Capt. Hisaya Higuchi

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Joined NYK Line


NYK SHIPMANAGEMENT Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Corporate Officer of NYK Line (Dual Role)

Capt. Hisaya Higuchi joined NYK Line as third officer after graduating Maritime University in Japan 1989. He sailed for 10 years on several different type of vessels: Container, PCC, Tanker, Bulker and General Cargo, before being first involved in maritime safety/quality and ship management business in NYK HQ.


In 2010, he was assigned as member for NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc. in Manila, Philippine and involved in business of manning, training and education of Filipino Officer and Rating until 2016. After that, worked at several department in NYK HQ and joined NYK SHIPMANAGEMENT PTE LTD in April 2020 as Chairman & CEO.

Hemant Singh Pathania

Chief Operating Officer

Managing Director



Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director (COO & MD)


Corporate Officer of NYK Line (Dual Role)

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.