Today, DFreight is proud to announce the appointment of maritime and transportation industry veteran “SC Chan” to their team. With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Chan will join the company’s board of directors, providing strategic guidance and expertise to help DFreight continue to innovate and provide the best possible solutions for its clients and partners. With SC Chan’s appointment, DFreight is well-positioned to capitalize on potential growth opportunities and remain competitive in the ever-evolving logistics and transportation industry.
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From the High Seas to the Boardroom – Master Mariner SC Chan’s Successful Career Journey
With a Master’s in Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing from the University of Leicester and completing an Executive Management Program at Penn State University of Pennsylvania under his belt, SC Chan is a seasoned veteran of the marine transportation business.
Beginning his career at sea, Mr. Chan qualified as a master mariner from the Government of Great Britain in 1987, before joining Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) in Hong Kong and Japan. Here, he served as Fleet Captain, and later as a member of OOCL’s Headquarters in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for operations, Audit & Risk, Consortium, and Corporate Strategic Planning. He was even part of the Steering Committee that led to the formation of the Global Alliances Consortium, comprising five major international shipping lines.
In 1997, Mr. Chan was appointed Regional Operation Director of OOCL Singapore, and later as the Regional Managing Director in 2004, providing oversight to over 30 countries in South East Asia, Africa, South, and West Asia.
2015 saw him serving as CEO of China Sonangol International Singapore, managing operations in oil and gas, industrial, infrastructure, mining, real estate, commodities, and transportation.
In 2018, Mr. Chan was appointed to the Board of Westports, the main gateway for container and conventional cargo in central Peninsular Malaysia. As a Board Member of WMSB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westports, his experience and expertise were invaluable. He was subsequently honored with the title of Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 1st March 2022.
Since retiring from active day-to-day operations management, Mr. Chan has still kept a close eye on the marine transportation business, offering his expertise as a well-versed advisor.
SC Chan Appointment: A Strategic Move for DFreight Long-Term Growth
In his new roles at DFreight, SC Chan will provide strategic guidance and support to the company’s management team as it navigates the rapidly changing logistics and transportation industry landscape. He will also serve as a board member, contributing his expertise and insights to the company’s decision-making processes.
The addition of Mr. Chan to DFreight’s board of directors will have a positive impact on the company’s growth and expansion. With his extensive experience in the maritime industry, Mr. Chan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team, which will be invaluable in helping the company continue to innovate and provide the best possible solutions for its clients.
Besides, Mr. Chan’s appointment is expected to open up new business opportunities for DFreight. With his wide-ranging network and industry knowledge, Mr. Chan can help the company identify and capitalize on potential growth opportunities. This will not only help DFreight expand its reach, but also enable it to offer even more comprehensive and innovative solutions to its customers.
A Golden Opportunity to Strengthen Leadership
“We are proud to have SC Chan join our team in both an advisory and board member role,” said Farshad Kiafar, CEO of DFreight. “As an incredible asset to our team, Chan’s extensive experience in international cargo shipping will be invaluable as we work to provide the best possible solutions for our clients and partners. His addition to our board of directors will strengthen our leadership and enable us to move forward confidently in conquering new trade lanes all around the world.”
Mr. Chan is also delighted to join the DFreight team and looks forward to contributing to the company’s continued success. “I am honored to be a part of such a talented and dedicated team, and I look forward to the amazing things we will accomplish together!” he said. “I have long admired DFreight and its commitment to providing innovative solutions to its customers. I am confident that my expertise will help DFreight continue to thrive and positively impact the industry in the digital era.”
DFreight is a leading digital freight forwarder that specializes in providing end-to-end logistics solutions to a wide range of business customers. As a UAE-based company, the company has quickly become a leader in the field, providing fast, reliable, and cost-effective business freight services worldwide by combining cutting-edge technology and logistics expertise. With its cutting-edge technology, experienced team, and a strong commitment to customer service, DFreight is well-positioned to continue its success into the future.