ACEF Speaker 2021

Toshiyuki Sakamoto

Managing Director,
The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan or IEEJ

Academic Background

  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, US Master of Business Administration, 1993
  • The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan April 1980 - March 1986 Master of Engineering, 1986 (majored in civil engineering) Bachelor of Engineering, 1984 (majored in civil engineering)

Professional Career

  • June 2020: Managing Director, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan or IEEJ
  • January 2020: Counsellor, the IEEJ
  • May 2018: Government Relations Manager, AIR LIQUIDE Japan Ltd.
  • April 2017: Executive Advisor, Maeda Corporation
  • October 2016: Executive Advisor, Fujimi Consultants Inc.
  • June 2016: Retired from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry or METI
  • June 2013: Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy
  • July 2010: Director, Division for Paper Industry and Recreational Goods Industry
  • July 2008: Director, Energy Efficiency Division
  • August 2006: Senior Strategic Advisor, DTI (Dept. of Trade and Industry), the UK Government
  • May 2003: Director, Global Environmental Affairs Office
  • April 1986: Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry or MITI


  • Energy Policy Consultation 2: Virtual Consultation Roundtable with Global Energy Experts