Senior Vice President, Business Development and Venture Investment, Tosoh USA, Inc.

Kazuhisa Kawano holds bachelor’s and mastermaster’s degrees in natural products chemistry from Osaka University and a doctor degreeate in semiconductor engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has 24 years' experience in R&D activities and in commercializing functional materials, especially in such fields as organometallic compound chemicals for the semiconductor industry. He is based in South San Francisco, and currently serves as senior vice president of Tosoh USA, Inc., a wholly wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-headquartered Tosoh Corporation, and is responsible for business development and venture investment focused on Tosoh’s strategic business fields.