work experience

period of employment company /
organisation name
experienced gained
May 2019 -
Marine Consultant
[project based]

project guidance and site supervision for marine regulatory and environmental related ship repair and upgrade work scopes.

Jul 2017 -
Apr 2019
SembCorp Marine Repairs & Upgrades Private Limited
asst vice president
(new products)

business development role (as pioneer division team leader) for marine regulatory and environmental related ship repair and upgrade work scopes.

Aug 2012 -
Jul 2017
Sembawang Shipyard Private Limited
commercial & operations manager
technology development & solutions division


commercial and technical role in the research & development, commercialization and eventual operations of marine product / projects targeted at various environmental care objectives. pioneer team forming the foundations of new division.

July 2008 - Aug 2012 Sembawang Shipyard Private Limited
production manager
pipe & boiler dept


senior managerial role in managing pipe and boiler department operations to service shipyard's various new build, conversion and repair project commitments.

July 2005 - July 2008 Sembawang Shipyard Private Limited
ship repair manager
leadership role in ship repair and conversion project management involving various marine industrial trades.

Jan 2005 - May 2005 3M Technologies (S) Pte Ltd
snr marketing analyst
business development and marketing of 3M products (industrial & marine) to local shipbuilding and repair market.

Mar 2002 - Jan 2005 Sembawang Shipyard Private Limited
ship repair manager
hands-on experience in ship repair and conversion project management involving various marine industrial trades.

Sep 2001 - Feb 2002 Ministry of Education
relief teacher
[ad-hoc basis]

teaching E&A Maths, Physics, English at Monfort Secondary School, Pierce Secondary School & Catholic High School.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2002 Trekkers League,
Saint Adventures

outdoor instructor
[ad-hoc basis]
organising and facilitating outdoor adventure programs for  both corporate and school clients.encourage teambuilding, ensure learning point, maintain activity discipline and ensure safety of participants.

Jan 1999 - present talktotheBeef projects
IT consultant and
web solution provider
[ad-hoc basis]

provide project-based IT solutions for small companies and organizations specializing in product packaging, internet Web site design and video editing.

Jan 1996 -
appeared in various print advertisments and television commercials. Online Portfolio
Jan 1999 -
Jun 1999
Compaq Asia Private Limited
engineering trainee
[industrial attachment]
hands-on experience with Surface Mount Technology process and equipment. Software development with MS Excel and Visual Basic :
PCA production scheduling software, PCA defect Pareto Chart plotting software.

Also carried out quality inspection on SMT process to assisted in SMT line preparation for ISO 9002 inspection (BSI).

Jun 1998 Bauer Compressors Asia Private Limited
administrative assistant
configured MS Access for invoicing tracking and carried out other administrative task
Nov 1997 Monty's Catering
night shift supervisor
managed cafeteria operations, work experience alongside both local and foreign kitchen help.
Nov 1995 InterAd Advertising Consultants
account executive
agency experience in Republic of Singapore Navy Recruitment Tender preparation
Feb 1994 -
Jun 1995

Rep. of Singapore Navy
naval combat officer
[NS full-time]

carried out peacetime combat operations and duties at sea. training of squadron crew in: seamanship safety (fire and out at sea) first aid and physical fitness (LIFE). managed craft maintenance program, conducted craft/equipment trails out at sea.

education / certification

Chartered Engineer / Marine Engineer
(CEng CMarEng FIMarEST)

Engineering Council (UK)
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

Leadership Development Programme (Senior Leader)
Sembcorp Marine - SMU

Singapore Management University 2017 - 2018

Master of Science
(Merit Award)

Marine Technology

Newcastle University
[Shipyard Scholarship]
2009 - 2013
Safety Mgmt System
Det Norske Veritas 2008
Blue Ocean
Strategic Planning W/S
Macsimise - SSPL 2008
Six Sigma
Green Belt Course
3M Technologies (S) Pte Ltd 2005
M.Sc Module
Surveying Ships and Offshore Installations
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
[Distance Learning]
Cerificate of Performance
Project Management for Ship Repair Managers
Ngee Ann Polytechnic 2002
Safety Instruction Course for Shiprepair Managers Ministry of Manpower (OSHTC) 2002

Bachelor of Engineering
Mechanical and Production

Nanyang Technological University 1995-2001
Certificate of Competence
Bridge Watchkeeping / OOW
Singapore Armed Forces / RSN


Midshipman Course
Officer Cadet School
Singapore Armed Forces / RSN


GCE 'A' Levels Catholic Junior College


GCE 'O' Levels Saint Joseph's Institution 1987-1990


languages English, Mandarin and Malay
computer literacy

familiar with basic computer installation and setup

hands-on experience with the following programs:
I. MS Office, including MS Project

