Port Connectivity Forum and 11th Council Meeting of APSN

13-16, Novermber 2018, Singapore

SPEAKERS PROFILE
Mr. Niam Chiang Meng
Mr. Niam Chiang Meng Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Mr. Marc-Yves Bertin
Mr. Marc-Yves Bertin Director General of Marine Policy at Transport Canada
Mr. Andrew Tan
Mr. Andrew Tan Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Capt K. Subramaniam
Capt K. Subramaniam General Manager of Port Klang Authority of Malaysia
Mr. John W. Butler
Mr. John W. Butler President and CEO of World Shipping Council
Mr. Biju Ninan Oommen
Mr. Biju Ninan Oommen Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist of The World Bank
Mr. Dan Jian
Mr. Dan Jian Head of Business Development, Asia APM Terminals, Maersk Group
Ms. Huang li
Ms. Huang li General Manager of Planning and Research Department of China COSCO Shipping Group
Mr. Jason Chiang
Mr. Jason Chiang Director of Ocean Shipping Consultants of Singapore
Ms Jessie Chung
Ms Jessie Chung Chairman of Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators Association
Mr. Zulkurnain Ayub
Mr. Zulkurnain Ayub General Manager of Bintulu Port Authority of Malaysia
Dr. Sung-Woo Lee
Dr. Sung-Woo Lee Deputy President of Korea Maritime Institute
Mr. Tim Wickmann
Mr. Tim Wickmann Managing Director, Asia, World Shipping Council
Mr. Seongkyun Cho
Mr. Seongkyun Cho Lead Shepherd of APEC Transportation Working Group
Mr. Jerry Rysanek
Mr. Jerry Rysanek Workshop Moderator / Senior Consultant of APSN
Mr. Tim S. Meisner
Mr. Tim S. Meisner Workshop Moderator / Senior Consultant of APSN
Dr. Geraldine Knatz
Dr. Geraldine Knatz Workshop Facilitator / Senior Consultant of APSN
SAMUEL SIEW
SAMUEL SIEW Chief Operations Officer, Jurong Port Pte Ltd
Mr. Dan Jian
Mr. Dan Jian Head of Business Development, Asia APM Terminals, Maersk Group
Mr. Akhmad Bayhaqi
Mr. Akhmad Bayhaqi Senior Analyst, APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU), APEC Secretariat
Mr. Niam Chiang Meng
Mr. Niam Chiang Meng Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Mr Niam Chiang Meng is currently Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). He is also a Board Member of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore since 1 November 2012, Chairman of the Governing Board for the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) with effect from 24 October 2016, Chairman of the Energy Studies Institute Management Board since November 2016, Chairman of Gardens by the Bay since 1 December 2017, and Chairman of Mediacorp Pte Ltd since 21 April 2018. Mr Niam has served in various capacities in the Ministries of Finance, Trade and Industry, Health, Law and Information, Communications and the Arts. He was seconded to the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 1993, and held the position of Vice President (News), Television Corporation of Singapore from 1994 to 1997. He was appointed Permanent Secretary (Information, Communications and the Arts) from 1997 to 2001. He helmed the Housing and Development Board from 2002 to 2004, before he was appointed as Permanent Secretary (Community Development, Youth and Sports) from 2005 till March 2011. He was appointed Permanent Secretary of the National Population and Talent Division from 1 January 2011, and concurrently the Permanent Secretary of the National Climate Change (Prime Minister’s Office) from 1 October 2012 to 29 July 2016.
Mr. Marc-Yves Bertin
Mr. Marc-Yves Bertin Director General of Marine Policy at Transport Canada
Marc-Yves Bertin is Director General of Marine Policy at Transport Canada where he leads efforts on domestic and international economic issues affecting Canada’s marine transportation system. Marc-Yves Bertin joined Transport Canada from Global Affairs Canada, where he was the Director General of International Economic Policy. In that capacity, he was responsible for providing economic policy advice that advanced the Department’s foreign policy, trade and development agendas. Prior to this role, Marc-Yves served in a number of key positions within the Department, including as Director General of the International Assistance Envelope Bureau, and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister of International Development. Prior to joining Global Affairs Canada, Marc-Yves was the Director of Counter-Terrorism Policy and Coordination at the Department of Public Safety. He has also held positions at the Privy Council Office from 2000 to 2006. He has a Masters of Arts from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.
