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PSA chief Tan Chong Meng retiring, Ong Kim Pong stepping up

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Tan Chong Meng, retiring from the position of Group CEO of PSA Internatonal
Ong Kim Pong is to take up the helm at terminal operator PSA International as Group CEO Tan Chong Meng retires on 1 March 2024.

Tan, who has been PSA International CEO for the last 12 years, will retire at the beginning of March next year from the positions of Group CEO and Board Member. Stepping into the top job will be Ong, currently PSA International Regional CEO for Southeast Asia.

Peter Voser, Group Chairman of PSA International said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management, Staff and Unions, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Chong Meng for his exemplary leadership, vision and dedication. Under his steer, our PSA Group footprint has expanded from 17 to 43 countries worldwide and the business has diversified to serve a wider audience. This broader direction places PSA on a strong foundation to seize new opportunities and better serve global supply chain stakeholders in the years to come.”

In recent years PSA has expanded its business from being purely focused on terminal operation to a broader supply chain offering including the acquisition of BDP International, since rebranded as BDP PSA.

Tan said, “It has been a great honour to lead PSA and witness its metamorphosis into the global supply chain player that it is today, partnering port and logistics related businesses and agencies, government authorities and cargo owners all over the world to achieve greater resilience and sustainability. I would like to extend my appreciation to all our customers, partners and stakeholders who have stood by us over the years and supported PSA in our many endeavours.”

Taking over as PSA Group CEO in March next year Ong has served in the role of Regional CEO for Southeast Asia, which includes its flagship Singapore operations, for the last eight years, and has previously held posts in Belgium, Turkiye, and Northeast Asia.

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I am honoured to be entrusted this role by the Board to lead PSA in its next lap with the Senior Management team, Staff and Unions. I endeavour to build on Chong Meng’s contributions to the organisation by expanding our core business in ports and logistics, and strengthening relationships with customers, partners and stakeholders. Together, we will continue PSA’s transformation into a supply chain leader and global catalyst of sustainable trade,” Ong said.

In turn stepping into Ong’s post as PSA’s Regional CEO is Nelson Quek currentlt Managing Director of the Container Business Division in PSA Singapore.

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Commenting on Quek’s appointment PSA International Chairman Voser said: “I also wish to welcome Nelson to the senior management team as PSA’s upcoming Regional CEO of Southeast Asia. Nelson’s decades of rich experience in PSA have contributed significantly to the growth of our Singapore flagship as the world’s busiest transhipment hub, and in particular the development of Tuas Port. I have full confidence that he will be able to lead the regional team towards greater heights.”