shota kenmochi

Shota Kenmochi

Second Year Master of Public Policy Student

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs


Bio

Shota Kenmochi studies public policy at the UCLA Luskin School, focusing on the areas of environment, energy and corporate sustainability. Prior to enrolling at UCLA, he led a team to manage the national Green Investment Bank (GIB) program with the annual budget of 45 MM at Japan’s Ministry of the Environment. His work covered both domestic and international issues. He developed a strategic plan for a green loan program and led a program evaluation team of eight members. He was selected as a delegate for OECD study group (Working Party on Climate, Investment and Development) to discuss green finance policy with delegates from 23 countries in Paris.

He received B.A. degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo in 2012.

Kenmochi is excited to join the Blue Prosperity Project, as he believes he can bring a change to the real world through the project. In this project, he aims to develop a tool-kit that helps small island states to grow their economies through sustainable port development and management.