Masamichi Morooka is currently president and chief executive officer of the Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP), which was established in January 2016 and designated in March of the same year by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as the official investment and operating company for the ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki.
Born in Kitakyushu in Fukuoka prefecture, Morooka joined Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) in 1975 after graduating from Waseda University, where he studied political science and economics. Morooka served on NYK’s board of directors for seven years from 2005 to 2012.
After leaving the board of NYK, he took the position of president and CEO of NYK-Hinode Line, which was renamed NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP) in October 2013 after a merger with NYK Global Bulk (NGB). He served as president and CEO of NBP until March 2016.
He is the former chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, taking the position in May 2012 and leaving the office in June 2016.