Hiroki Matsuo
Representative Director
President and CEO

Graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture at Kyushu University and completed the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironment, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University.
He joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation in 2006. At Toyota Tsusho, he was in charge of the carbon dioxide emission rights business, where he was mainly involved  in clean energy projects in developing countries. He oversaw the development of solar and wind power plants from 2010 to 2013 at Eurus Energy Group, developing new solar and wind power projects and negotiating M&A of power plants in operation in the US and Canada. He joined Pacific Energy in 2013. He was appointed President and CEO in June 2019 after serving as Head of Development Division and Vice President positions.

Hisashi Nagamori
Chief Investment Officer
Managing Director
Head of Investment

He received his law degree from Ritsumeikan University and an LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2012.
He joined Lehman Brothers in 2012 and he was responsible for its proprietary trading and structuring securitized products. After Lehman Brothers's civil rehabilitation proceedings, he managed assets to be repaired and sold as a member of restructuring group.Prior to Lehman Brothers, he worked at Deutsche Securities, Fortress Investment Group and Merrill Lynch, where he was involved in corporate finance, M&A, real estate and non-performing loan investments and acquisitions. At Fortress Investment Group (Tokyo), he managed the Japan Income Fund and reviewed investments related to solar projects. He joined Pacifico Energy and in his current position since 2017.

Yoichiro Mizuta
Chief Operating Officer

Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo. Since 2005, he worked at Mitsubishi Corporation, where he was involved in company-wide portfolio management, investment management of IPPs (including renewable energy), ship/aircraft leasing, and asset management of a large-scale petrochemical plant in the Middle East, one of Mitsubishi Corporation's portfolio companies. He also engaged in risk management and accounting work of precious metals (platinum, gold, aluminum) and gas trading of North America at Mitsubishi Internal Corporation (New York). He joined Pacifico Energy in 2019 and assumed position of Head of Asset Management which leads Asset Management of solar projects up to 1.4 GW (both under construction and after COD) since 2020.He has been in his current position since Apr 2023.

Kaoru Yamamoto
Chief Human Resource Officer

Graduated from the School of Commerce, Meiji University. She studied at Metropolitan University in the U.K., majoring in Post Graduate Human Resources Management, and holds a partial certification in CIPD.
She has over 20 years of HR experience in Japan and the U.K. She held the HR positions at Sojitz (formerly Nissho Iwai Europe Plc.,), Japan Airlines in London, and was a Japan HR Leader at a major U.S. life sciences company in Tokyo. In September 2015, she participated in the launch of Netflix's Japanese market and contributed to the company's growth over three years. In September 2018. She joined Pacifico Energy and is responsible for Human Resources, General Affairs, IT and Public Relations.

Akihiro Mitsumoto
Co-Head of Solar Development

Graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Policy Studies.
He joined CBRE in 2009, and was engaged in commercial real estate consulting business. In 2012, he founded Synergeo, a real estate and solar power plant development consulting firm. He joined Pacifico Energy as an entrepreneurial member in 2012 and has been involved in many of the Company's solar business development projects. He has been in his current position since 2019.

Kenji Yoshida
Co-Head of Solar Development

Graduated from Osaka City University, School of Life Science.
In 2008, he worked at an administrative scrivener's law firm, where he was engaged in negotiations with government agencies, human resources, new business development, etc. In 2012, he founded Synergeo, a real estate and solar power development consulting firm, and became the president and CEO. He has been with Pacifico Energy since 2013 and has been involved in many of the Company's solar power business development projects. He has been in his current position since 2019.

Kazuyuki Hirayama
Head of Finance Department
Certified Public Accountant / Tax Accountant

Graduated from the Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University.
In 2008, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata (now PwC Aarata Limited Liability Audit Corporation). He has been engaged in auditing services related to funds for about 5 years at the same firm, and in 2013 he established and became the representative of Hirayama CPA firm. He joined Pacifico Energy in 2018 and has been in his current position since 2019.

Head of Energy Storage System/VPP

Graduated from Osaka University with a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 2011. Passionate about commercialization of emerging technologies with over 13 years of international experience in end to end business cycle from R&D, new business development, strategy and alliance formation to tech start-up investment. He has experienced various management roles in various Global 500 Fortune Companies including Panasonic, Sumitomo Electric Industries and Accenture, foreseeing millions $ worth of projects in areas including VPP/energy IoT, ESS・BESS (Energy Storage System or Battery Energy Storage System) and e-Mobility. He has joined Pacifico Energy since 2021.

Daisuke Takayama
Head of Engineering

Graduated from Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College(KOSEN) and Environmental System Engineering with a Master Degree at Nagaoka University of Technology.
In 2007, he joined Chiyoda Corporation, where he was engaged in project management for the multiple overseas large-scale LNG plants after civil engineering design and construction management for a new domestic refinery at the company. He joined Pacifico Energy in 2019 and has been in his current position in November 2022.

Reina Kosuge
Head of Solar Asset Management

Graduated Keio University, BA in Business and Commerce, and holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. She joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 2004 and was transaction management of Urban Development Group and management of international EPC projects and domestic on-site power generation projects. Later she was engaged in business development in tech startups both in Japan and US and in customer success for SAP Japan. She joined Pacifico Energy in 2020 as an Asset Manager and has been in her current position since 2023.

Kogen Ryu
Head of Power Trading

Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo.
Since 2007, he worked at Mitsubishi Corporation, accounting and tax department of exportring power plant business, infrastructure & machinery group especially in shipping business(new-shipbuilding, making structure of investment & bank loan, ship leasing & deposition etc). Having worked in the Singapore shipping subsidiary and sustainability strategy division (climate change and energy transition, company wide in Mitsubishi Corporation), he joined Pacifico Energy in 2020.He has engaged in asset management & sales transactions in mega solar projects, power trading business through setting up grid connected battery energy storage systems.He has been in his current position since June 2023.

Koji Yamanaka
Head of DX

Graduate from Kyoto University with BA in Economics.
He joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 2005 and engaged in various businesses including Apparel OEM Business for 7 years, Infrastructure Finance Business, which created infrastructure asset management business in Japan for 6 years (out of which, he was seconded to MLIT for 2 years), as well as in the business strategy of Urban Real Estate business. Prior to joining Pacifico Energy, he was a member of the board of directors at Acuity Inc, promoting the AI image processing business. He joined Pacifico Energy in 2022 and in his current position since 2023.

Kiyotaka Matsumoto
Head of Construction

Graduated from the Master program of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Joined JGC Corporation in 2004. After working as an electrical engineer and site manager for petrochemical plants and gas processing plants in the company'selectrical department, he worked on project management for large LNG plants, and joined Pacifico Energy in January 2020. Involved in EPC project management for large photovoltaic power plants, and has been in the current position from April 2024.

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