Department Head of Energy Business Group, and GM of Petroleum, Gas, Carbon & Business Development Department
Thai-MC Company Limited
Yusuke Hidaka is currently in the position of Department Head of Energy Business Group, and GM of Petroleum, Gas, Carbon & Business Development Department for Thai-MC Company Limited located in Bangkok since April 2017. Thai-MC is one of Mitsubishi Corporation’s major subsidiary companies based in Thailand.
He joined Mitsubishi Corporation, a major Japanese trading house company in 1988 and initially worked on the investment team for the Australian North West Shelf LNG project team, and took up various roles in the project including North West Shelf Liaison Office(Tokyo), NWS Project Coordination Group(Melbourne) mainly for marketing, strategic investment work. After taking part in a Gas to liquid JV project with BHP for few years, worked in Mitsubishi Internal Corporation in New York, leading Mitsubishi Corp.’s Energy group’s M&A activities in US, including buying Indonesian Tangguh assets from Occidental.
After returning to Tokyo, he has taken various roles in developing international LNG projects, such as Indonesian Arun LNG project, Russian Sakhalin 2 Project, Malaysian LNG Projects (Satu/Dua/Tiga/SMDS), Oman LNG Projects(Oman/Qalhat), including Country Chair role for Mitsubishi in Muscat, Oman. Before the current assignment in Thailand, helped start Indonesian Donggi Senoro project in 2015, and together with other JV companies agreed to expand Tangguh LNG project for a third LNG train in 2016.
Yusuke obtained his bachelor degree from Keio University in Japan for Mech. Eng., and has a graduate certificate for attending Advanced Management Program at Wharton school in USA.