Hajime Wakuda

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)


Hajime Wakuda has currently served as President and Executive Managing Director of Carbon Neutral Promotion Headquarters, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) since April 2020. Under his direction, JOGMEC has further strengthened its carbon neutral initiative towards a stable and sustainable energy society. Prior to joining JOGMEC, he was appointed as Director of Policy Planning Division, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy within Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI). He obtained his master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University in the City of New York and master’s/bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Tokyo.

Sessions With Hajime Wakuda

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:50pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:50 pm - 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm

    Upstream Strategies for the Energy Transition

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas

    As the energy transition accelerates, companies are radically changing their strategies. Many outside the United States have chosen to see their new mission to deliver energy for the future using a portfolio of sources, which will help accelerate the companies’ progress to lower carbon and, for some, net-zero emissions in 2050. What are the pathways and the balance between traditional hydrocarbon energy and the new energies (wind and solar)? What methods will produce lower carbon emissions via hydrogen and carbon capture and storage?