Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Akio Mitsuta

    Akio Mitsuta

    Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Mitsuta (1959) was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June 2020 after serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for 2 years from 2018. He joined Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in 1982, and worked in various divisions including Containership Business, IT Systems, Bulk Carrier, and Finance before joining Tanker Business in 1996. He has over 24 years experiences in Tanker Business. Prior to joining MOL Chemical Tankers, he had been a Senior Managing Executive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K Lines.

  • Hirofumi Nara

    Hirofumi Nara

    Director/Executive Officer in charge of Marine Division, Operations Division

    Mr. Nara (1957) joined Tokyo Marine (former name of MOL Chemical Tankers) in 1991. Prior to that he has experience in maritime services, mainly as an officer of chemical tankers and marine superintendent. Based on his hands-on experience, he has involved in operations related matters in MOL Chemical Tankers for 30 years for marine safety and efficient operation. He was appointed Director in 2012.

  • Yoshihiko Iijima

    Yoshihiko Iijima

    Director/Executive Officer in charge of Asia Division, Post Fixture Division

    Mr. Iijima (1959) joined Tokyo Marine (former name of MOL Chemical Tankers) in 1982, and he has 37 years of experiences in chartering(sales). He has held various senior management positions both in Japan and overseas including President of MOL Chemical tankers America. He was appointed Director of MOL Chemical Tankers in 2018.

  • Yoshinobu Suzuki

    Yoshinobu Suzuki

    Director/Executive Officer in charge of Human Resources Division, Project Division

    Mr. Suzuki (1960) has expertise in marketing of tankers, bulkers and container carriers with working experience in Mitsui O.S.K Lines for 24 years. He has planned and negotiated for various projects such as headquarters transfer to Singapore, pools, M&As, terminals, tank containers and newbuilding vessels for 11 years since he joined MOL Chemical Tankers in 2009. He was appointed Director in 2016.

  • Toshitaka Sunayama

    Toshitaka Sunayama

    Director/Executive Officer of Internal Audit Division, IT System Division

    Mr. Sunayama(1963) joined MOL Chemical Tankers in 2018. He has been in charge of IT system and Internal Audit since 2019, and was appointed Director in June 2020. He joined Mitsui O.S.K Lines in 1986, and has worked mainly in IT-related business in addition to Containership, Pure car carrier and Bulk carrier for 32 years.

  • Kentaro Ayai

    Kentaro Ayai

    Director/ Executive Officer of Group Planning & Management Division

    Mr. Ayai (1964) was appointed Director in June 2020 after he joined MOL Chemical Tankers as Executive Officer responsible for Group Planning & Management in 2019.  He joined Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in 1987 and for 32 years thereafter he was involved mainly in corporate planning, investor relations, in addition to finance where he dedicated his career for ship finance and operating lease for 11 years.

  • Akira Sasa

    Akira Sasa

    Director (Part-time)

    Mr. Sasa (1965) joined Mitsui O.S.K Lines in 1989 and has overseen Tanker business since 2004. Prior to that he has working experience in Tankers, Containership, Bulk carrier and Corporate planning. He has been Executive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K Lines since April 2020 and was appointed Director of MOL Chemical tankers in June 2020.