SSA Appoints First-Ever Female President
Caroline Yang, chief executive of bunker tanker company Hong Lam Marine, has been appointed as the first-ever female president of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) since its founding in 1985.
The industry voice of Singapore’s maritime community elected Ms. Caroline Yang, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine, as the association’s President at SSA’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 26 June 2019.
Ms. Yang started her career with Hong Lam Marine as their in-house counsel in 1991, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping industry.
As President of SSA, Ms. Yang will be supported by two Vice Presidents and the SSA Secretariat headed by Mr. Michael Phoon. The two Vice Presidents nominated by the 2019/2021 Council are Ms. Katie Men, Managing Director of Iseaco Investment and Mr. Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director of A P Moller Singapore.
Commenting on her nomination, Ms. Yang said, “I am honoured by the trust the Council has placed in me by electing me as SSA President for the 2019/2021 term. The shipping community in Singapore has much to be proud of. This year, Singapore bagged the ‘Best Seaport in Asia’ for 31st time and also the ‘Best Green Seaport’ at the 2019 Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards. We were also recognised as the ‘Top Leading Maritime Capital of the World’ for the fourth consecutive time in a report issued by Menon Economics and DNV GL."
"Notwithstanding, the industry continues to face challenging conditions and digital disruptions. As we navigate into the future together, the task of the Council is to work with all stakeholders to champion Maritime Singapore, to keep SSA relevant and responsive to our members, and to encourage participation by our members in our shared goal,” she added.