Tak Ishikawa

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America

Senior Executive Vice President

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.

Sessions With Tak Ishikawa

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:40am - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:40 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    How Is the Capital Transition Changing the Energy Business?

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    Capital allocation for the energy sector has undergone a sweeping reorientation in the past two years. The shift is more complex than moving into cleantech and out of fossil fuels, incorporating increasingly sophisticated understanding of climate risk and intense engagement with shifting value within business models. Having raised huge volumes of capital for energy transition plays in the last two years, investors and their counterparts are now deploying that money into markets and capital expenditures (Capex), presaging significant shifts across the energy ecosystem. What is the current state of energy transition investing? How does the investment horizon influence sectoral focus in analyzing investments or deploying capital? Does cleantech benefit from longer investment horizons? What level of returns are currently found in cleantech or clean infrastructure? What can we expect a decade from now?