Hitoshi joined INPEX CORPORATION in 1994 following ten years with Japan China Oil Development Company in various domestic and international assignments. In 1998, following four years in the Accounting & Finance Division at INPEX Tokyo head office, Hitoshi transferred to INPEX Browse Ltd, joining the inaugural Perth office team.
Hitoshi returned to Tokyo office in 2002, taking on managerial roles in the Planning & New Ventures Department and Corporate Strategy & Administration Division over three years. In 2005, Hitoshi returned once again to Perth to oversee Commercial & Corporate Coordination. He assumed his current role as Director, Corporate Coordination in 2009.
Mr Okawa will be speaking at the upcoming South East Asia Australia Offshore 2013 conference in Darwin. He will be presenting a case study on the Ichthys LNG Project.