Mr. Okawa joined Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd ("K"Line) in 1983 starting in the Liner Division followed by Car Carrier Division and moved to the Energy Transportation Division in 1992 to work in the Tanker and LNG Group of the Company. In 2008 he moved to the Energy Transportation Business Development Group, serving as the head of the Group with title General Manager, the first business unit responsible for "K" Line`s offshore energy business sector including the incorporation of K Line Offshore AS.
In the period July 2012 to March 2017 he was CEO of K Line Offshore AS (KOAS), seconded from "K" Line, then promoted to an Executive Officer in "K" Line for three years until March 2020, before coming back to KOAS as Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Okawa holds BA in Business and Commerce from Keio University in Tokyo, and MBA from Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University.