Mr. Koichi Oba graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo Japan in 1988 with a MSc and from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden in 1994 with PhD, both in Civil Engineering. He also holds MBA in Marketing from City University, Seatle, USA.
He started his career in R&D of waterproofing materials for 10 years. Thereafter, he has changed his career into marketing and sales with various management experiences at Hilti AG, Liechtenstein for 7 years. It includes product management, key account management, sales management and marketing management. For last 8 years, he has been responsible for general management at Sika. He is also a member of Sika senior management.
Since January 2013, he has been responsible for Sika’s Roofing business worldwide. He is also the member of the Board and the Vice President at the European Single-ply Waterproofing Association and the European Cool Roof Council.