Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
  • Tsuneo Watanabe

    Tsuneo Watanabe

    Director/Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Watanabe (1955) joined MOL Chemical Tankers as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June 2015. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he has more than 30 years experiences in Tanker Business since he joined Mitsui O.S.K Lines in 1978. He has held a number of senior management positions in Japan as well as overseas including Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer in Mitsui O.S.K Lines. Mr. Watanabe was previously Intertanko Executive Committee member from 2010 to 2015 and he is currently Executive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K Lines.

  • Akio Mitsuta

    Akio Mitsuta

    Director/Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Mitsuta (1959) was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 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

    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.

  • Hiroaki Okada

    Hiroaki Okada

    Director/Executive Officer in charge of Business Planning Division

    Mr. Okada (1960) was appointed Director in June 2016 after 4 years in MOL Chemical Tankers Europe in London as Managing Director. He joined Mitsui O.S.K Lines in 1984 and for 35 years thereafter he has involved in Legal issues, Booking for Container ships, Chartering and Operations of Pure Car Carriers, and above all Tanker Business since he joined Tanker Division in 1997.