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.
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.
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.
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 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 local government in England, he has almost 20 years' experience in international development. He is responsible for the business development in Europe.
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.
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.
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 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.