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Rika Nakazawa

BoardSeatMeet, Inc
Founder & CEO
Rika Nakazawa is a senior leader, entrepreneur, investor in, and frequent public speaker on, technology-powered business transformation.  She is the CEO and Founder of BoardSeatMeet, Inc. a Silicon Valley, social impact venture, focusing on diversifying the board room by empowering women to build and leverage social capital with modern technology, ultimately to deliver “High-Performance Board Room of Tomorrow”. She is also Vice President and Client Partner at Conduent, a $4B revenue global BPO provider to Fortune 100 companies.

Trilingual in Japanese, German and English, Rika grew up in Japan and moved to the US initially to attend Princeton University. Rika has since worked internationally over two decades in senior executive roles in strategy, business development, and marketing with Fortune 500 companies - NVIDIA, Sony, Accenture, American Express - and Silicon Valley startups. She is a technology industry veteran and has served on multiple venture boards in next-generation computing and artificial intelligence ecosystems.
Throughout her career, Rika has been an avid advocate for advancing women's leadership in governance, technology, and business across industry verticals and global dimensions.  She has also been actively engaged in U.S-Japan business collaboration and progress and is an ambassador to fabbit and Council Leader with the U.S Japan Council.

Rika is passionate about deepening the intersection of human and digital paradigms through transformational innovation and the pursuit of purpose-driven collaboration.
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