Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen
Deputy Director, International Cooperation Department, Vietnam Maritime Administration (VINAMARINE), Ministry of Transport, Viet Nam
Ms. Joyce Henry, President, the APSN Council
Joyce Henry is the Director General, Marine Policy at Transport Canada, responsible for policy advice to the Canadian Government on matters related to international and domestic shipping, ports, ferries and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Ms. Henry has lead a number of key files for Transport Canada, both domestically and internationally, including advising the Minister of Transport on fulfilling critical mandate commitments related to safe marine shipping and coastal protection, ferry services in Canada, and ports’ policy.
Ms. Henry joined Transport Canada in 2013 and held the position of Executive Director to the Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities prior to joining the Marine Policy Directorate in October 2014.
Previously, Ms. Henry worked at the Privy Council Office, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Ms. Henry is a member of the Consultative Shipping Group, an international forum of marine nations that collaborate to resolve marine related files and the Canadian Council Member for the Asia Port Services Network.
Ms. Henry has a Bachelor of Journalism with Combined Honours in Political Science from Carleton University and enjoys sport and reading.
Mr. Nguyen Van Cong
Dr. Bui Thien Thu
Deputy Administrator, VINAMARINE
Dr. Geraldine Knatz, Senior Consultant of APSN/Professor, University of Southern California
Geraldine Knatz is Professor of the Practice of Policy and Engineering, a joint appointment between the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy and the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. She served as the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles from 2006 to January 2014. She was the first woman to serve in this role and made a significant impact through the creation and implementation of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, an aggressive plan that reduced air emissions by combined port operations of over 70 percent over five years which is recognized around the world for its innovation and success. She was also the Managing Director of the Port of Long Beach where she also led a number of environmental initiatives, including the Green Port Policy and Truck Trip Reduction Program. She is past president of the American Association of Port Authorities and past president of the International Association of Ports and Harbors. She serves as Gov. Brown’s appointee on the Ocean Protection Council. She has received numerous awards, including Outstanding Women in Transportation (Journal of Commerce, 2007), Woman Executive of the Year (Los Angeles Business Journal, 2007), Compass Award (Women’s Leadership Exchange, 2008), honorary PhD, Maine Maritime Academy (2009), and the Peter Benchley Ocean Award (Blue Frontier Campaign, 2012). In 2014, she was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of her international leadership in the engineering and development of environmentally clean urban seaports.
Mr. Jerry Rysanek, Senior Consultant of APSN
Prior to his retirement from the Canadian public service in March 2012, Mr. Jerry Rysanek was Executive Director, International Marine Policy in the Department of Transport, in Ottawa, Canada.
In that position, he was responsible for international maritime relations and marine policy and legislation emanating from the work of international organisations. Over the years of his service in the Canadian government, Mr. Rysanek participated as a Member or Head of Canadian delegations to various diplomatic conferences that adopted new maritime conventions, primarily under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
From October 2002 to October 2004, Mr. Rysanek served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the 1992 International Oil Pollution Fund, and from March 2005 to November 2011 as Chairman of the Assembly of that organization. He is a Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime International.
In November 2008, he was elected as the first President of APEC Port Services Network (APSN) and held that position until his retirement.
Mr. Zhang Baochen, the Chairman of the Academic Committee, China Waterborne Transport Research Institute (WTI)
Mr. Zhang Baochen, (born in 1960) is the chairman of the Academic Committee of China Waterborne Transport Research Institute. Mr. Zhang graduated from Dalian Maritime University with a Master's degree in Engineering. As a professor-level senior engineer, and honorary member of China Shipping 50 Forum, Zhang is highly experienced in the management and research of water transport safety, marine survey, maritime search and rescue, oil spill response, and the development of water transport. He used to serve as the director general of the Traffic Safety Board of the Ministry of Transport of P. R. China, director general of Shangdong Maritime Safety Administration, the director general of Tianjin Maritime Safety Administration, and the president of China Waterborne Transport Research Institute. With his extraordinary achievements both in the works and studies, he won many awards for maritime science & technology. At present, he is leading studies on a series of key projects, including ‘risk prevention and control of the water transport safety in Yangtze River’, and ‘how to prevent and control serious shipping and port accidents by learning from typical cases’.
