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 oil and gas companies, refineries and petroleum and chemical traders. 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

BOARD MEMBERS

YEE YANG CHIEN

YEE YANG CHIEN

Chairman, Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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Yee Yang Chien worked in equity research and investment banking with various local and international financial institutions for 10 years before joining MISC Bhd. in 2001. He led the acquisition of American Eagle Tankers (now known as AET Tankers) and served as AET Group Vice President of Corporate Planning from 2005 until 2008 after his role as Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, Corporate Planning and Development Unit of MISC Bhd.

Yee Yang Chien assumed his role as President/Group CEO of MISC Bhd on 1 January 2015. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Operating Officer at MISC Berhad, alongside his portfolio as Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development. He is the Chairman of AET’s Main Board as well as Deputy Chairman of Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. He is also a Director of MISC Berhad, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB) and FPSO Ventures Sdn. Bhd.

Yee Yang Chien has been recognised consecutively as one of the top 50 most influential global maritime industry leaders since 2015 in the Lloyd’s List Top 100 People in Shipping and most recently was named as one of the top 10 prominent leaders in the oil and gas shipping in Lloyd’s Power List 2018.

He sits on the Advisory Council of the Global Maritime Forum (GMF), an international not-for-profit foundation dedicated to promoting the potential of the global maritime industry and is a Director of the Members’ Committee of The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited (UK P & I Club).

Yee Yang Chien holds a double-degree in Financial Accounting/Management and Economics from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

CAPT. RAJALINGAM SUBRAMANIAM

CAPT. RAJALINGAM SUBRAMANIAM

President & CEO, Non-Independent Executive Director
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Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam was appointed President & CEO of AET on 1 January 2016.

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; Group Vice President, AET Shipmanagement and General Manager, AET.

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 ex-Chairman, Gas Tankers Committee of the International Association of Independent Tankers Owners (INTERTANKO); Board Member, GARD P&I; Committee Chair of a number of class societies and Honorary Commander, Royal Malaysian Navy Reservist Programme.

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

Capt. Raja holds a Post Graduate Masters in Business Administration; a Master Certificate (Foreign Going) from Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. (ALAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MISC and an Executive Education in a Finance Programme, INSEAD Fontainebleau.

DATUK NASARUDIN IDRIS

DATUK NASARUDIN IDRIS

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Datuk Nasarudin has been on the Board of MISC since October 2004 and was the President/CEO of MISC Bhd. from 15 June 2010 to 31 December 2014.

He has been with the PETRONAS Group since 1978 and has held various positions including Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development; Group CEO of KLCC Holdings; Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning and Development; Executive Assistant to the President of PETRONAS; General Manager of Marketing at PETRONAS Dagangan; General Manager of Corporate Development at PETRONAS and General Manager of Group Strategic Planning at PETRONAS.

Datuk Nasarudin graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Henley, The Management College (Brunel University). He has a postgraduate diploma in Petroleum Economics from the College of Petroleum Studies, UK and has attended the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University, USA.

RONALD BRUCE BLAKELY

RONALD BRUCE BLAKELY

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Ronald Blakely was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the AET Board in November 2016.

Ronald is an experienced executive with 38 years of service in Shell companies, including 15 years in various senior Finance roles. He has served on a variety of Boards as a non-executive in the oil and gas and industry services sector.

Ronald 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 Peter Neffenger was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the AET Board in November 2019.

He has a distinguished 34-year career in the US Coast Guard and served as the Administrator of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration from 2015-2017. He sits on several advisory boards in both public and private sectors within the US.

Vice Admiral Neffenger holds several academic degrees: a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University; 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.

COLIN LOW

COLIN LOW

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Colin Low was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the AET Board in November 2019.

He has previous directorship experience across US, Europe and Asia, and worked in private equity, investment portfolios with public and and government institutions across infrastructure, technology, capital and finance sectors and across diverse industries such as Oil & Gas.

