Sakura Kawakami

CEO, Japan at Coherent


Sakura Kawakami is Coherent’s CEO, Japan, leading our business’s growth in the Japanese market and helping clients accelerate digital innovations and deliver superior customer experiences.

Having worked in both the Fortune 100 financial institutions and a HealthTech & InsurTech company, Sakura brings unique insight and experience to Coherent. Sakura has over 10 years of business management experience at Lehman Brothers, Nomura Securities, Citi, and over 5 years at MetLife Japan, where she held a position managing a product development team responsible for launching new insurance products in the market.

Before joining Coherent, Sakura was heading dacadoo Japan, a startup company based in Zurich, Switzerland, where she built a strong growth footprint. The company also received Plug and Play Japan International Startup Award in 2021. Sakura believes that Japan is at the crossroads of big digital transformation, and our innovative technology solutions will help clients ride the wave of change and become more successful.


  • CEO, Japan

    Current role

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