CAREER

STAFF INTERVIEWS

PROFILE

Nickname: Hasse
Affiliation: GPSS Holdings Co., Ltd. Group Corporate Planning Group
Japan Wind Development Co., Ltd. Development Group Higashiizu Team
GPSS Engineering Co., Ltd. Procurement Department Procurement Group
Alma Mater: Hult International Business School (MBA), University of Iceland (Icelandic), among other institutions
With GPSS since: May 2017

Q1

What did you do before joining GPSS?

I worked as a commercial representative at the Embassy of Iceland in Japan, but took a leave of absence and earned my MBA from Hult International Business School at the London Campus. After resigning from the IEmbassy of Iceland, I was involved in launching a new business for an overseas cosmetics brand.

Q2

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

I wanted to be involved in projects at a renewable energy company.

Q3

What is your role in the company?

I work on business development and expansion in Japan as well in partnership with overseas companies who possess technologies which are globally at the forefront of their field.
I have also been working on developing a wind project in cooperation with the local government in the wind power sector that makes the most of local resources.

Q4

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

It was when we were able to conclude agency contracts with European companies which are at the forefront of wind measurement and geo-scientific research.

Q5

Please offer a word to future GPSS members!

There is always the possibility that people with various backgrounds can play an active role while making the most of their strengths.