Mr. Jens Eskelund, Managing Director, Maersk China Ltd
Jens Eskelund was born in 1970 in Aarhus, Denmark. He holds an MA in philosophy and has studied at University of Aarhus and University of Texas at Austin. He has also pursued studies in Chinese at Renmin University. Coming to Beijing as a student in 1998, Jens Eskelund has since worked as Commercial Officer at the Danish Embassy to China before taking on a position as Marketing Manager for Maersk Line in Beijing in 2000. He has since held positions as General Manager for Public Affairs for Maersk Line in China and later Director of Public Affairs for North Asia before assuming the current position as Managing Director of Maersk China Ltd., an investment company of the Maersk Group in China. A main focus of Maersk China Ltd. is to engage Chinese Government entities, institutions and trade associations on matters of policy, regulatory environment and business development on behalf of the companies within the Maersk Group. Jens Eskelund is Chairman of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China. Jens Eskelund is married and has two sons.
Mr. Trinh The Cuong
Director, Transport and Services Department, VINAMARINE
Mr. Trinh The Cuong was born on 9th November 1974.
He started as a seafarer at Vietnam Ocean Shipping Company. Before being appointed to be Director of Maritime Transport & Shipping Services Department, he has spent more than fifteen years working in Maritime Legal Department of VINAMARINE.
He graduated with Navigation Department, Vietnam Maritime University (VIMARU), master course in maritime administration at World Maritime University (WMU), Ph.D Degree of Public Administration Management, National Academy of Public Administration.
Mr. Yungsok Choe
Senior Researcher, Maritime Policy Research Department, Maritime Industry Research Division, Korea Maritime Institute (KMI)
Yungsok Choe joined the Korea Maritime Institute in 2005 as a policy researcher. He covers issues in the shipping industry ranging from domestic and international shipping policies and regulations, international relations, commercial practices and etc. Before joining the Korea Maritime Institute, he worked at Hyundai Merchant Marine in Seoul and also worked at ship brokerage firms of Poten & Partners in New York and Cass Maritime in Seoul and London. Yungsok Choe is a graduate of Korea Maritime University with a B.A. in International Trade and has a master’s degree in Maritime Law from Tulane University in New Orleans. He also studied English law at City University in London and has completed courses for a M.A. in Shipping Management from Korea Maritime University and a Ph.D. in International Law from Korea University.
Mr. Aden Wong
Project Manager, Senior Consultant, Drewry Shipping Consultant
Aden is a Senior Consultant with Drewry. He has over 9 years of private and public sector experiences in the maritime industry, and is proficient in multiple domains within the port sector: strategic analysis, policy formulation, business development, market studies and due diligence. Based in the Singapore office, Aden has project and work experiences in the port sectors of Sri Lanka and emerging Southeast Asian markets such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand. He holds a Master in Public Administration from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and 1 st Class Honors in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
Sample project leadership experience:
• Hambantota Port Traffic Study
• East Java Container Market Study
• West Java Container Market Study
• Colombo Port Container Traffic Study
• Thilawa Port Container Traffic Study
• Egypt Port Policy project
• Global Container Port Sector Entry Study
Mr. Tim Meisner, Senior Consultant of APSN
Specializing in transportation consulting with a focus on safety, security and policy areas, Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree from Acadia University, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University and also obtained his Certified Management Accounting (CMA) designation. Recently retired as a senior executive with the Public Service of Canada, Tim has broad experience in the transportation field including responsibilities in the marine, aviation and rail modes.
Tim started his public service career with Transport Canada’s Airports organization in 1981 and worked in both the Atlantic Regional office and in Ottawa. In 1996, Tim joined the Canadian Coast Guard and served as the Director of Policy and Legislation for Coast Guard Marine Programs and as acting Director General, Marine Programs.
In 2004 Tim became the Director General Strategies and Integration for Transport Canada’s Safety and Security Group. In 2005, Tim was appointed to the position of Executive Director for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) Act Review. The review examined the CATSA Act, future aviation security requirements, and actions taken to address the specific aviation security breaches associated with the Air India flight 182 bombing.
In 2007, Tim was appointed the Executive Director for the Railway Safety Act (RSA) Review. The RSA Review report, Stronger Ties: A Shared Commitment to Railway Safety, presented findings and over 50 recommendations to improve rail safety in Canada.
