The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

KOYAMA, Ken, PhD

KOYAMA, Ken, PhD

Managing Director, Chief Economist, Strategy Research Unit

Fields of Expertise: Economic and Political Analysis of the World Oil Market / Economic and Political Analysis of the World Natural Gas Market / Energy Security and Geopolitics of Energy

1986 Economist in the Oil Group, IEEJ
1992 Senior economist in the World Oil & Energy Group, IEEJ
1993 Acting head for the World Oil & Energy Group, IEEJ
1995-1997 PhD student at the Dundee University (sabbatical)
1997 Head of the World Oil & Energy Group, IEEJ
1999 Group manager of the International Trend Analysis Group, IEEJ
2001 Awarded the degree of PhD from the University of Dundee (PhD thesis: Japan's Energy Strategies Towards The Middle East)
2001 General manager of the Department of Energy Strategies, IEEJ
2005 Senior Research Fellow, General Manager, Energy Strategy Unit
2006 Senior Research Fellow, Unit Manager, Strategy and Industry Research Unit
2007 Director, Strategy & Industry Research Unit, IEEJ
2010 Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo (Current Job title)
2011 Managing Director, Chief Economist, Strategy Research Unit (Current Job title)
Academic Professional Career:
  • Lecturer for “Geopolitics of Energy” Module, at the Management of Technology
    (MOT, Postgraduate), Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan (since 2005)
  • Honorary Associate, at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy
    (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (Since 2004)
  • Visiting Professor, at the Management of Technology (MOT, Postgraduate),
    Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan (since 2008)
  • Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
    (2010)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board, Energy Academy of Europe,
    Netherland (June 2013)
  • International Advisor (Chair in Energy Economics), Energy Commission of
    University of Tenaga National (UNITEN), Malaysia, (December 2015)
Other Major Professional Career:
  • Appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee of Basic Policy of Energy,
    Advisory Council on Resource and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and
    Industry (METI), Government of Japan (September 2006)
  • Appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee of Foreign Exchanges,
    Advisory Council on Duty and Foreign Exchanges, Ministry of Finance (MOF),
    Government of Japan (since October 2002)
  • Appointed as a Special Research Fellow at Research Division of Economic and
    Industry Research Committee, House of Senate, Japan
    (from October 2005 to March 2006)
  • Appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee of International Strategy, Nuclear
    Committee, Electric Power Industry Council, Advisory Council on Resource and
    Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (September 2008)
  • Appointed as a member of Crude Oil Price Study Committee, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan
    (from September 2008 to March 2009)
  • Appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee of Basic Policy of Energy,
    Advisory Council on Resource and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and
    Industry (METI), Government of Japan (October 2008)
  • Appointed as a member of the Study-Committee of Gas Industry in A Low-Carbon Society, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (April 2009)
  • Appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee on Japan Oil, Natural Gas and
    Metal Corporation, Resource Committee, Evaluation-Committee of Incorporated
    Administrative Agency, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI),
    Government of Japan (May 2009)
  • Appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee of Energy Supply Structure
    Upgrading, Advisory Council on Resource and Energy, Ministry of Economy,
    Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (July 2009)
  • Appointed as a member of the Committee of Gas Industry in A Low-Carbon
    Society, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (July 2010)
  • Appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee of Energy Supply Structure
    Upgrading, Advisory Council on Resource and Energy, Ministry of Economy,
    Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (July 2010)
  • Appointed as a member of Nuclear Committee, Electric Power Industry Council,
    Advisory Council on Resource and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and
    Industry (METI), Government of Japan (March 2011)
  • Appointed as a member of the Working Group for Estimating Power Generation
    Cost, Electric Power Industry Council, Advisory Council on Resource and
    Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (March 2011)
  • Appointed as a member of the Working Group for Estimating Power Generation
    Cost, Electric Power Industry Council, Advisory Council on Resource and
    Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (March 2011)
  • Appointed as a member of the Interim Evaluation Committee of Methane Hydrate Development Promotion, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (December 2011)
  • Appointed as a member of the Working Group for Competitive Bidding of Fossil Fuel Power Generation, Electric Power Industry Council, Advisory Council on Resource and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan (December 2012)
  • Appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board,
    Energy Academy of Europe, Netherland (June 2013)
  • Appointed as a member of the Committee for Competition and Collaboration,
    Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation,
    (December 2014)
  • Appointed as a member of the Sub-Committee of Long Term Energy Outlook,
    Committee on Basic Energy Policy, Advisory Council on Resource and Energy,
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan
    (December 2014)
  • Appointed as a member of the Interim Evaluation Committee of Methane Hydrate Development Promotion and CCS-EOR at Offshore Oil and Gas Fields,
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan
    (December 2015)
  • Appointed as a member of the Committee for Monitoring of Electric Power
    Trading, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan
    (December 2015)
  • Appointed as International Advisor (Chair in Energy Economics), Energy
    Commission of University of Tenaga National (UNITEN), Malaysia, (December 2015)
  • Appointed as a member of Advisory Council, Energy Grant, Department of
    Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations (UN)., (February 2016)
  • Awarded “BrandLaureate International Brand Personality Award” (February 2016)