Leadership Team

Ryo Nozawa

Founder / CEO

Professional backgrounds

Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.

  • Involved in physical LNG and power trading.
  • Founding member of the company’s Power Asset Optimization and Trading Desk.

US-based commodity trading firm

  • Worked as a power trader for America’s PJM and ERCOT in the area of speculative trading of physical power and financial products.
  • One of only a few Japanese individuals to have experience in power trading in the US market.

The Boston Consulting Group K.K

  • Project Leader, Tokyo Office.
  • As a core member of Energy practice areas, has provided consulting services to mainly power, city gas and petroleum wholesalers in the areas of M&A support, the development of trading strategies, building risk management systems and formulating DX strategies.
  • Awarded MVP, Professional Excellence Award 2018, BCG Japan.

Academic backgrounds

  • MBA, Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Economy, The University of Tokyo

Hideaki Kato

Senior Vice President and COO / Head of Broking Desk

Professional backgrounds

Kanematsu Corporation

  • Involved in physical trading of crude oil and petroleum products in the US, Europe and Asia as a member of the energy arm of Japanese trading house, Kanematsu Corporation.

Amerex Energy

  • Launch member of the Japan office in 2000 of Amerex Energy, one of the few commodity brokers in Japan.
  • Leading commodity broker with twenty years of experience at the company, where he drove the company’s petroleum product business as a general manager of the sales department.
  • After the Japanese power market deregulation in 2016, was responsible for launching, from scratch, a power broking desk at the company in 2018, and within the space of one year had closed deals with dozens of large companies.

Academic backgrounds

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Waseda University