Biographies of the speakers and chairs of the plenaries and roundtables

Opening Plenary

Tatsuya Terazawa

Mr. Terazawa was appointed as Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan in July 2021.
Before joining IEEJ, he supported the then Minister Yasutoshi NISHIMURA as the Senior Advisor of the Cabinet Office between January and June 2021 to assist the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the formulation of the Growth Strategy including the Japanese "Green New Deal".
Earlier, he served at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan where he held leading positions including the Vice-Minister for International Affairs. In this role, he assisted the then Prime Minister Shinzo ABE, participating in many of the meetings with the leaders of the world. He also played a crucial role in the coordination for the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit. Through June 2011 to December 2012, he served as the Executive Secretary to the then Prime Minister Yoshihiko NODA. During this period, he assisted the Prime Minister on the Government’s multiple challenges to deal with the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
He is the Senior Specially Appointed Professor at the Tokyo University of Science, teaching international negotiations.
He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law. He also studied at Harvard University in the United States, where he earned MBA in 1990.

Peter Hartley

Peter Hartley is the George A. Peterkin Professor in the Economics Department, a Rice Scholar in Energy Studies in the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, and Co-Director of the Masters of Energy Economics program at Rice University. He also is 2022 President of the IAEE, having previously served in that role in 2015. He also was President of the USAEE in 2012.
Professor Hartley has researched a range of issues in energy economics for 40 years. He also published papers and books in several other areas of economics.
He completed a first class honors degree in mathematics in 1974, and a Masters Degree in Economics in 1977, at the Australian National University. From 1975-77, he worked for the Priorities Review Staff and the Economic Division of the Prime Minister's Department in the Australian Government. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1980. From 1980 to 1986 he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He has been at Rice University since 1986.
He also has held visiting positions in Australia at Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and, most recently, the University of Western Australia.

Shin Hosaka

Mr. Shin Hosaka has served as Commissioner of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) since July 2020. As head of the agency, he oversees all areas of energy policy including developing Japan’s Strategic Energy Plan, assuring secure energy supply, regulating the electricity & gas sectors, as well as promoting renewable energy and conservation.
Mr. Hosaka previously served as Director-General of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau. As head of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau. He supervises policy planning and implementation in the areas of trade promotion, technical cooperation, investment facilitation, trade control and trade remedies.
In his previous role as Director-General for Natural Resources and Energy Policy, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, he formulated export policy for energy-related infrastructure and international negotiations concerning energy policies, and established a domestic system for ensuring stable supplies of resources and energy.
During his career, he has held various posts, including Deputy Director-General of the Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Senior Planning Officer for Personnel of the Secretarial Division, Minister's Secretariat; Director of the Retail and Wholesale Commerce Division, Business Support Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency; Director of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy; Director of the Automobile Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau; Director of the Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau; Director of the General Policy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy; and Director of the Secretarial Division, Minister's Secretariat.
Mr. Hosaka is a graduate of the University of Tokyo’s Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, and also studied at the University of Michigan in the United States.

Hoesung Lee

Dr. Hoesung Lee is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), elected since October 2015, and Endowed Chair Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Seoul, Korea. He is a council member of the Global Green Growth Institute, and Chairman of the Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Board on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Lee was the founding president of the Korea Energy Economics Institute -- a government agency for national energy policy development.
He was Distinguished Research Fellow at the Korea Environment Institute, senior adviser to the Minister of Energy and Resources and the Minister of Environment, senior fellow at the Korea Development Institute and economist at Exxon Company USA. He served as the president of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), a member of the International Advisory Board of the Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, the Board of Directors of Hyundai Corporation and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan. He served as Vice-Chair of IPCC 2008-2015, and Co-chair of Working Group III of the Second Assessment, lead author and review editor for the various IPCC assessments. He was named to the 2019 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the world. He received the 2020 IAEE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession. He was named to the 2021 Bloomberg 50, its annual list of leaders.

Faith Birol

Dr. Fatih Birol (@fbirol) has served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since 2015. After taking office, Dr Birol led the IEA in its first comprehensive modernisation programme since its creation in 1974. These efforts focused on “opening the doors” of the IEA to major emerging economies; making the IEA the global hub for clean energy transitions; and broadening the IEA’s energy security mandate beyond oil to also cover electricity, natural gas, renewables and the critical minerals needed in many of today's clean energy technologies. Dr Birol has been named in the TIME100, TIME's annual list of the world's most influential people. He is the recipient of numerous state decorations, including the French Legion of Honour, the Japanese Emperor’s Order of the Rising Sun, the Order of the Polar Star from the King of Sweden and the highest Presidential decorations from Austria, Germany and Italy.

Bashir Dabbousi

Bashir is Director of Technology Strategy & Planning at Saudi Aramco. He was Interim Vice President of Research at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), from 2008-2012. He has occupied several administrative and technical positions in Saudi Aramco including Senior Consultant, Strategic Transformation Office and Coordinator of the R&D Division in the Research & Development Center. Bashir has received 22 US patents and co-authored many publications in refereed journals including one that has been cited 4500 times. He was a member of the Global Future Councils on Advanced Materials and Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum. Bashir is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award (King Prize) honoring inventors and the gifted; a member of the Steering Committee for the Kingdom’s Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) National Program; and a Board member of Research Products Development Company. Bashir was an academic visitor in the department of chemical engineering at Imperial College London. He received a B.S. in Chemistry summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He completed the Saudi Aramco Leadership Challenge and the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford University Said Business School.

Marianne Laigneau

Marianne Laigneau is the CEO of Enedis, the major French Electricity Distribution System Operator, since February 2020. She is also chairs the French Think Smartgrids association since June 2020.
As member of EDF Group Executive Committee since 2007 she was previously in charge of EDF International Division from 2017 to 2019, EDF Group Human Resources from 2010 to 2017 and Corporate Secretary from 2007 to 2009. Meanwhile she was member of Enedis Supervisory Board since 2010.
Before joining EDF group, Marianne Laigneau held various positions within Gaz de France, the Council of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Graduated of the Ecole Normale Sup?rieure de S?vres and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration she joined the Council of State in 1992 where she became Counsellor in 2007.
She is also member of the Board of Directors of Cr?dit Agricole S.A. where she chairs the Appointments and Governance Committee, member of the Board of Directors of the Ecole Normale Sup?rieure and she chairs the association of former students, pupils and friends of the Ecole Normale Sup?rieure (a-Ulm).
Ms Laigneau is Officer of the French National Order of Merit and Knight of the French Legion of Honour.

László Varró

László studied economics in his native Hungary and then at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has extensive experience in energy economics, policy and strategy.
His first energy job as a regulator was in electricity and gas pricing reform in Hungary, where he worked on establishing competitive markets for electricity and gas and network unbundling. His industry tenure as the Strategy Director of MOL Group, an independent oil and gas company, coincided with the surge in oil prices, the introduction of emissions trading in Europe and the emergence of unconventional gas.
In 2011, he joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as the Head of Gas and Electricity Markets to lead the IEA’s work on liquefied natural gas, gas supply security and electricity market design and regulation. After his appointment as Chief Economist of the IEA in 2016, he built a new team for energy investment analysis. He was also responsible for providing methodological support for all IEA work and was part of the core team that developed the IEA Net Zero by 2050 roadmap.
László joined Shell in 2021 where he leads the company’s analyses of macroeconomics, energy scenarios, climate policy and geopolitics.
László is married to an environmental scientist and has two teenage daughters. He enjoys taking long walks with their two dogs, reading history and watching science fiction films.

