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Dr Ichiro Kutani

Senior Research Fellow, Assistant Director & Manager

Strategy Research Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Mr. Kutani has been engaged in energy policy analysis since joining IEEJ in 2007; his main field of research is analysis of global energy market and energy security issues with emphasis on Asia.  The latest study project engagement includes ASEAN power grid connectivity, energy efficiency in the transport sector, quantitative assessment of energy security, development of energy plan for Myanmar, and Japan-Germany joint study on energy transition.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Kutani has held positions of Leader of Gas Group, and Visiting Researcher at IEEJ, where his research has addressed US, European, and Asian gas and LNG markets, global coal markets and clean coal technology.  Mr. Kutani began his career at JFE Engineering Corp where he designed and managed gas pipeline projects.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Waseda University, Japan.