OPERA Solutions Announces Kentaro Harada as Chief Executive Officer

Fukuoka, Japan, April 1, 2021—OPERA Solutions, Inc., a university spin-off of contract research business in the field of organic electronics, today announced in the extraordinary general meeting that Dr. Kentaro Harada has been selected as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Hin Wai Mo, who has been acting Chief Executive Officer for the last five months will continue working for OPERA Solutions as an R&D partner.

Harada has more than 20 years of R&D experience in the field of semiconductors and organic electronics, including a decade of strategic business development in industry and academia, most recently as Program Director and Research Professor at Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA), Kyushu University.

I am very excited to be officially joining the OPERA Solutions team as one of the co-founders,” said Kentaro Harada. “I believe OPERA Solutions has a great business model that uniquely positions it to capitalize on the growing innovation ecosystem in Fukuoka. As the ecosystem evolves through monetizing and consolidation of human capital, I believe OPERA Solutions is in a position to provide people with the art of soft electronics for our future lives.”

Harada received an MSc in physics from Universität Leipzig and a PhD in physics from Technische Universität Dresden.

About OPERA Solutions

By leveraging knowhow in the field of organic electronics, OPERA Solutions will support industry development of state-of-the-art products through contract research, provide customers with model making and prototyping of soft electronics and accelerate customers’ product development by pursuing the highest reliability to fulfill proof-of-concept and proof-of-value requirements.