Dual Plenary 1

Ken Koyama

Dr. Ken KOYAMA is Chief Economist and Senior Managing Director at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). He also takes a position of Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Adjunct Professor at Institute of Innovative Research at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Council Member of International Association for Energy Economics. He was awarded the degree of: (1) B.A. in Economics in 1982 from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; (2) M.A. in Economics in 1986 from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; and (3) PhD in 2001 from University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland. His specialized field of research is: energy security issues and geopolitics of energy; and analysis for global energy market and policy issues with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. He has served as a member of energy policy related advisory councils and committees of Japanese government in many occasions. He also plays a role as: a member of International Advisory Board, Energy Academy Europe (Netherland), International Advisor (Chair in Energy Economics) at Energy Commission of Tenaga Nasional University (Malaysia) and Visiting Senior Fellow at Institute for International Economic Studies. He was awarded the BrandLaureate’s “Brand Personality Award 2016”.

Jun Nishizawa

Jun Nishizawa is Executive Vice President and CEO of Natural Gas Group since the appointment in 2019. He is responsible for all the natural gas and LNG businesses of Mitsubishi worldwide, and is taking a leading role within the organization in promoting the Energy Transformation (EX) of Mitsubishi, one of its key corporate agenda.
Jun started his career in Mitsubishi from 1986 as oil trader and has taken the journey in LNG front since 1991. He had played a pivotal role in various LNG projects and had set the foundation for number of new projects that stand at the core of Mitsubishi LNG portfolio today including Indonesia, US and Canada. He also holds positions in Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy under METI and Councilor for The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. He has recently been appointed as a Director of the Tokyo Football Club Co, Ltd.

Keisuke Sadamori

Keisuke Sadamori
Keisuke Sadamori became the IEA Director for Energy Markets and Security in 2012, leading an administrative structure that includes several core functions of the IEA, including monitoring global oil markets and responding to energy-supply disruptions. Prior to joining the IEA, Mr Sadamori, a Japanese national, held many senior positions at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), including Deputy Director-General at the Minister’s Secretariat. Mr Sadamori served as the executive assistant to the Prime Minister in 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan, causing the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. Before this, he worked on international energy affairs and was the representative of the Government of Japan in such forums as the IEA Governing Board in 2008 and 2009. He also served as the chief negotiator for trade and investment agreements with Asian countries in 2009 and 2010. Mr Sadamori received an LL.B. from University of Tokyo in 1983 and a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1990.

Paul Stevens

Educated as an economist and as a specialist on the Middle East at Cambridge and SOAS; 1973-1979 the American University of Beirut in Lebanon; 1979-93 the University of Surrey; 1993-2008, Professor of Petroleum Policy and Economics at CEPMLP, University of Dundee; since 2008 he has been working with Chatham House in London. He is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Dundee, an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a Distinguished Fellow at the IEEJ in Tokyo. In March 2009, he was given the OPEC Award for 2009 for services to improve the understanding of the international oil industry.

Tatiana Mitrova

Tatiana Mitrova
Dr. Tatiana Mitrova is a Research Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She has twenty five years of experience in dealing with Russian, FSU and global energy markets, including production, transportation, demand, energy policy, pricing and market restructuring. From February 2017 to December 2020, she was the Executive Director of the Energy Centre of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, a graduate business-school. From 2006-2011 she has also been the Head of Research in the Oil and Gas Department in the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Mitrova is a graduate of Moscow State University’s Economics Department. She is a Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Dr. Mitrova is a member of the board of directors of the global oil service company Schlumberger since July 2018, and she is also a member of the board of directors of PAO Novatek since April 2020. She has more than 200 publications in scientific and business journals and co-authors10 scientific books as well as best-seller “The 8 and 1/2 Steps: How to Live, Love And Work At Full Capacity” (stories of women leaders).

Dual Plenary 2

Nan Zhou

Nan Zhou
Dr. Zhou is a Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has led many international programs at LBNL on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas mitigation, often focused on China. Dr. Zhou is currently the Technical Program Manager for the Net Zero World Action Center, an initiative launched by the U.S. government to work with countries to implement their climate ambition pledges and accelerate transitions to net zero, resilient, and inclusive energy systems. In addition, Dr. Zhou is a Lead Author of the chapter on Mitigation and Development Pathways of the recently-released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III Sixth Assessment Report on Mitigation of Climate Change. Dr. Zhou is a co-chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of California-China Climate Institute and a Senior Scholar at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Zhou is one of the two U.S.-designated Advisory Board Members of the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre under the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and a Council member for Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum. Dr. Zhou served as the Deputy Director (2010-2012) and the Director (2012-2021) of the $100M presidential bilateral U.S.-China Clean Energy Center-Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) program.
She also served as a Lead Author for the chapter on Mitigation and Development Pathways in the Near- to Mid-Term of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. She received the 2017 R&D100 Award for the BEST City tool, 2020 R&D100 Award for the BETTER tool, and is the finalist for 2016 C3E Awards for mid-career women’s leadership and achievement. Dr. Zhou was also the Co-Chair of 2016 Buildings Summer Study of American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) .
As the U.S. Director of CERC-BEE, Dr. Zhou led the team involving many researchers from different national laboratories (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory), universities (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Davis), and industry partners such as Dow Chemical, DuPont, BASF, Johnson Controls, and Schneider. Under her leadership of this complex, dynamic program, the team has had notable achievements in building energy efficiency and the construction industry and has earned awards for numerous technological breakthroughs and innovations. The team has produced 17 new products, 20 new copyrighted software tools, and 84 peer-reviewed publications to advance building energy performance. The team has been awarded R&D 100 Awards in 2013 and 2016, a 2016 Gold Edison Award, a 2018 Best of Design Award for Digital Fabrication, and a 2019 Keeling Curve Prize Honorable Mention.
Dr. Zhou’s expertise includes integrated energy system and emission modeling, energy efficiency for end use sectors in buildings, appliances, industry and transport; and on microgrids/distributed energy resources as well as low carbon/smart city development. Prior to LBNL, she was an assistant professor in two universities in Japan for four years. She has more than 280 publications, including ones published in Nature Energy and Nature Communications.

Fumihiko Ito

Date of Birth: April 13, 1967
Place of Birth: Kanagawa, Japan
Education: Bachelor of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Business experience:
April 1990
Joined The Sumitomo Bank, Limited
May 1990
Tsukiji Branch
May 1996
Credit Dept., Americas Division
April 2003
Vice President, Corporate Planning Dept.
April 2017
General Manager, Tokyo Corporate Banking Dept.7
April 2018
Executive Officer& General Manager, Tokyo Corporate Banking Dept.7
October 2018
Executive Officer & General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Executive Officer & General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept., Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG)
April 2020
Managing Executive Officer & General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept., SMBC and Managing Executive Officer& General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept., SMFG
April 2021
Managing Executive Officer, Public Relations Dept., Corporate Planning Dept., Business Development Dept., Financial Accounting Dept., Wholesale Banking Unit, SMBC and Managing Executive Officer, Public Relations Dept., Corporate Planning Dept., Business Development Dept., Financial Accounting Dept., Wholesale Business Unit, SMFG CSuO (Chief Sustainability Officer)
April 2022
Managing Executive Officer, Public Relations Dept., Corporate Planning Dept., Business Development Dept., Corporate Sustainability Dept., Financial Accounting Dept., SMBC and Managing Executive Officer, Public Relations Dept., Corporate Planning Dept., Business Development Dept., Corporate Sustainability Dept., Financial Accounting Dept., SMFG CSuO (Chief Sustainability Officer)

Shintaro Ishida

Shintaro Ishida
Shintaro Ishida is Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Department of Idemitsu, which is one of the largest petroleum company in Japan. He joined Idemitsu in 1994 and has nearly 30 years’ experience in the wide range of oil and petrochemical business, planning, economics, HR development, engineering and operation including JV for grass roots refinery in Vietnam. He also has an experience to lead advanced materials business as Executive Officer and Head of Lithium Battery Material Department prior to his current position.

