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Michael Phoon heads the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) as Executive Director, championing Singapore’s maritime interests by engaging key stakeholders through special interest working groups and sub-committees to harmonize between the Shipping community and Government regulators and agencies.

Serving the Singapore shipping industry and regional interests:-
Michael is the Secretary-General for the Federation of ASEAN Shipowners Association (FASA), he is the lead representation of the ASEAN bloc of shipping associations serving under ASEAN maritime transport sector.

Serving national Interests for the Maritime Port Authority:-
Appointed by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), he is serving his 2nd term as the Deputy Chairman for the National Maritime Safety at Sea Council.

Serving the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) :-
Michael sits on the Maritime Institute Advisory Council for Singapore Polytechnic and the National Technological University of Singapore. Because of his contributions to academia and industry Michael is an appointed Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

Previous experience :
Prior to joining the shipping industry, Michael has over 25 years of international work experience in the IT industry spanning across US, Europe and Asia, managing over US$950million in revenue as part of his portfolio. He is a Certified Master Coach.