Mr. Andrew Tan
Mr. Andrew Tan Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Mr Andrew Tan was appointed as Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on 1 January 2014. In his capacity as the Chief Executive of MPA, Mr Tan is also Singapore’s representative to the Council of the International Maritime Organization. Mr Tan joined the Singapore Administrative Service in 1991. He has worked in various government agencies from the Ministry of Information and the Arts, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, to the Ministry of Transport. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment Agency from 2009-2013 and the Founding Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities from 2008 to 2010, where he remains a Fellow. Mr Tan graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in History from King's College, University of London, in 1989. He attended the Edward S Mason Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he obtained his Masters in Public Administration in 2002. He also attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD Business School at Fontainebleau in July 2013. He is on the board of the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, Singapore Maritime Foundation, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration, Singapore Maritime Institute, Tropical Marine Science Institute, Centre for Maritime Studies and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore Ltd.
Capt K. Subramaniam
Capt K. Subramaniam General Manager of Port Klang Authority of Malaysia
Capt K. Subramaniam was appointed as the General Manager of Port Klang Authority, Malaysia in October 2016. His began his career in the Merchant Marine in 1981, obtaining his Captaincy in 1992 and later joined Port Klang Authority in 1994 as a Harbour Pilot and Marine Manager. In 2011, he was promoted to Asst. General Manager (Regulatory) and was appointed as the General Manager of Port Klang Authority in 2016. Captain Subra obtained his Master Mariner (Foreign-Going) in 1992 and holds an Unrestricted Pilot License for Port Klang since 1997. He also has a certificate in Maritime Safety Management from Gothenburg, Sweden in 2000. In his years at Port Klang Authority, he was instrumental in implementing the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) in Port Klang in 2004 and in 2010 coordinated Port Klang's participation in Mega Ports Initiative jointly with Customs, AELB and the US government. Amongst his notable achievements in Port Klang are introduction of safe working practices in port operations and safety of navigation, enhancement in port security provisions, improvements in environmental preservation, trade facilitation, emergency response and coordination and port ancillary services. Capt. Subra is also very prominently involved in the international maritime arena holding key positions in the International Association of Ports and Harbours(Vice President for Asia, South East & Oceania) and the World Organization of Dredging Associations besides frequently representing Malaysia at the International Maritime Organisation.
Mr. John W. Butler
Mr. John W. Butler President and CEO of World Shipping Council
Mr. John Butler was named President and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC) in August 2015 after serving as General Counsel for the association since 2010. Prior to joining the World Shipping Council, Mr. Butler was a Partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Sher & Blackwell, where he served as outside counsel to the WSC. For almost two decades, he advised liner shipping companies and trade associations on regulatory, commercial, security, hazardous materials, environmental, contract and antitrust issues. He has represented the liner shipping industry in federal agency rulemakings, legislative activities, and federal court litigation on a broad range of security, environmental, regulatory and commercial matters. Mr. Butler has been admitted to the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C., Ninth, and Third Circuits. He is a former President of the Maritime Administrative Bar Association. Mr. Butler began his legal career as a Law Clerk in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from George Washington University Law School.
Mr. Biju Ninan Oommen
Mr. Biju Ninan Oommen Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist of The World Bank
Biju Ninan Oommen serves as the Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist at The World Bank, based at Singapore. Oommen supports the Transport & Digital Development Global Practice, engaging in strategy and development, preparation and supervision of projects and technical assistance, sharing of knowledge and experience, and the design of innovative solutions for ports and maritime transport infrastructure development. Prior to joining The World Bank, Oommen worked for a short sea container ship owner/operator, first as a Commercial manager developing the logistics and liner shipping business in South Asia & West Asia – Arabian Gulf, and later as the Chief Executive Officer managing the short sea container feeder operating business from Singapore to South East Asia and South Asia region. Oommen is a post graduate in Business Administration from Madras Christian College, India and holds an MSc in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University Singapore.
