Maritime software specialist GTMaritime named satellite connectivity expert Keng Teen Phang as head of Sales for Asia-Pacific to drive business development as the region forges ahead in maritime digitalization and faces up to fast-emerging disruptive cyber threats.
Keng Teen brings more than 15 years’ experience of delivering satellite communications and maritime software platform solutions to clients across Asia Pacific Region (APAC) to GTMaritime, accumulated across terrestrial and maritime segments.
The appointment coincides with escalating demand for effective cyber-security solutions and a mounting regional maritime appetite for digitalization and data-centric vessel operation, according to GTMaritime Sales & Marketing Director Mike McNally.
“More than 40% of the world’s merchant fleet is operated and owned by shipping companies in APAC, while, six of the 10 biggest liner shipping companies are based in APAC,” McNally said. “KT has extensive technical understanding of satellite connectivity and digital platforms managing ship-shore data communications, networking, storage and integration of software solutions. Combined with his ability to build customer loyalty and his eye for detail, this skillset makes him the perfect fit for GTMaritime’s next phase of growth.”
GTMaritime is based in the U.K. and has offices in Houston, Texas, USA and Singapore. It also has a network of resellers and partners around the globe.