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Neil Doherty joined IFM Investors in October 2008. He is responsible for the origination, analysis, structure and execution of fund investments, along with the ongoing management of portfolio assets. Mr. Doherty has worked on a number of transactions for the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, including Indiana Toll Road, Freeport LNG, VTTI, Impala Terminals and Veolia Energia Polska. Following the acquisition of Indiana Toll Road, Mr. Doherty was seconded into the asset as interim Chief Financial Officer and led a US$1.1 billion refinancing of acquisition debt. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Mr. Doherty held roles at ANZ and KPMG.
Takuji Okubo is the Managing Director and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors (JMA). JMA is an independent macro-research house, specializing in the analysis of the Japanese economy and its public policies. The company serves global fortune 500 companies and financial institutions in Japan and abroad. In 2017, he launched India Macro Advisors (IMA), based in Bangalore, providing easily accessible and interactive macroeconomic data on India.
Outside his executive role at JMA/IMA, Mr. Okubo plays the role of CFO for Universal Shell Script Programming Laboratory (USP Lab.), a Tokyo-based technology startup providing proprietary Linux based software. Its clients include largest power and telecom companies in Japan. Mr. Okubo also serves as a Director at Japan Risk Forum, an association of Chief Risk Officers of Japanese financial institutions. Mr. Okubo also teaches a course in Finance at Harbor Space University in Barcelona, Spain.
Prior to founding JMA, Mr. Okubo was a Chief Economist at Societe Generale, in charge of Japan and of South Korea, and a senior economist at Merrill Lynch and at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Okubo holds B.A in Economics from Tokyo University and while at the university he was a recipient of prestigious INOUE scholarship. He holds MBA from INSEAD and Msc. In Economics from UPF in Barcelona. He spent 2 years in the Ph.D program in Finance at UPF before returning to the financial industry. Apart from work, he enjoys motor-cycling, scuba-diving, cooking as well as worrying about the future of the Japanese economy.
Hans-Martin Aerts is a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Investments, Asia Pacific at APG Asset Management, one of the largest pension fund asset managers in the world with assets under management of approximately €483 billion (as at February 2019)
In February 2007, Mr. Aerts moved to Hong Kong to establish APG’s first office in Asia Pacific and has since been responsible for managing the infrastructure investments in Asia Pacific.
Prior to working for APG, Mr. Aerts was a Senior Portfolio Manager at ABP. He joined ABP in 2001 and has since worked in various areas, including infrastructure, structured finance and global equities. Mr. Aerts is a CFA charter holder, and holds an MSc in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Hiroshi Aikawa leads StepStone’s business development and client relations activities in Japan.
Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Aikawa served as general manager and led the alternative and fund investment department at Nissay Asset Management in Japan where he oversaw its global private equity and infrastructure primary fund of funds, co-investment fund and fund of hedge funds businesses. Mr. Aikawa was also involved in the firm’s product development and manager due diligence activities. Before that he was a managing director at Nippon Life Insurance’s London subsidiary and led its private equity fund investment activities in Europe. Mr. Aikawa received a BA in Commerce from Waseda University in Japan.
Patrick Boocock is a Managing Partner and responsible for Brookfield’s investment and asset management activities across Asia.
Mr. Boocock brings 20 years of private equity and infrastructure investment and operational experience to the role. Mr. Boocock joined Brookfield in 2009 and has held a number of senior roles, including Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield’s global construction company and Managing Director of an Australian natural gas transmission and distribution portfolio where he was responsible for the restructuring and ultimate sale of the group. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Boocock held various senior positions in the infrastructure financing and development sector in Canada.
Mr. Boocock is a Chartered Accountant (Canada), Certified Public Accountant (United States), and received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from McMaster University in Canada.
Takanori Fukushima has had an extensive career in derivatives and risk management at domestic and global investment banks. He now heads the PPP & Infrastructure Investment Research Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute offering research, consulting and advisory services for PPP & infrastructure investments. Clients include municipal governments engaging in PPP projects. He serves as a member of several government study groups and councils including: expert advisor for the Cabinet Office “PFI Promotion Office,” chairperson for MLIT “Study Group for Real Estate Risk Management,” member of METI “Asia Infrastructure Finance Committee,” MLIT “Study Group for Infrastructure REIT,” and MLIT “Working Group for Securitization of public-owned real estate.”
He has co-authored “Introduction to Infrastructure Investment” and jointly translated “Behavioral Finance and Investment Science: What makes money move?” both published by Nikkei Business Publications Inc.
He holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law at Waseda University and is an adjunct researcher at Institute of International Real Estate Studies at Waseda University. He is also a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA).
1989年 、興亜火災海上保険株式会社（現 損害保険ジャパン日本興亜険株式会社）に入社。内外株式・債券運用業務を経験の後、ヘッジ・ファンド等オルタナティブ投資に従事。
Jie Gong, Partner, joined Pantheon in 2013 and has 21 years of private equity experience. Ms. Gong is a member of the firm’s Asia Regional Investment Committee, the Global Co-investment Committee, the Global Diversity Committee and the ESG Committee. Ms. Gong joined Pantheon from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners' private equity fund of funds group, where she was head of Asia, and before that she worked at JP Morgan in leverage finance. Previously she worked at the International Finance Corporation on emerging market debt and equity investments. Ms. Gong received a Masters in Finance from London Business School, an MA in Economics from University of Miami and a BA in Economics and International Trade from Shanghai International Studies University. Ms. Gong is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA) and serves on its board. She founded and chairs HKVCA’s ESG committee, and co-chairs its LP committee. She is also a committee member of United Nation Principle of Responsible Investment Private Equity Advisory Committee (UNPRI PEAC).
Responsible for portfolio management and all asset classes from 2015.
Full-time for pension fund from July in 2012.
Assistant manager for cash management, foreign exchange, and pension fund : Finance Team from July in 2009
Budget director and strategist : Keiji Residential Sales from 2004.
Responsible for gas billing and service : Keiji Residential Sales.
Joined Osaka Gas Co.,Ltd in 1999.
Daniel Hu is a Managing Director at China Everbright Limited responsible for overseas infrastructure investments. He has 20 years of experience in investing in the infrastructure and related industries in Asia and Europe. Prior to joining China Everbright Limited, Mr. Hu had worked for JPMorgan, and previously Emerging Markets Partnership - which was the principal adviser to the AIG Infrastructure funds. Mr. Hu has served on the boards and/or as Chairman of various successfully exited portfolio companies. Mr. Hu holds an MBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and received his Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Hong Kong. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Takeshi Ito is COO & Senior Investment Officer of AISIN Employees’ Pension Fund. Ito has been supervising the investment and management of the pension’s funds since 1998 when he joined Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
Mr. Ito started his career at Nomura Investment Management Co., Ltd (current Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd) in 1991 as an economist who oversees macro-economic research mainly covering US and Europe. Ito also oversaw interest, currency exchange and asset allocation. From 1997, he reported directly to the CIO and was responsible for bond and stock markets, asset allocation and risk management.
Mr. Ito holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Waseda University and is also a CMA, CIIA and CFA.
Takahiro Kato joined DBJ Asset Management in July 2017. He is head of global fund investments to private equity and infrastructure universe on behalf of the third party clients. Especially, he has strong knowledge for infrastructure and energy field, which includes not only global projects but also Japanese domestic investments. Mr. Kato joined DBJ group in 1995, and he experienced over 15 years to energy and infrastructure projects in various DBJ group companies located in both Tokyo and London. Previously he was seconded to German KfW (in 2004/2005) and Ministry of Finance in Japan (in 1999/2000), in which he contributed for the adoption of OECD environmental guideline to Japanese ECAs. He was also worked as an investment manager for Japan Greenhouse-gas Reduction Fund, which is the first carbon fund in Japan. He experienced broad infrastructure projects such as energy, environment, aviation & shipping, airport, road, and telecom. He graduated Kyoto University in 1995.
Yoshifumi Kida is manager for infrastructure and farmland fund investment at Nippon Life from July 2017. Prior to the firm, he worked for Asset Management One, investment arm of Mizuho Financial Group. He played wide variety roles there from equity analyst, economist to fund of funds management for global equity, sovereign, credit products. Now as a manager, he is engaged in real assets investment for general account capital with NLGIA and NLGIE, Nissay’s overseas investment arms. He has a bachelor’s degree from Keio University for Business and Commerce.
Yoshi Kiguchi focuses innovative strategies and products with the investment horizon structures. He has more than 25 years of experience in investment and risk management. Before that, Mr. Kiguchi was a managing director of Russell Investments in Japan, where he supervised several teams, and delivered a wide range of consulting and solutions to the institutional clients including Toyota. He joined Russell as a consultant in 1998. Prior to joining Russell, Mr. Kiguchi was with Sumitomo Life for ten years. He was placed in charge of equity investments, researching capital markets, including private equities, and performing quantitative risk management and ALM.
