Director for Energy Markets and Security of IEA
Mr. 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 disruptions.
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.