Yasuaki Matsuda has more than 20 years experiences of civil engineering projects in Japan, South East Asia, Middle East, and The Caribbean. Has previously worked on tunneling, metro system installation, and chemical plant construction in Penta-Ocean Construction and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
He is currently working for Kajima Corporation as the Deputy General Manager of its Innovation and Transformation Team, seeking for promising technologies that match Kajima's vision for Japan.
Mr. Iftach Cohen
Iftach Cohen is co-founder and CEO of Zero Energy Solutions (ZES), an emerging Israeli company, with a mission to automate, personalize and optimize indoor climate in commercial buildings. In his role, Mr. Cohen is spearheading Sales and BizDev efforts into global markets such as the USA, Thailand and the GCC.
Throughout his career, Mr. Cohen has accumulated decades of managerial experience in the energy efficiency and clean energy generation market. Prior to ZES, Mr. Cohen served as CEO of GreenGo Environmental Consulting, where he led a dynamic and agile company developing and operating complex municipal green energy projects. Additionally, Mr. Cohen was COO at Steimatzky and CEO at Steimatzky Digital, where he was in charge of expanding a large retail business services and product lines.
Mr. Cohen received a BA in industrial engineering from Tel Aviv University and is a certified Green Energy consultant.
Ms. Adital Ela
Adital Ela is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in sustainability design, creative management and impact driven entrepreneurship with the mission of introducing fully regenerative building products through re-engineering the way construction materials are manufactured.
Mr. Daisuke Inoue
Daisuke Inoue is a Leader at Mori Trust and is in charge of investing in startups and developing Mori Trust's businesses globally.
Prior to his current position, he was engaged in product planning and development of connected car services in Product Strategy Division at Mitsubishi Motors. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Liberal Studies from Waseda University
Mr. Jirapat Janjerdsak
As the Chief Technology Officer at Siri Ventures Co., Ltd., Jirapat Janjerdsak is the key person driving the company’s business through proactive plan to create technology and innovations that enhance living experience for Sansiri and its homebuyers. He also plays a key role in upgrading ecosystem for Thai startups, equipping them with the right capability to grow in the global arena through strong partnership with local and international companies. Meanwhile, he is responsible for seeking opportunity to invest in high potential startups who can enrich Thai property market with great technology and innovations, which in the end builds favorable ecosystem for sustainable growth in PropTech and Living Tech.
With 16 proven years as leader and strategist in hi-tech industries – Gemplus (now Gemalto (Thailand) Co., Ltd.), Nokia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Microsoft (Thailand) Ltd. Jirapat now brings the experience to run a digital entertainment company - POPS. He has built up strong networks in telecom, startups and IT as well as pioneered new business while leading teams in fast pace MNC and multi-cultural business environment. Customers/partners are always in the centre.
Jirapat holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Lat Krabang, a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from National Institute of Development Administration, and Master’s of Infotech, Information, Technology and Communications from University of Wollongong, Australia, as well as a certificate on Management from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.
Mr. Yogev Katzir
Managing director of INFRALAB, an open innovation lab powered by Enel, a global leading energy provider and Shikun&Binui, the leading infrastructure and real estate group in Israel. INFRALAB, which is part of the open innovation labs program of the Israel Innovation Authority ,focuses on the integration between physical infrastructure and digital technologies and provides the necessary platform for a speedy and successful proof of concept to winning ideas.
2015 – Dec 2017
Innovations Director and founder of BuildUp, managing the identification, the screening and implementation of advanced and innovative solutions into business activities, creating strategic partnerships and effectively introducing sustainability principles into the organizational framework.
Strengthening the Company’s competitive advantages in the business arena; leveraging internal strong-points by introducing innovation from other sources. responsible for supporting Shikun&Binui’s goal to become a forerunner for innovation in real estate and infrastructures.
2013 – 2015
As a part of the Sustainability Department helped developed the focal points which comprise the Group's model for creating value from sustainability: the adoption and implementation of sustainability principles can help improve business conduct and performance – resulting in business growth, strategic differentiation, decreased expenses through optimization and savings on resource consumption, improved risk management and improved access to capital resources.
Managing collaboration with strategic partners: defining policies and guidelines, presenting Sustainability to companies at HQs and in the Projects Department.
Conducting analysis of global activities as related to human rights, biological versatility etc. as well as the Group’s stakeholder engagement activities in Africa; providing professional support to projects both at HQs and in the field, identifying main topics in the relevant geographic regions, mapping activities on a Group as well as on the individual company level, and defining measures to be taken.
Responsibility for writing and publishing the Group’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report: http://csr.shikunbinui.co.il/en/
Professional Advisor to the Director General
Ministry of Environmental Protection
2011 – 2013
Responsible, as Professional Advisor, for policy making: initiating, creating, implementing, managing and supervising environmental policy; determining policy goals, tools, time tables, and control measures.
Sustainable Material Management: leading the professional and administration activity in several major Israeli waste market reforms involving municipal solid waste as well as construction, agricultural and electronic waste. Involved in creating and implementing regulations, positive and negative financial incentives, educational programs, infrastructure projects and data policy tools.
Enhancing the decision making process by gathering and analysing professional and financial data. Synchronizing inter divisional administration between the Ministry of Environmental Protection, governmental entities and external authorities. Coordinating the handling of environmental issues in the municipal arena. Ministry contact for Mayors and municipal GMs, professionals and organizations.
