Singapore: The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has announced that Michael Phoon has been appointed as the new executive director of the SSA as a result of the forthcoming retirement of Daniel Tan after 29 years of dedicated service to the association.
Phoon, 53, used to serve as director and general manager of the HP Enterprise Networking Business Unit for Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and will formally take over the position on August 1.
“The SSA Council was unanimous in its choice of Mr Phoon who, while not being from the industry, has demonstrated a level of understanding, enthusiasm and passion for the role and was in the end simply chosen on the basis of being the best person for the job,” said SSA Honorary Secretary Esben Poulsson.
“With more than 475 member companies, the SSA has a very solid foundation from which to grow further and continue to make its contribution to further enhancing Singapore as a leading International Maritime Centre,” Mr Poulsson added. [04/07/14]