Clean Energy: a Battle for Talent

  • DATE: June 30 (Thursday)
  • TIME: 18:00 - 19:00 (JST)
  • PLACE: Online

In our June Webinar we look at the current state of the labor market in the energy and cleantech sectors and examine how the scarcity of talent impacts the industry.

Date: June 30 (Thursday) 
Time: 18:00 – 19:00 JST

Speakers: Kaoru Yamamoto, CHRO for Pacifico Energy.


Andrew Statter, Partner and Head of Greentech at Titan Consulting

The renewable energy and cleantech sectors are growing at an unprecedented pace globally and here in Japan. Any human resource expert would tell you that the bottleneck in such markets is talent. Supply is tight, demand is high, and the competition for skilled professionals is fierce We will provide a behind the curtains reality of the battle for talent within this growing industry.

This webinar sets a goal of engaging both sides of the labour market: talented professionals seeking to move into, or move upward within the clean energy sector, and companies looking to attract and hire talent.

Japan NRG has invited speakers from an industry specialized recruitment firm, and a human resources leader from a top renewables developer to cover the following topics:

–Sectors with high growth, high demand for new personnel (Latest insights on demand in terms of roles, skills, and experience. We’ll explain the latest trends and preferences)

–Attracting talent in a competitive market (Hear recruitment strategies, tips and best practices for companies and jobseekers alike from professionals on the front-line of hiring)

–Retention and development of key talent in Japan (A review of what keeps professionals in their job and motivated to contribute to longer-term company success)

There will be time for Q & A at the end.



Kaoru Yamamoto has over 20 years of HR experience in the UK and Japan and has held leadership positions for over 10 years in the life sciences and technology industry. Currently, she is CHRO for Pacifico Energy (PEK), responsible for building and driving a high -performance culture. She was part of the M & A team charged with carving out the offshore wind business from PEK and establishing SSE Pacifico KK in October 2021. She also manages all HR for SSE Pacifico. Prior to joining PEK, she was the first international HR director for Netflix in 2015. She’s a graduate of the School of Commerce, Meiji University, and also studied HR Management at a post-graduate level at the Metropolitan University (UK).

Andrew Statter specialises in high impact, leadership searches, Andrew and the team support companies both in establishing and growing their Japan business.  An Executive Recruiter passionate about innovation for a sustainable world, his team supports developers, manufacturers, investors and consultancies across the Renewable and Cleantech markets in Japan. Coming to Japan from Australia in 2010, Andrew has extensive experience partnering on key search projects for Fortune 500 companies to Tokyo startups.

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