Board of Directors
Takashi Ibe has been with Hitachi Zosen Corporation since 1984 and has primarily been engaged in overseas business. He has been seconded as a representative in New York, Abu Dhabi and London. Presently Takashi is responsible for global business for the Environmental Business sectors, and in particular, waste-to-energy (WTE), desalination and water treatment.
Takashi is the Executive Officer & General Manager of the Global Business Unit of Hitachi Zosen Corporation, and joined the Osmoflo Board as Chairman in 2017.
Takashi is an Economics graduate from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Marc and his wife Annie founded Osmoflo in 1991. With over 25 years’ experience in design and operation of high technology water treatment systems, Marc has been a key driver in Osmoflo's continued success.
He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hon) and a Masters Degree in Commerce. Marc has many related memberships, including the International Desalination Association, American Membrane Technology Association, Australian Water Association and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Marc's leadership of Osmoflo and his contribution to the water industry saw him win the Ernst and Young Central Region Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008, along with the Australian Water Association’s Water Professional of the Year 2016 for his contribution to the water industry.
Emmanuel is well known and respected in the international water market, with 18 years of water industry experience and senior leadership roles. His experience has been gained working across Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. His previous roles include leading major EPC projects up to the value of $100m and managing water businesses with turnovers of up to $350m.
Emmanuel joined Osmoflo in April 2016 as Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board as Managing Director in December 2016.
Emmanuel has a Masters Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering, with a specialisation in Infrastructure Projects Economy & Planning from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, the prestigious French Grandes Écoles.
Takayuki Inoue has been involved in desalination projects in the MENA region and Japan. He has particular experience in the process engineering of large scale thermal desalination systems (including BOP) and in managing the bid and execution of EPC and IWPP projects in the MENA region. He has also led the development team for the HiSIS seawater intake system.
Takayuki Inoue joined the Osmoflo Board in 2017 as Senior Executive Director, Projects and has an Associate Degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, in Kurume, Japan.
Keiji Aota has been responsible for design management of Hitachi Zosen’s water and waste water treatment projects in East Asia and Japan for more than 20 years. He has worked as an engineer for water and waste water treatment projects globally and as a sales representative for waste to energy business development.
Keiji joined the Osmoflo board in 2017 as the Executive Director, Technologies.
Keiji is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Kobe University in Japan.
Toyoharu Yamanaka has been involved with M&A planning and executing and Business Management Plan for Hitachi Zosen Corporation for over 15 years.
Toyoharu is a Senior Manager of the Business Planning HQ / Project Administration Department of Hitachi Zosen Corporation and joined the Osmoflo board in 2017.
Toyoharu has a Bachelor of Environmental Information from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
Jim joined Osmoflo in June, 2010 as Commercial Manager – Legal and has assumed the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary since November 2015.
Prior to joining Osmoflo, Jim worked in a number of roles as a corporate lawyer and commercial manager, principally in the mining industry where his previous employers included WMC Resources Ltd and BHP Billiton Ltd.
Originally from Melbourne, Jim has travelled extensively with work living in Johannesburg, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique, before settling in Adelaide.
Jim has a double degree in Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Law from Monash University, and is a practising legal practitioner in South Australia.