GPSS Group’s vision is to help transform into a sustainable society through grid parity, independent from imported resources by further utilizing sustainable energy.
GPSS Engineering’s role is to take that vision and build it.
From initial design, through procurement and construction, we concentrate on delivering safely and securely, sustainable and cost-effective energy projects.
With a track record of constructing 200MW of sustainable energy projects, GPSS Engineering offers services over Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Small Hydro and Biogas power generation.
For GPSS Engineering, EPC is not just a job, but part of a passion to deliver a sustainable future to the next generation and beyond.
Phillip Richards - CEO
Phillip graduated with an honours degree in economics for Melbourne University. During his studies he spent a year at Osaka University’s Graduate School of Economics on a Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship. He attained the highest-level certificate in the Japanese Proficiency Test.
Starting his career as a money market trader at Daiichi Kangyo Bank, Phillip held various positions at top-tier investment banks in Japan and Asia, including Head of G10 Short Term Interest Rate Trading in Asia-Pacific region for Merrill Lynch and Head of Global Liquidity Management for Deutsche Bank, Tokyo.
After a 20-year career in finance and a strong desire to leave a better world for our kids and future generations, Phillip joined GPSS Group as Director of corporate strategy and later was appointed as CEO of GPSS Engineering.
Kensuke Kita - Director
After graduation from Keio University’s faculty of Science and Engineering in 1989, Mr. Kensuke Kita joined Chemical Bank (presently JP Morgan Chase), where he was a market maker in the foreign exchange and rates derivatives group, specializing in arbitrage strategies. Following that he joined the interest rate swap trading desk at Merrill Lynch.
In 1998 Mr. Kita, took an apprenticeship in wooden ship building, culminating in the commissioning of his own yacht.
Mr. Kita is the founder of an internet gaming start-up.
Returning to his alma mater in 2008, Mr. Kita completed his Master’s in Construction Design under Kazuyo Sejima and Kuma Kengo. Mr. Kita joined GPSS Holding’s predecessor company as the head of design on 2014.
He is a 7 times competitor at the world sailing championships (International 14 class).
Koso Hosoda - Executive Officer
Born in Hiroshima, Mr. Koso Hosoda graduated from the National Institute of Technology Tokyo College, majoring in Civil Engineering. He joined a general contractor where he was involved in water works, road improvements and repairs, slope stabilization and excavations. He was involved in the construction of Shiokaze Park in Odaiba.
After obtaining his national qualifications in 2000, Mr. Hosoda left to start his own civil engineering construction company based in Yokohama, where he acted as CEO. The firm was involved in public works and the preparatory civil works for large scale housing developments and under Mr. Hosoda leadership grew to a 300-million-yen a year business.
Mr. Hosoda joined the predecessor company of GPSS Holdings in 2014 as one of its founding members.
Graduated from the Faculty of Commerce, Keio University. Master of Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE), University of London, and was an interest rate derivative trader for Merrill Lynch working in Tokyo, New York and London. After leaving Merrill Lynch, travelled to more than 100 countries around the world for nearly 10 years. In 2012, set up Japan Megasolar Inc. to achieve grid parity with photovoltaic power generation. Looking to the development of renewable energy business, changed the company name to GPSS Holdings Inc. in April 2017. Also conducts educational activities for dissemination of renewable energy information through various media.
We are now
in the middle of an energy revolution.
Globally, the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy is progressing steadily. After the nuclear accident in Fukushima, a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) system was introduced in order to promote the spread of renewable energy in Japan. However, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryʼs 2030 target for Japan’s power supply is only 22-24% for renewable energy, and it is doubtful that even that goal will be achieved.
Japan’s energy self-sufficiency rate is only 8%. For the remaining 92%, Japan relies on imports of fossil fuels that will surely disappear in the future. Fossil fuel prices are not only unstable but also greatly affected by the exchange rate. Given that Japan’s gross debt already exceeds 200% of GDP, sustainable energy is the only path to energy self-sufficiency. That is why it is urgent we shift to a future based around almost limitless sustainable energy sources.
Our goal is to move to a fully sustainable society. The companyʼs name, GPSS, symbolizes our desire to create a sustainable society through achieving “grid parity”, where renewable energy costs are lower than fossil fuels.
We have another mission. That is, to make a happy company. I traveled through over 100 countries around the world, and I realized that there are societies where people are likely to be happy and societies where they are not. In a happy society, individual freedom is maximized, and diverse values are respected. At GPSS we place great emphasis on diversity. By allowing people to express their individuality, we cultivate a more creative and happy environment.
When employees can express their own individual personalities in pursuit of a sustainable society, it enables them to simultaneously pursue personal well-being and societal good.
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