Global Energy Logistics Maritime Solutions

OVERVIEW

AET is a global leader in energy logistics solutions. We deliver safe, high quality and comprehensive ocean transportation and specialist petroleum services to energy majors, refineries and trading houses. We consistently strive to deliver the best conventional shipping services alongside the specialist activities of lightering, dynamic positioning and hydro-carbon capture.

We have offices and presence in Singapore, Malaysia, United States of America, United Kingdom, Brazil, Norway and Uruguay.

We are the petroleum arm of MISC and proud to play our role by providing maritime transportation solutions to meet the energy needs of the world. Eaglestar, our technical and shipmanagement arm provides a comprehensive range of integrated marine services.

VISION & MISSION

To consistently provide better energy related maritime solutions and services.
  • To exceed the expectations of our customers
  • To promote individual and team excellence of our employees
  • To create a positive difference to the lives of communities
  • To care for the environment and operate responsibly
  • To drive sustainable value for our shareholders

AET AT A GLANCE

AET World's First LNG Dual-Fuel
AET Human Capital
AET Human Capital
AET 48 CSA Jones F Devlin Award For Safety 2021

BOARD MEMBERS

DATUK YEE YANG CHIEN

DATUK YEE YANG CHIEN

Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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Datuk Yee Yang Chien was appointed Chairman of AET on 30 December 2016. He is concurrently Chairman of Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. (2020-present) and Director of Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (2008-present). He was President/Group CEO from 1 January 2015 until 30 September 2022 and is currently Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of MISC Berhad (2015-present).

Datuk Yee was previously Chief Operating Officer (2013-2014) and Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development (2008-2013) at MISC, where he led the acquisition of American Eagle Tankers (now known as AET). He was also Group Vice President of Corporate Planning at AET (2005-2008) and Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation, Corporate Planning and Development Unit at MISC (2001-2005).

Datuk Yee holds a double degree in Financial Accounting/ Management and Economics from the University of Sheffield, UK.

CAPT. RAJALINGAM SUBRAMANIAM

CAPT. RAJALINGAM SUBRAMANIAM

President/Group CEO, Non-Independent Executive Director
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Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam was appointed as President & CEO of AET on 1 January 2016. Effective 1 October 2022, he is concurrently President/Group CEO and Non-Independent Executive Director of MISC Berhad.

He began his career at sea, came ashore in 1996 and has since held various positions in the MISC Group namely Vice President, Fleet Management Services, MISC and Group Vice President, AET Shipmanagement.

Capt. Raja is a Board Member of several subsidiaries and joint venture companies within the MISC Group and also serves the industry in various appointments including Executive Committee Member, International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO); Board Member and Election and Governance Committee Member, GARD P&I; Chair of a number of class committees and Honorary Commander, Royal Malaysian Navy Reservist Programme.

He was awarded the National Seafarers Icon 2017 by Malaysia Marine Department and 2018 Tanker Shipping & Trade Industry Leader Recognition.

Capt. Raja holds a Post Graduate Masters in Business Administration and a Master Foreign Going Certificate of Competency from Ministry of Transport, Malaysia. He completed the Professional Maritime Training at Akademi Laut Malaysia, an Executive Education in a Finance Programme and in 2022, he has also completed the International Corporate Governance/Directors Programme at INSEAD Fontainebleau.

DATUK NASARUDIN IDRIS

DATUK NASARUDIN IDRIS

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Datuk Nasarudin Md Idris has served on AET Board since 15 June 2010. He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of MISC Berhad (2017-present), Chairman of Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (2010-present) and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad (2010-present).

He was previously a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of MISC (2015-2017) and President/CEO of MISC (2010-2014). Prior to joining MISC, Datuk Nasarudin held various positions within the PETRONAS Group including Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development, PETRONAS; Group CEO of KLCC Holdings Berhad; Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning and Development Division, PETRONAS; Executive Assistant to the President of PETRONAS; General Manager of Marketing at PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad; General Manager of Corporate Development, PETRONAS; and General Manager of Group Strategic Planning, PETRONAS.

