About Us – Staff

PNG Explorers International 
Managements and Staffs – Port Moresby Office

Emily (Managing Director) haield from Garaina Morobe province is originally teacher in profession.
Her passion and pride with PNG has driven the company last 20 years.  Apart from English, Tok Pisin and her own language, she speaks Japanese and understand some French & Italian. 

Hideo (Resident Director/GM) originally from Osaka first landed in Port Moresby in 1995 and served with PNG TPA as a volunteer. While in the National Tourism Office, he visited all corners of the country – travelled mighty Sepik river, climbed the Top of Mt Wilhelm, cycled across New Ireland, drove all the way to Buin and slept in the bush hut in remote villages.  Now living in Papua New Guinea for more than 25 years and in the tourism Industry for 30 years, he manages daily operations and looks after guest’s welfare while in the country.

Hard-core diver/PADI Instructor and experienced in Travel Tourism & Media Marketing, Noboru (Non-resident Director) first visited PNG in 1997 and could not believe such a wonderful underwater world still exists on this planet. He started one-man diving agency in Tokyo in 1998 and preached around how amazing the Diving in PNG was, virtually walking from dive shops, Magazine publisher to travel agents. This eventually lead to the establishment of PNG specialist company in Tokyo and started PNG based inbound tour operator company when he met Hideo & Emily in 2000. 

Andrew (Chief Guide) started as a young guide in Tari with one of the pioneer tour operators back in 1980’s and he is still passionate with guiding, especially birdwatchers from around the world.  His epic moment however was when he guided Neil Armstrong when the astronaut visited PNG !!

Rudy from Nissan Island of AROB is multi-skilled person from Animal Husbandry, Professional Musician , Butterfly Specialist etc.. and work as Operation Manager with the company and manages guests itinerary 24/7. Apart from his local Language, Tok Pisin & English, he speaks fluent Japanese and travels with groups across the country.

Evah from NIP & ENBP, worked with Airlines for 20++ years starting from Cabin Attendant to Traffic Manager.
She is in charge of reservations and looks after multiple files all year round.
Her knowledge and connection with airline industry in the country makes the trip of our guests easy.


Mary from Mekeo/Central Province works as guide since 2002. Having lived in Philippines, Japan and India she speaks multiple international language and is very experienced guide. 


Henry from Chimbu province is  one of the senior drivers in the company. Wth his dedicated work he is favored by corporate clients but eventually assist Tourists as driver-guide or meet/assist of the guests. 


Latest addition to the office is Masaaki.
Having lived in Kiunga/Western Province & Kokopo/ENB for several years, young man from Gunma Japan speaks fluent Tok Pisin and some Kuanua.  His passion to PNG brought him back and started with the company in 2019. He covers all area of the operation, including reservation, tour operation, gift shop management and accounting.


and Last but not least….. M&M

One started the company and one was born in the office – lived entire childhood under parents with demanding jobs days and nights, M&M have been always the backbone of the operation/company. Now all grown-up and away from home but still part of the family and company !!


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