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Rui Watanabe 渡部 留衣

Specialisation: Renewable Energy, Climate Tech Recruitment
Company Position: Senior Consultant - Renewable Energy (Japan)
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Phone Number: +65 3174 0674

My first recruitment experience was at a Singaporean IT recruitment firm where I joined as a Recruitment cum Marketing intern for 6 months. Soon after graduating from university in Osaka, I decided to continue learning more about recruitment and joined a UK tech specialized recruitment firm. During my stint there, I was helping Japanese national candidates/non-Japanese candidates (All across from Junior to PM, Director, and  Country Manager level) to find positions at software vendors, IT consulting firms, and end-user clients. 

1996年7月7日、大阪生まれ。高校時代はカナダで1年間の語学留学を経験し、大学時代はシンガポールでローカル系コンサルティング企業にて  6ヶ月間のWeb/SNSマーケティング、リクルートメント担当のインターンシップを経験。大学卒業後は、DX化が進む企業を人材の面でサポートしたいと考え、イギリス系大手IT人材紹介エージェントに入社。シンガポール支店にて、ERP(基幹システム)特化のコンサルタントとして勤務し、主にエンジニア・ITコンサルなどの採用コンサルを担当。日本支店・ビジネスの立ち上げ業務も経験。2021年、再生可能エネルギー・脱炭素ビジネスに特化したNextwave Partnersに入社。日本マーケットの立ち上げ経験や英語力を活かし、ビジネスの拡張も担うリクルートメントコンサルタントを担当。現在に至る。趣味は料理とゴルフ。


Area of specialisation

I recruit across the end-to-end value chain of renewable energy projects - from investment and commercial personnel, to technical professionals.

Clients I work with include:
•    Infrastructure Investment Banks / Private Equity Groups
•    Infrastructure Advisory and Management Firms
•    Legal Counsel (external and internal)
•    Project Developers
•    Independent Power Produces (IPPs)
•    Engineering Services Firms (Owner’s Engineering, Lender’s Engineers, Independent Engineering)
•    EPC Companies
•    Construction Contractors
•    Equipment Suppliers

Renewable Energy Technology Focus:
•    Solar
•    Wind
•    Hydropower
•    Geothermal
•    Bio-Energy
•    Waste-to-Energy

Thoughts on Renewable Energy

It is interesting to see how countries are implementing or planning for rapid growth in energy conversion from conventional power to renewable energy, especially in Europe. Despite the lower rate of conversion plan compared to European countries, Japan is also a country that plans to implement and convert to renewable energy, aiming to bring up the ratio to 36~38% by 2030. I’m thrilled to be a part of this industry and connect with people who are as passionate about sustainability and clean energy as I am.