Speakers Profile RE-Users Summit 2023Renewable Energy Procurement for Driving Decarbonization

14 June 2023

in Japanese

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  • Andrew Glumac
    Chair, Technical Advisory Group, RE100(Senior Manager, Renewable Energy, CDP)
    Andrew Glumac is the Senior Manager for Renewable Energy at CDP and the Chair of the RE100 Technical Advisory Group. He has experience in energy engineering and consulting; specifically with renewable energy project development, energy procurement, energy market analysis, energy management and master planning, and energy efficiency.
    He has an MBA focused on energy from Technische Universität Berlin, a joint MS in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, École des Mines de Nantes, and the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
  • Han Chen
    Head of Clean Energy Policy for Asia, Apple
    Han Chen works closely with teams across Apple responsible for supply chain decarbonization, with a focus on renewable energy. Through engagement with other stakeholders in the region, she is focused on policy innovation to help make the company’s worldwide supply chain and products carbon neutral by 2030. Prior to joining Apple, Han focused on power sector energy transition, working closely with global policy, business and nonprofit stakeholders.
  • Matthew Bleiman
    Data Center Energy Strategy, Google Asia Pacific
    Matt manages Google’s energy portfolio for its data centers across the Asia Pacific region, including the procurement of and investment into carbon free energy projects to support Google’s 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy and Net Zero commitments. Matt has over ten years of experience in energy project finance, development, and asset management. Prior to joining Google, Matt worked on cross-border energy and infrastructure investment at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the AES Corporation, and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.
    Matt holds an MA in international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in mathematics and political science from Swarthmore College.
  • Yuuki Takeda
    General Manager, Sustainability Promotion Office, NTT DOCOMO
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  • Satoshi Mukai
    Manager, Energy Project Development Sec., New Business Development Dept., Murata Manufacturing
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  • Yusuke Toyoda    
    CEO, Digital Grid
    Yusuke Toyoda completed his graduate studies in the engineering department at the University of Tokyo in 2012 before joining Goldman Sachs Securities. In the securities division, he was engaged in the composition and sale of financial products, and in the strategic investment development division, he mainly worked on the development and investment business of mega solar power projects. From 2016, he was engaged in investing equity across various sectors at the PE fund Integral. In 2018, he participated as a founding member of Digital Grid and in 2019 was appointed as the representative director and president of the company.
  • Takafumi Ushio    
    Deputy Director, New and Renewable Energy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) 
    After graduating from Kyoto University, he joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in April 2010. After being in charge of automobile policy, SME innovation policy, and budgeting and PDCA, he obtained a Master of Public Policy at the University of California, San Diego in 2017. Afterwards, he was in charge of international climate change negotiations, CCS operations, and Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), and then overseeing renewable energy policy at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (current position).
  • Tetsu Inoue
    Global Governance Group, Corporate Workplace Solutions Department, Sony Group
    Tetsu Inoue joined Sony Corporation in 2000. After engaging in intellectual property-related work as well as environmental management work, he was engaged in renewable energy procurement assignments in 2007. He studied abroad in 2008, and was transferred to Sweden in 2014 for the assignments of general affairs in the group company. He took current position in 2017 and has been in charge of energy procurement including renewable energy and management of activities for the reduction of environmental impacts at offices and factories within Sony Group. He has also engaged in becoming a member of RE100, formulating milestones for achieving RE100, and implementing measures to introduce RE in his current role.
    He obtained a Masters Degree from the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Keio University and an MBA from HEC Paris.
  • Emiko Sekikawa
    Manager, Technology Development Department, Production Division, Kirin Brewery Company
    Emiko Sekikawa joined Kirin Brewery in 2009. After working on equipment enhancements and the improvement of energy efficiency for packaging processes at Fukuoka Brewery, she was assigned to head office and placed in charge of company-wide energy-saving initiatives for Kirin Brewery Company. After that she worked in environmental public relations and disclosure, before taking up her current position in 2017. She is now involved in the strategy formulation and implementation for climate change across the entire Kirin Group.
  • Akira Yoshida
    Principal, Public Policy, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Japan
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  • Tomas Kåberger
    Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
    Tomas Kåberger has been the Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute since its foundation in 2011. Academically, he got an MSc in Engineering Physics, a PhD in Physical Resource Theory, and Docent in Environmental Science at Chalmers. He has been professor in International Sustainable Energy Systems at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, and he is currently affiliate Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology.
    Industrially, he has had leading roles in companies providing fuels and technology in the bio-energy industry, another company developing sustainable energy solutions for the automotive industry, and a company operating wind power plants. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vattenfall, and as Industrial Growth Executive of the European company InnEnergy.
    Politically, he has served on board of Swedish and European Environmental Citizen’s organizations, several Swedish Government Committees developing energy and environmental legislation, and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development as a member of a task force on Low-Carbon Industrialization Strategies. From 2008 until 2011 he was Director General of the National Swedish Energy Agency. He was also a member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council between 2018 and 2021.
  • Teruyuki Ohno
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
    Teruyuki Ohno joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2013. He has actively participated in the policy formation of Japan’s climate change measures as a member of national and local governments' committees. Before joining the Institute, he was Director General of the Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government for three years, covering a broad range of environmental issues including energy, climate change, waste management, pollution control, natural environment, and sustainable development. His notable achievements include the “No Dirty Diesel Vehicle Strategy in Tokyo” which reduced the air pollution and PM emissions, and implementation of Japan’s first Cap-and-Trade Program in Tokyo in 2008, involving the industries and successfully building a grand consensus. His active leadership in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency led to the formation of the foundation of Tokyo’s energy policy. He also serves as part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo, Board Member of WWF Japan, and Counselor to the Governor on Zero Emission Tokyo and Environmental Policy. He received the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award from the California Air Resources Board in 2014. His publications include "Energy Strategies of Municipality Governments" (Iwanami, 2013, Japanese) among others.
  • Masaya Ishida
    Senior Manager, Business Alliance, Renewable Energy Institute)
    Masaya Ishida joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2017 to lead research on renewable energy deployment for business activities. He is responsible for organizing the Renewable Energy Users Network (RE-Users), a network of corporate energy users to accelerate renewable energy procurement, and the RE-Users Regional Alliance, a joint initiative with CDP-Worldwide Japan aiming to disseminate renewable energy development and procurement practices across local regions in Japan. He is a member of Technical Advisory Group at RE100 from September 2021.
    Prior to joining the Institute, he was Executive Producer at “Smart Japan,” a leading online media in Japan focusing on renewable energy deployment and electric power market reformation. He has held senior positions at several technology information media and internet businesses, including “EE Times Japan” and “Nikkei Computer.” He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Information Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
  • Kae Takase
    Senior Coordinator, Renewable Energy Institute
    Kae Takase joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2023. Previously she was Associate Director at CDP Worldwide-Japan, where she was responsible for helping Japanese companies and investors to set science-based targets (SBT), procure renewable electricity (RE100), and disclose TCFD-aligned sustainability information. She worked as a modelling analyst at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, and Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy under the Japan Science and Technology Agency, built and ran Integrated Assessment Model for Climate Change, Computable General Equilibrium Model, Econometric Model, Energy System Model, bottom-up model for the energy system. She also initiated and conducted pilot projects for 'Pay as You Save' scheme for solar power and other energy efficiency improvement measures in several municipalities.
    She graduated from Keio University (B.A., M.A.) and the University of Tokyo (PhD). She has also spent a year in Yongin University in South Korea to devote herself to taekwondo and take a break from research.

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