Mr. Akira Yabumoto had joined J-Power, a Japanese electricity generating company in 1989. During his career to date at J-Power, he has held various positions with a major part of his career undertaking regulatory affairs and policy analysis associated for strategic planning and business development. He was seconded to IEA Secretariat in 2009 as an energy analyst. During his 2 years carrier in IEA, he joined four Policy Reviews to IEA member countries, as an electricity expert. Currently he oversees analyzing energy resource markets, value chains and policy issues for strategic advice. He graduated Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo.