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

Eiichi Uriu (Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer & Chief Marketing Officer)
Mr Uriu was appointed as the CEO of the Portek Group on 19th July 2019. In February 2021, he was also appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer, in charge of Group Business Development Unit which is a centralised unit to market Portek’s Port Engineering, Port Management & IT expertise coupled with Mitsui’s financial capability and network. Mr Uriu was previously the CEO of Tokyo International Air Cargo Terminal Ltd in Haneda, Tokyo. Throughout his professional career, he was involved in a broad range of business in the field of international logistics, including projects and air cargo transportation, development and investments in logistics related real estate properties, development and operation of logistics infrastructure projects such as ports and airports. Mr. Uriu received his Bachelor Degree in Political Science in 1987 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA and completed Wharton AMP, University of Pennsylvania, USA in 2012.
Liew Kok Leong (Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer)
Mr Liew joined the Portek Group in September 2004. He was previously the Chief Marketing Officer, in charge of Portek’s Group Business Development Unit. In January 2021, he was appointed as the Chief Technical Officer, leading Portek’s Group Engineering & Technology Unit which is responsible to pursue potential Engineering Projects from Small and Medium sized private terminals and provide technical support to Group Business Development Unit in pursuing potential Port Concession Projects. He brings with him invaluable international business development and leading management team to drive strategic global entities experiences. Throughout his career, he was involved in multiple disciplines from management, sales, marketing, project management to business development. Mr Liew holds an Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from Nanyang Technological University.
Kotaro Hasegawa (Executive Director & Chief Affiliate Management Officer, Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Strategy Officer)
Mr Hasegawa was appointed in September 2021 as the Chief Affiliate Management Officer, responsible for operations, business growth & value enhancement at Portek’s affiliates worldwide and the Chief Human Resource Officer, responsible for organization reinforcement thorough optimal allocation of diverse human resources. In February 2022, he was appointed as the Chief Strategy Officer in charge of corporate strategy formulation and portfolio management. Previously, Mr Hasegawa worked as the Chief Marketing Officer of Nacala Logistics, which operates ports and railways in Mozambique. Over the past 20 years, he has gained experience in Strategic Planning, Project Development including M&A, Commercial & Marketing and Business Transformation in Port, Railway and IT industry. Mr Hasegawa holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Haruhiko Kira (Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Compliance Officer)
Mr Kira was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Portek Group on 22nd March 2021. He ensures the financial health of the Portek Group as well as the adequacy of internal and external financial reporting and compliance. In February 2022, he was also appointed as the Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Compliance Officer in charge of corporate governance and compliance. Mr Kira has worked for Mitsui since 1998 and he has broad expertise related to Accounting, Tax, Risk management, Investment management and Corporate governance. He also has experience working in China, having worked for Mitsui & Co. (China) Ltd., Mitsui & Co. (Shanghai) Ltd. and Mitsui & Co. (Guangdong) Ltd. for seven years. Mr Kira holds a Bachelor of Management Accounting degree from Kobe University, Japan. He enjoys playing soccer, golf, swimming, running and singing songs (including not only Japanese and also Chinese and English songs).
Seishi Matsumoto (Non-Executive Director)
Mr Matsumoto has been appointed as a non-executive director of Portek in October 2022. He has worked for Mitsui since 1993 and he has broad experience in infrastructure development such as renewable energy, power and environmental projects globally. He is currently the Deputy General Manager, First Power Projects Division, Infrastructure Projects Business Unit of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and is responsible for the development of infrastructure projects in Asia. Mr Matsumoto holds a Bachelor of Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Waseda University, Tokyo.
Kazuhiro Azuma (Non-Executive Director)
Mr Azuma has been appointed as a non-executive director of Portek in June 2022. He has worked for Mitsui since 2005 and has broad experience in IT Strategy Planning, Administration Process Management and Infrastructure Projects (most of his career in Oil and Gas related infrastructure and he was seconded to MODEC Inc. around 5.5 years including MODEC Brazil at FPSO operation). He is currently the General Manager of Fourth Department, Division I (Asia), Infrastructure Projects Business Unit of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and he is responsible for the development of conventional infrastructure projects and digital infrastructure in Asia. Mr Azuma holds a Bachelor Degree in Material Engineering from Osaka University, Japan. His passion for his work is meeting new people and building relationships.