REM’s combined experience is powerful: Solar Technical Expertise through a 16 year track record in Germany, USA, Korea, China, Japan, Australia. Civil Works Expertise through a 30-year track record in Japan. Financial Advisory and Reporting through a 35 year track record in Japan and across the Asia-Pacific region. The total REM experience includes over 10 GW in the power sector and 4.5GW in Solar.
Yuichi Yoshimi has over 35 years of brokerage and investment management experience with extensive reporting experience to various investor groups. He is currently an investment officer at TAP Japan.
Mr. Yoshimi is an experienced client relations and marketing officer focused on Japanese pension plans, institutional investors and working with international investors in solar power projects in Japan. Recently, in connection with the growing interest in solar among his pension fund clients he has also been conducting deep due diligence on solar projects for domestic investors.
He started his career at Nomura Securities, where he worked with international investments and domestic marketing and worked at several locations within Japan and in the United States. He moved into asset management at Chase Trust Bank, where he was a portfolio manager, and Barclays Nikko Asset Management, where he was the head of pension marketing. Since then he has held business development and pension marketing positions at international and Japanese asset management firms. He has developed expertise in handling international due diligence and institutional class reporting in connection with overseas fund managers which have received allocations from Japanese investors.
He is a Japanese native, raised in Japan, educated at Keio University. He holds securities marketing registrations in the United States and Japan. He speaks fluent Japanese and English.
Frank Packard is the head of TAP Japan, a boutique investment bank registered with the Japan FSA and handling fund distribution, investment advisory, and corporate finance, including renewable energy finance.
Frank has 33 years’ experience in the financial markets. Over the last 30 years he has been based either in Tokyo or in Hong Kong, and has worked in investment banking and fund placement. During the last 12 years he has been in Japan marketing hedge funds and private equity funds and structuring direct investments into private companies and real estate. Prior to setting up TAP Japan in 2009, Frank was Head of Alternative Investments for North Asia at HSBC Securities in Tokyo.
During the 1990s, he led award winning investment banking teams for Bankers Trust and Bank of America that handled financings across the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, he handled personally numerous telecom projects and power projects – diversified across coal, gas, geothermal, and hydro generating plants – involving USD4.8BN of financing and installed capacity in excess of 3,500 MW. With total completed project financing transactions over USD7 billion, he was recognized in 1997 by Infrastructure Finance magazine as one of the top ten project financiers in the world. In the 1980s Frank worked for Drexel Burnham Lambert in Tokyo.
Frank is an American citizen, born and raised in Tokyo, and a permanent resident of Japan. He was educated primarily in the USA, is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and holds a BA from Princeton University.
Nobuo Kabeyama began his career at engineering firm Pacific Consultants where he focused on airport, dam and other infrastructure development projects. In 1988, he joined Nikko Securities where he focused on derivative structuring and alternative investments until 1998.
Subsequent to his career at Nikko, Kabeyama worked at a number of institutional securities companies including BNP Paribas, Fuji Securities (now Mizuho Securities), and Mitsubishi Securities (now Mitsubishi UFJ Securities) where he led teams focused on derivatives. In 2005, he co-founded Waseda Business Consulting, a financial consulting firm focused on M&A, business rehabilitation and equity financing.
In November 2012, Kabeyama co-founded renewable energy development company, SKOS where he was a key member of a team that purchased and developed 20+MW of mega-solar projects.
Leveraging his prior experience in the finance and renewable energy industries, Mr. Kabeyama co-founded Enelution in February 2014.
Luke is a Solar Engineer with over 15 years' experience in the solar industry in six countries. He has lived and worked in Japanese Solar industry continuously since 2008.
He started as a research engineer for the diffusion process in solar cell manufacturing at Q-cells AG in Germany and process quality control in solar module manufacturing at Suntech. He then worked on silicon solar cell degradation research at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Luke then focused on the solar market in Japan with solar module third party laboratory testing, calibration and certification at TÜV Rheinland Japan. In this time he was the lead project engineer that focused on tougher than International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for solar module testing, measurement and performance. This led to designing and running the world's first combined sequential testing for solar modules called 'Long-term Sequential' testing. This was first adopted by Kyocera Corporation in 2010. Luke holds a Masters of Philosophy in Engineering (Solar Cell Research) from the ANU and a Bachelor of Engineering in Photovoltaics & Solar Energy (hons) from the University of New South Wales.
Luke is currently the co-founder and CEO of Sunpulse K.K. in Tokyo that has completed over 2,000 MW of design and due-diligence on solar plants in Japan. He has published 10 research publications on solar irradiance datasets, solar module reliability and design, outdoor and accelerated testing and snow and yield calculation methodologies in Japan. His current research preoccupations include long-term outdoor exposure of solar modules and solar module degradation, solar project yield estimation and global solar and financial market interaction.
|Company||Renewable Energy Management G.K.|
|Incorporation Date||April, 2015|
|Managing Partner||Yuichi Yoshimi|
|Registered Capital||JPY 100,000|
|Products and Services||Provision of Total Project Management of operational assets in the renewable energy sector in Japan. Liaison with parent company, Triple A Partners Japan, for securities brokerage and investment advisory activities.|
|Headquarters||ARK Hills Executive Tower 612 1-14-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052|