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 (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr Uriu was appointed as the CEO of the Portek Group on 19th July 2019. 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 Marketing Officer)
Mr Liew joined the Portek Group in September 2004. He is currently 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. He brings with him invaluable international business development and leading management team to drive strategic global entities experiences. Throughout his career, he is 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 a MBA from Nanyang Technological University.
Toshiki Ota (Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer & Chief Affiliate Management Officer)
Mr Ota was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Portek Group on 18th June 2018. He ensures the financial health of the Portek Group as well as the adequacy of internal and external financial reporting and compliance. He was also appointed as the Chief Affiliate Management Officer in January 2019, responsible for the Portek Affiliates’ results and proactively utilises Portek’s operations, engineering and financial expertise to maximise the mid/long-term value of the affiliates. Mr Ota has worked for Mitsui since 2000 and he has broad expertise related to finance, tax, credit risk management and investment management. Mr Ota also has experience working in China, having worked for Mitsui & Co. (China) Ltd. and Mitsui & Co. (Shanghai) Ltd. for four and half years. Mr Ota holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He enjoys playing soccer, golf and running.
Satoshi Yoshida (Executive Director & Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Human Resource Officer)
Mr Yoshida was appointed as the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Portek Group in August 2019. He is responsible for supporting the investment activities and for strengthening the group asset management of Group Affiliate Management Unit, Group Business Development Unit and Group Engineering & Technology Unit, as well as driving the Group’s Strategic Planning and Information Technology Divisions. In January 2020, he was also appointed as Chief Human Resource Officer and is in charge of overseeing Portek’s Group Human Resource Unit.
Takayuki Hori (Non-Executive Director)
Mr Hori has been appointed as a non-executive director of Portek in April 2019. Mr Hori has worked for Mitsui since 1993 and he has broad experience in infrastructure development such as energy, power and logistics infrastructure globally. He is currently the Deputy General Manager of Division I (Asia), Infrastructure Projects Business Unit of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and is responsible for development of infrastructure projects in Asia. Mr Hori holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts from Sophia University, Japan.
Jun Tamura (Non-Executive Director)
Mr Tamura has been appointed as a non-executive director of Portek in January 2020. He has been working in Mitsui since 1995 and has broad experience in infrastructure development such as energy, power and logistics infrastructure. He also had global assignments in Mitsui USA (New York), CFO of COMPAÑÍA DE GENERACION VALLADOLID, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. (IPP project, Mexico) and chief representative of Mitsui Jakarta office (Indonesia) for his professional experiences. His current position is General Manager of Second Dept. of Division I (Asia) of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and covers development of infrastructure projects in Asia. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University, Japan and completed Program Leadership Development of Harvard Business School, USA in 2010.