Company

The KAITEKI Institute, Inc. is a global research institute focused on meeting 21st century challenges in energy, the environment, and healthcare.
"Kaiteki," which traditionally means "comfort" or "ease" in Japanese, was chosen for the Institute's name to represent the global quality of life that will be made possible through sustainable technologies and through breakthrough scientific advances in human healthcare.
The Institute will not only fund the highest quality of scientific and engineering research around the world—it will also identify and articulate future societal trends, needs, and challenges, which will be used to set subsequent research targets.
The KAITEKI Institute will propose solutions based on promising research results as new technology platforms within the research arms or businesses of Mitsubishi Chemical Group.
The Institute will help make society healthier, more comfortable, and more affluent by supporting long-term R&D and business strategy for Mitsubishi Chemical Group, while taking advantage of a global scientific and information network.

Venkataraman Sundareswaran
Director of the Board

Dec. 1996 Joined Rockwell Science Center (acquired by Teledyne in 2006)
Oct. 2013 Vice President & General Manager of Teledyne Judson Technologies
Nov. 2015 Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Teledyne Imaging Sensors
Jan. 2018 Vice President of Chip Scale Atomic Clock initiative, Teledyne Scientific Company
Aug. 2018 Fellow & the representative of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, MCHC
Apr. 2022 President & Director of the Board of The KAITEKI Institute (current)

Haruhiko Kusaka
Director of the Board

Apr. 1987 Joined Mitsubishi Chemical Industries Ltd.
Oct. 1999 MC Research & Innovation Center, CA., USA
Jun. 2002 Organic Synthetic Lab., Science and Technology Research Center of MCC
Apr. 2010 Group leader, Organic Reaction Design of Chemical Lab., Science and Technology Research Center of MCC
Apr. 2013 General Manger, Administration & Planning Division of TKI
Oct. 2019 General Manager, Future Design Division of TKI
Apr. 2022 Representative Director of the Board of TKI (current)

Mitsuhiro Okada
Director of the Board

General Manager of IP Contract Management Department, Legal Division, Legal, Internal Control, Admin, HR and Corporate Administration, Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation