Leading Change and Transformation – In an age of Extraordinary Disruption

Shipowners, Operators and industry Stakeholders begin to embrace the use of modern technologies to identify areas for optimization. What technology do you consider as the “magic of transformation” which takes organizations from ordinary to extraordinary. Today- in the maritime industry, shipowners and operators, makers of shipboard equipment, and associated regulatory bodies are embracing these disruptive technologies in order to gain fast and accurate insights across their operation and implement new strategies and business models based on those insights.

  • Tan Chong Meng

    Tan Chong Meng is the Group Chief Executive Officer of PSA International, a leading global port group with operations in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. PSA is headquartered in Singapore and owned by Temasek Holdings. Through its 40 port projects around the world, with flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA handles 1 in 10 global container movements annually, serving all major international shipping lines and other stakeholders in the maritime supply chain....   Read More

    Tan Chong Meng

    Tan Chong Meng is the Group Chief Executive Officer of PSA International, a leading global port group with operations in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. PSA is headquartered in Singapore and owned by Temasek Holdings. Through its 40 port projects around the world, with flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA handles 1 in 10 global container movements annually, serving all major international shipping lines and other stakeholders in the maritime supply chain. Chong Meng joined PSA on 1 October 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience in managing the complexity, diversity and breadth of a global business. Together with his management team, he is responsible for the overall performance of the PSA Group and provides strategic direction on growing the company’s value through maximising assets, developing PSA port positions and engaging global business partnerships. Outside the PSA Group, Chong Meng serves as a non-Executive Director on the board of the National University Health System (NUHS) and a Board Member of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, in addition to being a member of the International Advisory Panel of Singapore’s Public Service Division. Before joining PSA, Chong Meng served as the Executive Vice President, Global Commercial, Shell Downstream, of the Royal Dutch Shell Group. He led six global businesses – many of which are world leaders engaged in the marketing and sale of fuels, lubricants and specialty products to commercial customers vis-à-vis Aviation, Marine, Industrial, Land Transport, Construction and Liquefied Petroleum Gas. A global leader with more than 20 years of experience in Shell, Chong Meng worked in USA, Europe, China and Singapore, holding various senior leadership positions that spanned management, sales, marketing, trading, refinery operations, customer service and merger & acquisitions. Prior to Shell, Chong Meng had also worked in various positions with Singapore’s Ministry of National Development for five years.

SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY

Incorporated on 12 January 2000, Singapore Management University (SMU) aims to groom outstanding business leaders and creative entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world.  The University is known to be a pioneer for its interactive pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes which remains its unique hallmark.  Today, SMU is home to more than 6,000 students and comprises six schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Accountancy, School of Economics, School of Social Sciences, School of Information Systems and School of Law.  SMU offers bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree programmes in business and management-related areas, ranging from Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Wealth Management, Law, Information Systems and Social Science.  It also has a dedicated Office of Research, a number of institutes and centres of excellence, and provides public and customised programmes for working professionals through Executive Education. Collaborations with leading institutions, including The Wharton School, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, allow SMU to draw on academic and research strengths across all major disciplines.  The SMU campus is a state-of-the art facility located right in the heart of Singapore's civic and business district.