Yuichiro Motomura (Chairman)
With a BS from the University of Tokyo and an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Motomura has a few decades of experience in international consulting. Prior to establishing PADECO, he was a senior consultant at a major international consulting firm. Previously, he served as chairman of the Engineering Consulting Firms Association (ECFA) of Japan. He remains active participating in projects.
Takashi Soma (President and CEO)
Mr. Soma holds a BEd from Yokohama National University and an MA in International Education from the University of Sussex. After working as a high school teacher, he has participated in many JICA science and mathematics education projects in Asia and Africa. In addition, he was stationed in Dhaka as South Asia Regional Representative of PADECO for business development and management of projects for national governments.
Yojiro Fujiwara (Member, Board of Directors and Director, in Charge of the Economic/Social Development Division)
Mr. Fujiwara holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Kyoto University and a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University. He has worked on many projects in Asia and Africa in the fields of social and economic development.
Yoshiya Nakagawa (Member, Board of Directors and Director, in Charge of the Infrastructure Development Division)
With Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees from Nagoya University, Mr. Nakagawa has about 25 years of experience in international development, mainly in urban transport planning, working for JICA, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and national and local governments, including in Japan, with many of the projects as team leader. In addition to his current positions listed above, he previously served as PADECO’s Bucharest Branch General Manager. P.E. Jp. (Civil Engineering, Comprehensive Technical Management)
Tomoko Tanaka (Masuda) (Member, Board of Directors)
With a BA from Kobe University and an MA from Stanford University, Ms. Masuda has more than 25 years of experience in education development. Before joining PADECO, from 2013 to 2022 she worked as a researcher, consultant, and senior advisor of JICA.
Yohei Soma (Member, Board of Directors and Director, in Charge of the Romania Branch, Bangladesh Office, Vietnam, the Georgia Branch, and the Indonesia Office )
A graduate of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mr. Soma joined PADECO after working in Japan and Southeast Asia for a general contractor, mainly on port construction projects. He is responsible for infrastructure development projects for JICA, including studies and official development assistance loan projects, as well as projects for other development partners and overseas governments.
Christopher Rose (Director and Europe Representative)
Mr. Rose holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Brighton in the UK. Originally working in highway and transport planning for a local government in England, he has over 20 years of experience in international development. He is responsible for business development in Europe.
Akiko Sugawara (Director and General Manager of the International Business Management Division)
Ms. Sugawara holds a BA in international studies from Meiji Gakuin University, and an MA in international relations and development studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. She joined PADECO in 2006 and leads the International Business Management Division in which capacity she has been responsible for project contract and budget management since 2018.
Bruce Winston (Executive Advisor, Development Bank Projects)
Mr. Winston received a BA from the University of Chicago, an MCP from Harvard University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington. Combining expertise in several development fields, he has led, coordinated, or otherwise contributed to a large number of projects for major development banks.
Nobuo Endo (Executive Advisor, Transport Infrastructure Development)
Mr. Endo is a Registered Engineer (Construction) and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Tohoku University, After working on construction projects in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, he has been engaged in many official development assistance studies/surveys as team leader.
Mamoru Kishida (Audit and Supervisory Board Member)
He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from Waseda University. He worked for many years in finance and international divisions in a major bank. He was posted for more than 13 years in London, Chicago, and New York and worked on listings on the New York Stock Exchange as a project manager. Later he served as a managing director of a shipping company, president of a bank subsidiary, and a full-time corporate auditor of listed companies, before becoming an auditor for PADECO.