Mr. Dan Jian
Mr. Dan Jian Head of Business Development, Asia APM Terminals, Maersk Group
Dan Jian is Head of Business Development – Asia, responsible for the development and execution of business development and portfolio strategies for APM Terminals in Asia region. APM Terminals is the port operations and investment division for Maersk, which operates in 76 port facilities and over 110 inland services locations around the world. Before his appointment to the current position, Dan has dedicated 9 years with APM Terminals head office in The Netherlands as Director of Strategy and M&A, supporting APM Terminals’ global growth agenda through greenfield projects, joint venture partnerships and acquisitions. He has been involved in the multi-billion-dollar port investment deals by APM Terminals in the past decade, emerging from a mid-sized port operator to one of the largest port operators in the world. Prior to joining APM Terminals, Dan worked for GE Healthcare and Heinz, where he held senior financial and strategic leadership roles in Greater China. Education: Masters in Finance, London Business School, United Kingdom Master of Business Administration, University of Alberta, Canada
Ms. Huang li
Ms. Huang li General Manager of Planning and Research Department of China COSCO Shipping Group
Ms. Huang li, graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Now She is the General Manager of Planning and Research Department of COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd., engaged in company strategy and planning research, port operation benchmarking, market development study and etc. With over 15 years of experience in port and shipping industry, Huang li has deep insight on port industrial development trends and port enterprise operating strategy.
Mr. Jason Chiang
Mr. Jason Chiang Director of Ocean Shipping Consultants of Singapore
Jason Chiang started in the maritime industry in 2001, working in various roles in PSA International, a global container terminal operator. His career in maritime consultancy started in 2010 as a consultant for port due diligence assignments. Currently, Jason is a Director of Ocean Shipping Consultants, part of a Dutch engineering company, Royal Haskoning Group. He is responsible for the maritime consultancy assignments for clients in the Asia Pacific region. As a consultant, he has taken on over 130 projects including market studies, buy/sell due diligence and strategy work. Jason holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Ms Jessie Chung
Ms Jessie Chung Chairman of Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators Association
Ms Jessie Chung graduated from the University of Hong Kong and attained an MBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ms Chung has over 25 years of experience in container terminals management, including various roles in corporate affairs, commercial and marketing, as well as logistics with Modern Terminals Limited. In 2008, she was appointed as Director and General Manager of Hong Kong River Trade Terminal. She became Chairman of the Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators Association in 2013 with the mission of enhancing the competitiveness of the Hong Kong Container Port.
Mr. Zulkurnain Ayub
Mr. Zulkurnain Ayub General Manager of Bintulu Port Authority of Malaysia
Mr Zulkurnain Ayub is currently the General Manager of Bintulu Port Authority, Malaysia. Before his present appointment, he was the Central Region Director Marine Department Peninsular, Malaysia. Mr Ayub was the Alternate Permanent Representative of Malaysia to IMO in London from October 2010 until July 2016. He was elected as the Vice Chair of Technical Cooperation Committee of the IMO in 2014. In 2015, he was elected as the Chair of the TCC and has been serving the organ until today. Mr Ayub holds two academic qualifications; a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical studies from the University of Southampton, UK and a post graduate diploma in Hydrographic survey from the University of South West, Plymouth, also in the UK. In Malaysia, Mr Ayub had worked in various capacities: as a Marine Officer in charge of fleet operations, officer responsible for minor ports and harbours, officer responsible for planning and supervision of dredging works of minor ports in Malaysia, a Hydrographer, Harbour Master, Director of Marine Department and Director Marine Training Institute in Port Klang, among other positions.
