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NOL appoints new APL president

NOL appoints new APL president

Singapore: NOL has announced that Eng Aik Meng (pictured) has taken over from Ron Widdows as President of its APL container shipping unit. "Aik Meng has a deep knowledge of APL's business and its customers," said Widdows was appointed NOL Group President and ceo replcing Thomas Held on July 7, 2008. "We have worked together closely over many years and I am confident Aik Meng will provide strong leadership for APL and bring valuable skills to NOL's senior management team."

Eng previously served with NOL in a variety of roles from 1993 to 2007 and is currently deputy ceo of Singapore-headquartered diversified shipping and industrial supply chain company IMC Corp Group. Concurrently, he is also md of its Aurora Tankers business.

In earlier roles, Eng headed NOL's Strategic Planning group and held various positions in corporate finance. He was svp of APL's Intra-Asia business from 2002 to 2007, during which period APL doubled revenues and establishing a leading market position in the Intra-Asia trades. He has been involved in merger and acquisition activities, organisational restructuring and business development projects in both NOL and IMC and played an important role in the integration of NOL and APL following the 1997 merger of the two companies.  [05/08/08]