Nick Sugimoto

Nick Sugimoto is the CEO of Honda Innovations (Honda R&D Innovations, Inc.). Based in Mountain View, California, Nick oversees transformative collaborations within all areas of Honda, including product development, manufacturing, and new business creation. Previously, Nick led Honda Silicon Valley Lab, a division of Honda R&D Americas, as Senior Program Director. He also led the corporate venture capital program at Honda Research Institute, where he invested in a number of innovative startup companies and built strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Honda, Nick was a successful entrepreneur leading a series of technology venture companies in both the US and Japan. Nick received his engineering degree from the University of Tokyo and MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.