Mr Michael Phoon
Singapore Shipping Association
Michael Phoon heads the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) as its Executive Director, championing Singapore’s maritime interests by engaging key stakeholders through special interest working groups and sub-committees to harmonize relations and priorities between the Shipping community and Government regulators and agencies. He worked for over 25 years in the IT/Technology sector before his appointment at the SSA.
Serving the Singapore shipping industry and regional interests:-
Michael is the Secretary-General for the Federation of ASEAN Shipowners Association (FASA) and leads the representation of the ASEAN bloc of shipping associations for the ASEAN maritime transport sector.
In November 2020, Michael is also the first officially appointed Shipping Industry Advisor by the Information Fusion Centre (IFC), a regional Maritime Security Centre based in Singapore.
Serving national Interests for the Maritime Singapore:-
Appointed by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), he is serving his third term as the Deputy Chairman for the National Maritime Safety at Sea Council.
Serving the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs)on talent development:-
Michael is a Certified Master Coach with the International Coaching Council and he sits on the Maritime Institute Advisory Councils for Singapore Polytechnic and the National Technological University of Singapore. With his contributions to academia and industry, Michael is an appointed Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).