In April 2008, Tim was appointed the Director General marine policy with Transport Canada with responsibilities domestic shipping policy, international marine policy and ports policy. While in this position, he led the development of a strategy for a world-class oil spill regime for Canada.
In 2015 Tim assumed the position of Director General Marine Safety with responsibilities for overseeing the Marine Safety and Security program designed to advance the safety, security and environment protection of Canada’s marine transportation system.
Tim also served as President of the Beijing based Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Port Services Network from 2011 to 2016 and is a past member of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University in Malmo Sweden.
Mr. Les Reardanz
CEO of Port of Everett, the United States of America
Mr. Lonnie Kishiyama
Director, Office of International Activities, Maritime Administration U.S. Department of Transportation, the United States of America
As the Director, Office of International Activities, Mr. Kishiyama is responsible for coordinating the Maritime Administration's participation in international activities concerned with maritime transportation matters. His office routinely engages in foreign economic and political developments which may affect United States maritime transport interests, including multilateral and bilateral activities. In conjunction with the United States Trade Representative and other government agencies, his office also frequently participates on the U.S. teams negotiating Free Trade Agreements with other countries.
Mr. Kishiyama previously served as the Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Maritime Administration’s Office of Policy and Plans. He is a retired Coast Guard officer with over twenty-five years of transportation, international, legal, and maritime experience. He also completed a three-year detail at the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the General Counsel. Before joining the Maritime Administration in early 2012, Mr. Kishiyama served at the Transportation Security Administration’s Office of Global Strategies as the Senior Liaison at the Department of State and Lead for the Multilateral Engagement Team.
Mrs. Pham Thi Thuy Van was born on 5th April 1970.
She has spent more than ten years working in Saigon Newport Corporation - the leading container terminal operator in Vietnam. As a Vice Marketing Director of SNP, she has joined the teams of studying and developing Tan Cang - Cai Mep deep sea project as well as other projects to develop container terminals and logistics facilities and services of Saigon Newport.
She has got the Master Degree of TESOL ( Teaching English as the Second Language) of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City) and she also graduated from the Vietnam-Belgium Master Programs in Administration and Marketing (Ho Chi Minh City Open University in collaboration with Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Belgium).
Mr. Desmond Lim
Jurong Port’s Chief Commercial Officer
Huang li, General Manager of Planning & Research Department of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited
Ms.Huang, aged 37, graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with international trade major. Ms.Huang joined China Shipping Group in 2002. She has over ten years of experience in shipping & ports industry and has unique views on the development trends of global shipping & ports. She is used to work with an entrepreneurial attitude and being responsible for the results.
• 2002.7-2016.6 Supervisor、Assistant Manager、Deputy Manager of General Affairs Department and Enterprise Management & Legal Department ofChina Shipping Terminal Development Co., Ltd.
• 2016.7-present Vice General Manager and General Manager of Planning & Research Department of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited. Ms.Huang is responsible for the management of the Company’s work relating to strategic planning.
The innovation of container terminal operator under “new normal global ports trends”
Mr. Mohd. Faiz Hakim B. Hj. Husain
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Asia Global Total Logistics Sdn. Bhd, Port Klang, Malaysia
Faiz as he is fondly called, is an intergalactic dreamer, an entrepreneur in a corporate disguise. Vice Chairman, Young Professional at The Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport Malaysia and a member of APSN since 2015. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Business Administration (Honours), majoring in Transport, from the University Technology MARA and later did a Post Graduate Diploma in Port and Logistics Management from University of Cambridge. Now, as if his life is not already complicated, he signed up for a MSc in Supply Chain with Massachuseds Ins(tute of Technology. In 2013, he joined NCB Holdings Group as the Head,Group Strategy Division. NCB Holdings is the parent company for Northport (Malaysia) Bhd and Kontena Nasional Bhd. Last year he co-founded Asia Global Total Logistics which he aspired to be the leading Terminal Logistics Operator in Malaysia. A loving Husband and the father of Nashua, Adam, Alyssa, Mikael, Arianna and Iqbal, trying hard to deal with Manchester United somewhat mediocre performance and believed the world is his oyster. He felt younger for a few decades everytime he listens to the tunes of Coldplay, Matchbox 20, Queen and Ramones. A makeshig Prop for SMSS Old Boys Rugby Club, an avid foodie fan, contributes his ramblings to Linked In's Pulse Magazine once in a while, self-acclaimed movie critique, loves the nature and tries to run in his free time.
