Ricky Sakai

SVP Investment and Business Development
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.

Ryosuke “Ricky” Saki is Senior Vice President of New Business Development at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America(MHIA), where he focuses on decarbonization of the energy sector. Ricky is currently leading MHIA's corporate venturing investment initiative for climate technology start-up sector such as clean energy (like Hydrogen, Ammonia and Sustainable Fuel), energy storage, carbon management and so on. More than 10 portfolio start-up companies and its partnership have been built since the investment initiative started in 2020. Since joining MHI Japan in 2006, Ricky has held a number of roles across MHI and one of its Group Companies, Mitsubishi Power, including as a project engineer and as a leader on the Oil & Gas business development team. Ricky graduated from Kyoto University with a degree in urban environmental engineering and from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business with a Master of Business Administration.