• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Fumiyo Harada

Development Bank of Japan

Managing Executive Officer

Fumiyo Harada serves as Managing Executive Officer at the Development Bank of Japan, Inc. (DBJ), and is primarily responsible for DBJ’s infrastructure finance including energy, transportation, and PPP/PFI projects worldwide, with a particular focus on the renewable energy sector. She has a long and powerful career as a development banker including cross-border corporate and infrastructure finance. She has been involved in the Japanese government policy making process for energy by sitting on several government committees as a specialist of infrastructure/energy finance, such as offshore wind power, hydrogen and battery sectors. Prior to the current position, she worked as a Deputy CEO for DBJ Singapore Ltd. which covers corporate and structured finance deals in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific regions as well as Management Director of the department for Energy Finance and Head of Sustainability Management Office of DBJ.  She also had been seconded to Infrastructure and Natural Resource Department (East Asia) of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank as a Senior Investment Officer.  She holds a BA (Economics) degree from the University of Tokyo.

Sessions With Fumiyo Harada

Thursday, 9 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 09/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Balancing Economic Growth and Reducing Emissions in Emerging Asia

    Power & Renewables
    The emerging markets in Asia have achieved strong GDP and power consumption growth over the past decade, and the region’s economies are expected to continue expanding at a similar pace through 2050. With the climate targets announced by the countries, there are unique challenges faced by the emerging markets. How can countries decarbonize while growing? How can the energy transition move ahead while balancing decarbonization, affordability and energy security? What policy tools could effectively support the energy transition in those markets? Which new low-carbon technologies would penetrate those markets?