Akshima Ghate

Akshima Ghate is a Delhi-based Managing Director, where she leads research, analysis, and partner engagement. She provides leadership to RMI India’s on-going initiatives with the government agencies at national and sub-national level, which aim to transform mobility trajectory of Indian cities to a shared, clean, and people-centric path.
Prior to joining RMI India, Akshima was working as a Senior Fellow and Associate Director at the Transport and Urban Governance Division of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. At TERI, Akshima led policy research studies focusing on promotion of sustainable and low-carbon development of transport systems for the Govt. of India, state governments, multilateral and bilateral financing agencies and corporate organizations. She has contributed to several important reports of the Government of India and UN. She was a contributing author of the ‘India Transport Report: Moving India to 2032’ prepared by the National Transport Development Policy Committee of the Government of India. She has published several policy briefs, articles, research papers and reports on policy issues related to promotion of sustainable transport. She also serves on several committees set up by the Govt. of India and international agencies.

Noura Mansouri

Noura Mansouri is a Fellow at KAPSARC, a Research Affiliate at MIT, and an Expert at World Energy Council. She is the co-chair of T20 Indonesia 2022 Task Force on Governing Climate Target, Energy Transition and Environmental Protection and served as the (Lead) Co-chair of T20 Task Force on Climate Change and Environment / Sustainable Energy during both the Saudi 2020 and Italian 2021 G20 presidencies. Dr. Mansouri accumulates over 18 years of research and professional experience. She earned her MBA and PhD degrees in climate change, sustainability and energy transitions from University of London and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at MIT. She is the author of ‘Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy’. Noura has over 20 publications on climate change, sustainability, and energy transition, and she is also a public speaker on the subject who spoke at over 85 events all over the world.

Round Table 1

Michelle Michot Foss

Michelle Michot Foss
Michelle is helping to incorporate non-fuel minerals into the Center for Energy Studies research portfolio. She has 46 years of experience in senior positions in energy (oil, gas/LNG, electric power) and environmental research, consulting and investment banking, with early career involvement in mining and mined land reclamation. She was chief energy economist at The University of Texas at Austin’s Bureau of Economic Geology (retired), leading industry research consortia and USG sponsored research including Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration and USAID and the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources in more than 20 countries. She is past president of USAEE (2001) and IAEE (2003).

Xavier Chalbot

Xavier Chalbo
Xavier has an economics background and has been with Rio Tinto in various roles since 2003, including in markets and industry analysis roles and more recently in the corporate strategy team since 2016. As Head of Strategy, a role he took on in 2020, Xavier supports Rio Tinto’s zExecutive team and Board in setting the long-term direction and priorities for the Group, considering implications of global trends such as the energy transition, climate change, shifting social expectations and geopolitical dynamics.

Michael S. Moats

Michael S. Moats
Michael is an extractive metallurgist specializing in primary production of non-ferrous metals. His focus includes the five "critical minerals” (selenium, tellurium, arsenic, antimony and bismuth) in the copper pyrometallurgical supply chain. He serves as project leader for AMIRA’s P705D base metal electrowinning project, facilitator for an international consortium of eight copper refineries, and team leader for the surveying of copper electrorefineries for the triennial world copper meetings. In 2021 he received the James Douglas Gold Medal at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s (SME) annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award is administered by SME and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). The award recognizes distinguished achievement in non-ferrous metallurgy, including both the beneficiation of ores and the alloying and use of non-ferrous metals.

Dual Plenary 3

Kazunari Sasaki

Kazunari Sasaki
Dr. Kazunari Sasaki was born in 1965. He graduated Tokyo Institute of Technology for bachelor and master degrees. He then joined Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Switzerland, and received a Ph.D degree in 1993. After spending 10 years in Europe, he became an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University in 1999. He became a Professor of Faculty of Engineering in 2005.
He has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor of Kyushu University in 2011 for his outstanding contributions as a professor. He is a Senior Vice President of Kyushu University since 2016, Director of the Next-Generation Fuel Cell Research Center since 2012, Director of the International Research Center for Hydrogen Energy since 2006, and WPI Principal Investigator of International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research since 2010. He is currently acting as a temporary member of Council for Science and Technology, Japanese Government, a member of Science Council of Japan, and a Vice President of Fukuoka Strategy Conference for Hydrogen Energy.
His research areas are materials and process research on fuel cells and related electrochemical devices and systems. He is one of the most active leaders in fuel cells and hydrogen energy research in Japan.

Tomoo Shiota

Shiota Tomoo
March 1988 :
Graduated from Keio University (Department of Economics)
April 1988 :
Joined Nippon Oil Co., Ltd.
April 2018 :
General Manager, Hydrogen Business Promotion Department, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
April 2020 :
Executive Officer, General Manager, Hydrogen Business Promotion Department, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
June 2020 :
Executive Officer, General Manager, Hydrogen Business Promotion Department, ENEOS Corporation

Mansur Zhakupov

As Vice President Hydrogen, Mansur ZHAKUPOV coordinates all activities related to renewable and low-carbon hydrogen and is responsible for TotalEnergies' hydrogen strategy, expertise build-up, and securing growth opportunities through organic development, early-stage commercial entry, acquisitions, and innovation.
He has 17 years' experience in the global petroleum industry, across Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Europe in engineering, commercial, operational and general management roles.

Per Sandberg

Dr Per Sandberg is senior advisor in Equinor Low Carbon Solutions, providing advice across Equinor's large portfolio of CCS and hydrogen projects. He has earlier lead business development in the Northern Lights project, in which Equinor, Shell and Total together develop an open source transport and storage solution for European CO2. In 2015-16, Sandberg had leave of absence from Statoil to lead the secretariat for the Norwegian government’s expert commission on Green Competitiveness, which delivered its report to the prime minister in October 2016. Before that he was Statoil’s Chief of Innovation. Per has also been managing director at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), leading and delivering the seminal projects Vision 2050 (2010) and Sustainable Mobility (2004). Sandberg has a MScEng in chemical engineering and a PhD on ethical issues of biotechnology, both from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Yoshihiko Hamamura

After graduated from faculty of engineering, Doshisha University, Mr. Hamamura joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 1991. From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Hamamura has served as general manager of engine development promotion division and chief-engineer of powertrain product planning department. Currently he is senior general manager of FC-business field of Toyota Motor Corporation and chairman of Fuel Cell Cutting-Edge Research Center Technology Research Association (FC-Cubic TRA).

Dual Plenary 4

Roula Inglesi-Lotz

Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz is an academic in the field of energy economics and currently a Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
She completed her undergraduate studies in Greece at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki before she came to University of Pretoria, where she completed her MCom in Economics, cum laude. Her doctorate degree was awarded in 2011 from the Department of Economics, in which she proposed a benchmark-and-trade approach to improve electricity intensity in South Africa.
She is among the most prominent researchers in the field of economics featuring in the top 10 Economics authors of the African continent according to REPEC/IDEAS and consistently in the top 3 of South Africa. She has published more than 80 academic papers in top international high ranked journals.
Prof Inglesi-Lotz has demonstrated her leadership skills by founding with other energy experts the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE). She is also elected the Vice President of IAEE for Membership and Affiliate relations for 2021/22.
Prof Inglesi-Lots is also a mother of two boys, 8 and 10 years old.

