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Hitachi in Singapore

Distinguished Speakers

Professor Daniel C. Esty

Yale University, author of Green to Gold

Professor Daniel C. Esty

Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy; Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy; and Director of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale.

Professor Esty is the author/editor of nine books and numerous articles on environmental policy issues and the relationships between environment and corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, globalization, governance, and development. His most recent book, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, argues that pollution control and natural resource management have become critical elements of marketplace success and explains how leading-edge companies have folded environmental thinking into their core business strategies.

Prior to taking up his current position at Yale, Professor Esty served in a variety of senior positions on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989–93). In 2002, Professor Esty received the American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy for "pioneering a data-driven approach to environmental decision making" and developing the global Environmental Sustainability Index. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Resources for the Future and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. He served on President Obama's Transition Team.

Mr. Ananda Ram Bhaskar

Head (Energy Efficiency Programme Office), National Environment Agency (NEA)

Mr. Ananda Ram Bhaskar

Since 2001, Mr Ananda Ram Bhaskar has been the Head of the Energy Efficiency Programme Office at the National Environment Agency (NEA). Prior to that, Mr Bhaskar was Senior Engineer (Planning and Development) at the Tuas South Incineration Plant development project from 1994 to 2000. From 1988 to 1993, Mr Bhaskar was an Engineer at the Ulu Pandan Incineration Plant. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Diplom-Ingenieur Produktionstechnik, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg.

Mr. Roy Adair

President & CEO, Senoko Power Ltd.

Mr. Roy Adair

Roy Adair is the President & CEO of Senoko Power which is the largest electricity generator and retailer in the Singapore Electricity Market. Senoko Power has a licensed capacity of 3,300MW. It is the largest electricity generation and retail company in Singapore meeting approximately one-third of the nation's electricity needs.

The Company is focused on supplying competitively-priced electricity in an environmentally-friendly manner. Our recent investment in 1,095 MW of combined cycle generation capability has seen the Company reduce carbon emissions by 2.5 million tonnes per annum. Senoko Power is a genuine triple bottomline power company whose approach to sustainability has been recognised by the prestigious Singapore Green Plan 2012 Award.

Roy joined Senoko Power with extensive experience of the UK and Australian electricity markets and worldwide experience of the utilities industry. Roy also has a passionate interest in the development of efficient and transparent electricity markets.

Mr. Takashi Hatchoji

CEO (Chief Environmental Strategy Officer), Hitachi, Ltd.

Mr Takashi Hatchoji

Mr Takashi Hatchoji joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1970. Mr Hatchoji has been Chief Environmental Strategy Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. since December 2007 and Adviser of Hitachi, Ltd. since April 2007. In 2007, Mr Hatchoji was appointed President of Hitachi Research Institute. In 2006, he was appointed Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer. In 2004, Mr Hatchoji was appointed Senior Vice President and Executive Officer. In 2003, he was appointed Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Legal and Communications. In 2002, Mr Hatchoji was appointed COO and CTO of the Information & Telecommunication Systems. He was appointed Executive General Manager of Business Solution Systems Division in 2001. Mr Hatchoji was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Corporate Planning & Development Office and Hitachi Research Institute in 1997. In that same year, he was also appointed General Manager of the Corporate Planning & Development Office.

Mr. Harry Seah

Director, Technology and Water Quality Office, Public Utilities Board (PUB)

Mr. Harry Seah

Mr Harry Seah is currently the Director of the Technology and Water Quality Office for the Public Utilities Board (PUB) in Singapore. The Technology Office coordinates the research and development (R&D) initiatives in PUB and supports PUB's mission through technology, innovation, industry partnership, expertise development and introduction of best practices. The Technology Office manages R&D projects in partnership with experts from local and overseas water industry players, academia and research institutes. These R&D projects cover strategic fields of water technology including water and wastewater treatment, chemical and biological water quality, membrane technology, and seawater desalination. The Technology Office is also responsible for the management of water quality in PUB

Professor Ng Wun Jern

Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor & Executive Director, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI)

Professor Ng Wun Jern

Professor Ng's research interests include water and wastewater management focusing on water quality, treatment science and technology development. Investigations had ranged from ultra-pure water to high strength and inhibitory wastewaters. His research is found in 400 publications whilst his practice experience is encapsulated in a book titled "Industrial Wastewater Treatment" (Imperial College Press). He advises on effluent treatment, water reclamation and water quality and has brought his R&D to full-scale applications. Commercialized intellectual properties include biosystems like the aerobic and anaerobic SBR and equipment like the recirculating aerator and electrochemical system. His bioplant design and operating protocols have been applied to 120 installations. He had served on Singapore's national expert panel for water reclamation and water quality.

Dr. Shinjiro Ueda

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

Dr Shinjiro Ueda

Dr Shinjiro Ueda is a Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. He is responsible for research and development including that of compressor, pump and water treatment technologies. One of his recent projects concerns the development of the environmentally-friendly Ballast Water Treatment System. This system removes plankton, bacterium and suspended solids from the ballast water at a very high speed and then discharges clean ballast water into the sea.