Blue Yonder Executives and Board of Directors
Blue Yonder Executive Team
Blue Yonder Board of Directors
Chairperson of the Board
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.Yasu Higuchi joined Blue Yonder's board after the equity investment from Panasonic in 2020. Higuchi is the CEO of the Panasonic Group’s B2B operations, Panasonic Connect. Higuchi received an MBA from Harvard Business School and spent the following 25 years working at Boston Consulting Group Inc., Apple Inc., Compaq Computer Corporation, and running various companies including Hewlett‐Packard Japan Inc., the supermarket chain Daiei Inc., and Microsoft Japan Co. Ltd., before returning to his current position at Panasonic.
Blue YonderDuncan Angove is Chief Executive Officer of Blue Yonder. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the enterprise software, supply chain and retail industry. Duncan previously held senior executive roles at Infor, Oracle and Retek. He holds a bachelor’s in Economics from University College London (UCL), University of London.
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.Hide Harada is currently a Director, Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Panasonic Connect. His long career at Panasonic has included roles managing corporate strategy at the Panasonic corporate HQ, directing the IT Products Business Unit, VP of Panasonic Corporation of North American, and working in the company’s PC business in both the U.S. and U.K. With his wealth of global business experience, he drives the digital transformation of Panasonic.
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.Tak Nishikawa is currently a Director, Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Panasonic Connect where he is also in charge of the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion promotion program. He joined Panasonic in 1994, and has experience working in the company’s U.S. and European system solutions sales companies.
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.Nobu Shinya is currently a Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Panasonic Connect, where he is in charge of HR strategy and general affairs. He joined Panasonic in 1992 and has extensive experience in the HR departments of the company’s B2B and system solutions businesses.
Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd.
Yutaka Tamada is currently Vice President and Chief Legal Officer (CLO) at Panasonic Connect. Prior his current role, he worked for Marubeni Corporation, a Japanese listing global trade and investment company (Sogo Shosya, as Deputy General Counsel), for over 11 years and was responsible for directing and managing all significant legal matters for the company on a global basis. He also served as General Counsel at Marubeni America Corporation. Before joining Marubeni, he spent over 12 years at Nishimura and Asahi, the largest law firm in Japan, focusing his practice on mergers and acquisitions.