Rebecca Bregant

Rebecca is co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of PineBerry, a German-Kenyan service provider offering an “Everything-as-a-Service” platform for scaling energy access in emerging markets. She is also President of the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Rural Electrification in Belgium, promoting a sustainable decentralised renewable energy industry for the 21st century.
With her background in Strategic Marketing, Corporate Communications and IT Management, Rebecca entered the rural electrification space back in 2016. In the past years, she deepened her digitalization and off-grid expertise mostly from an entrepreneurial point of view, but also on an institutional level as researcher at the University of Neu-Ulm in Germany.
Her mission is to improve lives in emerging markets by unlocking the potential of digitalization and contributing to 14 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Dadan Kusdiana

Dadan Kusdiana was born in Sumedang on December 29th, 1968. Graduated from Institut Pertanian Bogor in 1992 majoring in Agricultural Mechanization, he obtained his Master’s degree on Energy Science and Doctorate on Energy and Environmental Studies, majoring Technology of Biofuel process in 2004 at Kyoto University, Japan.
Dadan joined the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on 1992. He also actively participates in Indonesian Biodiesel Forum as well as being a board member for the Indonesian Bioenergy Expert Association and Indonesian Renewable Energy Society.
On 2013, Dadan was appointed as Director of Bioenergy, before serving as the Head of Public Communication Centre in May 2015. On July 2015, he was assigned as the Director of Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency.
On 2016, he was appointed as the Secretary of Directorate General of NREEC. He then served as the Head of Communication, Public Information Services and Cooperation Bureau on 2017 for a short term before inaugurated as the Advisor to the Minister of EMR for Economy and Natural Resources.
On 2019, Dadan was assigned as the Head of Research and Development Agency. Since 2020, he has been serving as Director General of NREEC as well as Acting Head of R&D Agency.

Shonali Pachauri

Shonali Pachauri is Leader of the Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) Research Group in the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. She has served as Adjunct Professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in Fall 2016. She is a Lead Author for the IPCC WGIII AR6 report, serves on the Science Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), and on the Advisory Group of the International Network on Gender & Energy (ENERGIA).
Dr. Pachauri's research explores the role of technological, institutional, and social innovations for inclusive human development, particularly for populations without access to basic infrastructure and services. Her research assesses pathways for achieving universal access to basic services and the wider impacts of this for sustainable development. She has published extensively on these topics, both in the form of scientific peer-reviewed articles and policy reports.
Dr. Pachauri has a Ph.D. in Energy Policy and Economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, and a M.Sc. In Environmental & Resource Economics from University College London.

Round Table 2

Takeo Kikkawa

  • March 1975: Graduated from University of Tokyo (Department of Economics, Economics Course)
  • March 1977: Graduated from University of Tokyo (Department of Economics, Business Administration Course)
  • March 1983: Finished Doctoral Course of Graduate School of University of Tokyo on Economics
  • September 1996: Doctor of Economics (University of Tokyo)
  • April 1983-March 1987: Full-time Lecturer of Department of Business Administration, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • April 1987-September 1993: Associate Professor of Department of Business Administration, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • (September 1987- August 1988: Visiting Scholar of Harvard Business School )
  • October 1993-March 1995: Associate Professor of Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
  • April 1996-March 2007: Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
  • (May-June 1996: Guest Professor of St. Gallen University)
  • (June 1998-December 2004: Guest Professor of Yonsei University)
  • (October 1998-March 1999: Guest Professor of Berlin Free University)
  • April 2007-March 2015: Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University
  • January 2013-December 2016: President, the Business History Society of Japan
  • April 2015-March 2020: Professor, Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Tokyo University of Science
  • April 2020-Present: Professor, Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan
  • April 2021-Present: Vice President, International University of Japan
  • * Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo (incumbent)
  • * Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University (incumbent)
  • * Temporary Member of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry) (incumbent)

Bassam Fattouh

Dr Bassam Fattouh is the Director of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) and Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has published a variety of articles on energy policy, the international oil pricing system, OPEC behavior, the energy transition, and the economies of oil producing countries. Dr Fattouh served as a member of an independent expert group established to provide recommendations to the 12th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting in Cancun (29-31 March 2010) for strengthening the architecture of the producer-consumer dialogue through the IEF and reducing energy market volatility. He is the recipient of the 2018 OPEC Award for Research. He acts as an advisor to a number of governments and companies. He is a regular speaker at international conferences.

Robin Mills

Robin Mills established Qamar Energy in Dubai in 2015 to meet the need for regionally-based Middle East energy insight and project delivery. He is an expert on energy strategy and economics.
Robin worked for fourteen years for Shell and the Dubai government, concentrating on new business development in the Middle East energy sector.
He is non-resident fellow at the Columbia University SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy, the author of two books, The Myth of the Oil Crisis, and Capturing Carbon, and editor of Low Carbon Energy in the Middle East and North Africa. He is the columnist on energy and environmental issues at The National newspaper (Abu Dhabi), and comments widely on energy issues in the media, including Foreign Policy, the Financial Times, The Atlantic, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and others.
He holds a first-class degree in Geology from the University of Cambridge, and speaks five languages including Arabic and Farsi.

Paul J. Sullivan

Dr. Paul Sullivan is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center and a senior research associate at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. He teaches about "Energy and Environmental Security" at Johns Hopkins and is a columnist for Arab News. He also teaches about climate change, energy transitions, and the Middle East for the Yale Alumni College. He was a full professor at the National Defense University (USA) for over 22 years where he ran the Energy Industry Study, taught Industry Analytics, Economics of National Security, and other electives and regional studies related to the MENA region, the Islamic world, Economic Warfare, and other timely issues. As part of his NDU duties, he ran energy field studies in the US, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the EU. He taught at Georgetown, The American University in Cairo, and Yale. He holds a BA from Brandeis University (Summa Cum Laude), along with MA, MPhil, and PhD degrees from Yale University. He was part of MIT’s Seminar XXI’s class of 2006. He has a certificate of completion in Ethnoarchaeology from a field study in Barunga, Australia, run by Flinders University in Australia.

Mustafa Amer

Senior Petroleum Engineer and Natural Gas Researcher with experience in the upstream Oil and Gas industry mainly in petroleum production technology, managing gas assets, managing well integrity of all Shell onshore wells in the Western Desert, natural gas long-term forecasting, energy scenario modelling, and researching methane emissions. Led, developed and contributed to projects that increased oil and gas production and operational efficiency through systematic restructuring of workflows, and contributed to environmental protection. Judging Panelist at an engineering energy award in the UK. Successfully completed two Master’s Degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Aberdeen and Innovation Management (a joint program between Cairo University and the University of Cambridge).

Hirofumi Matsuo

Mr. Hirofumi Matsuo is a Senior Editorial Writer of Nikkei, which is a leading Japanese economic media group. He mainly covers the energy issues, including oil and gas, and the Middle East and Africa affairs. Mr.Matsuo graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Arabic Studies) and joined Nikkei in 1989. He has served as Deputy Editor of Business News Department, and Bureau Chief of Tehran, Cairo, and Dubai. He also takes a position of Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Wakayama University.

Dual Plenary 5

Nobuo Tanaka

Nobuo Tanaka is former Chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. He is the chairman of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF). He is Distinguished Fellow at Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) and Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy of the University of Tokyo. As Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from 2007 to 2011, he initiated a collective release of oil stocks in June 2011. He also played a crucial and personal role in strengthening of ties with major non-Member energy players, including China and India.
He began his career in 1973 in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) after graduating the University of Tokyo, and has served in a number of high-ranking positions, including Director-General of the Multilateral Trade System Department. He was deeply engaged in bilateral trade issues with the US as Minister for Industry, Trade and Energy at the Embassy of Japan, Washington DC. He served twice as Director for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the Paris-based international organization, OECD.

