Julia Maeda is a Vice President and Regional Projects Program Director with Greenstone Equity Partners.
Ms. Maeda has six years of business development and project management experience across 20 countries and four major continents and has completed eight expatriate assignments in various countries including Kenya, Malta, Guyana, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.
Ms. Maeda brings experience from her tenure as Director of Energy Strategy at a leading North American developer and owner of utility-scale solar energy projects selling renewable energy to leading utilities and governments around the world. In this capacity, Ms. Maeda managed Joint Ventures, managed the process for strategic acquisitions, and negotiated bilateral agreements with governments in emerging markets to secure long-term commercial contracts in order to expand the firm’s geographic footprint. Prior to this, Ms. Maeda was the Project Director for a leading content and service provider which specialized in the production of country-specific socio-economic reports published with various independent media, such as USA Today and the Times. She interviewed various Heads of States and Cabinet Ministers for the publications in order to highlight strategic investment-ready sectors to readers and potential investors.
Ms. Maeda has a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from the California State University – Long Beach, USA and a Bachelor of Arts from Waseda University, Japan. Ms. Maeda also holds certification in Financing and Investing in Infrastructure from Università Bocconi, Italy.