Announcement of the Appointment of a New Representative Director
Aeterlink, Inc. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) is pleased to announce that Ryo Iwasa, the current Director, has been appointed Representative Director, effective from August 16, 2021. This will be a concurrent position with Dr. Yuji Tanabe.
Profile of Ryo Iwasa
"Ryo Iwasa, from Nagareyama City, Chiba, co-founded Aeterlink Corp in 2020 with Yuji Tanabe Ph.D. after meeting him by coincidence at Stanford University in 2017 while he was working for his first company, Okaya & Co., Ltd, to launch its Silicon Valley office to develop new businesses through collaboration with local companies.
Prior to establishing Aeterlink, at Okaya & Co., Ltd, he engaged in various automatic driving and electric vehicles related projects for Toyota Motor Corporation, Aisin Seiki, and Aisin AW. In these projects, he played a main role by organizing a large number of project members and related people, contributed in commercialization of many elemental technologies, and achieved annual sales of more than $100 million.
At Aetelink, he focuses on business development, project management, and other non-technical areas including general management. He has been featured in number of articles and TV programs by major medias such as Nikkei, TV Tokyo, etc. He won Startup Award in ""Sta-ato"" Pitch Japan sponsored by Nikkei.
He received his bachelor degree from Gakushuin University in 2015. In his leusure time, he enjoys playing and watching baseball, reading books, and cooking (his specialty is pasta and scrambled eggs)."
About Aeterlink Corp.
Aeterlink, spun out from Stanford University, is a startup that develops and provides "WPT" (wireless power transfer) technologies and solutions to realize a wire-free world. The Company has been engaged in research and development of medical implant devices such as pacemakers for years. The Company succeeded in developing the world's first complete WPT system on a practical level, and has patented its metasurface and power receiving technologies. The Company's WPT technology has been published in numerous academic journals, books, and papers, including Nature.
|Inside the Inspired.Lab, Otemachi Building 6F, 1-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
|101.2 million JPY
|Yuji Tanabe, Ryo Iwasa
Contact information for this press release
Takaya Konishi, Public Relations, Aeterlink Corp.