Hayato Suga
Operating Officer and General Manager of Natural Resources and Energy Department
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)

Hayato Suga is the Operating Officer and General Manager of Natural Resources and Energy Department / Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), he has over 25years experience as classification experts especially for LNG / LPG shipping technology. Since beginning his career at ClassNK in 1986, Hayato Suga has contributed greatly to the safety of liquefied gas carriers and tankers, from inspecting vessel drawings to supporting the creation of technical guidelines and was appointed as Operating Officer in 2012 being in charge of offshore oil / gas field as well.

Mr. Suga is a long time member of the Tanker Structure Co-operative Forum, which is dedicated to improving tanker safety, and is the current Chairman of the Forum. Mr. Suga was named the 39th leading in Tanker Shipping & Trade’s Top 50 Tanker Leaders 2014, representing the growing recognition of his many contributions to improved tanker safety.