Born in Kumamoto, in 1941. Graduated from The School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. Gained a doctoral degree in Engineering in California Institute of Technology. Joined, the former name of corporation Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. now Daikin Industries, Ltd..Then, Oda established a private office and invented electronically controlled hydraulic servo and etc.. In 2002, Oda founded Nippon Poly-Glu Co., Ltd. Today, as the chairperson and representative director, Oda goes around the world to resolve serious water issues. Also, as a special adviser for International Volunteer University Student Association (IVUSA), Oda focuses on environment conservation activities including field work such as beach cleanups with students.