KAZUHISA YURITA /// CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER - ORIX
Kazuhisa Yurita graduated in Economics by the Doshisha University. Over the 9 years of experience within the PV industry, he has worked both in the upstream (trading raw material: Si-wafer & production equipment for PV module) and in the downstream (developing & investment in solar plants, operation) of the solar sector. He joined ORIX Corp in 2013 where he focuses on the revision of contracts with O&M and EPC service providers and on the restructuring of internal portfolio management.
KAZUHISA YURITA
SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// ORIX
MASAYUKI SAKAI /// CEO & FOUNDER - CO2O
Masayuki Sakai is the CEO and Founder of CO2O. He graduated from Waseda University and earned his MBA’s master degree in Globis management school.
He started the successful business of video picture’s industry in Mitsubishi Corporation’s subsidiary, and established Value Plus Inc. in 2006.
By facing the energy problems in developing Asian countries as a serial entrepreneur, Masayuki Sakai decided to get involved with renewable energy to solve the CO2 problem and he launched CO2O. CO2O is the market leader of O&M in Japan. Their due diligence track record of Solar power plants reached over 366MW.
MASAYUKI SAKAI
CEO & FOUNDER /// CO2O
MARTIN MESMER /// FOUNDER - ReTC.io
Martin designed several large power plants for Pacifico Energy and GSSG Solar in Japan. He has 24 years of experience in the PV industry, including PV System design and optimization, power plant development, components design and technology evaluation, negotiating with suppliers and training engineers.
He started his solar career analyzing the first HIT cells manufactured at Sanyo Solar in Hirakata. He served as a technical advisor to Intel Capital for photovoltaic investments, built the US PV engineering team for Siemens, and developed E.On’s PV engineering division in San Francisco. He oversaw the technical design, negotiation, and implementation of over 240 MW of PV plants in Japan for leading IPPs.
Martin pushed for 1500V before it was fashionable both in the US and in Japan.
MARTIN MESMER
FOUNDER /// ReTC.io
KAM MOFID /// GM & HEAD OF ENVISION'S GLOBAL SOLAR CENTER OF EXCELLENCE - ENVISION
Kam Mofid is General Manager and Head of Envision’s Global Solar Center of Excellence which is based in Redwood City, California. In this position, Kam is responsible for leading research and development in advanced analytics for improving performance and reducing risk in solar asset management including leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning in certain complex data-intensive applications. Kam is also responsible to support global solar solution deployments and leads consulting projects to help solar owners and operators globally address difficult challenges and requirements.

Envision is one of the world’s leading solar and wind asset management software solutions providers with over 100 GW of software deployments globally. Kam has been a senior executive in solar since 2010, with positions including President of REC Solar and CEO of RGS Energy. Prior to 2010, Kam held a variety of executive positions in large automotive and aerospace firms. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a M.Sc. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology’s school of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
KAM MOFID
GM & HEAD OF ENVISION'S GLOBAL SOLAR CENTER OF EXCELLENCE /// ENVISION
ETIENNE LECOMPTE /// CEO - POWERHUB
Etienne Lecompte is a recognized leader and entrepreneur in renewable energy, software development, and regulatory compliance. After founding and building Local Content Assurance Bureau (LCAB) into one of the most respected renewable energy compliance consultancy firms in Ontario, Canada, he started PowerHub. PowerHub is redefining asset management for the renewable energy industry. His vision is that managing portfolios of assets should be easy. Etienne has worked on over 8 GW of wind and solar projects in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and is continuing to actively participate in the growth of the renewable energy sector.
ETIENNE LECOMPTE
CEO /// POWERHUB
VISHAL PUNAMIYA /// CEO - SITEMARK
Vishal Punamiya is the CEO of DroneGrid. He brings over 13 years of corporate experience of managing regional or global IT organizations in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA where he has deployed innovative and market disruptive solutions. He is passionate about connecting new technologies to mainstream applications that address real business needs. Sitemark’s platform redefines how enterprises deploy drones, gather, analyze and manage aerial data across single or multiple sites. Sitemark's platform is used by EPCs, O&Ms, Investors and Energy Producers in 18+ countries.
VISHAL PUNAMIYA
CEO /// SITEMARK
KOICHI SUGIBUCHI /// DEPUTY DIRECTOR PV BUSINESS CONSULTING DIVISION - RTS CORPORATION
Mr. Koichi Sugibuchi is a senior analyst of PV Business Consulting Division in RTS Corporation, a PV consulting company with more than 30 years history based in Tokyo. Currently engaged mainly, research on PV technology and market, and technical consulting for PV companies. He has a career of more than 20 years as a PV expert engineer. Prior to his current position, in four domestic PV companies since 1996, he has been involved in research and development of solar cells and modules, manufacturing, customer support, system design and construction, evaluation of power generation and reliabilities, manufacturing technology consulting, project support etc.
KOICHI SUGIBUCHI
DEPUTY DIRECTOR PV BUSINESS CONSULTING DIVISION /// RTS CORPORATION
MAMORU TAKAHASHI /// PRESIDENT & CEO - TAKARA ASSET MANAGEMENT
Mr.Takahashi is President & CEO of Takara Asset Management since February 2018. He has been working as a real estate appraiser since 1996. In 2002, he joined Shinsei Bank as a silent partner overseeing the investment business. Mr. Takahashi joined Takara Leben in 2014 and was later transferred to Takara Asset Management with a task to introduce Takara Leben’s Solar facilities in the infrastructure fund market. Takara Leben Infrastructure Fund, Inc. is the first company that has been listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, on June 2 2016. He is a Real Estat Transaction Specialist at JAREA (Japan Association of Real Estate Appraisars), where he is also a committee member.
MAMORU TAKAHASHI
PRESIDENT & CEO /// TAKARA ASSET MANAGEMENT
YOICHI KATAYAMA /// PARTNER - ORRICK
Yoichi represents multinational developers and financial institutions in international power, telecommunications and other infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Orrick, Yoichi served as a general counsel for Tomen Power Corporation. He was also an associate general counsel at Tomen America Inc. in New York.
YOICHI KATAYAMA
PARTNER /// ORRICK
TORU INOUE /// HEAD STRUCTURED FINANCE - GOLDMAN SACHS
Toru Inoue is head of Infrastructure and Structured Finance within the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Japan, where he is responsible for both securitization and infrastructure financing. He arranged Japan’s first revenue bond (Ibaraki Prefecture Econ Frontier Revenue Trust) in 2011 and the first rated bond financing for mega solar power plants (JRE Mega Solar Project Bond Trust) in 2013. Toru joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 from Nikko Salmon Smith Barney, where he was the head of securitization. Prior to Nikko Salomon, he has held roles in real estate securitization, consulting and planning at Citibank, Arthur Andersen and Nomura Real Estate. Toru earned a Bachelor of Law from Keio University in 1989.
TORU INOUE
HEAD STRUCTURED FINANCE /// GOLDMAN SACHS
PHIL NAPIER-MOORE /// RENEWABLES PROGRAMME LEADER - MOTT MACDONALD
Phil Napier-Moore,
Renewables Programme Leader, Asia Pacific, Mott MacDonald Ltd

