Akihito Yuzuriha

August 4, 2021

I work as a liaison between startups and Honda in Japan and the Southeast Asia region. As part of the Honda Xcelerator Ventures program, I scout for future technologies and business models which, and develop partnerships for co-creation and collaboration.

I began my career as an engineer developing mass production power products and performing research and development of new areas such as energy, fuel cell and battery products. I continued in that pursuit for over 10 years.

In addition to my role in Xcelerator, I also belong to the Honda Motor corporate planning department where I engage in business strategy and development. I’m involved in the Honda new business spin-out program called IGNITION. Honda employees’ dreams and ideas that actively create new value for customers are brought to life through this program. Through this combination of roles, I’m able to strongly promote collaboration.