Takeshi Matsui

Takeshi Matsui is the Chairperson of the Planning Committee of the Japan Gas Association and Executive Vice President of Osaka Gas Company Ltd.
Following his appointment as Executive Vice President of Osaka Gas in April 2019, he currently functions as Chief ESG Officer, Head of Strategy and Planning Headquarters of the company. He also oversees the Energy Resources & International Business Unit. OGIS-RI, a core subsidiary of the Daigas Group in IT-related business, also comes under his supervision. Prior to the current post, he served as Senior Executive Officer and Head of the Energy Resources & International Business Unit between April 2016 and March 2019. Before this executive position, he worked as Senior General Manager of the Human Resources Department for two years.
He has been a member of the board of directors of Osaka Gas since June 2017 and he experienced his middle management positions within Osaka Gas in the Finance Department between June 2003 and March 2014 where he worked as managers of financial solutions and international finance, and subsequently, as Senior General Manager.
After joining Osaka Gas in 1983, he was assigned in the administration division of Senboku LNG Terminals. Between 1988 and 1998, he worked for the Gas Resources Department of the company where he was responsible for LNG procurement planning and financial/economic analysis of LNG projects.
He was seconded to The Export/Import Bank of Japan (current JBIC) between 1998 and 2000.
He was educated at Tokyo University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in law.

Hamid M. Al Sadoon

Hamid leads KAPSARC’s Oil Market Outlook (KOMO) quarterly reports. He focuses on all aspects related to short- and long-term energy forecasting, covering a wide array of topics including demand, prices, inventories, etc. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked for three years in corporate planning at Saudi Aramco as an analyst. Between 2012-2016, Hamid was a negotiator for the Saudi climate change team at different United Nations bodies, covering various topics under the Paris Agreement, such as adaptation, transportation, etc. He negotiated on behalf of the Kingdom at the UNFCCC, Montreal protocol, UNEP, IPCC, ICAO, among others.

Lucian Pugliaresi

Mr. Pugliaresi is President of the Energy Policy Research Foundation (EPRINC), a public policy energy think tank founded in 1944. He has led the organization’s research effort on U.S. energy security, scope and benefits of the North American petroleum renaissance and the growing role of LNG in world trade, among other energy topics. EPRINC’s programs are focused on the intersection of petroleum economics and public policy and research and commentary can be found on the foundation’s website, www.eprinc.org.
Mr.Pugliaresi has served in a wide range of government posts, including the National Security Council at the White House (Reagan Administration), Departments of State, Energy, and Interior, as well as the EPA. His career in the federal government included central policy roles in the development of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decontrol of domestic crude oil and gasoline prices, nuclear nonproliferation, offshore oil and gas leasing on federal lands, U.S. trade policy, environmental regulations, energy security, and U.S./Soviet relations.
He has published extensively on petroleum topics and is a periodic contributor to the Wall Street Journal and testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress on energy security, the energy transition and related policy matters. He has chaired EPRINC’s joint effort with IEEJ on the Future of Asian LNG for the last 6 years.

John Kuehn

John Kuehn is President, Supply & Trading and is based in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for Chevron's global trading activities for crude oil, feedstocks, refined products, natural gas, liquified natural gas (LNG), gas liquids, and carbon to support the company's crude and gas production operations and refining and marketing network.
Prior to this role, John served as Vice President/Director, Gas Supply & Trading and was responsible for Chevron's global marketing and trading activities for natural gas, LNG, and liquified petroleum gas/natural gas liquids (LPG/NGL) businesses.
John joined Chevron in 1991 as a project engineer, working in the Gulf of Mexico for Chevron Pipe Line Company. He also served in Upstream on the Deepwater business unit's Planning and Strategy team and on an assignment as one of Upstream's first Technology Brokers. Prior to his current role, John held other notable leadership roles, including Vice President/Director, Crude Supply & Trading; Vice President, Strategy, Planning & Technology for Downstream & Chemicals; and General Manager, Value Chain Optimization Asia-Pacific.
John graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.

Dual Plenary 6

Peter Hartley

Peter Hartley is the George A. Peterkin Professor in the Economics Department, a Rice Scholar in Energy Studies in the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, and Co-Director of the Masters of Energy Economics program at Rice University. He also is 2022 President of the IAEE, having previously served in that role in 2015. He also was President of the USAEE in 2012.
Professor Hartley has researched a range of issues in energy economics for 40 years. He also published papers and books in several other areas of economics.
He completed a first class honors degree in mathematics in 1974, and a Masters Degree in Economics in 1977, at the Australian National University. From 1975-77, he worked for the Priorities Review Staff and the Economic Division of the Prime Minister's Department in the Australian Government. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1980. From 1980 to 1986 he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He has been at Rice University since 1986.
He also has held visiting positions in Australia at Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and, most recently, the University of Western Australia.

Ryohei Masumoto

Ryohei Masumoto is Senior Researcher of INPEX Solutions, which is research and consulting company of INPEX, Japanese largest E&P. He has research Energy Industry & Companies and providing research reports and presentations internally and externally. Before joining INPEX, he was Equity Analyst of Energy sector etc. In total more than 20 years of Analyst experience.

Robert Feldman

Robert is currently a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities, where he has worked since 1998. In addition, he is a Senior Specially Appointed Professor at Tokyo University of Science, where he taught from 2017-22. Outside formal work, he was a commentator on Japan’s nightly business program, World Business Satellite, from 2000-2020, and has served on the US-Japan Friendship Commission and as an outside director at Orix Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and BAs in Economics and in Japanese Studies from Yale. He was an exchange student in Japan in high school. He has published ten books in Japanese, and one in English, and has translated three books from Japanese to English.

Sumie Nakayama

Sumie Nakayama is an Executive Officer in Electric Power Development Co., Ltd (J-POWER), and also serves as a Professor for the Graduate School of Management at Kyoto University and a Board of Director for Global CCS Institute.
She has established her expertise in the research of global energy and climate policy, through research and development of low carbon technologies, model-based global and domestic energy demand/supply analysis and continuous study of international climate flamework negotiation.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Master of Engineering in Energy Science and PhD from Graduate School of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Thomas-Olivier Léautier

Thomas-Olivier Léautier is Chief Economist of TotalEnergies. He was previously Chief Economist and director of the Corporate University for Management of EDF and associate researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics. He has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in the electric power industry, both as an academic (MIT and Toulouse School of Economics), and a practitioner (McKinsey and Company, Alcan Inc., EDF and TotalEnergies). He has published numerous academic articles, and a book “Imperfect markets and imperfect regulation: an introduction to the microeconomics and political economy of power markets”, published by MIT Press in 2018.
Thomas-Olivier holds a PhD in Economics and a Master in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA, a Master in Science from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, France, and a Bachelor in Science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France.

Round Table 3

Yixin Yao

Yixin Yao joined ADBI in September 2021. Previously she served in the Ministry of Finance of China (MOF PRC) as the director responsible for bilateral and multilateral financial cooperation between PRC and ADB, KFW, OFID, GCF, Austria, Israel etc. Before that she was Financial Partnership Specialist responsible for PRC Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund in ADB HQ. Prior to entering ADB, she worked in MOF PRC responsible for fiscal policy research and international financial cooperation, in the Mission of PRC to European Union (EU) in Belgium responsible for public policy research, in the National General Bureau of Press and Publication of PRC responsible for copyright research and has been Senior Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the University of Minnesota, USA, and visiting scholar in the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on sustainable development, climate change, green finance, and intellectual property. She earned her PhD degree in Economics from Northwest University, MA and BA degree in law from Peking University, PRC.

