Itoro Akpan

Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.


Itoro has over 25 years of professional experience spanning teaching and research in academia, research and development of renewable energy systems, development of semiconductor materials’ manufacturing and production processes, the development, commissioning and start-up of an integrated petrochemical complex, and development of operational excellence frameworks. He is currently based in Sumitomo Chemical’s Tokyo head office where he manages the company’s HCl oxidation technology licensing, as well as a new business venture called Japan SPEC, a first-of-its-kind one-stop project delivery offering for achieving safe and smooth commissioning, startup and impeccable operations of process facilities.

He holds a Ph.D. in System Engineering.

Sessions With Itoro Akpan

Tuesday, 22 March