Being the organisation that has grown with me during my 33 year career in port operations and management, I can attest that CILT is the keystone of career development.
On leaving school I was recruited into an entry-point port operations officer rank, rising through the mills and being exposed to human resource management, then to a company secretarial position. Subsequently took on general administrative and finance portfolios, before finally being appointed as the port’s general manager from 1998 to 2006. All of this was achieved through a CILT educational background.
My CILT studies began in 1974 and completed in 1977. I have actively participated in CILT activities since, with a focus on encouraging membership through education in logistics and transport.
As an IVP for South East Asia Region, I would like to see participation from the Indochina region of Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in CILT activities through educational exposures and collaborations. These are the least exposed to CILT among the ASEAN countries and I believe they would benefit greatly.