After graduating from Keio University in 1975, Mr. Niimura started his business career in the energy industry and joined Idemitsu Kosan. In 1999, He founded Ginga Petroleum in Singapore to start a petroleum product OTC brokerage business. In the past 19 years, the company has grown to one of the top brokerage companies holding Major Oil, National Oil and world-class investment banks as clients. Ginga has offices in Singapore, Geneva, China and Japan and has over 100 employees, all with CME-certified brokerage licenses. Mr. Niimura’s vast knowledge and business connections will certainly be essential when building our worldwide business.