President and CEO: Motohiro Nakahara
Motohiro Nakahara, Ph.D. has served as our president and CEO since June 2003. He previously served as an executive director of NTT Electronics Corporation from April 1993 to June 2003, and was responsible for the commercialization of photonic components such as planar lightwave circuits, optical amplifiers, DFB lasers, and photo detectors. Prior to join NTT Electronics Corp., he was a research engineer in Electrical Communication Laboratories of NTT from April 1969 and engaged in development of single crystal growth of BaTiO3, optical fiber drawing techniques, VAD preform fabrication method, AWG, splitters, and the fiber attachment of the PLC chips using with fiber arrays.
Dr. Nakahara holds a Ph.D. in Physics in 1976 from Kyushu University (JPN), and an M.S. and a B.S. from Kyushu University, in 1966, and 1969, respectively.
He is a member of OSA, Japan Society of Applied Physics, and The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.