Phil Napier-Moore leads Mott MacDonald’s technical advisory work for solar and wind power in the Asia Pacific region. Supporting plant investors and lenders from the sector’s infancy in 2008, he has overseen technical inputs to more than 9000 MW of projects in Asia, including 250 plants now in operation.

He has directed and managed projects for multilateral agencies, national governments and a large number of private companies, working internationally on low-carbon power projects in 30 countries around the world, in particular within Asia and Europe.

A Chartered Energy Engineer, he obtained his Masters of Engineering from Oxford University.
PHIL NAPIER-MOORE
RENEWABLES PROGRAMME LEADER /// MOTT MACDONALD
NAOAKI EGUCHI /// BANKING & FINANCE PRACTICE GROUP HEAD - BAKER & MCKENZIE
Naoaki Eguchi is head of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group in Tokyo, and is a member of the Asia Pacific Banking & Finance Group steering committee. He has been recognized for his work on Goldman Sachs’ TOB of Universal Studios Japan, which was named the Debt Market Deal of the Year at the 2010 ALB Law Awards. Mr. Eguchi has written articles for numerous publications, including “Japanese PFI/PPP entering a new stage” for Euromoney, and organized and participated in various seminars, including the Nikkei Seminar in 2010.
NAOAKI EGUCHI
BANKING & FINANCE PRACTICE GROUP HEAD /// BAKER & MCKENZIE
TAKAHIRO WATANABE /// GENERAL MANAGER TECHNICAL & OPERATION DEPARTMENT - ADLER SOLAR WORKS
Mr. Watanabe has gained experiences in PV industry from sales, design to project management. As the person in charge responsible for the market first PV system collective estimation site in Japan, he has engaged onto consumer protection and healthy industry improvement from malicious sales at the time.
Currently as General Manager of Technical and Operation Department of Adler Solar Works, a leading maintenance and consulting company of PV system, he is involving into quality inspection of solar modules, technical due diligence of plants as well as plant O&M business.
TAKAHIRO WATANABE
GENERAL MANAGER TECHNICAL & OPERATION DEPARTMENT /// ADLER SOLAR WORKS
TAMENOBU GOJO /// HEAD PROJECT FINANCE - SMTB
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TAMENOBU GOJO
HEAD PROJECT FINANCE /// SMTB
RAKESH SIVASANKARAN /// JAPAN OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE MANAGER - SAFERAY
Rakesh, a power professional with decade long experience in energy sector. In the past, he has been working on the Thermal power sector contributing to mega power projects across the globe. He has been associated in the past with industry majors such as General Electric, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Toshiba. He has 2 patents in the thermal power sector.

It is his strong belief that energy should be harnessed in an environmentally inclusive manner which prompted him to move towards renewable energy sector. In the current role, he is serving as the Japan Operations and Maintenance manager for Saferay. Saferay is set to operate close to 200MW by 2020 and is focussed in contributing its share to the changing energy paradigm.
RAKESH SIVASANKARAN
JAPAN OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE MANAGER /// SAFERAY
SHIGEKI KONDO /// COUNTRY DIRECTOR - AMPT JAPAN
Shigeki Kondo is a technology executive in all aspect of the PV sector for 35 years. His experience includes manufacturing of solar modules at Kyocera Corporation, system designing of solar houses at Sekisui Corporation, R&D of high-efficiency solar cells as well as designing of mega-solar system at JX Energy Corporation.
Based on extensive experience, he is now working at Ampt LLC to provide solutions to improve the total efficiency of PV system to customers.
SHIGEKI KONDO
COUNTRY DIRECTOR /// AMPT JAPAN