Dr. Sung-Woo Lee
Dr. Sung-Woo Lee Deputy President of Korea Maritime Institute
Dr. Sung-Woo Lee is the Deputy President, Korea Maritime Institute. He has been involved in various governmental projects, many of which are associated with shipping management and port logistics park development. He was previously affiliated with the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Hong Kong as a researcher. His interests include managerial and strategic aspects of international logistics and maritime transport, making business model based on SCM and possibility of Arctic logistics system. He is also an advisor in related to logistics field for Korea government. His representative writings are Ports in Proximity, Shipping & Port Condition Changes and Throughput Prospects with Opening of the NSR, Challenges of the Changing Arctic and so on.
Mr. Tim Wickmann
Mr. Tim Wickmann Managing Director, Asia, World Shipping Council
`“Tim Wickmann joined WSC in 4th Quarter 2018 as Managing Director, Asia based in Singapore. Tim manages all WSC relevant matters within Asia and Oceania and acts furthermore as the coordinating party between the various industry players in the individual countries, other relevant shipping groups in the region, and the subject matter experts in WSC HQ in Washington. Tim began his shipping career in 1990 and has worked in various leadership positions in international liner shipping since 1999 in several countries (Denmark, Argentina, South Korea and Singapore). Most recently, Tim was the CEO of MCC Transport, The Intra Asia arm of Maersk Line (now called Sealand) from 2008 to 2017 and brings therefore operational expertise and in-depth knowledge of shipping related issues in the various countries in the region. Tim holds an Executive MBA from London Business School and Colombia University in New York”.
Mr. Seongkyun Cho
Mr. Seongkyun Cho Lead Shepherd of APEC Transportation Working Group
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Mr. Jerry Rysanek
Mr. Jerry Rysanek Workshop Moderator / Senior Consultant of APSN
Prior to his retirement from the Canadian public service in March 2012, Mr. Jerry Rysanek was Executive Director, International Marine Policy in the Department of Transport, in Ottawa, Canada. In that position, he was responsible for international maritime relations and marine policy and legislation emanating from the work of international organisations. Over the years of his service in the Canadian government, Mr. Rysanek participated as a Member or Head of Canadian delegations to various diplomatic conferences that adopted new maritime conventions, primarily under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). From October 2002 to October 2004, Mr. Rysanek served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the 1992 International Oil Pollution Fund, and from March 2005 to November 2011 as Chairman of the Assembly of that organization. He is a Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime International. In November 2008, he was elected as the first President of APEC Port Services Network (APSN) and held that position until his retirement.
Mr. Tim S. Meisner
Mr. Tim S. Meisner Workshop Moderator / Senior Consultant of APSN
Specializing in transportation consulting with a focus on safety, security and policy areas, Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree from Acadia University, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University and also obtained his Certified Management Accounting (CMA) designation. Recently retired as a senior executive with the Public Service of Canada, Tim has broad experience in the transportation field including responsibilities in the marine, aviation and rail modes. Tim started his public service career with Transport Canada’s Airports organization in 1981 and worked in both the Atlantic Regional office and in Ottawa. In 1996, Tim joined the Canadian Coast Guard and served as the Director of Policy and Legislation for Coast Guard Marine Programs and as acting Director General, Marine Programs. In 2004 Tim became the Director General Strategies and Integration for Transport Canada’s Safety and Security Group. In 2005, Tim was appointed to the position of Executive Director for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) Act Review. The review examined the CATSA Act, future aviation security requirements, and actions taken to address the specific aviation security breaches associated with the Air India flight 182 bombing. In 2007, Tim was appointed the Executive Director for the Railway Safety Act (RSA) Review. The RSA Review report, Stronger Ties: A Shared Commitment to Railway Safety, presented findings and over 50 recommendations to improve rail safety in Canada. In April 2008, Tim was appointed the Director General marine policy with Transport Canada with responsibilities domestic shipping policy, international marine policy and ports policy. While in this position, he led the development of a strategy for a world-class oil spill regime for Canada. In 2015 Tim assumed the position of Director General Marine Safety with responsibilities for overseeing the Marine Safety and Security program designed to advance the safety, security and environment protection of Canada’s marine transportation system. Tim also served as President of the Beijing based Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Port Services Network from 2011 to 2016 and is a past member of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University in Malmo Sweden.
