Mr. Hideaki Tanaka has been appointed as the Chairman of Colombo Dockyard PLC from the 26th March 2019 . In addition to his present position as the Chairman of CDPLC, Mr. Tanaka has also been appointed as a Director of Dockyard General Engineering Services (Pvt) Limited, Dockyard Technical Services (Pvt) Ltd., and Ceylon Shipping Agencies (Pte) Limited, Singapore. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Tanaka holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (1987) from Rikkyo University, Japan. He has a wide working experience over 30 years, at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd and its subsidiaries such as MES (Thailand) Ltd- Thailand and Mitsui Zosen Europe Ltd, etc., where he held top management positions in different sectors viz Port Cranes, Bridges, Steel Structures, Power Generation Plants, Electric Power Plants. During his service, he has pioneered in promoting Company business to Thailand, Myanmar, Denmark and other Asian countries.

He has also served as the General Manager of Naval Ship and Defense System Sales Dept. and Commercial Ship and Governmental Ship System Sales Dept. of the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd covering Naval Ships, Patrol Ships and Commercial Vessels including VLCC and Bulk Carriers. Mr. Tanaka has also worked as the Sales Manager at Tamano Shipyard, Japan.