Our People


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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.
Shigeki Kanamori (Executive Director, Port Operations and Management) Mr Kanamori joined the Portek Group in October 2011. He is responsible for strengthening the current port operations of Portek and expanding its portfolio.By collaborating with the resources of Mitsui, he focuses on port development with new services, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures with strategic partners and investors. He joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in 1991, assigned to the IT & Electronics business unit where he was responsible for investments, merger & acquisitions and distribution. In 2009, he was assigned to the Logistics & Infrastructure division and was instrumental in the acquisition of Portek in August 2011.
Mr Kanamori holds a Bachelor of Law from Waseda University, Japan.
Kazuchika Shiihara (Chief Financial Officer) Mr Shiihara joined the Portek Group in December 2011 as the CFO. He is responsible for the financial & strategic management accounting, asset liability management and tax savings & funding efficiency policies of the Portek Group. He was previously accountable for transforming Mitsui India into a Profit Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Osaka City University in Japan and keeps a motto of “One for All, All for One” derived from the Rugger Men’s Spirit and likes the word of “Serendipity” of which origin means “No Effort No Chance”.
Tsutomu Hakeda (Executive Director, Global Logistics) Mr Hakeda joined the Portek Group in March 2013.  He focuses on the development of the Group’s new strategies, improves efficiencies and expands its businesses with his knowledge and experience in transportation, logistics and shipping businesses.  Mr Hakeda joined Marine Transport Business Div. of Nippon Express Co. Ltd. HQ in 1985 and has vast experience in Harbor Transportation businesses development, Import & Export Logistics, Coastal shipping services. He has also gained valuable exposure not only in Japanese ports but also in the Port of Los Angeles/ Long Beach, largest gateway port in USA.  Mr Hakeda holds a Bachelor of Mercantile Marine Science from Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine.
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, Chief Compliance Officer) Mr Tomohiko Oda joined the Portek Group in October 2014 as the CCO. He is responsible for strengthening and improving overall corporate governance and internal control throughout the Portek Group. 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 infrastructure field. Mr. Oda holds a Bachelor of Commercial Science from Kobe University of Japan.
Takao Omori (Non-Executive Director) Mr Omori has been appointed as a non-executive director of Portek in June 2015. He had joined the Portek Group as the CEO in October 2011 and he returned to Mitsui Tokyo after more than 3.5 years of assignment at Portek. Mr Omori has worked for Mitsui since 1985 and he has broad experience in supply chain management, logistics infrastructure development and transportation network optimization. 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 Omori holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He enjoys sailing and marine activities.
Koichi Adachi (Non-Executive Director) Mr Adachi joined the Portek Group in June 2015 as a non-executive director. He has been working for Mitsui since 1990 and has broad experience in various fields of logistics business. He is currently the General Manager of 2nd Department, Logistics Infrastructure Division of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Mr Adachi holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Nagoya University of Japan.