Datuk Nasarudin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya, Malaysia; a Masters Degree in Business Administration (awarded by the Brunel University) from Henley Management College, UK; and a postgraduate diploma in Petroleum Economics from the College of Petroleum Studies, UK. He also attended the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University, USA.

RONALD BRUCE BLAKELY

RONALD BRUCE BLAKELY

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mr Ronald Bruce Blakely was appointed as a Director of AET on 1 November 2016.

Prior to AET, Mr Blakely was with Shell, where he has contributed 38 years of service, including 15 years in senior finance roles. He also served as a Non-Executive Director on various Boards in the oil and gas industry and services sector; held Board appointments in several joint venture companies in different fiscal jurisdictions; and supported the Boards of not-for-profit organisations as a volunteer.

Mr Blakely is a professional accountant with a CPA designation from the Canadian Society of Management Accountants.

VICE ADMIRAL (RTD) PETER NEFFENGER

VICE ADMIRAL (RTD) PETER NEFFENGER

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Vice Admiral (Rtd) Peter Neffenger was appointed as a Director of AET on 15 November 2019. He also sits on several Advisory Boards in both public and private sectors within the USA.

Prior to these roles, Vice Admiral (Rtd) Neffenger had a distinguished 34-year career in the US Coast Guard (1981-2015). He also served as Administrator of the US Transportation Security Administration (2015-2017).

Vice Admiral (Rtd) Neffenger holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, USA; a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College; a Master of Arts in Business Management from Central Michigan University; and a Bachelor of Arts from Baldwin Wallace University, USA.

COLIN LOW

COLIN LOW

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mr Colin Low has been appointed Director of AET since 15 November 2019. He is concurrently the Independent Director for Kacific Satellites Group Limited, a space and satellite telecommunications company; Board Director of private equity firm BLG Asia; member of the INSEAD Director Network (2013-present): and Risk Committee Chair and Independent Director to Jason Marine Group listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. In January 2022, Mr Low was appointed as the Advisory Board Member to the Diligent Institute in New York, USA, a think tank in Corporate Governance ESG and Climate Change global practices.

Mr Low was previously the Investment Board Director of Fortune 500 firm GE (General Electric, USA) for the Asia Pacific Region (2005-2010): President of GE International and Regional Executive of Growth Initiatives in the ASEAN region; Chairman and Investment Committee Chair of mainboard listed Intraco Limited (2014-2021). He served as the Managing Director of GE Aircraft Engines ASEAN in his earlier career at GE; Chairman of private equity firm Singapore Investment Development Corporation (2011-2020). He was a member of the INSEAD University ASEAN Council (from 2008-2022). He proudly served as the US National Board Director of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (2011-2018); Vice-Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (2008-2014); Independent Director of OSIM International (2010-2016), and a member of the Advisory Board Asia Pacific to global executive search firm, Spencer Stuart International.

Mr Low is a Lifetime Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and attained certification as an International Board Director in 2013 and Leading from the Chair in 2014 from the INSEAD University in Fontainebleau, France. He was conferred as a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors in March 2021. In April 2022, he attained certification on the Diligent Climate Change Leadership programme. He holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Management (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing (Honours) from the Southern Illinois University, USA.

PAULA PORTER

PAULA PORTER

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Ms Paula Porter was appointed as a Director of AET on 1 January 2020.

She was previously the Chief People Officer of Carnival UK (2012-2019) overseeing HR across Asia, Europe and USA; Divisional HR Manager of B&Q (2003-2007); HR Director of The Body Shop in UK and Ireland (2001-2005); General Manager of Canadian Pacific (1999-2001); and Divisional Personnel Manager of Marks & Spencer (1984-1999).

Ms Porter holds a Fellowship from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She is a qualified senior coach in Business Development and Change Management and a certified Myers-Briggs assessor and coach with accreditations from CIPD. She has also attended the Institute of Directors’ Finance for Non-Financial Directors programme.