Seungju Baek

Prior to joining ADBI, he served as Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Korea.
He has 30 years of economic and development policy experience. His other previous roles include serving as a senior policy analyst focused on developing countries for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, as well as an international development expert at the World Bank Institute.
His capacity building and training interests include post-COVID-19 recovery and inclusive growth for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.
He earned his doctor of public administration degree in public policy from Korea University.

Bambang P. S. Brodjonegoro

Bambang Brodjonegoro currently serves as the President Commissioner of PT. Telkom Indonesia Tbk and PT. Bukalapak.com, two main leading companies in technology in Indonesia.
Moreover, Bambang is also appointed as the Chairman of the Economic Empowerment Agency, Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN). For more than 10 years, Bambang was appointed as the Minister of Finance, Minister of Development Planning and Minister of Finance, respectively. He served within the three cabinets of Indonesia’s Presidency.
Bambang earned a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently is a Professor of Economics, at the University of Indonesia.

Yukari Niwa Yamashita

Yukari Niwa Yamashita is a Managing Director for the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), in Charge of the Energy Data and Modelling Center which is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses on energy policy issues.
Her team’s analyses and recommendations contribute greatly to debate and policy making for Japan and international communities such as ERIA, APEC and IEA. The annual IEEJ's Outlook is globally recognized for its timely analyses and pragmatic approach towards climate change.
She has been serving as a member of various government councils and committees in the fields of energy and science & technologies. She also led miscellaneous international and regional programs in the area of energy cooperation through IEA, APEC, ERIA and IPEEC. She is a visiting professor at Kyushu University. She served as the 2020 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) and is the 2021 Executive Vice President.

Dina Azhgaliyeva

Dr. Dina Azhgaliyeva is a Research Fellow at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). Before joining ADBI in July 2019, she worked as a Research Fellow in the energy economics division of the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. She was also a Research Fellow at the Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK) where she worked on a project ‘Kazakh-British Centre for Competitiveness’. She also worked as a leading and chief specialist for the Tax Committee at the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan.
Her research focuses on energy policy, particularly renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage. Dina has published articles on these topics in journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Management, Energy Policy and Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment. She is currently a guest editor for the Applied Energy’s special issue “Integration of Renewable Energy in Energy Systems, Perspectives on Investment, Technology, and Policy”.
She earned her PhD and MSc in economics from the University of Essex (UK). She also holds an internationally recognized teaching qualification from the Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a qualification in research career management from the Staff Educational and Development Association. More information is available here: https://www.adb.org/adbi/about/staff-profiles/dina-azhgaliyeva

Alin Halimatussadiah

Dr. Alin Halimatussadiah is an active lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (FEB UI) since 2004.
She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Indonesia in 2013 with a focus on economics of natural resources and the environment.
She has been leading the environmental economics research group at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (LPEM) FEB UI since 2017. She has collaborated with various stakeholders, such as policy makers, the private sector, and the community, donors, experts, both from national and international levels.
She is a certified expert in several areas, such as sustainability reporting, sustainable finance, impact investing, climate finance and renewable energy financing. Currently she is focusing on her career as a lecturer at FEB UI, and as a researcher at LPEM FEB UI.

David C. Elzinga

David is part of the Southeast Asia Energy Department and is leading the Energy Transition Mechanism – a scalable, collaborative initiative developed in partnership with developing member countries (DMCs) that will leverage a market-based approach to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. Public and private investments—from governments, multilateral banks, private sector investors, philanthropies, and long-term investors—will finance country-specific ETM funds to retire coal power assets on an earlier schedule than if they remained with their current owners.
Previously at the UN Economic Commission for Europe David's focus was on the role of fossil fuels in sustainable energy systems and at the International Energy Agency (IEA) was lead author for Energy Technology Perspectives publication. He also led the IEA’s work on electricity system technologies, such as Smart Grids.
Over the course of his career David has worked in the energy and climate fields for over 20 years, with focus areas of technology, policy and analysis in both private and public sectors. In these roles he developed markets, deployed renewable and energy efficiency technologies and has advised various governments at the local and national levels on energy policy.

Nuki Agya Utama

Dr. Nuki Agya Utama is appointed as the Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and reporting directly to an International organization under ASEAN entities and reporting to Governing Council consist of ministries energy in ASEAN member states.
He is currently an advisory board member of Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC), World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Councils, and energy working group of UN-ESCAP. He has an academic and research background as Post-Doctorate in Graduate School. Energy Science Kyoto University on life cycle energy analysis and energy scenario and planning modelling. Holding PhD, with research on Life Cycle Energy Analysis from Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, the University of Technology King Mongkut (KMUTT), Thailand.
Prior to assuming his position in ACE, he has been working in various international organizations as well as private sectors in energy and environmental issues. He also serves as an invited lecture in Diponegoro University as well as an editor and reviewer in various international journals.

Dil Rahut

Dil Rahut is Vice-Chair of Research and Senior Fellow at Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).
His research focuses on development microeconomics, agricultural economics, and environmental and natural resource economics. He is currently implementing experiments and field research in agriculture, natural resources, and climate in Asia.
Prior to joining ADBI, he was a senior global program manager for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre’s (CIMMYT) socioeconomics and sustainable intensification programs and served as chair of the staffs’ committee at CIMMYT.
He also previously worked for the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan’s Research and Statistics Department and served as a research fellow at the WorldFish Centre; senior fellow and Japan chair at the Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations; chief of research, planning, and monitoring and Visa/Mastercard director at the Bank of Bhutan Ltd; and assistant professor of development economics at South Asian University.
He has over 130 publications in Scopus indexed journals and has guest-edited several journal special issues. He also serves as an editorial board member of the Asian Development Review and lectures. He lectures at the University of Tokyo and Hitotsubashi University in Japan on recent issues in development economics.

Moekti Handajani Soejachmoen

Moekti Handajani Soejachmoen (Kuki Soejachmoen) is currently the Executive Director of the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID) and one of its Co-founders.
She has been working in climate change since early 1990s. Her first area in this issue was scientific modelling in relation to the energy-based sector during her time with the Center for Research on Energy at the Institut Teknologi Bandung. While at Pelangi Indonesia, she was actively involved in the Climate Action Network (CAN) not only in Indonesia but also in CAN Southeast Asia and CAN International. She was on the boards of CAN International and CAN Southeast Asia. Her involvement in international climate negotiations started in the year 2000 during COP-6 in the Hague.
After her tenure as the Executive Director of Pelangi Indonesia in 2010, she joined the Office of Indonesia’s President’s Special Envoy (PSE) for Climate Change for 2 terms (2010-2014 and 2015-2019), where she assisted the PSE in international climate negotiations, including during the preparation of the Paris Agreement.
After COP21 in Paris, she remained part of Indonesia’s Article 6 of the Paris Agreement negotiating team. She has been involved in a number of studies and policy analysis related to climate change, energy, transportation and air quality.

Dual Plenary 7

Yasumasa Fujii

Yasumasa FUJII graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1988. He received his master's degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from the same university in 1990 and 1993 respectively. He worked for Yokohama National University from 1993 to 1999. In April 1999, he joined the faculty of the University of Tokyo, where he has been a professor in the department of Nuclear Engineering and Management since 2008. He joined the Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies Project at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, as an invited research scholar from May 1995 to April 1996. His scientific interests are in modeling and analysis of energy systems using mathematical programming techniques, such as large scale linear programming and multi-agent simulation with artificial learning.
He was the chair of department of NEM in 2013-2014 and 2017-2018, and is currently the director of the resilience engineering research center of the school of engineering.
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, the Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineering of Japan, and the Society of Energy and Resources of Japan, Atomic Energy Society of Japan, The Japan Institute of Energy and IEEE.

