Ong Kim Pong
Ong Kim Pong is currently the Regional CEO of Southeast Asia in PSA International. He has overall responsibility and accountability for PSA Group's portfolio of operating terminals, investments and expansion in Southeast Asia including PSA Singapore which has seen major productivity improvements and deployment of technology. He sits on the Senior Management Council of PSA International. In addition, he is an active member of Next Generation Port 2030 Steering Committee (NGP 2030), International Maritime Centre 2030 Advisory Committee (IMC 2030), Management Board of the Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Board.
Prior to his current position, Kim Pong was the Regional CEO of Northeast Asia (NEA) over a span of five years since 2010 where he successfully led the NEA team in the strategic management of PSA’s portfolio in China, Hong Kong and Korea while prospecting new possibilities including the consolidation of China’s Fuzhou Terminals to the establishment of Lianyungang-PSA Container Terminal (LPCT) and Guangxi Beibuwan-PSA International Container Terminal Co., Ltd (BPCT), PSA’s latest joint venture in China aligning to China’s One-Belt One-Road initiative towards South East Asia.
In 2009, Kim Pong was appointed as the Managing Director of PSA’s flagship project in Antwerp, Belgium responsible for its business activities and day-to-day operations. Concurrently, he was also the Executive Director of PSA Zeebrugge, Belgium.
In his previous capacity, Kim Pong consecutively held the position of Senior Vice President, PSA Mediterranean & Middle East South Asia Region, then Managing Director / CEO of Mersin International Port (MIP) in Turkey. During his tenure with MIP, he distinguished himself by ensuring a smooth transition of ownership of the Mersin Port from the local government to PSA and helped establish MIP as a key gateway port in the eastern Mediterranean. MIP was conferred the Lloyd’s List Turkey Port of the Year Award in 2008. Since the acquisition, MIP has received numerous accolades from the port industry. During that tenure, Kim Pong was, in parallel, called to lend support to the commercial and operational issues that were occurring in PSA terminals in Italy and India.
As the pioneer for PSA in Belgium, Kim Pong served as Chief Operating Officer for Hesse Noord Naatie N.V. (HNN) in Belgium from 2001 to 2004 where he played an instrumental role in guiding the merger of two of the biggest port operators in Belgium to form HNN and effectively doubling its port capacity during the period. He successfully led the negotiation and formation of MSC Home Terminal JV between MSC and PSA. HNN was subsequently re-named as PSA Antwerp and PSA Zeebrugge in 2009.
Kim Pong holds a Masters of Business Administration from National University of Singapore. He is married with three children.