Colin was previously the Investment Board Director of US global conglomerate, GE Pacific for the Asia Pacific Region; the President of GE International, and the Regional Executive of Growth Initiatives in the ASEAN region. He has also served as US National Board Director of the Cancer Treatment Centres of America. Colin currently chairs SGX mainboard - listed Intraco Limited.

He has been a certified International Board Director conferred by INSEAD University since January 2013, and is a member of the INSEAD Director Network. He was also conferred as the lifetime Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He holds a Master in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Management (Hons), and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing (Hons) from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, US.

PAULA PORTER

PAULA PORTER

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Paula Porter was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the AET Board in January 2020.

She was previously part of the Executive Leadership team of Carnival UK where she was the Chief People Officer managing the People function for ship and shore across Asia, US and Europe. She has also worked in multinational retailing companies across the infrastructure and services sectors within diverse industries such as Shipping.

Paula was previously the Divisional HR Manager at B&Q, which is part of the Kingfisher PLC where she managed all generalist aspects of HR and generated over billion sales. She also served as the HR Director at The Body Shop UK ROI, General Manager at Canadian Pacific Ltd and Divisional Personnel Manager at Marks & Spencer PLC, where she championed and implemented changes on Talent Development, Diversity and Inclusion and Learning and Development.

Paula is a FCIPD qualified senior coach with globally proven track record in Business Development and Change Management for growth. She leads the People plan by restructuring and reengineering businesses, generating high savings for organisations. She is a Certified Myers Briggs Assessor and Coach, and has also attained accreditations from both the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Directors Finance for Non-Financial Directors.

ZAHID OSMAN

ZAHID OSMAN

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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Zahid Osman was appointed as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director to the AET Board in January 2020. He is Vice President of MISC Bhd.’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Business arm overseeing the management and operations, as well as the development of the LNG Business’ sustainability and profitability through efficient and strategic business development and stakeholder management.

Zahid sits on the boards of several subsidiaries and joint venture companies within the MISC Group. He is also the London P&I Club Member, Council Member of the Malaysian Gas Association since May 2012 and its Vice President between 2012 and 2017.

Prior to joining MISC Berhad, he was with the Shell Group of Companies for almost 20 years in various positions, most recently as the Vice President of Venture Development at Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies based in Kuala Lumpur. During his tenure with the Shell Group of Companies, Zahid has held a variety of roles (including management positions) in finance, LNG marketing and trading, business development, commercial, Upstream production sharing contract (PSC), stakeholder management, Joint Venture governance, gas advocacy and project management in Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and Trading businesses.

Zahid holds a Masters in 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 by Columbia Business School.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

CAPT. RAJALINGAM SUBRAMANIAM

CAPT. RAJALINGAM SUBRAMANIAM

President & CEO
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Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam was appointed President & CEO of AET on 1 January 2016.

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; Group Vice President, AET Shipmanagement and General Manager, AET.

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 ex-Chairman, Gas Tankers Committee of the International Association of Independent Tankers Owners (INTERTANKO); Board Member, GARD P&I; Committee Chair of a number of class societies and Honorary Commander, Royal Malaysian Navy Reservist Programme.

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

Capt. Raja holds a Post Graduate Masters in Business Administration; a Master Certificate (Foreign Going) from Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. (ALAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MISC and an Executive Education in a Finance Programme, INSEAD Fontainebleau.

PETER LIEW

PETER LIEW

Global Director, Business Development & Joint Venture Management
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A Maritime Academy of Malaysia (ALAM) graduate, Peter began his career with MISC in 1984, sailing on various types of tankers before transitioning from sea to shore.

Over this time, Peter has held numerous roles at both MISC and AET including AET’s Vice President of Chartering, Regional Director AET Americas, Commercial Director Aframax Atlantic and Global Director of Crude Shipping. His efforts have been crucial in helping to reshape AET’s business profile from a predominantly US Gulf lightering services provider to a leading global petroleum logistics partner of choice.

