Apisake Soakai is a freelance consultant engaged in energy development projects in the Pacific Islands. She helps address energy access, increase energy independence, and improve energy efficiency, gender, and climate considerations through policy design and performance assessment in the region. She has worked in the Pacific region for three decades. Prior to being a freelancer, she held various roles in the public service in Tonga, as CEO and Secretary for the Public Service Commission, and later CEO for the Nauru Utilities Corporation.
Her career transitioned from national roles to one of regional energy development engagement as Pacific Coordinator for the IRENA followed by consultancy positions on regional development projects funded by Pacific Islands development partners such as the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF), European Union (EU), and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). She graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from Middlesex University, London.