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ASMI PERSONALITIES

ASMI PRESIDENTS - 1968 TO DATE


Mr Simon Kuik (2019 to present)
Vice President and Head (Research & Development), Sembcorp Marine Ltd
Mr Kuik was elected as the new President for ASMI at its 51st Annual General Meeting. 

Mr Abu Bakar Bin Mohd Nor (2017 to 2019)

Then Managing Director (Gas & Specialised Vessel), Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited and 
Managing Director, Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd
Mr Abu Bakar served one term as ASMI President and initiated efforts to drive transformation in the industry under the Marine and Offshore Engineering Industry Transformation Map.   

Mr Chow Yew Yuen (2015 – March 2017)

Then CEO, Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited
Mr Chow served for one term as ASMI President and retired in March 2017.  

Mr Wong Weng Sun (2009 – 2015)
President & CEO, Sembcorp Marine Ltd
Mr Wong served as ASMI President for three consecutive terms during which he advocated workplace safety and health, technology and industry transformation, productivity and manpower development.  

Mr Michael Chia (2005 – 2009)
Then Executive Director, Keppel FELS Ltd

Currently Managing Director (Marine & Technology), Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited
Mr Michael Chia focused on enhancing the image of the Singapore marine industry and attracting new talents to join the marine workforce.

Mr Heng Chiang Gnee (1997 – 2005)
Then Chairman, Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd
Currently Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Institute
Mr Heng rallied ASMI members towards a common course – to maintain Singapore’s position as a leading ship repair and rig building nation through closer cooperation.
Mr Wong Peng Kin (April 1996 -1997)
Then General Manager (Personnel), Jurong Shipyard Ltd
As ASMI stalwart, Mr Wong stepped into the bridge championing causes close to his heart – training and skills development.
Mr Tong Chong Heong (1995 – March 1996)
Then Executive Director, Keppel Shipyard
Currently Senior Advisor, Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited
During Mr Tong’s tenure, safety became a key focus of the Association’s work as the industry strived towards a higher level of safety standards.
Mr Tan Mong Seng (1991 -1995)
Then Managing Director, Sembawang Shipyard
Mr Tan helped to initiate the marine research and development programmed to tackle the manpower and mechanisation challenges facing the industry.
Mr Choo Chiau Beng (1989 -1991)
Then Managing Director, Far East Levingston Shipbuilding
Currently Senior Advisor, Keppel Corporation Limited 
As ASMI’s President during the boom years, Mr Choo had to face the manpower challenges which came with strong growth.
Mr Loh Wing Siew (1983 -1989)
Then Managing Director, Keppel Shipyard
Mr Loh saw the Association through its most difficult years and engineered its transformation from SASAR to ASMI.
Mr Lai Park On (1980 -1983)
Then Managing Director, Mitsubishi Singapore Heavy Industries
With his human resource background, Mr Lai was a champion of manpower development during his tenure.
The late Mr Chua Chor Teck (1973 -1980)
Then Managing Director, Keppel Shipyard
Mr Chua was SASAR’s longest-serving President and an inspiring example to many. He worked his way from an apprentice to become Managing Director, a post he held until his untimely death in 1986.
The late Mr K K Ching (1970 -1973)
Then Managing Director, Kwong Soon Engineering Co
Mr Ching was returned unopposed for three terms as President before stepping aside because of work commitments.
Mr John A Wilde (1968 -1970)
Then Managing Director, Vosper Thornycroft
Mr Wilde spearheaded the formation of SASAR and became its first President. He remained active until he was posted back to the United Kingdom in June 1970.


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