Takajiro “Tak” Ishikawa

President & CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America

In his role as President & CEO of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA), Takajiro Ishikawa leads the company’s North American team to deliver innovative and integrated solutions that help realize carbon neutrality, improve quality of life, and ensure a safer world.

Before MHIA, Ishikawa ran the Asset Management division at Mitsubishi Corporation, a 450-person organization with assets under management of $24 billion-plus assets under advisements of $40 billion. In 2017, he moved to Houston to begin the next phase of his career at MHIA, where he was responsible for the company’s business development and investments. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Waseda University, Tokyo.

Ishikawa is a natural-born storyteller with expertise in both industrial & mining assets, and investment in startup technology companies. Most importantly, he is passionate about advancing the energy transition and achieving MHI’s goal to achieve net zero emissions through the company’s entire value chain by 2040.