Board and Organization

  • Tomoyuki Okawa

    Tomo Chairman of the Board

    Chairman of the Board

    Mr. Okawa joined Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd ("K" Line) in 1983 starting in te Liner Division followed by Car Carrier Division, before moving to the Energy Transportation Division in 1992, working 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, seconded from "K" Line.
    Mr. Okawa holds BA in Business and Commerce from Keio University in Tokyo, and MBA from Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University. 

  • Satoshi Kanamori

    Chairman of the Board

    Board member

    Mr. Satoshi Kanamori began his career within Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K” Line) in 1991. He stayed 6 years with “K” Line America in New Jersey, USA and has also experience from the Car Carrier Division. He started in the Energy Division in 2006 and has gained long experience within the area of LNG as well as Energy Transportation Business Development. When KOAS was established, he served as Manager in this business area. In April 2019 he was promoted to Executive Officer and responsible for LNG and Energy Business Planning. From 2020 he became Board member in KOAS. Mr. Kanamori holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sophia University in Japan. 

  • Petter Nordby

    Petter Nordby


    Mr. Petter Nordby joined K Line Offshore AS as CFO in 2010. He has a long career within the shipping and offshore industry. He started in Leif H√łegh & Co in Oslo and then served 17 years in the Ugland Group in Grimstad holding position as CFO and also being responsible for Business Development. Before joining KOAS he had some years as independent consultant with several engagements for investors, shipowners, shipyards and banks. Mr. Nordby graduated from The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen.
    From 1. Aprl 2019 Petter Nordby was promoted to CEO.

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