Dr. Sakura Yakasaki brings a wealth of expertise and experience in the energy field. She is currently Managing Director of the Singapore Solar Exchange (SSE), the world’s first online portal designed specially to facilitate the trading of solar cells, wafers and polysilicon on the open market. SSE also produces a widely read and highly respected weekly digest of news and activities in the solar space.

Before joining SSE, Sakura was Head of Research/Business Development for Ginga Petroleum, the holding company for the Ginga Group and the broking arm for the physical markets in LPG, Naphtha and Coal. Prior to that she was Research Fellow at the National Foundation for Scientific Research (FNRS), Belgium. She was awarded her PhD at the Université catholique de Louvain, France, specializing in Nuclear Energy Policies.

Fluent in English, French and Japanese, Sakura is frequently retained for her expertise to the field of solar energy, including technology and project assessment and sourcing, and is well connected into the Japanese energy sector.