Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC)
Project Director – Business Strategy, Research and Analysis Department
Masataka YARITA oversees business development for oil and gas upstream activities including low carbon solutions as Project Director, Business Strategy Department of Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC). He is jointly appointed as Senior Researcher for oil markets and European oil, gas and climate change issues in Research and Analytics Department of JOGMEC since November 2021. Previously, he served as a stocks and demand analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and provided analysis on OECD and major non-OECD petroleum inventories for the flagship monthly publication, Oil Market Report. He also contributed the IEA’s five-year oil market forecast providing an analysis on fundamental economic issues, petrochemical sector and global strategic petroleum reserves. He holds LLM in International Oil and Gas Law and Policy with Distinction from University of Dundee in Scotland and bachelor’s degree of Global Political Economy from Waseda University in Tokyo. He is an active member of Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN, formerly known as AIPN).