Company: JGC Corporation
Position: President and representative director
Biography: Koichi Kawana is a long-serving employee of Japan’s JGC Corporation and has worked in several senior roles since he joined the company after graduating in 1982. His previous positions include serving as COO, managing director, chief senior director of sales, director of project business investment promotion and director of new business promotion.
In his current position, Kawana has seen JGC win the naphtha and aromatics package at the Jizan refinery project. Under his leadership, the company also picked up an EPC package at the PetroRabigh phase 2 expansion in June 2012.
JGC is now the 10th best performing EPC contractor in the Middle East’s oil and gas and petrochemicals sectors, winning just under $1bn of work between July 2011 and June 2012.
Kawana has a degree in economics from Keio University in Japan, which he received in 1982.
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