ZAHID OSMAN

ZAHID OSMAN

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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Mr Zahid Osman was appointed as a Director of AET on 1 January 2020. He is concurrently the Vice President of Corporate Planning effective 1 January 2022 and Board Member of several subsidiaries and joint venture companies within the MISC Group. He was previously the Vice President of MISC’s Gas Assets & Solutions Business (2017-2021). He is also a Committee Member of the London P&I Club; Chairman of the Advisory Panel at Malaysia Women in Energy; and Council Member and Chairman of Government & Regulatory Affairs Working Committee at Malaysian Gas Association (2012-present).

Prior to MISC, Mr Zahid was with Shell for almost 20 years, where his last appointment was Vice President of Venture Development at Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies. He also held other management roles in finance, LNG marketing and trading, business development, commercial, upstream production sharing contract, stakeholder management, joint venture governance, gas advocacy, and project management in Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and Trading businesses. He was also Vice President of the Malaysian Gas Association (2012-2017).

Mr Zahid holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA, and a Degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK. He also attended a Management Programme on Strategy Creation at Columbia Business School, USA.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

CAPT. RAJALINGAM SUBRAMANIAM

CAPT. RAJALINGAM SUBRAMANIAM

President & CEO, AET and President/Group CEO, MISC Berhad
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Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam was appointed as President & CEO of AET on 1 January 2016. Effective 1 October 2022, he is concurrently President/Group CEO and Non-Independent Executive Director of MISC Berhad.

He began his career at sea, came ashore in 1996 and has since held various positions in the MISC Group namely Vice President, Fleet Management Services, MISC and Group Vice President, AET Shipmanagement.

Capt. Raja is a Board Member of several subsidiaries and joint venture companies within the MISC Group and also serves the industry in various appointments including Executive Committee Member, International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO); Board Member and Election and Governance Committee Member, GARD P&I; Chair of a number of class committees and Honorary Commander, Royal Malaysian Navy Reservist Programme.

He was awarded the National Seafarers Icon 2017 by Malaysia Marine Department and 2018 Tanker Shipping & Trade Industry Leader Recognition.

Capt. Raja holds a Post Graduate Masters in Business Administration and a Master Foreign Going Certificate of Competency from Ministry of Transport, Malaysia. He completed the Professional Maritime Training at Akademi Laut Malaysia, an Executive Education in a Finance Programme and in 2022, he has also completed the International Corporate Governance/Directors Programme at INSEAD Fontainebleau.

JOHN BAPTIST

JOHN BAPTIST

Global Director, VLCC/PCS
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John assumed his position as Global Director of VLCC/Product Chemical Shipping (PCS) in AET in March 2021.

He began his corporate career with AET in 2003 as Vice President of Insurance and Risk Management, having previously sailed with AET for more than 15 years. He has since served as Vice President of Commercial Operations of Europe, Global Director of Asset Management and Commercial Projects, Global Director of Shipmanagement, Chief Operating Officer of Eaglestar, and Global Director of VLCC and DPST before assuming his current position. John has contributed to AET by breaking into new territories, including DPST and marine well containment operations.

John holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London and a Master of Law (LLM) in Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers UK and holds a Class 1 Master Mariner’s license from Singapore.

JOHAN MUNIR

JOHAN MUNIR

Global Director, Corporate Strategy & Planning and Joint Venture Management
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Prior to assuming the role of Global Director, Corporate Strategy & Planning and Joint Venture Management, Johan was AET’s Chief Financial Officer, a position he had held from March 2013 to October 2020.

He joined the organisation with a wealth of experience gained in the shipping and oil and gas industries, having held a variety of roles in finance, accounting, business planning and operations within MISC, PETRONAS and their joint venture companies in Malaysia, Singapore, Egypt and the Netherlands.

Johan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Management Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He is a qualified CPA from the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and had completed his articleship at KPMG at the start of his career.

LINDA MURRAY

LINDA MURRAY

Global Director, Human Resource and Facilities
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Linda has over 20 years of experience as a HR practitioner in several blue-chip multinationals, non-governmental organisation and offshore contractors with experience working in Middle East, Asia and Europe.

