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Hajime Kumabe


Hajime Kumabe is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Representative Director of Woven by Toyota, effective October 1, 2023.

First joining Nippon Denso Co. Ltd. (now DENSO Corporation) in 1986, Kumabe led the development of the company’s electronics platform and its Driving Assist & Safety business unit. In 2014, he was appointed as the Managing Director of the Advanced Safety business unit before taking on the development of both advanced mobility and advanced testing & evaluation systems. After serving in the Autonomous Driving (AD) Software Company Preparation Department, he was appointed CEO of J-QuAD DYNAMICS – a company established by DENSO, AISIN, ADVICS and JTEKT in 2019 to lead the development of integrated AD control software. Simultaneously providing Executive Officer duties to DENSO’s AD & Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) business unit, in January 2021, Kumabe was appointed to the board of Woven Core, one of the preceding organizations of Woven by Toyota.

With extensive experience in the development and mass production of Toyota vehicles, Kumabe has most recently strengthened collaboration among Toyota group companies in the field of automated driving to prepare and promote software development for mass production.

On his days off, he enjoys walking with his dog, playing golf and reading books.