President, Energy & Environment Investment, Inc.
Shuichiro is the President of Energy & Environment Investment, Inc. (EEI), Japan’s first VC dedicated to energy and the environment which he founded in 2006.
Shuichiro originally joined the Industrial Bank of Japan in 1989 and started covering the power and energy sectors in 1996 as an analyst in the Industry Research Division. In addition to research and analysis of industry trends, he served as a member of several advisory bodies to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, including the Electric Utility Industry Council, where he helped put forward policy proposals for industry deregulation and institutional design and became acquainted with many prominent figures from the energy sector. In 2000, Shuichiro moved to IBJ Securities (now known as Mizuho Securities), where he ran corporate finance operations for companies in the energy sector.
In 2003, Shuichiro joined forces with the American consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group, a spin-off of the Stanford Research Institute, to found Industrial Decisions Inc. (IDI), Japan’s first consulting firm dedicated to the energy industry. There, he served as CEO for three years focusing on growing the company’s management consulting business. His experience at IDI led him to become keenly aware of the need for more risk capital as well as management support for startups in the environment and energy sectors, leading him to found EEI.
Shuichiro holds a degree in law from the University of Tokyo and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.