CIECO UK has been conducted E&P Business in the UKCS as well as petroleum trading in Europe for more than 25 years. As a business hub in the EMEA of ITOCHU Energy group, CIECO UK has committed to;


  1. Expand its business in EMEA to maximize the value chain from upstream development to marketing products.
  2. Explore new business opportunities to optimize the worldwide asset portfolio of ITOCHU Energy Group.

Hisamichi ImamuraPresident and CEO

Hisamichi Imamura was appointed as President and CEO of CIECO UK in July 2018.

Since he joined ITOCHU Corporation in 1986, he has 30 years’ experience in the energy industry including international petroleum trading, upstream oil and gas development and LNG projects.

Prior to his assignment to London, he was Director and General Manager, Project Department of Sakhalin Oil and Gas Development Co., Ltd. in charge of development and management of Sakhalin-1 project in Russia. 

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Hitotsubashi University, Japan.