- Representative Director
President and CEO
- HIROKI MATSUO
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. Involved in the Avenal Solar Facility (58MW) in California. 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.
- Chief Operating Officer
- DAI KARASAWA
Graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Department of English Language and Literature.
He joined ITOCHU Corporation in 2012 and oversaw the investment in solar module sales companies and power plant development companies. At Mitsubishi Corporation, he managed investments in independent power procedures and led the finance-related business in connection with the acquisition of solar power plants in Europe and the Middle East. He was appointed Deputy CEO of Diamond Generating Europe BV (Netherlands), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, to develop offshore wind power plants and new businesses in the power sector in the Netherlands and the UK. He joined Pacifico Energy and in current position since July 2019.
Head of Investment
- HISASHI NAGAMORI
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.
- Co-Head of Solar Development
- AKIHIRO MITSUMOTO
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.
- Co-Head of Solar Development
- KENJI YOSHIDA
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.
- Head of Offshore Wind Development
- YUTO OHASHI
He graduated from Otaru University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
In 2009, he joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation, where he was involved in the development, investment and asset management of gas-fired IPP projects in North America and the development of solar IPP projects in Canada. In 2011, he was seconded to Toyota Tsusho U.S. subsidiary, where he was involved in the development of more than 2,700 MW of gas-fired IPP projects, M&A, and the structuring of more than ¥200 billion in project financing. He joined Pacifico Energy in 2018 and has been in his current position since 2019.
- Head of Engineering
- RACHID BRI
Graduated from the International Development Engineering Department of Tokyo Institute of Technology, and completed his master's degree in International Development Engineering (Civil Engineering) at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
In 2003, he joined Chiyoda Corporation, where he worked for 12 years as an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) engineer for hydrocarbon plants. Among the projects he was involved in were a grass-roots liquefied natural gas plant in Papua New Guinea, one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas plants in Qatar (7.8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), two lines) and the planning, management and execution of a hydrocarbon brownfield project in Qatar. He joined Pacifico Energy since 2015.
- Head of Construction
- TAKASHI MATSUSHITA
Graduated from the Department of Architecture, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University.
Engaged in construction management (safety, budget, process and quality management) for many years at Ando Construction (currently Ando Hazama). After the construction management, he was in charge of order, administrative negotiation, resident negotiation, and settlement work. In 2008, he was appointed as President and GM of the company's Singapore/Malaysia subsidiary and managed its business. Qualified as a first-class architect and first-class construction management engineer. He joined Pacifico Energy in 2015 and has been in his current position since 2019.
- Deputy COO
Head of Asset Management
- YOICHIRO MIZUTA
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, ship and aircraft leasing, and asset management of a large-scale petrochemical plant in the Middle East, one of Mitsubishi Corporation's portfolio companies. He joined Pacifico Energy in 2019 and has been in his current position since 2020.
Head of Finance Department
Certified Public Accountant / Tax Accountant
- KAZUYUKI HIRAYAMA
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 Human Resources
- KAORU YAMAMOTO
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.