Director General for Energy Transformation Strategy
Mr. Kohei Toyoda is Director General for Energy Transformation Strategy, Energy and Natural Resources Finance Group, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) from July 1st 2022 where he is taking charge of global hydrogen and ammonia value chain creation as well as individual finance transactions.
Prior to the current position, he was JBIC’s Chief Representative for the Middle East based in Dubai between June 2019 and June 2022 where he was taking charge of relationship management and research activities in the Middle East region.
He was Director for International Coordination, Trade Policy Bureau Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Government of Japan between 2017 and 2019 where he took charge of promoting international business collaborations between Japan and partner countries. He was also responsible for providing project finance to power projects in the Middle East and Africa when he was Director of New Energy and PowerFinance Department in JBIC between 2015 and 2017. He has experiences of project finance to mining projects in Latin American countries when he was Deputy Director ofMining Finance Department in JBIC between 2011 and 2012. He also stayed in London for two years between 2006 and 2008 as Representative of JBIC London office.He has broader experience and knowledge on project finance as well as policy based public sector finance.
He has a BA in Economics from Kobe University and a Master in Economics from London University (University College London (UCL)).
Japan's hydrogen strategy and JBIC's financing support
Mr. Toyoda will share information on the latest hydrogen strategy of Japan including Kishida Administration’s Green Transformation policy and upcoming revised Basic Hydrogen Strategy. He will also explain JBIC’s approach to promote the government’s strategy including seamless financing supports from upstream to downstream utilising various financial tools for a global value chain development, as well as JBIC’s mid-term business plan, new finance facility and establishment of dedicated teams.