• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Hajime Wakuda


President & Managing Director, Carbon Neutrality Promotion Headquarters

Hajime Wakuda has currently served as President and Executive Managing Director of Carbon Neutral Promotion Headquarters, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (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

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 08:50am - 09:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 02:50 pm - 08/mar/2023 03:20 pm

    Diversifying for Sustainability

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    The energy industry continues to advance and pivot in their portfolio diversification to support carbon reduction plans. We are seeing mixed portfolios in hydrocarbon development with emission reduction, new CCUS project interest, hybrid portfolios and renewables only. How are companies prioritizing their portfolios and financing the energy mix? How are shareholder and government demands shaping their business planning. What challenges are arising and what are the new opportunities?
  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 07:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 07:30 pm

    Hydrogen in Asia-Pacific: Setting the visions

    Can hydrogen be Asia Pacific’s key to the energy transition? Countries in Asia are announcing ambitious hydrogen plans. Still, there are differences - Japan’s vision emphasizes blue hydrogen/ammonia with support for regional infrastructure development, while India’s vision is around green hydrogen/ammonia and becoming a major global supplier. Companies are following suit and investing millions. Join this panel to discuss: how developers, off-takers, and financiers view the future of hydrogen in Asia. Will technology blur cost differentials between green and blue hydrogen? What are these governments doing to accelerate their hydrogen vision?