Head of Global Autos & Auto Parts Research, Nomura
Masataka Kunugimoto is head of global autos & auto parts research. He is the top-rated autos sector analyst in the 2014 and 2016 Nikkei Veritas Rankings. He is also the top-rated autos sector analyst in the 2014-2016 Institutional Investor Rankings. Masataka started to cover US carmakers starting from 2016, which contributes to a better understanding of competitive dynamics in the industry.
Prior to assuming coverage of the Japanese automakers in 2010, Masataka covered the Japanese auto parts and tire industry in 2000-2007 and was voted the top auto parts sector analyst in the Institutional Investor Rankings for two straight years (2006-2007).
He graduated from Keio University's Faculty of Economics in 2000, received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2009, and worked as an M&A banker before returning to research in 2010.