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Kei Onishi is currently working for Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, serving as the CEO and Managing Director.


Prior to that, he led digital transformation initiative for global Yamaha Motor Group, focusing on digital marketing and data analytics, from strategy to execution. He also worked on Yamaha’s corporate venture capital activities looking at various strategic areas including AI, Robotics, and Connectivity, along with developing IoT business as a spin-off company from Yamaha Motor.


Earlier in his career, he worked as a manufacturing engineer in its motorcycle business at overseas plants mainly in Southeast Asia. He has earned MS in engineering from Nagoya University, and MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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