Capt. Masao Nakaya
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Capt. Masao Nakaya joined NYK Line as a third officer after graduating Maritime College in Japan in 1983. He sailed over 14 years on several different types of vessels: Container, PCC, Tanker, Bulker, LNG and Cruise Vessel, before being first involved in ship management business as a member of Ship Administration Group in NYK HQ.
In 2001, he was appointed as a set up member for NYK SHIPMANAGEMENT PTE LTD in Singapore, where he finally climbed up to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He headed Marine Group of NYK Line from 2010 for 3 years, then re-joined NYK SHIPMANAGEMENT PTE LTD in March 2017 as Chairman & CEO after sailing on board LNG vessels.
Hemant Singh Pathania
Chief Operating Officer
NYK Line Corporate Officer
Hemant Pathania graduated from the Marine Engineering College in India in 1974 with the President's Gold Medal - awarded by the President of India - and first position in order of merit. He has over 45 years of industry experience that includes 7 years with Scindia Steam Navigation and 25 years with Barber (Wilhelmsen) Ship Management where he rose to head the Asia operations of this pioneering ship-management company with clients ranging from Europe to the Far East.
He joined NYK Shipmanagement in July 2006 as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer. In recognition of his service, he was appointed as Corporate Officer of NYK Line on 1st April 2017.