Takeshi Hashimoto is a Representative Director, Executive Vice President, and Executive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and, as Director General of the Energy Transport Business Unit, supervising Human Resources Division. He is also responsible for Europe and Africa Area, Energy Business Strategy Division and Bunker Business Division. He has been engaged in the LNG business since 1994 and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LNG Carriers and Offshore Business.
Before assuming his current role in April 2019, he was elected as Director in June 2015. He served as Senior Managing Executive Officer from April 2016 to March 2019, Managing Executive Officer from June 2012 to April 2016 and Executive Officer from June 2009 to June 2012, in charge of LNG Carriers and Offshore Business.
Prior to this, he worked in the LNG Carrier Division for 10 years from the position of Manager up to General Manager.
He joined Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. in April 1982, and gained more than 10 years working experience in the Finance division before becoming involved in the LNG Carriers and Offshore Business.
A native of Tokyo, he graduated from the Faculty of Literature, Kyoto University, in March 1982. He majored in classical literature and the History of China at university.