Takajiro (Tak) Ishikawa is Senior Executive Vice President, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., headquartered in Houston. He started with Mitsubishi Corporation, a global trading and investment firm, in 1983. Prior to his current role, he was its Senior Vice President and Division Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ishikawa was responsible for the Global Asset Management Business Division, a 450-person organization with assets under management of $24 billion. Mr. Ishikawa is now seconded to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of Japan’s leading industrial and infrastructure equipment manufacturing firms. He moved to Houston in October 2017 to take on the role of Senior Executive Vice President responsible for Business Development and Investments. Mr. Ishikawa holds a degree from Waseda University, Tokyo, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.