Ryoko Yakata, Executive Vice President, Watt Companies

Ryoko Takata

Executive Vice President

Ryoko Takata first joined the Watt team in 1979 as corporate controller. During her tenure with Watt, her assignments have included approval responsibility, guidance and training for company controllers, accounting, insurance, tax, payroll, cash management, financial review, information technology, internal audit and acting as shareholder liaison.

Ryoko received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.  She is a California Certified Public Accountant.

Prior to joining Watt, Ryoko was an audit and tax manager with Kenneth Leventhal & Company and the corporate controller for the Mayer Group, a Southern California-headquartered real estate developer.


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