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Senior Management, General Management, Vice President

Singapore, 545075
January 29, 2017

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Phone: +65 9186 0525 Email:


Professional Highlights

Senior executive with over 10 years of distinguished and strategic leadership experience with accomplishments in general management, operations, maritime and shipping sales, O&G and business development within a global business environment including start-ups.

An engineer with MBA qualification and a total working experience of more than 20 years

Appointed Vice President, Commercial in Jan 2013 at Primepoint Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore in the Top Management Team with individual P&L, having full responsibilities for the Group’s strategic business/commercial operations, business development, market leadership, logistics & supply chain, contracts & negotiations and renewal, customer care, environment, health, safety, security and quality [EHSSQ], internal audit/controls & risk and Insurance management.

Prior to this, he held challenging, yet fulfilling senior management leadership roles as General Manager and Head of Global Logistics and Corporate Secretariat at S E Shipping Lines Pte Ltd, Singapore and as General Manager and Head of Quality Control Department at A.P. Moller, S’pore

Hand-picked by A P Moller from the fleet as high performing future leader for company sponsored MBA program followed by a key management position.

Seeking a senior management role in a team-oriented environment where he can add value, make significant contributions and a have a positive impact on the organization and its business.

Professional Assets and Potential

Outstanding insights with wide-ranging experience in a diverse range of industries at senior management level in areas such as:

General management, P&L & operations

Sales growth and business development

Value chain planning

Supply chain and global logistics

Legal, insurance & risk management

Contract creation, renewal and management

Environment, health, safety, security, quality [EHSSQ]

HR and people development

Dry dock & machinery repair management

Education: Key Qualifications

2008 MBA

University of Melbourne, Australia

2002 Class 1 Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency of Marine Engineering

South Tyneside College, South Shields, UK

1996 Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering

Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, Glasgow, UK

Performance Profile: Key Areas of Responsibilities and Achievements

Vice President, Commercial, Primepoint Holdings Pte Ltd,

Singapore: Jan 2013 – present (~4 years)

Primepoint, a key player in the oil & gas industry, provides a diverse range of engineering and project

management services. Its 4 core business units include Tender Assist Drilling, Jack Up Drilling, Semisubmersible Drilling

and Oil & Gas Services.

Reporting directly to the CEO and Owner, this HQ/Group role has 4 direct reports and as a key member of the Top Management Team is responsible for leadership and setting strategic direction for the commercial operations, identifying business opportunities and O&G Assets. Key Responsibilities include:

Financial performance

Market & revenue growth

Business integration

New building contracts & yards dealings

Tenders & bids

Commercial contracts such as Bareboat and S & P

Vendors & equipment

Time and Material contracts and EPCIC contracts

M&A document & activities

Supply chain strategy

Risk management & control

Cross-functional teams


Engineered and rolled out the supply chain requirements of a US$147M extremely time sensitive and complex project at Rotterdam, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan for client Petronas

Spearheaded and successfully completed M&A valued at US$60M

Single-handedly initiated & negotiated contracts for building new oil rig worth US$1.8 billion

Successfully re-negotiated terms and premium for a pre-approved insurance plan, resulting in reducing premium by 10%

Assumed accountability for the QHSE portfolio after being recognised for ability to astutely multitask and perform added, higher responsibility by senior management

General Manager, S E Shipping Lines Pte Ltd,

Singapore: Oct 2008 – Dec 2012 (~4 years)

Headquartered in Singapore, S E Shipping has business operations in Australia, USA, Germany and India. It provides end-to-end customer-driven solutions for worldwide transportation of project cargoes and heavy lift shipping industry, specializing in Windmill Project Cargo transportation. Operates a fleet of sophisticated vessels.

Appointed to senior executive role, reporting directly to the CEO and managed 5 direct reports. Challenged with key responsibilities to provide leadership to spearhead global logistics and corporate secretariat

FULL RESPONSIBILITIES included but not limited to:

Set up of Ship management function and Logistics Business unit.

Strategic planning, P&L for Logistics Portfolio, cost optimization and client management

Managing operational aspects of business along with further growth and development of business.

Managing agents, vendors and suppliers for optimum results.

Developing and executing new initiatives to enhance operational service levels and customer experience for customer retention.

Leadership to Shipping and Contract Logistics, Projects, commercial contracts, Legal, Marketing and HR

Led the New Building projects from yard and vendor selection to delivery

Participating member of Top Management Team, comprising Board and Heads of Departments

People development including mentoring, training and cross-business function liaison


Key executive responsible for Logistics P&L of US$45M

Grew company’s manpower from 6 to 95 globally within 2 years

Led team of 50 staff consisting 6 nationalities across 5 different business locations

Spearheaded setting up of Logistics portfolio from the ground up and strategized, and stabilised logistics operations

Played key role in streamlining Bareboat and new building contracts re-negotiations, resulting in cost savings amounting up to US$45M

Masterminded group restructuring and, strategized and optimised financial, physical and human resources during global financial crisis of 2008, thereby maintaining business growth and profitability

Accorded higher and increased responsibilities within the group due to ability to successfully deliver results and exceed targets

General Manager, A P Moller Singapore Pte Ltd,

Singapore: Sep 2005 – Sep 2008 (3 years)

A P Moller, formerly known as Maersk Company, is part of the A P Moller-Maersk Group. The Group operates very large crude carriers, product tankers, drilling rigs, supply vessels, gas carriers, containers and chemical tankers. Listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange.

Reporting to the Managing Director with responsibility for 12 direct reports. Joined A P Moller Singapore in 1996 as a Marine Engineer and progressed through increasingly responsible management roles to General Manager.


HSSEQ function of more than 60 dry and tanker vessels and more than 2000 employees

Compliance with ISM, ISPS, IMO, SOLAS, MARPOL, flag and other requirements

Planning and implementing budget, cost control and risk management

Collaborating and liaising with Marine & Port Authorities and Classification societies and managing compliance issues with local and international legislations and regulations

Contact person as Deputy Person Ashore and Company Security Officer for all safety and security responsibilities

Leadership to seminars and people development, and training


Instrumental in defining and implementing QHSE initiative leading to laudable performance of less than 0.6 LTA (Loss Time Accident)

Recognised for proven ability to manage QHSE effectively resulting in being accorded increased responsibility from managing 25 to 60 ships with more than 2000 employees

Architected and rolled leading-edge QHSE training programmes for 2000 employees, thereby achieving one of the finest safety records within the Group for the past 10 years

Collaborated congenially with regulatory agencies and classification societies to enable timely approvals to execute critical operation processes

Played key role in successfully managed time critical emergency situations involving people and shipboard casualties, requiring close collaborations with different groups

Marine Superintendent, A P Moller Singapore Pte Ltd.,

Singapore: Apr 2005 – Sep 2005 (6 months)

Marine Engineer (varying capacities), A P Moller Singapore Pte Ltd.,

Singapore: Sep 1996 – Apr 2005 (~9 years)

Professional Development Courses Successfully Completed

TOPSET Casualty Investigation Course

Lloyds Management of Change Course

IMO Level 3 Oil Spill Management Course

Company Security Officer Course

Advanced Leadership & Management

Hydraulic & Pneumatic Course

Sulzer, Marine Electrical/Electronic Fault Diagnostic Courses

Additional Information

Nationality: Indian, Singapore PR

Date of Birth: 26 August 1976

Language: English and Hindi

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