- Hon. Hiroshi Inomata
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- Marianna Grossman
Speakers - Profile:
Hon. Hiroshi Inomata,
Consul General of Japan in San Fransisco
Consul General Hiroshi Inomata graduated from Waseda University and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978.
Consul General Inomata has worked in the Asian Affairs Bureau, Economic Cooperation Bureau, North American Affairs Bureau, Minister's Secretariat, International Legal Affairs Bureau and Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department as well as the Office of the Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary. His overseas assignments have included Embassies of Japan in Bangkok, Washington D.C., London and Seoul. He began his tenure as the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco in September 2010.
Executive Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley
Marianna joined SSV in 2009 with the goal of leading Silicon Valley to a more sustainable future by identifying and addressing the highest-priority environmental issues in order to build a strong economy, a healthy environment and a socially equitable community. Among her achievements is the development of the Ecocloud project, the WEST Summit and the successful rebranding of the organization.
Ms. Grossman’s previous roles include Partner for Sustainability and Innovation for Minerva Consulting; investor in high tech startups; and corporate roles in the automotive, computer and semiconductor industries. She founded the Palo Alto Unified School District Sustainable Schools Committee and was convener of the Peninsula/South Bay Working Group of California Interfaith Power and Light. She earned an MBA from Yale University and a BA, cum laude, with distinction in Policy Studies from Dartmouth College.