She brings with her a wide spectrum of knowledge and expertise on corporate human capital development practices. These range from the formulation of diversity and inclusion strategies, and values and culture-change initiatives, to the development of change management programmes and HR strategies and policies. Linda has an MBA from the University of West London.

She is a Certified Organisation Development Practitioner and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD).

CAPT. RON WOOD

CAPT. RON WOOD

Global Director, Mid-Size Tankers Crude Shipping
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Capt. Ron started his maritime career in 1988 as a seafarer onboard US-flagged vessels and moved up the ranks sailing with various US shipping companies.

He joined AET in 2001 as a Mooring Master, overseeing ship-to-ship transfers in the US Gulf, before moving into the commercial team as Manager for USG Lightering Operations, Assistant Vice President of Aframax Atlantic Chartering, Vice President and Head of Aframax Atlantic Chartering and finally, his current role.

Ron obtained his US Coast Guard Master Mariner license in 1998. He has served as co-chair for Industry Taskforce on Offshore Lightering (ITOL) and is an active member on industry committees.

WINNIE CRUZ-DING

WINNIE CRUZ-DING

Global Director, Finance
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Winnie has over 20 years of experience in finance. Prior to joining AET in November 2020, Winnie held CFO and financial leadership positions with large multinationals in various industries, including technology, hospitality, publishing, legal research information solutions, and private investment.

She has held interim CEO and HR Head roles that provided her a rich and broad experience in business strategy, controllership and compliance, corporate finance, driving transformation programmes, setting up and running shared services, and M&A.

Winnie is a qualified CPA with an MBA from the University of Dubuque in the US, and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines.

CAPT. AMIT PAL

CAPT. AMIT PAL

Global Director, DPST
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Capt. Amit joined AET in 2008. He had served as the Head of QAHSSE, Head of Commercial Projects, Director of Technical Operations, Vice President of Business Development, and Head of Product & Chemical Shipping, before assuming his current role in March 2021.

Prior to AET, Amit had sailed and served in various capacities with A. P. Moller Maersk. He has also served with committees under the Singapore Shipping Association, Singapore Maritime Employers Federation, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, DNV and INTERTANKO.

Amit holds a Class 1 Master Mariner license (Foreign Going), an MBA from Birmingham Business School - UK, a Master’s in Applied Finance from Adelaide University - Australia, and a Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science from the University of Mumbai. He is also an Associate Certified Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

CAPT. SACHI ATMALINGAM

CAPT. SACHI ATMALINGAM

Global Director, Corporate HSSE and Sustainability
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Capt. Sachi assumed his current AET appointment in June 2021.

He was previously Head of Group HSSE (GHSSE) at MISC, where he led the organisational transformation of GHSSE and was involved in the restructuring of the Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd (MMASB) and Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) which MMASB operates.

He also served as Global Director of Technical Services and Development, Vice President of Operations (Asia) and Global Operations Prime in AET. He has represented AET and MISC in different Technical and Owners’ Committees for various classification societies and the Global Maritime Forum.

Capt. Sachi had sailed for more than 16 years before moving onshore. He holds a Class 1 Master Mariner license (Foreign Going), and an MBA from University of Tasmania.

ROBERT SULLIVAN

ROBERT SULLIVAN

Global Director, Legal (General Counsel)
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Robert Sullivan assumed his position as Global Director, Legal (General Counsel) in April 2022.

Robert has been in the energy and maritime industry for over 20 years. He was a shipping and international trade lawyer, has extensive M&A and Alternative Energy experience and has led teams across Americas, Asia and Europe. Rob started his career with Britannia P&I Club, was in private practice and in corporate holding various leadership roles at BP for BP Shipping, BP Alternative Energy and BP M&A.

More recently, he was involved in offshore wind through his role as General Counsel of Geoquip Marine, an offshore geotechnical solutions provider to the renewable and energy industries, infrastructure developers and government/research organisations worldwide.

He completed his Master’s Degree (LLM) in Shipping Law and International Trade at the Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton prior to qualifying as a Barrister (Middle Temple - Inns of Court School of Law, London) and then later further qualified as Solicitor of the Law Society of England and Wales.