and mobile communication services, and successfully led many new business ventures such as data communication services, new natural energy, and many JV establishments with global partners.

He was chosen to lead of the SoftBank's robotics project in 2011, which was founded to be the core bearer of SoftBank Group's vision, and became the President and CEO of SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. in 2014.

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Kazutaka Hasumi

Board Director, Chief Marketing Officer

SoftBank Robotics

Kazutaka Hasumi has served on the Board of Directors in the content marketing division at SoftBank Robotics since 2014. He joined SoftBank in 2008 and was responsible for the content service department of SoftBank's mobile division. He also launched the company's e-book distribution service, "Viewn" as a board director.

Kazutaka started his career in the broadcasting industry by joining TV Asahi after graduating from Hitotsubashi University. During his time at the company, he oversaw the production of a wide variety of Japan's most famous and popular TV programmes, broadcasted across the nation, working as the primary producer.

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Dai Sakata

EVP, Chief Product Officer

SoftBank Robotics

Dai Sakata is serving as Senior EVP at SoftBank Robotics Europe and has been managing the Software, IT, Cloud, Fleet and Product teams since 2016. For more than 10 years, he has been leading various product planning and development in eAccess (acquired by SoftBank) and SoftBank Group Corp.

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Kenichi "Kent" Yoshida

EVP, Chief Business Officer

SoftBank Robotics

Kenichi "Kent" Yoshida is serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer at SoftBank Robotics, leading the SoftBank robotic project for the past 4 years since the beginning of the project. Prior to joining SoftBank Group, he was a co-founder and COO of an enterprise software startup company called Realcom and led the company to IPO.

Kent has been working at starting new businesses in SoftBank since 2010.

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Kazuo Nohara

EVP, Chief Finance Officer

SoftBank Robotics

Kazuo Nohara first worked as a general affairs and accounting in a real estate company and transitioned into SoftBank in 1994 via J-Phone and Vodafone Japan, has over 30-years-experiences of finance, accounting and tax, In that field, he was also responsible as corporate auditor, and managed projects of business improvement and internal control.

He is now serving as a head of Corporate Management Division, CISO in SoftBank Robotics besides CFO, CCO in SoftBank Robotics Group.

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Akiho Shibata

EVP, Chief Technology Officer

SoftBank Robotics

Akiho Shibata is serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at SoftBank Robotics. He has been leading the technical project of our robotics products since 2014.

For more than 10 years, Akiho Shibata has been leading various product planning and development in SoftBank Corp.

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Xavier Lacherade

Senior EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Hardware & Innovation

SoftBank Robotics Europe

Xavier Lacherade has gained a strong background from his 18+ years in Healthcare Industry, with a focus on both Manufacturing and Engineering positions. He has led many new product launch projects and been an integral member of the design, development and qualification process. Always eager to learn and improve, Xavier has his certified Six Sigma Green Belt and brings his expertise in all technical processes at SoftBank Robotics.