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Cross Cutting WS : Potential of Hydrogen Energy for Energy Transition

  • Mr. Steven Winberg (IPHE)

    Mr. Steven Winberg

    DOE Assistant Secretary


    As Assistant Secretary, Steven Winberg is responsible for the management and oversight of FE's research and development program, encompassing coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as the Office of Petroleum Reserves. Mr. Winberg has 39 years of experience in the energy industry. He began his career at the engineering firm Foster Wheeler as an engineer on coal-fired utility boilers. From there, he spent 14 years with Consolidated Natural Gas working in a variety of positions before becoming Vice President for CONSOL Energy Research & Development. Immediately prior to coming to DOE, Mr. Winberg served as a Senior Program Manager at Battelle Memorial Institute.

  • Mr. Shawn Tupper (CEM)

    Mr. Shawn Tupper

    Associate Deputy Minister


    Shawn Tupper was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada effective November 5, 2018. He was previously the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet at the Privy Council Office, where he was responsible for Economic and Regional Development Policy. Prior to this position, Shawn was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, at Transport Canada, where he was responsible for the breadth of policy development and advice regarding the Transportation System. He also held Assistant Deputy Minister positions at Public Safety Canada.

  • Mr. Pierre-Etienne Franc (Hydrogen Council)

    Mr. Pierre-Etienne Franc

    Vice President, Air Liquide / Secretary

    Hydrogen Council

    Pierre-Etienne Franc, graduate from HEC Paris, joined the Air Liquide Group in 1995 as strategic analyst for the Group general management. He then held several positions in large Projects Business Development, Operations General Management, Strategy and Diversification activities. Since 2010 he has been supervising the portfolio of advanced businesses and technologies initiatives of the Group, in the fields of energy and environment, space,aeronautics, cryogenics, gathering 20 companies. Since June 2017, he is Vice President, Air Liquide, Hydrogen Energy World Business Unit, in charge of developing the full potential of H2 activities for the Group worldwide and supervises Air Liquide Venture Capital arm (ALIAD), which he created in 2012. Between 2011 & June 2016, he was Chairman of Hydrogen Europe and of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), the European Platform financing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector. He is the current Hydrogen Council Secretary. He is author of three books ("Le Management du Client", Eyrolles, 1994 ; "Hydrogen, the energy transition in the making", Manifesto/Gallimard, 2015, "Entreprise et bien commun", Palio 2018).

Mobility WS : Expansion of Hydrogen Use

Supply Chain WS : Upstream & Global Supply-chain for Global Hydrogen Utilization

  • Mr. Masakazu Toyoda (The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ))

    Mr. Masakazu Toyoda

    Chairman & CEO

    The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

    He has been Chairman and CEO since 2010 at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan which has been ranked among Top-3 energy and resource policy think tanks for five consecutive years, in Global Go To Think Tank Index Reports by University of Pennsylvania.
    He also has been appointed as a member of Strategic Policy Committee of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy and contributed compiling the Fifth Strategic Energy Plan.
    Prior to IEEJ, he served at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan where he held prominent positions namely Vice-Minister for International Affairs.

  • Ms. Yasuko Yoshida (Shell Japan Limited)

    Ms. Yasuko Yoshida

    Country Chair, President

    Shell Japan Limited

    Yasuko Yoshida was appointed as Country Chair Japan and President of Shell Japan Ltd since Dec. ‘18 and oversees Shell businesses in Japan and Shell's relationships with Japanese stakeholders.
    Prior to the current role, she worked in Myanmar as Country Chair since July '15. Before moving to Myanmar, she held a leadership role for Shell Japan as General Manager LNG & Strategy. She has held various commercial roles for Shell in Japan and Shell Development Australia.
    Yasuko holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Waseda University, and MBA from Keio University in Tokyo.

  • Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana (Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

    Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana

    Representative Director President and Chief Executive Officer

    Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    Yoshinori Kanehana has been serving as Representative Director, President since June, 2016 and Chief Executive Officer in Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. since April, 2018. He joined the Company in April 1976. His previous titles include General Manager of Marketing, Executive Officer, Managing Executive Officer and Senior Executive Vice President in the Company. He used to work for a subsidiary, Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc.

  • Mr. Masayoshi Kitamura (Electric Power Development (J-POWER))

    Mr. Masayoshi Kitamura

    Representative Director Chairman

    Electric Power Development (J-POWER)

    April 1972 Joined the Company
    June 2000 Department Director of Corporate Planning & Administration Dept.
    June 2001 Director, Department Director of Corporate Planning & Administration Dept.
    April 2002 Director
    June 2004 Executive Managing Director
    June 2007 Executive Vice President and Representative Director
    June 2009 President and Representative Director
    June 2016 Representative Director Chairman

  • Mr. Steinar Eikaas (Equinor ASA)

    Mr. Steinar Eikaas

    Vice President for Low Carbon Solutions

    Equinor ASA

    Steinar Eikaas is VP for Low Carbon Solutions in Equinor, responsible for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Hydrogen Solutions. Mr Eikaas has worked for 25 years in Equinor (former Statoil) and has previously held senior positions within international business development. He has had his current position since 2017 and holds a Master of Science from The Norwegian School of Business and Administration (NHH).

  • Mr. Satoshi Onoda (JERA Co., Inc.)

    Mr. Satoshi Onoda


    JERA Co., Inc.

    Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Onoda was a member of the board of directors of Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (CEPCO) from June 2018 to March 2019, serving as representative director and vice president and as president of CEPCO's Power Generation Company. His responsibilities included leading CEPCO's renewable energy business and preparing for the integration of its thermal power generation business with JERA Co., Inc.
    Mr. Onoda majored in mechanical engineering at the Keio University Graduate School of Technology and holds a Master of Science degree.

  • Mr. Katsuya Nakanishi (Mitsubishi Corporation)

    Mr. Katsuya Nakanishi

    Executive Vice President Group CEO, Power Solution Group

    Mitsubishi Corporation

    1985 – Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
    1990 – Mitsubishi Colombia (Bogota)
    1992 – Hermi Ingenieria (Mexico City)
    2002 – Mitsubishi International Corporation (New York)
    2011 – GM, Power Systems International Unit, Power & Electrical Systems Div.
    2013 – GM, EMEA Business Dept., New Energy & Power Generation Div.
    2016 – SVP, Regional CEO, Middle East & Central Asia (Dubai)
    2018 – Div. COO, New Energy & Power Generation Div.
    2019 – Executive Vice President Group CEO, Power Solution Group

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke (German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC))

    Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke

    Former President, Wuppertal Institute/ Co-Chair

    German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC)

    Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke: Former President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Member of the Club of Rome and of many international advisory panels and management boards. Winner of the German (2014) and Swedish (2015) Environment Award. Guest Professorship at IIIEE/Lund University 2014/ 2015. Prof. Hennicke published more than 200 articles and books. His research activities are focussed on Energy and Climate Policy as well as on Resource Efficiency Policies.

Sector Integration WS

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