Mori Mitsuhiro joins Benchmark Minerals from Albemarle Japan / ベンチマークミネラルに森 満博(元アルベマール)が加わりました

Released: 3 June 2019 |

LONDON, UK | Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) is delighted to announce that Mitsuhiro Mori has been appointed Principal Consultant – Asia.

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Mitsuhiro will be responsible for strengthening Benchmark Minerals’ Price Assessment process in Japan and Korea together with analysing the anode and cathode links in the lithium ion battery supply chain.

Mitsuhiro is a true battery supply chain expert and joins Team Benchmark from Albemarle, one of the world’s leading lithium chemicals producers.

In his career Mitsuhiro has worked for NEC Corp, cathode and anode powder chemistry experts Zeon Corp, OMG Japan, Freeport Cobalt and most recently Albemarle.

ベンチマークミネラルインテリジェンス社は森 満博をプリンシプルコンサルタント-アジアに任命したことをお知らせいたします。

東京を拠点として、森はプライスアセスメントチームの日本、韓国での活動をより充実したものにし、またリチウムイオン電池サプライチェーンにおける負極、正極材の市場分析に従事していくことになります。

これまでNEC、日本ゼオン、OMG Japan、Freeport Cobalt、アルベマールに在籍し、電池に関連する事業に携わってきました。

Mori Mitsuhiro, Benchmark Minerals’ new Principal Consultant – Asia, said:

“Having known the team since 2015, Benchmark Minerals’ price assessments, data and analysis has been the world’s top tier source for me.

“It is fantastic to be joining such a fast growing intelligence firm that is number one in our industry and I am very pleased to be a part of the team.”

“I started my professional career as a lithium ion battery researcher at NEC. I’ve moved to the upstream industries of cobalt and lithium through to functional materials like polymer binders.

“I do believe supply chain management and materials technology are the critical components to managing and meeting the surging demand for electric vehicles (EV). I look forward to bringing both my commercial and technical know-how to  Benchmark Minerals’ clients and facilitate growth of the entire industry.”

森からのコメント

私は2015年に初めてベンチマークと出会って以来、電池サプライチェーンの多くのことをベンチマークから学んできました。近年のベンチマークの急成長は驚くべきもので、この度、このチームの一員になれたことをたいへん嬉しく思います。

NECでリチウムイオン電池の研究開発者としてキャリアをスタートさせ、機能性材料としてのバインダー事業、コバルト、リチウムといった川上産業で経験を積んできました。サプライチェーン管理と材料技術が今後のEV需要を満たすために重要な要素であるとの考えのもと、これらの分析調査を通してベンチマークの顧客に価値を提供し、また産業全体の成長の一助になるよう取り組むつもりです。

Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence said:

“Mori has a truly unique set of experiences in the lithium ion battery supply chain from the nuances of cobalt producer Freeport Cobalt for rapidly developing cathode chemistries, to the lithium supply chain from his time at Albemarle.

“Crucially, each role has been pivotal in identifying where the technical requirements meet the commercial demands of the market – Mori’s expertise in both of these camps is second to none.

“Understanding these nuances will make or break a company’s plans in the 21st century lithium ion battery and electric vehicle industry. This deep knowledge, strategic mindset, and critical thinking is fundamental to what makes Benchmark Minerals expert at what we do.

“Having Mori join us doubles down on our number one position in offering focused Price Assessments, Forecasting and Advisory services to every major market in the world, and helps grow our presence in Japan, Korea and China.

“Mori joins recent team member additions from Tesla and SQM in what is an aggressive, focused, yet organic build out of capacity within Benchmark Minerals to match the surging demand for our services.

“It is a true pleasure to have Mori join our growing team at Benchmark Minerals.”

社長、サイモンからのコメント

森はコバルトからリチウムに至るリチウムイオン電池サプライチェーンの中でたいへんユニークな経験を積んできました。重要なことは、市場からの要求を満たす技術特性を理解し判断することです。市場と技術における森の専門知識は非常に長けたものとなります。

21世紀のリチウムイオン電池と電気自動車産業において、これら市場と技術のニュアンスの理解は、企業におけるの事業の成功を左右するものとなります。深い知識、戦略的思考、クリティカルシンキングは、ベンチマークミネラル社がエキスパートになるための土台となるものです。

森の加入は、プライスアセスメント部門、フォーキャスト・アドバイザリー部門が世界のあらゆる主要市場に提供する最高のサービスをより強化するものであり、日本、韓国、中国でのベンチマークミネラル社の存在をより高めることとなります。

最近チームに加入したテスラとSQMからのメンバーも含め、ベンチマークでは積極的かつ集中的にメンバーを増しつつ、有機的で生産性の高い能力を持つことにより、急増する当社サービスへの需要に対応していきます。

成長を続けるベンチマークミネラルに森が加わったことは本当に喜ばしいことです。

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日本、韓国含むベンチマークチームとのコンタクト
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