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

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 02:10pm - 02:40pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 08:10 pm - 03/mar/2021 08:40 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Cleantech Investment Strategies

    Panel Clean Tech Upstream Oil & Gas Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management Gas & LNG
    The oil and gas industry is embracing clean technology more than ever and traditional energy companies have moved past initial skepticism of renewable energy sources and sustainability initiatives to become increasingly bigger players in the energy transition. Every year the volume of investing and partnering in diverse cleantech areas, including renewables, batteries, hydrogen, water treatment, or EV charging, continues to grow. This growth of new technologies and investment opportunities requires the development and implementation of a clear strategy for cleantech investments that finds the right balance between sustainability goals and corporate returns. What is the strategic approach by oil and gas companies in cleantech? What is the right level of investment to become a cleantech leader without negatively impacting overall company returns?