Mr. Ho Kim Lan,
Secretary General, Viet Nam Port Authority
Ms. Pitinoot Kotcharat, Chief, International Affairs Section, Policy and Planning Department, Port Authority of Thailand
• Certificate of Appreciation for Individual Performance and Service to Fellow Student by Kalmar, Sweden.
• Certificate of Participation in the Regional Seminar on Facilitation of the International maritime Traffic by International maritime Organization.
• The World Maritime University Acknowledge with Thanks the Contribution as Public Relation Officer WMU Women’s Association Class of 2016.
2016-Currently Chief, International Affair Section, Research and Organization Development Division, Port Authority of Thailand
2013-2016 Assistance Chief, International Affair Section, Research and Organization Development Division, Port Authority of Thailand
2011-2012 Technical officer, Planning division, Port Authority of Thailand
2010 Officer, Marketing Division, Board of Investment of Thailand
• Maritime Safety Committee, IMO
• ASEAN Port Association
• Maritime Transport Working Group
• APEC Port Association
• APEC TPT-WG , APEC MEG
Master of Science on Port Management, World Maritime University, Sweden
Bachelor on Economics (Economics Major), Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dissertation on A Forecasting Model for Container Throughput: Empirical Research for Laem Chabang Port, Thailand
COMPUTERSKILL : Microsoft Office : Access, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access Adobe Photoshop, EVIEWS, ARENA
ENGLISH SKILL : Speaking = Good, Reading = Good, Writing = Good
COMMUNICATION SKILL: Good
Mr. Jiravich Klomperee, Director, Research and Organization Development Division, Port Authority of Thailand
1999 – 2000 Master of Science (Port Management) World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden
1985 – 1989 Bachelor of Economics Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
1979 – 1985 Suankularb Wittayalai School, Bangkok, Thailand
Work Experience: Port Authority of Thailand (PAT)
2008 – present Chief of International Affairs Section, Policy and Planning Department
• In charge in cooperation projects between PAT and both domestic and international agencies
• Handle PAT’s international affairs
• Provide and analyze Port Management Information System (PORTMIS) to management
• Analyze and compare port performance with some local ports, modern ports and international regime in order to improve the efficiency and competitiveness
• Provide recommendations on developing a marketing plan
2002 – 2007 Technical Officer 10, Planning & Marketing Department
• Analyze the business environment as an input to decide the strategy for PAT
• Work with Bangkok Port and Laem Chabang Port to define Strategies which are consistent with the organization-wide mission, vision and strategies
• Set measurable KPIs to ensure achievement of business
• Develop concepts for new revenue streams and strategies for expansion of business
• Perform marketing research including competitor analysis, industry trends and customers segmentation
• Record, classify and analyze data and statistics on port business for business planning and business development purpose
2000 – 2002 Technical Officer 9, Project Monitoring & Evaluation Section, Project and Planning Department
• Responsible for port statistics as well as analysis and assessment of projects and port development plans
1993 – 2000 Technical Officer 6-8, Research and Development, Project and Planning Department
• Conduct study and research as well as provide recommendations of both port development projects and PAT revision plans
• Provide analysis and reports as required by management
1989 – 1993 Siam Commercial Bank Loan Officer
• Appraised and analyzed client’s business and performance
• Evaluated the value of collaterals
Field Training, Seminar and Technical Visit to (2000-2007):
• ASEAN ports e.g. Tanjung Pelepas, Muara Port, Ho Chi Minh Port, Phnom Penh Port, Sihanoukville Port and Philippine Ports Authority
• Port of Malmo, Port of Trelleborg and Port of Gothenburg, Sweden
• Port of Copenhagen and Port of Aarhus, Denmark
• Port of Malta, Malta
• Port of Rotterdam, Port of Amsterdam and Flushing Port, the Netherlands
• Port of Felixstowe, England
• Port of Le Havre, France
• Port of Antwerp, Port of Ghent and Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium
• Skill of overall port management system and port marketing
• Strong Knowledge in modern container terminal planning and operation
• Specialize in international cooperation communication.
• Skill of over all project management and project appraisal.
• Strong problem solving and Creative thinking skill, mainly applied in conceptualizing maritime activities for implementing better solution
• Good command of written and spoken English
• Computer literate
A Speaker from Thailand