Speaker – Saori Kikuchi

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Saori Kikuchi

Deputy Director (Offshore Wind Energy)
at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

She is currently in charge of offshore wind energy at New and Renewable Energy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), hosting Public-Private Council on Enhancement of Industrial Competitiveness for Offshore Wind Power. As Japan starting offshore wind public tenders, she drafted “Vision for Offshore Wind Power Industry” including offshore wind target and various support to establish offshore wind industry in Japan, which was reflected to the offshore wind part of “Green Growth Strategy towards 2050 Carbon Neutrality.”

Prior to this position, she has covered wide range of policy fields; Oil & Gas, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property . She holds MBA from University of Southern California as well as JD and Bachelor of Law degree from University of Tokyo.