Takeshi Takahashi

Director, JERA Rep

Takeshi Takahashi is the Senior Operating Officer of Project Development Department at JERA Co., Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) and manages the company’s diverse investments in IPPs, renewables and upstream natural resources development on a global basis.

Mr. Takahashi started his professional career at Mitsubishi Bank (which is currently part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)) back in 1987. He spent 30 years with the bank and successfully expanded project finance business through various positions including the Head of Structured Finance in New York (2006-2008) and the Head of Project Finance at Tokyo Headquarter (2008-2010). Mr. Takahashi opened the Australian Structured Finance Office back in 2012 to develop bank’s infrastructure finance business in Australia. He also served as the Head of Equity Investment (2013-2015) to enhance the overall financing ability to infrastructure projects.

In 2016, Mr. Takahashi joined JERA Co., Inc and was appointed as the Senior Vice President (Structured Finance) to assist JERA’s robust investment activities. In 2018, he was designated as the Regional Chief Executive Officer of JERA Americas (a wholly-owned US subsidiary of JERA Co., Inc in Houston, Texas) overseeing the company’s investment activities in the United States and Mexico.

Mr. Takahashi graduated from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.