Board of Directors

Lim Teck Cheng

Mr Lim Teck Cheng, together with his father, founded Hong Lam Marine in 1981 with 2 steel tankers on time charter to Esso. He has more than 35 years of experience in the shipping and bunkering industries.

Mr Lim, as Chief Executive, is responsible for setting the overall vision for our Company, overseeing its entry into new businesses and the building of new tankers.

Mr Lim serves as a Director of IBIA (Asia) Ltd and is a member of:

  • Asia and Australia Committee of Classification Society Bureau Veritas;
  • Singapore Technical Committee of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai; and
  • Board of International Bunker Association (IBIA)

Caroline Yang

Ms Caroline Yang is our Executive Director and Head of Legal & Finance, Safety & Training.

Ms Yang started her career with Hong Lam Marine and was our in-house counsel from 1991 to 2002. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the shipping industry.

Ms Yang graduated with L.L.B. Honours (University of London) and B.A. Honours (National University of Singapore) in 1990. She passed Bar Exams of England and Wales in 1991 and called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1992. She subsequently passed Bar Exams of Singapore in 1992 and called to the Bar of Singapore in 1995. She is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law.

Ms Yang was appointed Executive Director of our Company in 2002.

Goon Ghen Cheit

Mr Goon Ghen Cheit is our Executive Director.

Mr Goon joined Hong Lam Marine in 1984, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping industry. He was previously Head of Chartering and responsible for overseeing chartering related matters of our company and is now focused on relationship management with key customers and stakeholders.

Mr Goon was appointed Executive Director of our Company in 1992.

Lim Han

Mr Lim Han is our Executive Director and Head of Chartering & Marine Operations.

Mr Lim Han started his career with Hong Lam Marine in 2008 and has rotated through various departments, focusing on safety, operations and chartering. He is responsible for overseeing all chartering related matters of our company, including the negotiation of time charters and spot charters, sales and purchases in relation to our vessels and liaising with ship brokers. He is also responsible for overseeing cargo operations.

Mr Lim Han graduated from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University in Maritime Studies with Honors and worked with Toyota Tsusho Corporation in Tokyo for a year in 2009. He is a committee member of Singapore Shipping Association Young Executives Group.

Mr Lim Han was appointed Executive Director of our Company in 2012.

Yeo Ek Thoe

Mr Yeo Ek Thoe is our Executive Director and Head of Operations, Procurement and IT.

Mr Yeo joined Hong Lam Marine in 2010, on a part-time basis as a consultant on technical matters and projects. An engineer by training, Mr Yeo worked in the Marine and Oil industry for 40 years and held various management positions in Singapore, USA, Australia and Taiwan. Mr Yeo brings extensive experience, technical knowledge and fresh perspectives to Hong Lam Marine.

Mr Yeo was appointed Executive Director of our Company in 2011.

Tay Ket An

Mr Tay Ket An is our Executive Director and Head of Technical Operations and Marine Personnel.

He started his career with Hong Lam Marine in 2005 and has rotated through various departments, focusing on chartering, operations and marine personnel.

He graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration in 2006 and subsequently obtained an Advanced Diploma in Shipping Management and Law in 2007.

He is a member of the Ship Operations & Port Services Sub-Committee in Singapore Shipping Association.

He was appointed as Executive Director of our Company on 1 Jan 2017.