Yuichiro Motomura (Chairman)
With a BS from the University of Tokyo and an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Motomura has more than 25 years of experience in international consulting. Prior to establishing PADECO, he was a senior consultant at a major international consulting firm. Until November 2005, he served as chairman of the Engineering Consulting Firms Association (ECFA) of Japan. He is still active participating in projects in the field.
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. He leads the internationally known Education Development Division.
Yohei Soma (Member, Board of Directors and Director, In Charge of Infrastructure Development Division, Vietnam and Bangladesh Offices)
A graduated of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he 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. Specifically, as General Manager of the Infrastructure Development Division, Mr. Soma supervises marketing and operation of planning, road/port/water, railway, and space aviation projects.
Yojiro Fujiwara (Member, Board of Directors and Director, In Charge of 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. As General Manager of PADECO’s Economic/Social Development Division, he supervises marketing, planning, and consulting in various fields.
Chiaki Fukuzono (Director and General Manager of the Accounting Division)
Mr. Fukuzono holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Tokyo. He joined PADECO after working for a megabank in Japan in the fields of accounting/financial systems, manufacturing control, internal control, management strategy, and international accounting standards settlement. He supervises PADECO’s Accounting Division and is responsible for accounting strategy.
Christopher Rose (Director and General Manager of the International Agencies Division)
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 local government in England, he has almost 20 years' experience in international development. He is responsible for the management and promotion of the International Agencies Division (IAD).
Yoko Takumi (Director and Office Chief of Corporate Planning Office)
Ms. Yoko Takumi holds a bachelor’s degree from Tokyo University of Agriculture and an MBA from the Graduate School of Social Design Studies of Rikkyo University. After having worked extensively on project management in Japan and overseas, new business planning and operations, the introduction and implementation of International Organization of Standards (ISO) standards, and related tasks, she now supervises PADECO’s Corporate Planning Office and is responsible for budget management and the formulation of company strategy.
Bruce Winston (Executive Advisor, In Charge of Development Banks and United Nations Headquarters 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.
Norio Kato (Executive Advisor, In Charge of Education Development)
Dr. Kato received a B.E. degree from Aichi University of Education, and a Ph.D from the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University. He has worked in various education projects of JICA and ADB, drawing from his teaching experience in Japanese schools.
Nobuo Endo (Executive Advisor, In Charge of Transport Infrastructures Development)
Registered Engineer (construction), BS in Civil Engineering, Tohoku University, After working for construction projects in Middle East and South-east Asia, engaged in many ODA studies/surveys as team leader.
Yasunori Takahashi (Executive Advisor, In Charge of Railway Development)
Mr. Takahashi holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering from Kyoto University. During his work for the former Japanese National Railways (JNR) and Japan Railway Construction Pubic Corporation (JRCC), he was dispatched as a JICA Expert to Bolivia, Thailand, and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) for two years in each country. Later he joined the Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS) and continued his work in railway planning in developing countries. In March 2017 he joined PADECO.