IBIA announces new Regional Manager in Asia

IBIA announces new Regional Manager in Asia

IBIA is pleased to announce that Siti Noraini Zaini has joined IBIA as Regional Manager, Asia, effective 18 July 2022.

Prior to joining IBIA, she worked for more than 10 years at the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA).

At SSA, Siti managed stakeholders’ engagements and was the Secretary of the various Committees and Sub-Committees, including the SSA Marine Fuels Committee where she led and develop various initiatives such as the MPA-SSA IMO 2020 Conference, and most recently, an information pack on the Biofuels Bunkering in the Port of Singapore.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was part of the working group(s) which developed the Singapore Crew Change Guidebook and seafarers’ vaccination in Singapore (SeaVax). The working groups were recognised for the efforts and contributions with the Minister’s Innovation Award and Star Partner Award (Public Sector Transformation Awards).

Siti holds a degree in Naval Architecture/Offshore Engineering with Newcastle University (UK) and a Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Unni Einemo, IBIA Director comments: “We’re delighted to have Siti onboard as a member of the IBIA Secretariat team. Her background makes her a very good fit for the role as Regional Manager for IBIA Asia, and her experience and drive will be an asset for our Association in several areas. Being based in Singapore puts her in the middle of the world’s leading bunker market, as well as a centre of innovation to prepare for future energy needs.”

Siti says: “I am excited to be given this opportunity at a time when energy needs are fundamentally changing. Together with IBIA members, I look forward to finding focused and practical solutions to meet both the industry’s current needs and ambitions for the future.”

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