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Ryo Yamada

VP of Incubation, WOTA Corp.
Finalist, The Earthshot Prize

Completed the Master's Program in Sustainability Science, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo.

Born in Japan and raised in the US, Ryo first developed an interest in water issues in junior high school. Studied environmental and water treatment engineering in university and sustainability science in graduate school. He worked at ETIC., a non-profit helping Japanese social entrepreneurs scale their business/impact, before starting WOTA.

At WOTA, he has held multiple roles including procurement manager and product development manager, and now leads overseas expansion efforts of the company.