Lead Dam Specialist, World Bank Group
Since 1985, Satoru has been involved in various aspects of design, construction and operation & maintenance of large dams, barrages and levees. He joined the World Bank (WB) in 1998 and has been providing technical support for more than sixty projects involving construction of new dams and rehabilitation of existing dams for nearly fifty countries in the world. Prior to joining the WB, he worked for the Ministry of Construction, Government of Japan and Japan Dam Engineering Center for designing and supervising multipurpose dam projects as well as safety review of more than thirty dams. Satoru has Masers Degree from the University of Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.