The board of directors of AET – one of the world’s largest tanker owner-operators – have confirmed the appointment of Captain Rajalingam Subramaniam as President & CEO effective 1 January 2016.
Captain Raja has been overseeing the running of AET since July alongside his role as VP Fleet Management Services at parent company MISC.
Making the announcement, President/CEO of parent company MISC Bhd, Mr. Yee Yang Chien said:
“I am extremely pleased that Captain Raja has been confirmed in the role of President and CEO of our petroleum subsidiary. AET is a core part of the MISC Group and will play a significant part in our future. Before moving to MISC in 2008, Captain Raja headed AET’s ship management division and so he has an in-depth understanding of the company he is now to head-up. I have every confidence that he will continue to uphold the high standards that our customers and other stakeholders rightly demand from an ocean carrier.”
On accepting the role, Captain Rajalingam Subramaniam said:
“I am delighted and honored to take on this role. It comes at a time when the markets are just beginning to recover and when our fleet is rejuvenating and growing its breadth of capabilities. AET has a bright future and I look forward to being a part of that.”
A former seagoing officer and master mariner, Captain Raja sailed onboard MISC vessels before serving ashore as a marine superintendent. Following an appointment in 2005 as head of AET Ship management, he moved to parent company MISC in 2008 as Vice-President, Ship management Services. Captain Raja serves on the board of several MISC subsidiaries and joint venture companies and, until recently, was the Vice-Chairman of Intertanko – a position he had held since 2012. In November this year, he was appointed Chairman of Intertanko’s new Gas Tankers Committee. He holds an MBA from Universiti Utara Malaysia and is an Honorary Commander of the Royal Malaysian Navy.