Sakuya Tajima is the Head of Business Development in Japan and is responsible for building and maintaining client and intermediary relationships, business development and service delivery oversight to various distribution channels in Japan.

Background and Experience

Prior to joining Sanne, Tajima-san spent 36 years in financial services, supporting Japanese investors, including 23 years at State Street where he held a variety of sales and relationship management roles in Japan, as well as in the USA; his roles have included head of Client Relationship Management Japan, head of Offshore Fund Services Japan and Director of State Street Cayman Trust Company Ltd. Prior to State Street, Tajima-san worked for The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd. for 13 years, both in Japan and in the United States of America.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BA in Law (University of Tokyo)
  • MBA with High Honors (Boston University Questrom School of Business)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Member of CFA Society Boston
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) registered by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)


  • Japanese
  • English
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Insight 8 February 2021

Director Declarations Update: Non-retail Debt Issuers

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News 27 January 2021

Sanne shortlisted in the Hedgeweek European Awards 2021

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Insight 6 October 2020

ESG data, apples, pears and ESG alpha

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02 Nov

Guernsey Funds Forum 2020

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