Singapore-based PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) recently announced that Mr. Peter Voser, currently Deputy Chairman, will be taking on the role of Group Chairman of the PSA Board. Mr. Voser will replace Mr. Fock Siew Wah who will step down as Group Chairman on 1 April 2019, and assume the role of Special Advisor to PSA.
Mr. Fock is one of the groups longest serving Chairmen and has led PSA since August 2005 with his visionary and strategic leadership. During his tenure, the PSA Group’s global footprint has grown to its current day span of over 50 coastal, inland and rail terminals in 17 countries, and volumes have doubled to more than 80 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) annually.
Mr. Fock had this to say about his time at PSA, “For the past 13 years, it has been my honor to serve as PSA’s Group Chairman and to have been a part of the organisation’s transformation, an on-going journey that saw its growth from a single port to its current global footprint spanning over 17 countries. It has been a fulfilling experience and now the time has come for renewal as I retire from the Board this year.
“I am grateful to my colleagues on the Board, both past and present, and the exceptional trifecta of the Management team, Staff and Unions of PSA, for their trust and unstinting support. It has been a privilege serving alongside you. I am confident that with Peter taking over to help the Board and Chong Meng leading the Management team, PSA will continue to grow and evolve as a major industry leader – charting new business frontiers, expanding its global influence, facilitating trade, enabling supply chains, touching lives and doing good. I would like to wish all our customers and partners, my dear colleagues and all the union members and staff of PSA good health, great joy and plenteous blessings.”
Peter Voser will bring to PSA a vast amount of experience and insight to his new role, previously Mr. Voser was CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, along with several other key leadership roles across Argentina, Chile, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK.
Regarding his appointment, Mr. Voser said, “I am honored to take on the Chairmanship of PSA at this exciting stage of its development. Siew Wah has been a beacon of inspiration, wisdom and leadership for the organization as it navigated the changing environment throughout the years. I am grateful to the Board and Management team who have helped to lay a firm foundation for PSA to continue its growth as a global industry leader.
“Building on their good work, I intend to continue steering the Group towards a sustainable growth trajectory built on integrity, trust and collaboration with our internal and external stakeholders. PSA is already a brand name in the ports and shipping circles and it is my hope that PSA will achieve a strong standing in the sphere of supply chain orchestration as well.”
PSA Group CEO, Tan Chong Meng said, “On behalf of the Management, Unions and Staff, I would like to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to Chairman Fock for his vast contributions to PSA. His far-sightedness and deep wisdom were greatly instrumental in guiding the Group through our journey of growth, internationalization and transformation, and in overcoming the many challenges along the way. In creating PSA’s shared vision of Global Championship for the leaders, staff and global stakeholders, he has woven the aspiration for excellence, partnership and integrity into the fabric of PSA society. We have been greatly honored and privileged to have had the benefit of his wise counsel these many years.
“I would also like to warmly welcome Peter in his new role as Group Chairman. PSA is privileged to have Peter at the helm of our Board, and we look forward to benefitting from his able stewardship and sharp acumen as we continue to grow our core business in port management and development while building up new and complementary capabilities in supply chain orchestration.”