I was a student at the University of Tokyo, and at the same time I was the Energy and Infrastructure Research Assistant at the British Embassy in Tokyo. At the University of Tokyo, I was completing my master’s degree in Public Policy. At the Embassy, I led a UK-Japan joint energy investment in Sub-Saharan Africa through a research project and summit, and conducted research on Japanese and British nuclear decommissioning procedures.
I wanted to utilize my knowledge of energy policies and deepen my understanding of the processes required to develop and construct power plants in Japan. I also saw that GPSS is more diverse than other Japanese companies I had encountered in the past, so I felt that my background and perspectives would be welcomed. I also admired GPSS' desire to contribute to realizing a sustainable society and believed that joining GPSS would allow me to make my own personal contribution.
On the financial side, I am responsible for making and managing income, cash flow and budget spreadsheets, and looking out for risks in our current projects. On the research side, I assist in the search for suitable wind energy sites using GIS, and research wind energy incentives in other countries. Besides project management, I also assist the sustainability team with their impact project, identifying positive impacts (social, economic, and environmental) of wind projects on local communities.
It is hard to pinpoint certain experiences because I think every day at GPSS I constantly aim to unleash my potential and lead with passion.
GPSS is aiming to make a positive impact on society. I hope that future members can use their enthusiasm to bring more ideas and innovation to GPSS.