Our People

Portek Board of Directors

Portek considers its people its most important assets. It is its people who will ensure that value is delivered by Portek to all its stakeholders: customers, partners, suppliers and shareholders.

“Dedicated to Delivering Value” – – this is the ethos which Portek seeks to cultivate in the hearts and minds of all its employees. And judging by the feedback we get from our stakeholders, we believe we are doing quite a good job at this. One of the main reasons for our people’s dedication is that many of the people who work in Portek are also its people. Our people hail from various backgrounds. Our management team is staffed by people with engineering, finance and accounting backgrounds. Our frontline engineers themselves are specialists in their particular fields of power electronics, digital controls or civil, structural and mechanical engineering. Their knowledge is multi-disciplinary and the staff have been trained to approach a problem, not just from the narrow perspective of their own specialty, but also from different angles of various disciplines. Similarly, our sales, marketing and terminal operations staff are equally versed in thinking “outside the box” and delivering innovative solutions to all our stakeholders. Helping us develop and spearhead our strategic marketing and expansion efforts are our Group Business Development Advisors. For a profile of these key members of the Portek family, please see below.

For a knowledge driven company, continuity of people is key to success. Here at Portek, we make a conscious attempt to renew ourselves. This means nurturing the younger employees and giving them responsibilities to keep them challenged. The pioneering spirit is maintained and passed on. New business directions are charted and new market territories are explored. This way, we ensure that our employees are able to realise their own career and personal development and ultimately, ensuring that Portek remains “Dedicated to Delivering Value”.

Portek International Board of Directors

Tsuyoshi Kamihira (Chief Executive Officer) Mr Kamihira was appointed as the CEO of the Portek Group in June 2015. He was a non-executive director of Portek from October 2011 to October 2013. Mr Kamihira has worked for Mitsui since 1986 and he has broad expertise related to the logistics business field, including logistics infrastructure project development. He was the General Manager of the Asia Department of Logistics Infrastructure Division of Mitsui from 2010 to 2013, responsible for all of Mitsui’s logistics related infrastructure business in Asia-Pacific region (excluding China). He was also the Managing Director of Mitsui & Co. Kuwait from November 2013 to June 2015. During his tenure at Mitsui & Co. Kuwait, he was responsible for expanding various types of Public-Private Partnership Projects and Mega Infrastructure Project in Kuwait. Mr Kamihira holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Waseda University of Japan. He enjoys playing golf and jogging.
Tok Soon Chong (Executive Director, Engineering) Mr Tok joined the Group on 1 October 1997. He is currently the Technical Director and Managing Director of Portek Systems & Equipment Pte Ltd, the main port equipment engineering subsidiary of the Group. Mr Tok is actively involved in Group-wide development of Portek’s core competencies in crane engineering, computer and communication capability and plays a key role in project budgeting and control, management of crane projects and coordination of resources, including on-site supervision of major projects. Mr Tok holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (First Class Honours) degree and a Master of Science (Mechanical) degree from the National University of Singapore.
Masanori Katsura (Chief Financial Officer) Mr Katsura was appointed as the CFO of the Portek Group in February 2016. He has worked for Mitsui since 1988 and he has broad expertise related to finance, tax, investment management as well as the start-up of new business and management of subsidiary. Mr Katsura also has experience working in Europe, having worked for Mitsui & Co. Scandinavia AB for a few years. From 2001 to 2010, he was the CEO of Canvas Cafe Corporation, a website media in Japan, jointly owned by Mitsui, Magazine House and UCC. He was also the Finance Director of PT Mitsui Indonesia from 2012 to January 2016. Mr Katsura holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Kobe University of Japan. He enjoys playing golf, gym, swimming and singing.
Liew Kok Leong (Executive Director, Business Development) Mr Liew joined the Portek Group in September 2004. He is currently the Executive Director of Business Development. He is responsible for the mid and long term engineering business focusing on leasing and maintenance business. He brings with him invaluable international business development and project management experience, where he is involved in multiple disciplines from sales, marketing, project management to business development. Mr Liew holds an Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore and a MBA from Nanyang Technological University.
Tomohiko Oda (Executive Director, Port Operations and Management) Mr Tomohiko Oda joined the Portek Group in October 2014 and re-appointed as the executive director in charge of Port Operations and Management Unit in July 2015. He is responsible for adding value to the existing port assets of Portek and expanding its portfolio on a worldwide basis. By collaborating with the resources of Mitsui, he focuses on port development with new services, M&A and joint ventures with strategic partners and/or co-investors. He joined Mitsui & Co. in 1989 and his past assignments include global supply chain management in logistics, ERP projects in IT and investment/M&A in logistics infrastructure field. Mr. Oda holds a Bachelor of Commercial Science from Kobe University of Japan.
Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Non-Executive Director) Mr Shimizu has been appointed as a non-executive director of Portek in July 2016. Mr Shimizu has worked for Mitsui since 1988 and he has broad experience in logistics infrastructure development and strategic planning. He is currently the General Manager of Transportation Infrastructure Division of Mitsui & Co., Ltd and is responsible for all of Mitsui’s global logistics related infrastructure development business. Mr Shimizu holds a Master’s degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He enjoys playing badminton.