Warren McKenzie

Dr Warren McKenzie is an Australian scientist and entrepreneur.
His experience spans the fields of nanotechnology, semiconductors, metallurgy, gene therapy and now fusion energy with each venture holding the possibly of being world changing.
Dr McKenzie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales and an Endeavor Fellow. He is an Adjunct academic at the University of New South Wales School of Materials Science, a director of Advanced Alloy Holdings and a mentor to many entrepreneurial scientists.
Dr McKenzie founded HB11 Energy with Emeritus Professor Heinrich Hora, a pioneer of laser fusion research since the 1960s.
This year, HB11 Energy became the first private fusion company in the world to demonstrate a significant fusion result.

Robert F. Ichord

Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr. is currently a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center where he is authoring a policy series on power sector transformation in developing countries and contributing to the Council's work on the climate change, energy security, and the geopolitics of nuclear energy innovation. He recently joined Tetra Tech to spearhead a new American Innovation Center for Central Asia initiative under the USAID-funded Power Central Asia project.
Dr. Ichord enjoyed a distinguished forty-year career in the US government advancing US international energy interests. He retired in January 2016 from the US Department of State, where he served as deputy assistant secretary for energy transformation in the Energy Resources Bureau from 2011 to 2015. He then established Ichord Ventures LLC, which provides energy analysis and consulting services to both the private and public sectors.
Prior to State, he managed USAID energy assistance programs in Europe and Eurasia with a focus on electricity regulatory and market reforms, energy efficiency, and nuclear safety, including the closure of Chernobyl and other high-risk Soviet reactors in Lithuania and Bulgaria.

Eunjung Lim

Eunjung Lim is an Associate Professor at Division of International Studies, Kongju National University (KNU). She also serves as Vice President for International Affairs, Dean of Institute of Institute of Korean Education and Culture, and Dean of Institute of International Language Education at the same university.
Her areas of specialization include international cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, comparative and global governance, and energy, nuclear, and climate change policies of East Asian countries. Since 2018, she has served as a board member of Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC), and currently serves as a member of Policy Advisory Committee for Ministry of Unification.
Before joining the KNU faculty, Dr. Lim served as an Assistant Professor at College of International Studies, Ritsumeikan University, in Kyoto, Japan. She also taught at several universities in the United States and Korea, including Johns Hopkins University, Yonsei University, and Korea University. She has been a researcher and a visiting fellow at academic institutes including the Center for Contemporary Korean Studies at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, the Institute of Japanese Studies at Seoul National University, the Institute of Japan Studies at Kookmin University, and Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.
She earned a B.A. from the University of Tokyo, an M.I.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Sama Bilbao y León

Sama Bilbao y León became the Director General of World Nuclear Association in October 2020. Sama has more than 20 years of experience in nuclear engineering and energy policy. Sama has a very diverse professional experience having worked in the nuclear industry (Nuclear Safety Analysis Engineer, Dominion Energy, USA), in academia (Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs and Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA) and in international organisations (Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Head of the Technical Secretariat for the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), Head of Water Cooled Reactors Technology Development Unit, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)). Sama, who is originally from Spain, holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Energy Technologies from the Polytechnic University of Madrid; a master's degree and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin ? Madison; and an MBA from Averett University. Sama is one of the seven founders of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN).

Dual Plenary 8

Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Yoshitsugu Hayashi is Distinguished Professor, Chubu University Center for Sustainable Development and Global Smart City and Emeritus Professor, Nagoya University, Japan, as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, China. He is also an Executive Committee member among the100 Full members of The Club of Rome consisting of world-wide leading politicians, business people and academicians. Year 2022 is the 50th anniversary of Club of Rome 1st report “The Limits to Growth” <https://www.clubofrome.org >. He was also 6th President of WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society) (2013-2019) which attracts over 1,000 members from 67 countries <http://www.wctrs-society.com/>.
Professor Yoshitsugu Hayashi’s background is Civil Engineering. The major fields of research are analysis and modelling of transport ? land use interactions and the countermeasure policy to overcome negative impacts of urbanisation and motorisation. The results are published in such books as “Land Use, Transport and The Environment (1996)”, “Urban Transport and the Environment ? An International Perspective (2004)”, “Intercity Transport and Climate Change ? Strategies for Reducing the Carbon Footprint (2014)”.
An application to practice includes his proposition of rail transit oriented urban reform to overcome Bangkok’s hyper congestion as the leader of JICA project in mid 1990’s, which became the trigger to construct over 200 km long urban railways from 1999-2022. He is also now the leader of JICA/JST big research project of “Smart Transport Strategy for THAILAND 4.0”.
He has experienced also Board member of the Engineering Academy of Japan, Ex-Vice President of JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers) in charge of Redesigning Japan to be Resilient, Leader of a Global Center of Excellence Programme “From Earth System Science to Basic and Clinical Environmental Studies”, and Leader of “Smart Shrink” movement as a key strategy for declining and aging cities. The results are published in more than 40 books such as “Climate Change, Energy Use, and Sustainability: Diagnosis and Prescription after the Great East Japan Earthquake”(Springer, 2015), “Disaster Resilient Cities ? Concepts and Practical Examples” (Elsevier, 2016), , “Come on : Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet- (Springer, 2017, Club of Rome Report) ” edited by Weizsaecker and Wijkman, et.al, “Balancing Nature and Civilization ? Alternative Sustainability Perspectives from Philosophy to Practice”(Springer, 2019), etc.

Ali Izadi-Najafabadi

Based in Seoul, Ali manages BloombergNEF's research teams across Asia Pacific, focusing on the transition of the region's economies to a cleaner more competitive future. The teams’ reports and tools help clients identify opportunities and risks associated with the energy transition. Prior to his current role, Ali managed BloombergNEF’s Intelligent Mobility as well as Japan and Korea research teams. Prior to joining BloombergNEF in 2010, Ali had worked at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, as well as fuel cell manufacturer, Ballard Power Systems.
Ali has an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Doctorate in Materials Science from Meijo University.

Ashok Sarkar

Dr. Ashok Sarkar is a Senior Energy Specialist in the World Bank's MENA Regional Energy and Extractives Global Practice, and a Program Leader for coordinating advisory and lending services across the infrastructure practice (Energy, Digital and Transport) in the West Bank and Gaza.
During his professional career in international development spanning 30+ years, including earlier in the ADB, USAID, RMA (USA), and BHEL (India) Ashok has worked in 40+ countries, developing clean energy projects valued cumulatively at $2.5 billion+. He is currently working in areas of solar PV, electric mobility, energy efficiency, DSM/demand response, sustainable cooling, etc., including in lending and/or advisory operations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, West Bank and Gaza, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Sao Tome and Principe and South Africa.
Ashok was a regular visiting faculty for sustainable energy at the University of Oslo’s summer program for over 15 years. He had also served as a technical member of the UNFCCC’s CDM Methodologies Panel and as chair of the UNEP’s Global LED Lighting Taskforce. An engineer from Delhi College of Engineering, India, Ashok holds a Masters in Energy Planning & Policy from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Andianto Hidayat

Andianto Hidayat graduated in 1991 from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia,majoring in Chemistry. Between 1997-1998 he continued to study Surface Engineering & Tribology at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, where he completed Master degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He joined PT Pertamina (Persero) in 1994 as Marketing & Trading R&D Assistant for 5 years producing numerous important studies on LPG Business, Fuel Supply Chain & Transit Terminals, and KPI Implementation. From 2000 to 2010 he carried field works as Lubricant Engineer, during which, he setup the foundation for company’s overseas market expansion program for Lubricant Business. Within three years, he has successfully opened Pertamina’s new market in Pakistan, Belgium, China, UAE, Myanmar, Australia, and Singapore. After spending one year managing the Board of Director’s office in 2011, he then moved to the newly established Gas Directorate where he run the CNG Commercial Department.
From March 2012 to June 2016, Mr. Hidayat assumed Technology & Product Development Manager responsible to perform various R&D activities across the value chain in Gas, New & Renewable Energy business. His main focus was supporting the infrastructure and operation standards development in LNG for downstream application, as well as technical study and evaluation on variety of NRE projects, including Wind, Solar, Biomass, Biogas, Ocean Energy, and Biofuels.
Between July 2016 and June 2017, he managed the Board of Commissioners office at PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy as ecretary to Board of Commissioners. Since January 2017, he leads a team responsible to initiate various NRE commercialization project in collaboration with government institution and relevant business entities both SOE’s and private sectors. In July 2017, he was appointed as VP Research & Technology Planning & Commercial at the Pertamina Research & Technology Center. As of August 17, 2020, Mr. Hidayat assumes current position as VP Downstream Research & Technology Innovation.

