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MOLMitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has revamped its Asian middle-management team, announcing relocations for some of its country directors.

“To be a true global player and operator, MOL believes its work force should have people with international orientation, outlook and background to maintain and expand our business,” said Michael Goh, MOL Asia’s chairman and managing director, by way of explanation.

Francis Li will relocate from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur as country director of Malaysia, to replace Justin Chuo.

Li graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Shipping and Transport Logistics from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and joined MOL in November 2007, responsible for intra-Asia trade.

Chuo in turn will relocate from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore as country director,  replacing PJ Ng, who will relocate from Singapore to Dubai, UAE, as country director for Middle East & East Africa.

Chuo is a graduate of the Canadian University in Sarawak with major in Business Administration. He joined the group in 1990 after working in the local shipping industry since 1980.

Ng,meanwhile, will replace Jennis Joseph. Ng joined MOL in 1995 after working for the Singapore Navy and Sealand. Since joining the company, he has worked in both trade (intra-Asia and North-South) and area management.

Joseph will relocate from Dubai to Jakarta as country director for Indonesia to replace Jayadi. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Following his 16-year tenure with NYK and Hanjin, he joined MOL in 2007.

At the same time, the Japanese-based shipping line operator appointed Tok Liang Goh as regional sales process leader for the ASEAN South Region, to replace Ng and to be based in Singapore.

Tok Liang joined the group in January 2013 after a stint of 22 years with APL. He will continue to work with ASEAN South sales process managers to “further refine and enhance our business processes,” said a company statement.

They will all begin to transition to their new roles after the Chinese New Year and are expected to complete the process by end-May 2014.

“These executives bring to us their broad and diverse experience and business knowledge and will significantly contribute to our operations and business growth in Asia,” Goh said.


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