Mr. Hasegawa’s careers prior to joining Prezio include:
(i) a member of the non-ferrous metals division of a general trading company affiliated with a manufacturer, engaged in the procurement of materials for automotive components and lithium-ion batteries,
(ii) a member of a Japanese IP Firm, preparing and prosecuting Patent Applications in the fields of automotive engines, digital cameras (control systems and optical systems), organic EL (mainly circuits), and software,
(iii) a member of a foreign-owned automaker (Japan branch office), engaged in developing sales plans, sales promotion strategies, and marketing strategies for the German automaker in the Japanese market,
(iv) a member of a Japanese IP Firm, preparing and prosecuting Patent Applications in the field of automotive components, broadcasting and communication equipment, display equipment (LCD televisions, projectors), small cameras (optical systems), motors, and train signaling equipment, and
(v) a founder of a Japanese IP firm, where he served as an intellectual property representative for a medical care system venture company, and provided advice on patent strategies.
Mr. Hasegawa earned his Bachelor of Agriculture from the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Kyoto University and his Master of Agriculture in Biological and Environmental Engineering from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He completed the doctoral program without a doctoral degree in Biological and Environmental Engineering, the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo.
Mr. Hasegawa’s Master’s Thesis is entitled:
“Basic Research on Rankine Cycle Engines Using Biomass Fuels”.