Peter holds a Master (Foreign Going) Certificate of Competency and sits on the Board of several subsidiaries and joint-venture companies within the Group.

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.

Prior to this current role, he had been AET’s Global Director of VLCC & Shuttle Tankers Crude Shipping. John began his corporate career with AET as Vice President of Insurance and Risk Management in 2003, having previously sailed with AET for more than 15 years.

He has since served as Vice President of Commercial Operations Europe, Global Director of Asset Management and Commercial Projects, Global Director of Shipmanagement, and Chief Operating Officer of Eaglestar before assuming his current position on the ELT. His efforts were crucial in helping AET break into new territories, including DPST and marine well containment operations.

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

JOHAN MUNIR

JOHAN MUNIR

Global Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning
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Johan assumed his position as Global Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning in AET in November 2020.

Prior to this current role, Johan had been AET’s Chief Financial Officer. He had joined the organisation in 2013 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 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 Resources & Facilities
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Linda has over 20 years of experience as a HR practitioner having held positions in blue chip multinational companies, INGO and offshore contractors.

Her human resource experience spans the spectrum of corporate human capital activities, and she has a wealth of experience in delivering diversity and inclusion strategies, values and culture-change initiatives, change management programmes and development of HR strategies and policies.

Linda has an MBA, 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.

Joining AET in 2001 as a Mooring Master, Ron oversaw ship-to-ship transfers in the US Gulf, and later moved into the commercial team as Manager for USG Lightering Operations. Ron has since held positions as Assistant Vice President of Aframax Atlantic Chartering, Vice President & Head of Aframax Atlantic Chartering before moving into his current role.

Ron obtained his USCG 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.

RON JAGO

RON JAGO

Global Director, Legal - General Counsel
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Ron joined AET in 2019 as General Counsel and Global Director of Legal, managing AET’s legal teams across London, Houston and Singapore.

Ron is a specialist in shipping, oil & gas and international trade with extensive experience in management, commercial, finance, insurance, litigation, risk and corporate governance. Before joining AET, Ron held the General Counsel role in a major shipping company, after having earned his stripes in leading London law firms.

Ron qualified from the University of Wales College Cardiff with an LLB (Hons) and has over 25 years post-qualification experience.

WINNIE CRUZ-DING

WINNIE CRUZ-DING

Global Director, Finance
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Winnie assumed her position as Global Director of Finance in November 2020 having joined AET with over 20 years of experience in leading finance functions.

Prior to joining AET, Winnie held CFO and financial leadership positions with large multinational companies across various industries including technology, hospitality, publishing and legal research information solutions, and most recently for a private investment company. Her extensive experience covers business strategy, controllership and compliance, corporate finance, driving transformation programmes, setting up and running shared services, and M&A. Strategic yet operational, she also held interim CEO and HR head roles.

Winnie is a qualified CPA, has an MBA from the University of Dubuque, Iowa, USA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a major in Accounting.

AMIT PAL

AMIT PAL

Global Director, DPST
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Prior to assuming his role as Global Director, DPST in March 2021, Amit held various positions at AET since joining in 2008 and most recently headed the Product & Chemical shipping division. He brings with him a wealth of diverse experiences gained as Head of QAHSSE, Head of Commercial Projects, Director of Technical Operations and Vice President Business Development while he also led an innovative project converting Aframax vessels to Modular Containment vessels.

Amit started his career sailing with A. P. Moller Maersk Group after graduating in Nautical Sciences, and after sailing in various capacities stepped ashore in 2002.

Over the years, he has served on different industry forums and organisations including the Singapore Shipping Association “International Committee”; Singapore Maritime Employers Federation; Maritime and Port Authority Singapore “ILO Working group”; DNV Technical committee and INTERTANKO Vetting committee.

Amit obtained his Class 1 Master Mariner license (Foreign Going), holds an MBA from Birmingham Business School, UK and a Master of Applied Finance from Adelaide University, Australia. He is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) accredited by the International Coaching Federation.