Susumu is an Energy Specialist (Smart Grids) at ADB. His major roles are the technical support of operations department and the development and management of knowledge in smart grid area. He has about 10 years private sector working experience in planning and leading energy supply projects, especially focusing on demand side, with expertise in the electricity sector structure, regulation, regional power supply, and smart grid technology applications in renewable energy integration, ICT system for network, and demand-side management.
Prior to joining ADB, he worked in a subsidiary of large telecommunications holding-company in Japan as an Energy Business Planning Manager. He was responsible for leading projects in creating a smart community and led establishment of a new regional power retailing company in Japan. He has also worked in a market-leader company of new Power Producer and Supplier in Japan.
He holds a Master's degree of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, and a Bachelor's degree of Mechanical Engineering and Science, both from Tokyo Institute of Technology.