Wataru Baba

Senior Fellow, Climate and Sustainability at Panasonic Group since 2022, where he accelerated the company’s growth through an integrated strategy for creating positive impact on climate change and established Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Group CEO. He joined Panasonic in 2017 as Vice President of Business Innovation and became a Group’s Executive Officer as the youngest in the company’s history in 2019. He has been the longest-serving member of the Panasonic Group Technology Management Committee since 2017 and served as the Group CTO of Climate and the head of the environment and energy business.

He was previously a Vice President of Customer Experiences at SAP in Silicon Valley while helping foster a culture of innovation to transform top global corporations as Chief Innovation Officer for Japan. He has been a Board Member of Japan Professional Football League (J.League) since 2016. He is also an Independent Director for a civic technology nonprofit, Code for Japan, and a web3 startup, Financie, Inc.

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