Team


Fumihide Tomizawa
President

President of SoftBank Robotics Corp. (“SoftBank Robotics”) since its establishment in August 2014, Fumihide Tomizawa began his career at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 1997 before joining SoftBank in 2000. He held various sales planning and business development positions before leading SoftBank Mobile Corp.’s robotics project (now SoftBank Robotics) in 2011.
 


Kenichi Yoshida
EVP Chief Business Officer

Kenichi is serving as the Vice President of Business Development at SoftBank Robotics, leading the SoftBank robotic project for the past 4 years since the beginning of the project. Prior to joining SoftBank, he was a co-founder and COO of an enterprise software start-up and led the company to IPO.
 


Alain Hui Bon Hoa
VP Chief Services Officer

Fifteen years of experience with General Electric, where he held several senior leadership positions in Operations and Strategic Projects. He brings strong experience in developing Fleet services, driving customer centricity and leading large teams in a matrix organisation structure.
 


Tamara Carpentier
VP Chief Human Resources Officer

Twenty years of experience in human resources in different sectors (banking, IT, retail and telecommunications) notably as HR Manager at Nokia. Tamara focuses on each individual's role and ensures the company's people focus.
 


Rodolphe Gelin
EVP Chief Scientific Officer

As a graduate of the School of Civil Engineering (l’Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées) and with a DEA in Artificial Intelligence, Rodolphe Gelin has 20 years of experience in research with teams in the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA)- most notably in robotics used to assist people. Rodolphe joined SoftBank Robotics in 2008 as Director of Research and Head of Collaborative Projects. He is also the head of the ROMEO project to create a large robot designed to assist the elderly. Rodolphe Gelin now leads the Innovation team which aims to develop new technologies for current robots and continue exploration of humanoid robotics.
 


Valérie Jabot
EVP Chief Financial Officer

Twenty years of finance experience in major international groups pharmaceutical sector, services, and heavy industry. Control and Management of process change projects on a European scale.
 


Xavier Lacherade
EVP CTO Hardware

Xavier has gained a strong experience from his 18 years in Healthcare Industry, in both Manufacturing and Engineering positions. He has led many new products launch projects including design, developpement & qualifications. Always eager to learn and improve, he his Six Sigma Green Belt certified and brings his expertise in technical processes.
 

Julien Seret
Julien Seret
VP Enterprise & EMEA Marketing

Julien brings an in-depth understanding of a wide range of technologies and business models in diverse industries. He held business development and technical marketing positions at STMicroelectronics, Archos and Gostai. He successfully launched complex B2B products ranging from national e-ID card programs, secure payment solutions, to the first 3G-enabled tablets and telepresence robots.


Steve Carlin
VP Marketing & Business Development The Americas

Steve Carlin oversees all commercial activity for North and South America.  Prior to SoftBank Robotics, he worked at Facebook as the Global Head of Strategy – Gaming, at Ubisoft as the Senior Director of Marketing and Insights, and held multiple roles in sales, marketing and strategy for Energizer and Procter & Gamble. Steve is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and holds an MBA in Marketing and International Business from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.