MARITIME risk management specialist RightShip has announced the appointment of Sau Weng Tang as its new head of Asia-Pacific customer engagement.

Sau Weng, who is to be based in Singapore, joins RightShip from his previous role as managing director of the Liberian Flag Registry, a position he has held since January 2018.

Previous jobs have include directorships role at Marsh and Willis Insurance Brokers, responsible for its marine practice in the region.

He is a trained naval architect and also held various roles at leading classification society, Lloyd’s Register.

As head of APAC, Sau Weng is to be responsible for steering all of RightShip’s APAC customer engagement.

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“I am extremely pleased to join RightShip at what is clearly a pivotal moment for the Asia-Pacific region and the shipping industry as a whole,” Sau Weng said.

“This is an exciting opportunity to help in RightShip’s mission to drive up shipping standards.

“As the global COVID-19 pandemic highlights, our sector faces unprecedented challenges in terms of safety and seafarer welfare. I am confident that RightShip can help customers meet these challenges head-on for a sector and region that is fundamental to the world economy.”

RightShip CEO Martin Crawford-Blunt said they were pleased to welcome Sau Weng.

“His expertise and experience of risk management and the importance of strategic relationships marries perfectly with RightShip’s ambitions to deliver more value to our customers, the wider maritime industry and society,” he said.

“Singapore is the world’s pre-eminent maritime hub, and we are excited to have a direct presence in such a fantastic maritime community.

“Sau Weng is exactly the right person for the job in what is a vital time for our sector, as we look to continue to support the industry in raising its standards for safety, environmental sustainability and seafarer welfare.”

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