Dr. Geraldine Knatz
Dr. Geraldine Knatz Workshop Facilitator / Senior Consultant of APSN
Geraldine Knatz is Professor of the Practice of Policy and Engineering, a joint appointment between the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy and the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. She served as the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles from 2006 to January 2014. She was the first woman to serve in this role and made a significant impact through the creation and implementation of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, an aggressive plan that reduced air emissions by combined port operations of over 70 percent over five years which is recognized around the world for its innovation and success. She was also the Managing Director of the Port of Long Beach where she also led a number of environmental initiatives, including the Green Port Policy and Truck Trip Reduction Program. She is past president of the American Association of Port Authorities and past president of the International Association of Ports and Harbors. She serves as Gov. Brown’s appointee on the Ocean Protection Council. She has received numerous awards, including Outstanding Women in Transportation (Journal of Commerce, 2007), Woman Executive of the Year (Los Angeles Business Journal, 2007), Compass Award (Women’s Leadership Exchange, 2008), honorary PhD, Maine Maritime Academy (2009), and the Peter Benchley Ocean Award (Blue Frontier Campaign, 2012). In 2014, she was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of her international leadership in the engineering and development of environmentally clean urban seaports.
SAMUEL SIEW
SAMUEL SIEW Chief Operations Officer, Jurong Port Pte Ltd
Samuel Siew joined Jurong Port as Chief Operations Officer in July 2015. Prior to joining Jurong Port, Samuel was the Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain for Honeywell Aerospace Asia-Pacific. He has broad experience managing factories; leading large operations and transition projects. Between 2000-2012, he held various leadership positions at Honeywell, which includes being the General Manager of its Loyang aftermarket operation; Managing Director and President-Director of the Chai Chee-Bintan manufacturing sites; Penang factory site leader, as well as the Senior Director for all electrical operations in the region. He was made Vice President at Honeywell in 2012, and led the team to high levels of operational performance. Prior to joining Honeywell, Samuel worked for Perkin Elmer Singapore as the Marketing Manager for sensor products, and he was subsequently the Business Manager for the company’s photo electronics business. He also worked at the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore from 1993 to 1997.
Mr. Dan Jian
Mr. Dan Jian Head of Business Development, Asia APM Terminals, Maersk Group
Career history Dan Jian is Head of Business Development – Asia, responsible for the development and execution of business development and portfolio strategies for APM Terminals in Asia region. APM Terminals is the port operations and investment division for Maersk, which operates in 76 port facilities and over 110 inland services locations around the world. Before his appointment to the current position, Dan has dedicated 9 years with APM Terminals head office in The Netherlands as Director of Strategy and M&A, supporting APM Terminals’ global growth agenda through greenfield projects, joint venture partnerships and acquisitions. He has been involved in the multi-billion-dollar port investment deals by APM Terminals in the past decade, emerging from a mid-sized port operator to one of the largest port operators in the world. Prior to joining APM Terminals, Dan worked for GE Healthcare and Heinz, where he held senior financial and strategic leadership roles in Greater China. Education: Masters in Finance, London Business School, United Kingdom Master of Business Administration, University of Alberta, Canada
Mr. Akhmad Bayhaqi
Mr. Akhmad Bayhaqi Senior Analyst, APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU), APEC Secretariat
Mr. Akhmad Bayhaqi is currently a senior analyst at the APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU). He is currently handling research projects that focus on trade facilitation, supply chain connectivity and global supply chain. Prior to joining APEC PSU in 2009, Mr. Bayhaqi was a Researcher with the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, Brunei Darussalam researching on Education and Social Policy issues. Previously, Mr. Bayhaqi was a Consultant (Economist) for the World Bank Office in Jakarta dealing with programs on public finance within the eastern Indonesia provinces under the Public Expenditure and Capacity enHancement/Harmonization (PEACH) program. Mr. Bayhaqi has also worked at the University of Indonesia as a Researcher/Lecturer focusing on issues related to economics and public policy. Mr Bayhaqi holds a PhD in Southeast Asian Studies and a Master’s in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore. He also received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Indonesia.
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