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Mr Kenneth Chia
Executive Director (Designate)

Singapore Maritime Foundation

Mr Kenneth Chia joined Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) on 1st March 2017 as Executive Director Designate. He will work alongside Mr David Chin, who will continue part-time as Executive Director for one year.

Kenneth has 27 years of work experience with Neptune Orient Lines (NOL/APL). He started as a Management Trainee in 1989 upon graduating from Washington State University USA with a Degree in Business Administration. He held various key roles and senior management appointments during his career with the company which covers Trades, Commercial and as a Managing Director for APL Singapore, Malaysia & Myanmar. Following the merger with APL in 1998, he was stationed in Rotterdam for two years as Director of Global Sales, servicing key global customers in the Europe region. Prior to joining SMF, Kenneth was the Head of Global Key Account Management for APL (part of CMA-CGM group).

From 2011-2013, Kenneth also served on The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Council as Honorary Treasurer.