Our Team

Here are the backgrounds of our team members at JOIN.

Project Department, Managing Director

Takashi Sugiyama

Takashi Sugiyama

Professional Background

Mr. Sugiyama has been with JOIN since 2017. He mainly oversees project sectors such as Urban Development, Airports, Ships/Offshore Units, Logistics, Railway related. Prior to JOIN, he was involved in corporate finance and M&A advisory at the Development Bank of Japan(~2016).

Involved Projects

  • BSD City Mixed-use Urban Dev. Project (Indonesia)
  • Palau International Airport Development Project (Palau)
  • Malaysia Cold Chain Logistics Project (Malaysia)

Project Department, Managing Director

Hiro Suenaga

Hiro Suenaga

Professional Background

Mr. Suenaga has been with JOIN since 2016. He mainly oversees project sectors such as Ports, Logistics, Airports,
Automobile Transportation and Urban Development.
Prior to JOIN, he was involved in oil and gas development projects and bio fuel development projects at Itochu Corporation (~2015), Project Finance and Corporate Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation(~2005), negotiations regarding the Japanese ODA loan and OECD matters at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (~2000). He is also a Certified Member Analyst of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.

Involved Projects

  • Cold Storage Warehouse Project (Indonesia)
  • The Cold Chain Promoting Project (Vietnam)
  • Thilawa Area Port Terminal Operation Project (Myanmar)

Planning and Admin Department/ Project Department, Director

Peggy Furusaka

Peggy Furusaka

Professional Background

Ms. Furusaka has been with JOIN since 2015. Prior to JOIN, she was the lead analyst for the global rating agency Moody’s Japan covering major Japanese companies listed on the TSE in the telecom, steel and automobile sectors(~2015). Before Moody’s, she was the Co-Head of Credit Research, Syndicate Manager and Foreign Bond Sales at BNP Paribas Securities (~2012) and a credit analyst for Deutsche Securities , Japan (~2001).

Involved Projects

  • Texas High Speed Railway Project, U.S.A
  • New Clark City Development Project, Philippines

Project Department, Director

Takahiro Aono

Takahiro Aono

Professional Background

Mr. Aono has been with JOIN since 2019. He mainly oversees Toll Road projects at JOIN. Prior to entering JOIN, Mr. Aono was involved in M&A Advisory, Structured Lenders Finance and Business Planning at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation at (~2019). Mr. Aono also participated in the legal training at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in the USA (~2010).

Involved Projects

  • Brown-field Toll Road Projects in Jakarta and Kota Makassar (Indonesia)

Project Department, Manager

Mizuno Soekawa

Mizuno Soekawa

Professional Background

Ms. Soekawa has been with JOIN since 2015. She oversees investments in transportation projects in Southeast Asia and manages JOIN’s external relationship with related ministries of the Government of Japan.
Prior JOIN, she was involved in Japanese yen loan projects for the sectors of metro, bridges, roads in Southeast and South Asia at JICA and JBIC. (~2014). She has also conducted corporate analysis at an audit corporation (~2000). She is a certified Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant of Japan.

Involved Projects

  • The Cold Chain Promoting Project (Vietnam)

Project Department & Asset Management Department, Manager

Kento Tokumaru

Kento Tokumaru

Professional Background

Mr. Tokumaru has been with JOIN since 2017. His first assignment in JOIN was the Malaysia Singapore - High Speed Rail Project. Since 2018, he is in charge of Transport sector, Railway sector, Sea Port sector and Smart City & new industries including MaaS, autonomous operation, hydrogen business, digital infrastructure.

Involved Projects

  • Mobility-related projects (bullet train, urban railways, EV bus and automatic-driving)
  • New Clark City Development Project, Philippines
  • Thailand Amata Smart City Project

Project Department, Manager

Keisuke Kurosawa

Keisuke Kurosawa

Professional Background

Mr. Kurosawa has been with JOIN since 2018. He mainly oversees project sectors such as Airports, Logistics, Railway, Ships/Offshore Units, Urban Development.
Prior to JOIN, He was involved in overseas investment structuring for the shipping sector, project finance, settlement of account and formulation of business plans for project companies (~2018) at Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary. He is a Certified Public Accountant of the State of Washington, USA.

Involved Projects

  • The Rolling Stock MRO Project (Canada)
  • Malaysia Cold Chain Logistics Project (Malaysia)
  • Palau International Airport Development Project (Palau)

Project Department, Manager

Naomasa Tachibana

Naomasa Tachibana

Professional Background

Mr. Tachibana has been with JOIN since 2019. He mainly oversees urban development projects and business development matters (developing and managing relationship with overseas partners and originating new projects).
Prior to JOIN, he was involved in real estate investment, development and asset management for residential, commercials, retail facilities, logistics, hotels and serviced residences sourcing from the equity of listed companies, listed REIT and private fund at CapitaLand Japan (~2019) and Prudential Real Estate Investors (Japan) (~2011).

Involved Projects

  • Urban Dev. Project –Ho Chi Minh Grand Park Project- (Viet Nam)