Yuichiro Motomura（President and CEO）
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.
Norio Kato（Member, Board of Directors and Director, In Charge of Education Development and Economic/Social 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. He leads the internationally known Education Development Division.
Nobuo Endo（Member, Board of Directors and Director, 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. Responsible for management and promotion of Transport Infrastructure Division.
Akinori Kinemura (External Director and Member of the Board of Directors)
Mr. Kinemura holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Osaka Prefecture University. During 42 years with Mitsui & Co,, Ltd., he promoted, managed, and operated a large number of projects and also was responsible for research and analysis in Mitsui & Co.’s Global Strategic Studies Institute. He joined PADECO as an External Director in June 2018.
Takashi Soma（Director and General Manager of Education Development Division）
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（Director and General Manager of Infrastructure Development Division, In Charge of 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.
Noriaki Ebii（Director, In Charge of PADECO’s India Branch and PADECO India Pvt. Ltd.）
Mr. Ebii is a Registered Engineer (Construction) with a degree in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering from Kyoto University. After working for one of Japan’s largest construction companies, he joined PADECO and has been in India since 2012 supervising several infrastructure projects. He is a leader in initiating PADECO’s global strategy.
Milan Kirty Dave (Director and CEO of PADECO India Pvt. Ltd.)
With an MBA and MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), a B.E. from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India), and an L.L.B from the University of Mumbai, Mr. Milan has more than 25 years of experience in international civil engineering and consulting. He joined PADECO in 2015 as an Executive Advisor and has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PADECO India Pvt. Ltd. since 2016.
Yojiro Fujiwara (Director and General Manager of the Economic/Social Development Division)
Mr. Fujiawra 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.
Yuko Oda (Director and General Manager of Business Promotion)
Ms. Oda holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from Fukuoka University and a master's degree in system design and management from Keio University; also, she is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. She joined PADECO after working for a manufacturing firm with assignments in sales and personnel management. At PADECO she has served as General Manager of the Operations Division and Chief of Internal Auditing. She has supervised PADECO's General Affairs Division, Business Development Division, and International Business Management Division.
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.
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.