II. MS Visual C++ 6.0
III. Autodesk AutoCAD R14/2000
IV. Autodesk 3D Studio Max R3
V. Sense 8 World Toolkit
VI. Macromedia Dreamweaver 3/4
VII. Macromedia Flash 4/5
VIII. Adobe PhotoShop 5.5
IX. Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014
X. Jasc PaintShopPro 5
XI. SAP [End User Only]

first aid Standard First Aid Course
[Singapore Red Cross Society]
driving license Class 3
Class 2
Certificate of Competence - OOW (RSN)
PSA Powered Pleasure Craft

awards/community service

May 2014 to Apr 2015
Served as Chairperson - Community Engagement in the Eurasian Association, a Self-Help Group for the Eurasian Community in Singapore. During the 1990s, the EA expanded its outreach to Eurasians all over Singapore and took on a role to look after every Eurasian who needed help, particularly in education and family support. A study was commissioned to prove that over 100 Eurasian families in Singapore lived below the poverty line. The study was sent to the government in order to justify the need for social assistance programmes. In addition, the Association wanted to make educational advancement programmes available to the entire Eurasian community rather than confine them solely to its members. In 1994, the Association was accorded Self-Help status by the Government to act on behalf of the Eurasian community in Singapore. The Association became one of the four self-help groups, qualified as a registered charity, and was granted Institute of Public Character (IPC) status. Around the same time, an operating fund, the Eurasian Community Fund (ECF), was created to support the EA’s endowment fund. The ECF is a monthly contribution automatically deducted from the wages of working Singapore Eurasians. In 1995, the government also provided the EA with temporary headquarters at Mountbatten, and eight years later in 2003, the Eurasian Community House at 139 Ceylon Road where Eurasian Association operates today. The House was officially opened by former President SR Nathan on 5 July 2003. The Eurasian Association, as a Community Self-Help Group working for the public benefit, provides services for Singapore Eurasians in two key areas: educational advancement and welfare for needy Eurasians. In addition, the EA dedicates resources towards the preservation of Eurasian culture and heritage, increasing awareness about Eurasians in Singapore, and providing an avenue for community bonding. PDF 1, PDF 2

2009 to 2011
Served as Chairman in the Workplace Safety and Health Carnival (WSH) Organising Committee for both 2009 and 2011. The annual WSH Carnival is organised to encourage workplace safety to both shipyard employees and subcontractors, engaging approximately 4000 people over 2 days. These events targeted the shipyard's specific risk concerns and thematic exhibits and activities educated the employees on these risks and shared safe work procedures and risk-mitigation best practises in a more conducive setting. The committee also engaged the participation of health professionals / advocates to provide healthy living advice.

May 2009
Provided leadership and actively participated in Workplace Safety & Health Council's first "Safety Starts with Me" competition. Key interest and "hands on" participation in the video production category. The MTV-styled video submission, entitled "Safety Starts with ME Everyday" had won Silver Award and was exhibited at various road show venues, including Suntec City Mall. VIDEO

Oct 2006
Invited by local trade organisation to help promote Professional Opportunities in Singapore Maritime Federation's "Maritime Now" Exhibition. The exhibition was held at the National Library from 17-31 Oct 2006 and aimed to bring across the message that the maritime trade is a sunrise industry with a niche for everyone. It featured young personalities in the maritime industry, showcasing the fascinating careers that the young can experience in the maritime line.Read More

May 2006
Awarded the SAF Good Service Medal in recognition of good conduct or exemplary service.

Nov 2002 to 2019
Actively involved in the execution of Sembawang Shipyard's (now known as Sembcorp Marine) Green Wave - Environmental Care Projects of Schools. The annual event invites Singapore Students to participate in this competition to promote environmental awareness and perhaps even develop some environmentally friendly/saving prototypes/ideas. Read More Website

Aug 2004
Awarded Letter of Commendation in recognition of outstanding performance during the in-camp training by Costal Command Commander - Republic of Singapore Navy.

Jul 1997, Jul 1998, Jul 1999
Awarded NTU Half Colors and Certificate of Merit for commendable performance at the Inter Varsity Polytechnic Championships in Rugby and Track and Field for 1996, 1997 and 1999.

Jul 1995 - Jul 1996
Served as Blockhead in the Block representative subcommittee in the Hall of Residence Seven, NTU. Responsibilities included organizing block activities (e.g. block suppers, inter-block games), facilitating Junior Common Room Committee functions (e.g. Insight 96), basic block facility maintenance and to foster "block-spirit".

Sep 1993 - Nov 1993
Voted in as President of the Midshipman Council at Midshipman School (MIDS). As the Senior Officer Candidate during the Midshipman Sea Training Deployment (MSTD2/93), responsibilities included representing both RSN and MIDS on official visits at the ports of call, organising ship visits for foreign officers and delegates, assisting in the running of sea training program and administering the welfare of fellow midshipman.

Mar 1993
Awarded 2nd Brigade Training School-Foxtrot Company - Platoon Best Trainee.