SPEAKERS

Yuichiro KIRIHARA

Partner

Yuichiro has started his career with automotive manufacturer in US, and joined Deloitte in 2005. Currently focusing on Aerospace & Defense industry and providing wide range of consulting services including business strategy, organization, process and IT transformation.

Noriko Morioka, Ph.D

Exectuive Officer

Vice President of Corporate Strategy Headquarters IHI Corporation In 1987, Morioka entered in IHI Corporation, Aero-Engine & Space Operations. She joined various aircraft engine projects and in charge of R&D, design and product support on the control systems. In 2009, she started at R&D project on the future aircraft & engine system innovation. In 2021, she became her present position.

Dr. Munetaka Ueno

Munetaka Ueno is research director of Space Exploration Innovation Hub Center, JAXA, and a professor of Kobe University. After his Ph.D in physics from Kyoto University, Japan in 1994, he joined Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, University of Tokyo, then moved to Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), JAXA in 2009, and his former occupations were head of mission instrument technology group, director of space science program office, and Chief engineer of JAXA. His research interests include observational astronomy, solar system science, scientific instrumentation and systems engineering in space development. He has been involved in several space missions, AKARI (Infrared Astronomical Satellite), AKATSUKI (Venus orbiter), and HAYABUSA mission. He served a director of Astronomical Society of Japan, a chair person of Standing Space Agency Subcommittee, International Project Management Committee, a vice-chair of Standing Space Agency Subcommittee, Knowledge Management Technical Committee, and a member of space science advisory committee of ISAS, JAXA.

Chris Hampden

Director, South East Asia

Chris Hampden is the Director, South East Asia for ArcBlue Consulting, a leading specialist procurement and supply chain consultancy operating across Asia Pacific, and a part of Bain & Company. Chris leads the Aviation, Manufacturing and Sustainable Procurement practices within ArcBlue.

Chris joined ArcBlue in January 2022 having spent more than 15 years working for Rolls-Royce, where he held leadership positions in procurement, supply chain management, strategy and finance across the Aerospace, Marine and Energy sectors. These experiences have been gained whilst spending much of his career living and working in Asia Pacific, including long-term assignments based in Vietnam, Japan and Singapore.

His most recent role at Rolls-Royce was as Head of International Purchasing, where he played a key role in reshaping the aerospace supply chain across Asia Pacific and in emerging markets globally, looking at raw materials, castings & forgings, machining & fabrications, and full assemblies. His prior experiences include two years based in Japan as the Regional Supply Chain Manager – NE Asia, where he was responsible for delivering world class level of operational performance for key strategic partners and suppliers across the NE Asia Supply Chain for aerospace engine programmes

Chris has an academic background in Business and Finance, having qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and holding a First-Class degree in Business Studies.

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