As part of its Asia business restructuring process, IBIA – International Bunker Industry Association – has appointed Jason Leong to head up its Singapore office and lead expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.
IBIA is confident of the potential to develop its membership in this important region and to raise the profile of the bunker industry more generally. The association is investing more resource in its Asian activities and the appointment of Jason Leong is central to its ambitions in this region.
Jason Leong has a deep knowledge of Asia Pacific markets and brings experience of the marine lubricants sector having previously worked for Castrol, Chevron and Hess Corporation. He is a qualified marine engineer (seagoing) with a career that spans four decades.
To add further strength to the Singapore office, Michelle Mo, a professional administrator, has also been appointed. Michelle will manage the day-to-day business of the office and provide support to Jason.
IBIA’s chief executive, Peter Hall said: “The addition of Jason Leong to our team is a real coup for IBIA. He brings a wealth of expertise to the Asian arm of our operation and is exactly the right person to help us achieve our growth strategy in that region. Jason and Michello will make a great team and I am looking forward to the contribution they will make to IBIA as well as the impact they will have on the Asian bunkering scene. Their appointments come at a time when the demand for our mass flow meter courses continues to rise, as does demand for our SS600 and enhanced bunker cargo officer courses.”
Fook Sing who previously led IBIA’s Asia office is taking early retirement. A popular professional trainer, it is hoped he will continue to lead training courses on a part time basis.
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) exists to provide an international forum to address the concerns of all sectors of the international bunker industry; to represent the industry in discussions and negotiations with national and international policy makers, legislators and other groups and bodies; to review, clarify, improve, develop and endorse where appropriate, industry methods, practices and documentation; to increase the professional understanding and competence of all who work in the industry; to provide services and facilities for members and others as the Board shall from time to time consider appropriate.
IBIA gained consultative status with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in November 2005 and is represented at all relevant meetings.
IBIA actively seeks to involve is members through its Annual Convention by educating and motivating members to conclude on major issues and topics of the time, creating the “IBIA Position” to present to IMO.
IBIA champions the continued development of professionals within the bunker industry through its Bunker Courses and its Bunker Cargo Officer qualification. www.ibia.net