Takafumi Shigemura: Chief Operating Officer
Takafumi Shigemura joined Marubeni Corporation in 2007 as Foreign Exchange & Financial Products Dept. and became General Manager of Power Generation Development Team in Domestic Power development department in 2013. He has 8 years of experience in IPP business in Japan, especially covering the renewable sectors: hydro, on-shore wind, off-shore wind, solar, biomass and geo-thermal, and also working for thermal power.
He then joined SmartestEnergy in April 2017 as Deputy Chief Commercial Officer, before becoming Chief Operating Officer in April 2019. In this role he has responsibility across functions including sales & marketing, trading, risk management, customer services, finance and HR.
He graduated from the Gakushuin University, with a Bachelor of Management (Economics) in 1996 and has over 10 years of experience in financial trading and the investment sector in Japan. He has worked in Marubeni Corporation for over 10 years.