Kengo Nishimura

Experienced and self-motivated government relations and public policy specialist with over 12 year career of a national government official, 10 year career of a management consulting and 5 year career of a multinational enterprise senior official.
He is responsible for the company's public policy and government relations activities in Uber Japan covering UberEats business and Uber Taxi business from 2020.
Before joining Uber Japan, he worked for;
Wynn Resorts (US based entertainment company)
Caesars Entertainment (US based entertainment company)
Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting (Japan based management consulting firm)
Accenture (US based management consulting firm)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
He has a master degree of public administration from Columbia University, a master degree of tourism policy from New York University and a bachelor degree of economics from Tokyo University.

Round Table 4

Hiroshi Okamoto

Dr. Okamoto started his career with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in 1993.

In TEPCO, he has worked for the number of projects related to electric power systemsincluding,
–Research on dynamic security assessment and optimal power flow on deregula ted electric power systems
–Project management of Ultra High Voltage (UHV) AC transmission (1000 kV)
–Renewable energy integration to the power grid and frequency control of inter area power systems
–Smart grid strategy
–Project management of internati onal consultancy services for the several electric power companies
–Regulatory affairs of Japanese electricity market reform.

Since June 2021, he has been EVP of TEPCO Power Grid. Prior to the current position, he served as Executive Managing Officer of TEPCO Holdings, President of TEPCO Research Institute.

In 2017, Dr. Okamoto jointly published a book entitled Utility 3.0: Game change in energy industry 2050 ””. He also published many articles and several books regarding electric power systems.

Currentl y, he is member of Market Strategy Board of International Electro technical Commission (IEC/MSB) and member of Steering Committee of CIGRE.

Goro Umeyama

Disaster prevention and crisis management Licenses and certifications Professional Engineer, Japan (Water Supply & Sewerage)
UAV Flight certificate (Basic) (JUAVAC Drone Expert Academy)

The Independent Investigation Commission on the Japanese Government’s Response to COVID-19: Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned (Book chapter, Discover 21, 2020)
Japan’s Population Implosion: 50 Million shock(Book chapter, Palgrave Macmillan,2017)
Japan in Peril? 9 crisis scenarios(Book chapter, CLSA, 2014)
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster: Investigating the Myth and Reality(Book chapter, Routledge, 2014)

Yusuke Kojima

April 2008
Joined Sony Corporation
February 2012
Joined Accenture Japan Ltd
August 2014
Joined our company
August 2016
General Manager of PPS Business Group
June 2018
Our director
April 2022
Director of PPS business and technology development (current position)

Jack Baker

Jack Baker is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He uses probabilistic and statistical tools to quantify and manage disaster risk and resilience. He has made contributions to risk analysis of spatially distributed systems, characterization of earthquake ground motions, and simulation of post-disaster recovery. He is an author of the textbook Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis, Director of the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, and a Co-Founder of Haselton Baker Risk Group.
Prior to Stanford, Professor Baker was a visiting researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He has degrees in Structural Engineering (Stanford, M.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2005), Statistics (Stanford, M.S. 2004) and Mathematics/Physics (Whitman College, B.A. 2000). His awards include the Shah Family Innovation Prize from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the Early Achievement Research Award from the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability, the Walter L. Huber Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Helmut Krawinkler Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, and the Eugene L. Grant Award for excellence in teaching from Stanford.

Mitsuhiro Ogata

Joined Weathernews Inc. (WNI) in Aug. 1994 as a Weather Risk Communicator for the shipping industry. After graduating from KOBE University taking-up Mercantile Marine Course, he joined Oceanroutes Japan 1988. He then worked as a Voyage Route Analyst at Oceanroutes Inc. Sunnyvale CA, USA.
WNI has been providing Weather Tech Services to the Sea, Sky and Land Transportation market including global shipping industries. Currently, WNI is developing Global Energy WeatherTech Services for the global Energy market based on winning experiences in Japan and Europe.
Mr.Ogata is in charge of developing the Global Energy WeatherTech Service and product includes PV power, Wind Power Forecast, Energy Demand Forecast and also Imbalance index in between RE supply and Demand or high level weather data provision especially.
Mr. Ogata is making best use of their European technology and engineering to develop services and systems for various countries.
It is the goal of WNI to optimize weather risk management customized for the specific needs of a country. This is done through predictive control of climate change by investing in big data, Internet-Of-Things (IOT) and AI machine learning innovation. He will share with you more about WNI’s capability and your feedback will be highly appreciated.

Miki Haruyama

Business Partnership Development Division and Japan Fleet Business Division, Nissan Motor Co, ltd. RVP (Regional Vice President/2022), Division GM (2021) of 2 divisions
Apr.2021 to Today
Whole partnership business and BtoB business matters from strategy planning, EV eco system, LCV product planning, next mobility, connectivity, new business, marketing, and sales. Japan Fleet Business Division and Japan LCV Division, Division GM of 2 divisions
Apr.2019 to Mar.2021
Japan Fleet Business Division, Division GM
Apr.2017 to Mar.2019
Japan Product Planning, GM
May.2015 to Mar.2017
Process & Resource Management Dept.GM
Apr.2012 to Apr.2015
V-up Office, Deputy GM
Apr.2010 to Mar.2012
Process & Resource Management Dept. Deputy GM (2010), Senior Manager (2006-2009)
Apr.2006 to Mar.2010
Product Planning, Nissan Europe SAS, Senior Manager
Apr.2004 to Mar.2006
Exploratory Product Planning Dept., Nissan Motor Co, ltd. Senior Manager
Apr.2001 to Mar.2004
Exploratory of new product concept, opportunity and potential for market after 10 years, product concept for motor show exhibition. Summary of my experience prior to my manager position ; I have worked on Customer relations, Dealership sales for 1 year as training, Customer satisfaction planning & management, and Global product planning in various axis.

Kazuko Ishigaki

Ms. Kazuko Ishigaki served more than 20 years at the Japanese Government and engaged in disaster risk management planning, international planning, and a wide array of regional development policies.
Prior to her current position, she served Japanese Government as Director for Training and Capacity Building as well as Director for Public and International Relations in Cabinet Office for Disaster Risk Management, Director for Construction Industry International Planning in Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Regarding international experience, she served three years as Risk Knowledge Economist of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), drafted “Progress and Challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” (UNISDR, 2014) and launched “UNISDR Working Paper Series on Public Investment and Financing Strategy for DRR” (UNISDR, 2015). She has another three year experience as economist/policy analyst at the OECD and drafted several publications including “Regional Development Policies in OECD Countries” (OECD, 2010).
She has Master’s degree in Public Policy and Urban Planning at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Master’s degree in Economics at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.