The World Shipping Council (WSC) has announced that effective 1 January 2021, Mr. Kenneth Chia will join WSC as its new Managing Director - Asia, based in Singapore. Mr. Chia has served most recently as Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation after spending more than 25 years at Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) and APL in positions of increasing responsibility with primary emphasis in commercial and trade management, including a number of senior leadership roles.

“Kenneth comes to the World Shipping Council as a highly respected industry leader with extensive industry experience, and we are very pleased to have him on board, “said John Butler, World Shipping Council President & CEO. “It is critical that the industry have someone with Kenneth’s background and stature to be the face of WSC in Asia as we continue our work to build partnerships with local and regional shipping associations and establish relationships with governments and other interested parties.”

“I look forward to partnering with the WSC team around the world, our members and the many governments, associations and others throughout Asia, to advance the work of the World Shipping Council in the region,” said Kenneth Chia.

The World Shipping Council is the united voice of liner shipping, working with policymakers and industry groups to shape the future growth of a socially responsible, environmentally sustainable, safe, and secure shipping industry.