Outstanding Science Alumni Award 2009
ANG Kok Tian
BSc(Hons) 1986 Physics
Chairman and Managing Director, ASL Marine Holdings Ltd
President Pei Hwa Alumni Management Committee

 
Mr ANG Kok Tian graduated from NUS in 1986 with a BSc (Hons) majoring in Physics. He was taken into the family business, a local hardware company dealing primarily in trading scrap steel materials, and put in charge of its administration, purchasing and marketing portfolios. As the company diversified steadily and transformed itself into a major player in the marine services industry, Mr Ang took on more responsibilities by taking charge of the ship-building division and all aspects of the shipyard's operations, including estimations, negotiations and contract finalisation.
 
His extensive knowledge and experience in the industry made him the company's ideal choice for the position of Executive Director in 2000, and, thereafter, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director since 2003, when he successfully led the company through its listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
 
Today, ASL Marine Holdings Ltd is a vertically-integrated marine services group principally engaged in shipbuilding, ship-repair, ship-chartering and other marine related services, catering to customers from the Asia Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. As the point person for the Group, Mr Ang has oversight for the Group's business strategies and direction, corporate plans and policies as well as its general management. Under his leadership, the company enjoys annual revenues in excess of $400 million.
 
Even as he reaps the harvest of a very successful career, Mr Ang has not forgotten his roots. He presently serves as President of Pei Hwa Alumni, leading a group of former students dedicated to continuing their relationship with and contributing to the success of their alma mater.
 
In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions, the Faculty of Science honours Mr Ang Kok Tian with the 2009 Outstanding Science Alumni Award.