Management

Hiroto Kuranami

Managing Director

Hiroto Kuranami started his professional career in ECO Life Engineering KK. This Japanese EPC company was established by his father in 1970. After Hiroto Kuranami joined the company he initiated the PV department in the year 2001. As one of the PV pioneers in Japan, he started the PV Academy. At this academy more than 3,500 Japanese engineers received the Module Manufacturer Certified Construction ID training. In the year 2010, before the start of the FIT, he constructed one of the first Ground Mount PV systems in Japan, a 0.3 MWp system in Kawasaki. Eager to learn, at the start of the FIT in 2012, he traveled to Germany to research the cost efficient European style construction methods of PV Plants and initiated some partnerships with European Installers and O&M companies.

Eduard Talman

Representative Director

Eduard holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Twente, the most entrepreneurial University of the Netherlands. He worked at several positions as industrial engineer within the Research & Development departments of Philips Display Components and Philips Semi-conductors (now NXP). Together with several business partners, he incorporated the Japanese company Global Bookings Connection Japan KK (GBCJ KK) in 1999.

GBCJ KK was the exclusive Japanese partner of the Dutch online hotel reservation company Booking.com. In 2002 he moved to Japan to become the Representative Director of GBCJ KK. After having successfully developed the Booking.com business in Japan for many years, Eduard changed course and since 2011 he has been the sole owner of GBCJ KK. He changed the name of the company into NEXPV KK with the goal to start his business in the field of solar plant development and investment and solar plant engineering and consultancy.

NEXPV KK has a strong focus on the research and development of very Large Scale Solar Plants. Since 2013 Eduard has been working closely with Hiroto Kuranami, the CEO of Eco Life Engineering. This successful partnership resulted in the establishment of the Joint Venture gigaSPG KK. After the incorporation of the JV gigaSPG in 2016, Eduard has been fulfilling the role of Managing Director. Besides being responsible for a healthy pipeline of Japanese projects, he is very active in developing the business outside Japan.

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