Energy Markets and Security Director
International Energy Agency
Keisuke Sadamori became the IEA Director for Energy Markets and Security in
2012, leading an administrative structure that includes several core functions of
the IEA, including monitoring global oil markets and responding to energy-supply
Prior to joining the IEA, Mr Sadamori, a Japanese national, held many senior
positions at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI),
including Deputy Director-General at the Minister’s Secretariat.
Mr Sadamori served as the executive assistant to the Prime Minister in 2011, when
the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan, causing the Fukushima
nuclear plant accident. Before this, he worked on international energy affairs and
was the representative of the Government of Japan in such forums as the IEA
Governing Board in 2008 and 2009. He also served as the chief negotiator for
trade and investment agreements with Asian countries in 2009 and 2010.
Mr Sadamori received an LL.B. from University of Tokyo in 1983 and a Masters in
Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
at Princeton University in 1990.
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