Meet our 2017 Lloyd's List Asia Pacific Awards judging panel.
Captain Abhishek Asija
General Manager, Head of Business, Synergy Group
Asija is an alumnus of St. Thomas College, holds Masters’ degree in Financial Management from UK and is a Master Mariner with extensive background in the maritime industry.
Asija career at sea began over two decades ago when he joined the first ship - an MR tanker at an age of seventeen as a cadet. Sailing onboard oil tankers, gas tankers, bulk carriers and container ships rising to the position of Captain on board Maersk vessels, he stepped ashore to take up more inspiring roles approximately ten years ago in Hong Kong. In the beginning of year 2013 he joined Synergy Group’s global headquarters in Singapore in the business division.
Asija works closely with the Red Cross Society, Children Cancer Foundation (CCF), Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) as well as assists in several CSR activities on behalf of the Group as well as Shipping Associations. He is an active member of Chamber of Commerce & Industry and collaborates closely with various Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) on campaigns for welfare of seafarers and merchant shipping.
Su Yin Anand
Partner, Ince & Co
Anand has been practising law in the shipping and logistics sectors for more than a decade, with deep insight into the business operation and development of the industry. She specialises in dispute resolution, in both dry and wet matters, and has a strong practice in regulatory and compliance advising shipping businesses on issues ranging from antitrust to international sanctions.
Su Yin is a committed advocate of the shipping industry in Asia. She is the co-founder of the Young Professionals in Shipping Network, and the Honorary Legal Adviser to various industry associations such as the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Hong Kong.
Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Foundation
Chin is the Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation. The Foundation was established to serve as the link between the public and private sectors in the maritime industry.
Chin is a Board Director of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) and is currently a Vice President and Council Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) London, United Kingdom.
On 11th April 2013, Chin was honoured with the International Maritime Centre Award (Individual) by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore for his significant lifetime contributions to the development of Singapore as an international maritime centre.
Managing Director, Precious Shipping
Khalid Hashim, Managing Director of Precious Shipping Public Company Limited of Bangkok, comes from a long family line of professionals engaged in the Dry Cargo Tramp Markets. Hashim started his Shipping career with Tolani Shipping, Bombay. He then worked under the Hon. Ali Maniku, Minister of Shipping for the Maldives Government in Singapore. In 1984, Hashim joined the GP Group of companies setting up their Shipping division in Bangkok, and soon acquired the first of many ships in 1987.
Precious Shipping was born soon after and came of age in 1991. In 1996 Hashim was elected to the Board of the Swedish Club, a 140-year-old Marine Mutual Insurance company, became the Chairman of their Finance and Audit Committee since 1997, and was elected as Deputy Chairman since 2007.
President, Magsaysay Group of Companies
Rono is the President and CEO of Magsaysay People Resources Corporation, the holding company of the Magsaysay Human Resource Group which employs over 45,000 professionals in the industries of Shipping, Cruise, Hospitality, Engineering, Healthcare and Information Technology.
Rono is actively involved in the Philippine Maritime Industry, currently the President of Filipino Association for Mariners Employment (FAME), the largest maritime employment association in the Philippines and Director of the Joint Maritime Group (JMG), an Industry wide non-government organization.
Rono is involved in Community and Social Development advocacies as the President of Homer Foundation Inc. involved in community development and outreach and Chairman of the largest Seafarers’ Cooperative in the Philippines, the Magcoop.
Managing Director, The Standard P&I Club
Roberts graduated in law from the University of Exeter in 1987 and then the University of Western Australia Law School in 1989. Roberts was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of The Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1991 and the High Court of England and Wales in 1992. Roberts joined Charles Taylor, mangers of the Standard P&I Club, in 1992. In 2003 Roberts was appointed Director of the Mediterranean & Middle East Division and then Director of the UK & Americas Division in 2012. Roberts was appointed Managing Director Charles Taylor Mutual Management (Asia) Pte. Ltd, Singapore, with effect from 1 October 2013.
Tan Beng Tee
Assistant Chief Executive (Development), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Ms Tan is the Assistant Chief Executive (Development) of the Maritime and
Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) who oversees developmental matters
pertaining to Singapore as an International Maritime Centre (IMC), MPA’s
international ties and linkages, port policies and organisation-wide plans.
She holds a degree in Business Administration from the National University of
Singapore and a Diploma in Shipping from the Norad Fellowship in Oslo,
Ms Tan was previously Director (Corporate Group) in International Enterprise
In 2008, Ms Tan received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lloyd’s List Asia Awards for her work in the development of Singapore as an IMC. She was also awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1997 for her contributions to the development of the transport and logistics industry in Singapore. In August 2012, she attained the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Bar) in recognition of her continued contribution in developing Singapore as IMC.
Regional Manager Asia-Pacific, Intertanko
Wilkins manages INTERTANKO’s Asia representative office in Singapore. He is also responsible for the Association’s major issues in the region, as well as specific key issues worldwide.
Wilkins joined INTERTANKO in early 1999 in London, where he gained considerable technical and political experience representing the tanker industry at the IMO and within the EU in Brussels. He has held a wide range of positions within the Association including Regional Manager for Greece, Italy and Cyprus; Secretary to INTERTANKO’s Executive Committee; and, Secretary to INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Mediterranean Panel.