Tomoko Kitao is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, based in the firm’s Tokyo office, where she is primarily responsible for management support and development of the firm’s client relationships in Japan. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in October 2012, Ms. Kitao was with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, most recently as Chief Manager in the International Credit Division. Previously, she was Senior Manager in the Structured Finance Division, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of global private equity fund investments. She also has extensive experience in the Credit Division, having worked out of the bank’s New York and London offices. Ms. Kitao received a B.A. from International Christian University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Japan. Ms. Kitao currently holds a Sales Representative Qualification Class 1, 2, and an Internal Administrative Qualification with the Japan Securities Dealer Association.
Takako Koizumi is the General Manager of Infrastructure Investments at Tokio Marine Asset Management. She joined Tokio Marine in 2016 where she acts as a gatekeeper for Japanese pension funds. Prior to joining Tokio Marine, she worked for Resona bank where she joined the gatekeeper business for alternative investments including infrastructure investments in 2009, and started focusing exclusively on infrastructure fund investments in 2013. After graduating university, Ms. Koizumi started her career with Citibank in banking and M&A, after which she shifted direction to the real estate industry at CBRE, GE Capital, and Citibank, where she was involved in a wide range of business such as advisory, acquisitions, securitization, and lending services. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Aoyama Gakuin University and is a Certified Real Estate Appraiser.
Anthony Muh is a Senior Partner of H.R.L. Morrison & Co, a specialist investment manager and operator of infrastructure assets. An investment professional with more than 30 years of experience in both traditional and alternative investments. He is responsible for expanding Morrison & Co’s infrastructure investment capabilities outside of its core markets of Australia/New Zealand.
Mr. Muh previously spent over a decade with Citigroup Global Asset Management and Salomon Brothers Asset Management as regional Chief Investment officer. He was a member of its global asset management committee. Mr. Muh also previously headed up the proprietary investment activities in Asia Pacific of Alliance Trust PLC.
Mr. Muh is a Non Executive Director of London listed Utilico Emerging Markets Trust plc, a specialist emerging market infrastructure investment company and was also a former Board of Director of Infratil, a NZ/Australia listed infrastructure company. Mr. Muh is the current Chairman of Asian Corporate Governance Association and an Advisory Board member of Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc. He is a past Chairman and Fellow of Hong Kong Securities and Investments Institute and a past Chairman and Fellow of New Zealand Society of Investment Analyst (now known as INFINZ).
Hironobu Nakamura joined Asset Management One Alternative Investments, Ltd. (“AMOAI”) as General Manager, Chief Investment Officer in April 2018. Mr. Nakamura has the overall responsibility for investment origination and fund management. He has 20 years of experience in global project finance and infrastructure related business, having started his career in 2000 with Project Finance Dept. of Mizuho Bank. He has worked around the world including Tokyo, New York and London and was instrumental in the expansion of Mizuho’s project finance business globally. Spearheading his senior activity in equity investment as well as debt space, in 2015 he was seconded to USD1.25Bil global infra fund, jointly established by Mizuho, JBIC, Mitsubishi Corp and a Canadian Pension Fund and served as a member of Investment Committee. He has led a numbers of significant transactions including; MLA for the largest IPP in Thailand, multiple MLA for IPPs in Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, Sole MLA for Hold-Co acquisition finance to multiple IPPs in U.S., Acquisition of Transmission and Distribution business in Finland and other EU.
Tony Nakamura is CEO & Representative Director of Canadian Solar Asset Management (CSAM), where he is taking an overall responsibilities for managing PV assets at Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) and private deals. Since he joined CSAM in 2016, he has helped the launch of an IPO and PO for CSIF as well as asset acquisitions. Prior to CSAM, Mr. Nakamura has held various roles in investment banking, online brokerage, property investment and asset management at Yamaichi Securities, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Ishin Hotel REIT Management, Tokio Marine Asset Management and International Healthway. Mr. Nakamura earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Hitotsubashi University in 1983 and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1989.
Shinichi Nao has been the CEO of Marunouchi Infrastructure since it launched Japan’s first diversified infrastructure fund in 2017. Before Marunouchi Infrastructure, Mr. Nao served in various positions within Mitsubishi Corporation’s infrastructure business for 24 years and recently played a key role in its bids for infrastructure privatization in Japan. He was seconded to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) from 2007 to 2014, where he engaged in investment and asset management in the energy and transportation sectors, with particular focus on airport investment in the UK. He was also involved in GIP’s marketing and investor relation activities for Japanese institutional investors. He began his career in Mitsubishi Corporation’s Oil, Gas, & Chemical Project Department, where he managed project finance transactions for energy infrastructure development projects in emerging markets. He received his LLB from Hitotsubashi University.
Yasuhiro Ono is a Director at Private Equity Department of Japan Post Bank. Having participating in establishment of infrastructure program, he is responsible for fund investments and co-investments across all infrastructure strategies globally.
Prior to his current position, he has been with Mitsubishi Corporation, the largest Japanese trading and investment conglomerate, for almost fifteen years where he was heavily involved with strategic investments and business development. During this time, he was also based in the US, Bermuda, China as well as Japan.
He further supplemented infrastructure investing by also undertaking academic research through an Engineering Ph.D. program at the University of Tokyo focusing on innovation management. He has also received the master’s degree in public private partnership from Harvard University.
Andrew Rose is the inaugural chief executive of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA), the membership body for the world’s leading private investors in infrastructure and the leading advisers to the sector. GIIA’s role is to work with governments and other key stakeholders around the world to promote the role of private investment in helping to close the global infrastructure gap.
Since his appointment as CEO in April 2016, Mr. Rose has set about building GIIA’s relationships with policy makers around the world, growing its membership and building the evidence base on which to promote the benefits of private investment in public infrastructure. Currently, GIIA’s 65 members have $500 billion of infrastructure assets under management, spanning six continents.
Prior to joining GIIA in April 2016, Mr. Rose held a number of senior positions in both the public and private sectors in the UK. For the 3 years prior to his current role, he was chief executive of the Homes & Communities Agency, the country’s housing and regeneration agency. He has also been Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK in HM Treasury.
Mr. Rose’s private sector roles have included managing director, investment banking, CIBC World Markets, where he established and led the Canadian bank’s European infrastructure investment banking practice, and where he worked for 17 years in both the UK and USA. He was also a partner of AgFe, a leading debt advisory firm, based in London.
2009 年、代表取締役社長直轄のスマートグリッド研究会（環境・クリーンテック関連）メンバーに選任され、2011 年にはスパークス・アセット・マネジメント㈱企業価値創造投資本部(現開発投資本部)で再生可能エネルギーファンドに向けた活動開始。
Kosei Terami joined IFC Asset Management Company (AMC) in 2014. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Terami spent 9 years at International Finance Corporation (IFC), as Deputy Representative in Tokyo and Investment Officer at Private Equity and Investment Funds Department in Washington DC. Previously, Mr. Terami worked at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and the Sumitomo Bank (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) in New York, Osaka and Tokyo. He holds a LLB from Kyoto University and an MBA from Yale School of Management.
Hideki Yahata has20+ years of experiences in energy, infrastructure and natural resources sector with extensive experiences in cross boarder investment advisory and project finance at a Japanese mega-bank and an Australian investment bank. His experiences include:
−Investments in and development / sales of Japanese solar PV projects
−Sell-side FA to a Japanese trading firm in relation to a coal mine
−Advisor to assist a North American LNG project to engage potential terminal users from Japan
−Financial advisor in a large LNG project in Asia Pacific led by a Japanese and a European E&P companies to raise project finance debt
−Advisor to Japanese companies in a copper mine project in Latin America
−Financial advisor to Japanese trading firms and utilities in bidding and debt raising for greenfield IPP projects and acquisitions
−Financing acquisition and construction of power plants in deregulated markets in US
Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Yahata worked for Macquarie Capital inTokyo as SVP. His key role for the last two years at Macquarie was principal investment in renewable energy projects in Japan, taking charge of origination, project development and realization, including asale of principal position in a solar PV project.
Akitoshi Yamada is a Managing Director and Head of Japan at Pantheon, a global investor in private equity, infrastructure and real assets. He represents Pantheon’s client relationship management and business development in Japan. Prior to joining Pantheon, he was Deputy General Manager of Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department at Nippon Life Insurance Company and before that he worked at Nippon Life Global Investors America as Senior Vice President and Head of Private Equity Investment. He has a BA in German studies from Sophia University. Mr. Yamada is based in Pantheon’s Tokyo office.
Toru Yamane is the Investment Managing Director of Daiwa House Industry Pension Fund.
He joined Daiwa House Industry Co.,Ltd. in 1987 in the Finance Department. He has held various roles throughout his career in Daiwa House Industry, including as chief of the Accounting Department and chief of the Finance Department.
In 2000, Mr. Yamane became the Manager in the Finance Department. He became investment manager of the Daiwa House Industry Pension Fund in 2005 and was promoted to his current role as Investment Managing Director in 2014.