AET Highlights May 2023

CEO’s Message

I would like to start on a personal note as many of you would have already seen the MISC announcement made on 11 May 2023 on the leadership changes at AET.

As I am transitioning out of my role as President & CEO of AET to give my full attention to the MISC Group, I am very pleased that Mr Zahid Osman has been appointed as AET’s new President & CEO effective 1 June 2023. I am fully confident that under his leadership with his wealth of experience, AET will see further growth and success while contributing innovative solutions across our industry. In addition, AET’s current Chairman, Datuk Yee Yang Chien will step down as of 31 May 2023 and I will take over as AET Chairman effective 1 June 2023.

My heartfelt thanks to all of you, customers, business partners and stakeholders for the continuous support and unwavering trust that you have shown me and AET over the past years. Looking ahead, I invite all of you to continue this journey with me and the wider MISC Group as we progress towards a more purposeful, resilient and sustainable maritime future together.

I firmly believe that every player in the maritime ecosystem needs to act now as the climate crisis edges closer to the tipping point. My team and I shared on the importance of collaboration and our initiatives in various thought leadership forums during last month’s Singapore Maritime Week (SMW). Aligned with SMW’s theme “Ambition Meets Actions”, AET’s focus is on overall emission reduction solutions that are sustainable long-term as decarbonisation and delivering net-zero will be through multiple energy pathways. It is imperative that we accelerate our own transformation as the world around us changes rapidly, and at the same time collaborate purposefully and equitably.

Enjoy this issue of AET Highlights and stay connected!

Best regards,
Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam
AET President & CEO and MISC President & Group CEO


Our participation at SMW

In April, SMW brought together the global maritime community with our senior management participating in various sessions.

At the highly anticipated Sustainability@SMW conference, Capt. Rajalingam discussed with other prominent maritime leaders the CEOs Vision on Delivering Net-Zero. He also shared his insights at the Talent Market in Transition forum on the dynamics of the global workforce.

John Baptist, our Global Director, VLCC/PCS and Head, Decarbonisation Unit, MISC participated at the Lloyd’s Register Maritime Transformation Forum where he highlighted AET’s efforts towards decarbonisation including our recent MOU collaborations on zero-emission vessels to be delivered in 2026. While we are collaborating with our partners to encourage the use of ammonia as a fuel, we are also looking beyond just fuel as decarbonisation and delivering net-zero will be through multiple energy pathways.

In addition, Capt. Sachi Atmalingam, our Global Director, CHSSE & Sustainability delivered a compelling presentation at the Maritime Decarbonisation Conference, Asia where he emphasised a higher mandate to achieving emission reductions that goes beyond the usual technical solutions or mere compliance.

Celebrating Women in Maritime

18 May marks the IMO’s International Day for Women in Maritime to celebrate women in our industry who are contributing to the future of maritime.

At AET, we value the rich diversity that exists in our organisation which we know drives greater understanding and alignment with our stakeholders. Within our Sustainability Strategy, we see Diversity and Inclusion as an essential component with UNSDG 5 Gender Equality being one of the 11 identified UNSDGs we commit to. We make concerted efforts to contribute to the progress of the industry and support our female talents to achieve better representation across our global workforce by celebrating their strength, resilience and achievements.

Let’s continue to build an inclusive environment for all!

AET at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2023

Our colleagues were happy to participate at OTC in Houston, Texas supporting our parent company MISC where they unveiled the Mega-Module Engineering and Green Architecture, set to be one of the world’s largest and greenest FPSOs. It was also a great opportunity for us to catch up with our stakeholders including customers, suppliers and business partners, as we continue to build partnerships and collaborate across the industry.

Aside from formal training, we encourage staff at all levels to lead monthly safety moment sharings across our global offices. Recently, our staff had the opportunity to learn from our interns when they led insightful sharing sessions about the risk of sun exposure, workplace hazards and more.

Building connections and careers

At AET, we strongly believe in providing young talents with the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed in the maritime industry. As such, we actively engage with undergraduates at career fairs and other industry events to share our experiences and insights about our business.

Recently, we had the pleasure of participating in career fairs in the US at the University of St. Thomas and Texas A&M University Galveston Campus. We were able to meet with a diverse group of talented individuals and enjoyed sharing our industry experiences and knowledge with students who were eager to learn about potential career opportunities.