Ong Kim Pong is currently the Regional CEO of Southeast Asia at PSA International. He is on the Senior Management Council and has overall responsibility and accountability for PSA Group's portfolio of operating terminals, investments and expansion in Southeast Asia. This includes PSA Singapore, which has seen major productivity improvements and deployment of technology. As part of PSA’s technology and innovation transformation efforts, he is the Chairman of CrimsonLogic and sits on the board of PSA’s corporate venture capital arm UnboXed. Kim Pong is an active member in the maritime domain and is part of the Next Generation Port 2030 Steering Committee, International Maritime Centre 2030 Advisory Committee, Singapore Maritime Institute International Advisory Panel, Singapore Maritime Foundation Board and Management Board of the Centre for Maritime Studies. He is also a member of the Urban Redevelopment Authority Board and more recently, the NUS Business School Management Advisory Board.
Prior to his current position, Kim Pong was the Regional CEO of Northeast Asia (NEA) over a span of five years since 2010 where he successfully led the NEA team in the strategic management of PSA’s portfolio in China, Hong Kong and Korea while prospecting new possibilities including the consolidation of China’s Fuzhou Terminals and Guangxi Beibuwan-PSA International Container Terminal Co., Ltd (BPCT), PSA’s latest joint venture in China aligning to China’s One-Belt One-Road initiative towards South East Asia.
In 2009, Kim Pong was appointed as the Managing Director of PSA’s flagship project in Antwerp and Zeebrugge, Belgium responsible for its business activities and operations that had seen Antwerp moving up to be the 2nd largest port in Europe.
In his previous capacity, Kim Pong consecutively held the position of Senior Vice President, PSA Mediterranean & Middle East South Asia Region, then Managing Director / CEO of Mersin International Port (MIP) in Turkey. During his tenure with MIP, he distinguished himself by ensuring a smooth transition of ownership of the Mersin Port from the local government to PSA and helped establish MIP as a key gateway port in the eastern Mediterranean. MIP was conferred the Lloyd’s List Turkey Port of the Year Award in 2008. Since the acquisition, MIP has received numerous accolades from the port industry. During that tenure, Kim Pong was, in parallel, called to lend support to the commercial and operational issues that were occurring in PSA terminals in Italy and India.
As the pioneer for PSA in Belgium, Kim Pong served as Chief Operating Officer for Hesse Noord Naatie N.V. (HNN) in Belgium from 2001 to 2004 where he played an instrumental role in guiding the merger of two of the biggest port operators in Belgium to form HNN and effectively doubling its port capacity during the period. He successfully led the negotiation and formation of MSC Home Terminal JV between MSC and PSA. HNN was subsequently re-named as PSA Antwerp and PSA Zeebrugge in 2009.
Kim Pong holds a Master of Business Administration from National University of Singapore. He is married with three children.
Ho Ghim Siew is the Head of Group Commercial, Strategy & Cargo Solutions reporting to the Group CEO. She is a Senior Management Council Member of PSA International.
Ghim Siew primarily drives the PSA Group’s commercial strategies in support of its activities and relationships with key global shipping lines. She is responsible in developing and maintaining PSA’s overall group business strategy with a focus on major industry trends and potential shifts. Ghim Siew also leads Cargo Solutions Development, formulating partnerships with cargo owners, shippers and logistics service providers along the supply chain, by leveraging the port’s connectivity, services and digital platforms.
Ghim Siew has progressed in her career and held various management positions involving engineering, commercial, operations, contracts and supplier management, in PSA Singapore Terminals (ST) since 1997. Appointed as Head of Commercial in 2010, she was responsible for the business volume and yield in the container business in ST. She has notably played a key role in restructuring the ST’s major customer relationships in joint ventures and long-term contracts.
She was also the mentor of a few talents from Operations and Engineering providing guidance and counsel on their personal career development.
Ghim Siew attended the National University of Singapore and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. She is married with three children.
Chan Vai Ngoi is currently the Vice President (Group Accounting) of PSA International, overseeing the global financial reporting of the PSA Group which includes financial statements preparation and reporting, corporate accounting functions, financial planning and analysis, forecasting and budgeting. She is also responsible for developing and implementing global financial policies and procedures, and in charge of the global financial and reporting system.
Vai Ngoi joined PSA in 2000. Since then, she has held several positions in the various aspects of corporate accounting and reporting. She has also been a key support in the shaping of the global footprint of PSA, where she provides support in strategic planning and is constantly engaged in merger and acquisition deals, corporate restructuring as well as debt raising activities.
Prior to joining PSA, Vai Ngoi spent 4 years in auditing with international accounting firm, Price Waterhouse. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Lawrence Ng is currently the Regional Head of IT for South East Asia at PSA. In his current role, he oversees the delivery of IT services for the various PSA business units in the South East Asia region. His responsibilities also include ensuring the smooth provision of network, IT operations and cyber security operations for PSA Singapore, the flagship terminal of PSA International.
Prior to this current appointment, Lawrence was the Head of Infocomm Technology (ICT) Division at PSA Singapore Terminals where he was responsible for the overall development, provisioning and smooth delivery & execution of all ICT systems and functions in support of the various business units within Singapore Terminals.
Lawrence has 20 years of industry and management experience in Enterprise IT systems and ICT Infrastructure. Since joining PSA in 1996, he has taken up several roles within the organization and has established a good track record of successful large-scale project implementations, both locally and globally. Leveraging on his expertise and experience, he currently serves as a mentor in PSA UnboXed, the corporate venture capital arm of PSA International that seeks to invest in start-ups with innovations that bring strategic value to PSA.
Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science (Information Systems & Computer Science) Honors Degree from National University of Singapore. He is a cohort of the Stanford-NUS Executive Programme in International Management (2005). As part of contributing to the development of the local ICT industry, he actively volunteers in Singapore Computer Society where he serves as Vice President in the Executive Council.
Kathy Lai is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore, overseeing Global Markets.
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups, and builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.
Kathy served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of International Enterprise Singapore from 1 November 2016 to 31 December 2017, and Acting CEO from 1 January to 31 March 2018. Prior to that Kathy was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council (NAC) from 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2016, where she spearheaded the development of the arts in Singapore by cultivating excellence among Singapore’s arts community, developing the supporting ecosystem and nurturing the growing audience in Singapore.
Kathy sits on the National University of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) Governing Board, TheatreWorks (Singapore) Limited’s Board of Director; and is a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee of Singapore National Gallery. She was awarded the Overseas Merit Scholarship and has a Master in Arts from the University Oxford.
Saw Ken Wye is CEO of CrimsonLogic, a company focusing on solutions, products and services for cross border trade (Single Window, Customs Management Systems), Legal and Digital Government. He is responsible for leading the business teams in growing customer relationships and driving sales in regions such as Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. To date, the company has 19 offices worldwide.
Prior to joining CrimsonLogic in 2013, Ken Wye worked in Microsoft for nearly 16 years with his last appointment as the Vice President for Public Sector (Asia). He was responsible for the company’s business with Government and Government organisations across Asia.
Ken Wye started his IT career with the National Computer Board (NCB) in 1983 and his last appointment was Assistant Chief Executive (Industry).
Ken Wye is actively involved in the local Singapore IT community, and is currently a member of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) Board. He is also the Chair of the Advisory Committee for the School of Infocomm Technology in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and the immediate past Chairman of SGTech. He is also a council member of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF).