Head of Business - Commercial Engines
Hiromitsu is the Head of Business for commercial engines in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines, Ltd. (MHIAEL) since April 1st, 2019. MHIAEL is an aero engine arm of its parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI). In his current role, he leads business administration and new business development for MHIAEL’s commercial engine business through working with multiple stakeholders including engine OEMs such as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and GE Aviation as well as its MRO customers from across the globe. Since joining MHI in 1997, Hiromitsu has worked on multiple aerospace programs including defense missile, commercial aircraft, and commercial engines.
Director, Aircraft Component and Material Industries Office
After joining the METI in 1995, he has been involved in the automobile industry policy, nuclear power plant related policy and international business relations.
He took the current position in 2022, and has been supporting Japanese aircraft suppliers.
Shamsul Kamar ABU SAMAH
Head, National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO)
Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia
Prof. Ts. Shamsul is currently the Head of National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He joined NAICO since April 2016 after serving Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC) as the Chief Executive Officer from February 2014 till March 2016. Previously, he was the Head of Aerospace & Advanced Material at Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT) and served Sapura Defence Sdn. Bhd. and Airod-Alenia Technology Sdn. Bhd. in various technical positions.
Director, Military Programs and Government Relations
Director for Defense Industry, Aerospace and Defense Industry Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau
Mr. FUKAWA Hideki serves the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as Director for Defense Industry since October 2021. He is responsible for defense industrial cooperation enhancement and critical technology development in the field of economic security to strengthen defense industrial and technological base.
Prior to the current role, Mr. FUKAWA had served METI’s Aerospace and Defense Industry Division from 2014 to 2016 as Deputy Director for defense industry where he led collaboration initiatives with domestic and foreign defense industries and authorities. While serving Technology Strategy Office of METI from 2017 to 2018, his scope of specialty included trend analysis of critical technologies and incubation for such critical technologies through providing industrialization opportunities in the markets.
From 2019 to 2020, Mr. FUKAWA implemented Foreign Direct Investment Screening as Director of International Investment Control Office, Trade Control Department at METI, utilizing his diverse experiences from former assignments and roles held.
Since July 2021 he has been concurrently supporting METI’s Corona Vaccination Program for Business Unit, as a member of Critical Materials Supply Strategy Office at the Minister’s Secretariat.
Mr. FUKAWA joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, a preceding agency of METI) in 1996.
Executive Fellow, Hydrogen Aircraft Technology, Aerospace Systems Company
Since 2018, Associate Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of Technology Headquarters
From 2019, Associate Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of the Planning Division
From 2021, Fellow, Hydrogen Aircraft Technology Aerospace
From 2022, Executive Fellow , Hydrogen Aircraft Technology