Director at RenewableEnergy Institute in Japan
Mika Ohbayashi is Director at Renewable Energy Institute* since its foundation in August 2011. Before joining the Institute, Ohbayashi worked for International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, as Policy and Project Regional Manager for Asia Oceania, she worked at British Embassy to Japan as Climate Change Project Advisor. She served as Director at Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies. She started her carrier in the energy field by joining Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center in 1992, there she was in charge of energy and Asian nuclear power program.
She was awarded the Global Leadership Award in Advancing Solar Energy Policy by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) in 2017.
*The Institute’s English name was “Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF)” from 2011 – 2016.