Environmental Team Manager
Pareto Engineering Ltd.
2008 – 2011
Providing strategic and financial consulting services to government offices and agencies; recommending policy for a diverse range of environmental challenges.
Main projects included:
Designing the Ministry of Environmental Protection subsidy program for municipal soiled waste treatment facilities. Preparing financial analysis of the PPP mechanism-based municipal solid waste treatment facility plan for the Ministry of Finance.
Operational and financial analysis of the joint Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Transportation ‘old vehicle disposal program’. Providing strategic and financial consulting services to the Israel Railways budget government negotiation team.
Managing the national air pollution reduction program. Providing financial and technical consulting services to the Public Utility Authority’s emission reductions project in existing power plants.
Preparing a financial analysis of the domestic electricity products taxation plan for the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Finance.
Providing financial consulting services to the Public Utility Authority in the determination of renewable energy tariffs (solar thermal, wind, and biogas).
Establishing the professional concept and policy recommendations for the joint Ministry of Environment Protection and Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor’s Eco Industrial Parks plan. Advising policy recommendations for the intergovernmental committee’s “Greening the Government” plan.
Member of the Advisory Team for the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s national program for promoting innovative environmental technologies
Tel Aviv University
2010 – 2012
Thesis: Adoption of innovative environmental technology with a public private partnership mechanism, Case Study - Israel Municipal Solid Waste Market.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
PPE (Philosophy, Political Science, Economy)
2005 – 2008
Mr. Wachirachai Koonamwattana
Wachirachai Koonamwattana is the Head of Living Solution Business of SCG, developing new businesses that aim to improve the quality of life in the area of prefabricated construction, smart and eco solutions, and well-being.
Spending 29 years of working in SCG, he has many experiences in finance, M&A, strategic planning, Corporate Planning Director and new business development. His recent roles include Managing Director of prefabricated housing business and Business Transformation Director.
He earned a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, an MBA from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, an MBE from Thammasat University and completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Tai Lee Siang
Tai Lee Siang is a practising architect and urban planner since 1990. His key projects won both local and international award and was featured in a URA exhibition “20 under 45” in March 2004. He held the position as President of Singapore Institute of Architects from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, following his contribution to the design world, he was elected by the design
industry as the first chairman of Design Alliance of Singapore. In 2011, he was elected as President of Singapore Green Building Council. Tai Lee Siang is a thought leader and strong advocate in the fields of Design, he was elected President of Design Business Chamber Singapore from 2013 to 2016. He also started the Singapore Good Design Mark in 2014.
Tai Lee Siang is committed to expanding his contribution worldwide. In 2013, he was elected as a Board Director of World Green Building Council. He was subsequently elected and served as Global Chairman from July 2016 to June 2018.
From 2010 to 2016, Tai Lee Siang held the position of Group Managing Director of Ong&Ong Group - a multi-discipline design firm of 900 strong. He is also Board Member of Health Science Authority and Board of Trustee of Singapore University of Technology and Design. In September 2018, Tai Lee Siang joined Building and Construction Authority of Singapore as Executive Director of BuildSG - an industry transformation initiative by the government of Singapore.
Mr. Yonatan Ofek
Director of Innovation and Research in the Buildnnovation Unit of the Ministry of Construction and Housing.
Responsible for advancing the construction sector towards a more productive, efficient with an improved quality of construction.
Yonatan holds a Master of Engineering degree from University College London.
Worked as a structural engineer both in the UK and Israel, with a broad range of projects from small residential to mega-infrastructure works
Ms. Lisa Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds is the new CEO of the Green Building Council South Africa.
Lisa believes in a sustainable future created by sharing of knowledge, setting trends and influencing change. Lisa was the driver for the drafting of Energy Efficiency Standards and Regulation for Buildings. She serves on many committees in the SABS and within the energy management professionals’ space. Her passion for the “Green space” started with the birth of the Green
Building Council in 2007.
Lisa has been involved in Energy Efficiency since 2003. She was President of the SAEEC from 2016 to 2019 and was the previous President of the ESCo (Energy Services Companies) Association. Lisa was instrumental in the formation of SAFEE (Southern African Females in Energy Efficiency) within SAEEC.
For many years Lisa served on the Board of the Green Building Council and became CEO in June this year. Lisa has a BSc, an MBA and CEM. Lisa’s awards include 2007 ETA award for Women, 2008 Individual Energy (SAEE), 2012 SABS Standards Writer Award; the 2014 Women in Energy (SAWIEN); and the 2016 Ian Lane Hall of Fame award.
Lisa is committed to growing the Green Economy within a Green Recovery.
Mr. Daigo Sato
Daigo started his career at a Silicon Valley startup during his undergraduate. He worked at PwC Advisory LLC in Japan after graduation, engaged in strategic planning and BDD (business due diligence) operations in the M&A area.
After a few years of experience, he joined Digital Base Capital in October 2019, being in charge of PropTech JAPAN operation management, as well as overseas cooperation.
Ms. Holly Stower
Lead Resources & Environment Analyst focused on emerging innovation across the Water, Waste, Air, Construction and Corporate Sustainability sectors. Via research and consultancy, Holly connects cleantech start-ups, business & investor communities and helps corporations engage in the cleantech ecosystem.