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PROFILE

Nickname: Mimi
Affiliation: Sustainable Society Investment Management Co., Ltd. Project Management Group
Alma Mater: University of Leeds, BA Geography (industrial). Master's: University of Tokyo, Public Policy
Joined GPSS: November 2019

Q1

What did you do before joining GPSS?

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.

Q2

Please tell us the reason why you decided to join GPSS.

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.

Q3

What is your role at GPSS?

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.

Q4

Please tell us "the moment when your soul ignited" after joining GPSS.

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.

Q5

Please share a piece of advice to future GPSS members!

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.