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About Us

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Marco NeelsenChief Executive Officer

Muhammad Abdullah HattaChief Financial Officer

Muhammad Abdullah HattaChief Financial Officer


Muhammad Abdullah Hatta joined PTP as Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 2nd February 2016 and assumed the post of Chief Financial Officer on 5th August 2016.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from University of Malaya.

Prior to joining PTP, Hatta was with Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd as a Senior Vice President – Finance. He started his career in Anuarul Azizan Chew & Co. before joining Ernst & Young Malaysia in 1994.  He subsequently joined Golden Pharos Berhad in 1997 as the Group Accountant before joining DRB-HICOM in 2000.  In 2007, he joined Westport Malaysia Sdn Bhd and assumed the post of Chief Financial Officer in 2010.  

Muhammad Abdullah Hatta is a Chartered Accountant with Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Joe SchofieldChief Operations Officer

Joe SchofieldChief Operations Officer


Joe Schofield joined PTP as Chief Operations Officer on 1st November 2016.

He is a graduate of the APM Terminals Magnum program and holds multiple qualifications in Maritime studies, Executive Leadership and Transport & Distribution.

Prior to joining PTP, Joe was the Chief Operations officer for Port of Salalah, Oman. He was also previously the General Manager of Operations for APM Terminals based in Dubai, UAE. 

Joe has 23 years of industry experience covering multiple modes of operation, countries and diverse cultures.

Jaizal Kamar Jalaludin Head of Human Capital Management

Jaizal Kamar Jalaludin Head of Human Capital Management


Jaizal Kamar Jalaludin joined PTP as Head of Human Capital Management on 2nd November 2015.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Leeds, UK.
 
Prior to joining PTP, Jaizal was the Head of Human Resources at Sapura Kencana Petroleum Berhad. He was also previously the Human Resources Director for Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad , Carrefour Malaysia & Singapore and Global HR Manager for Dunham Bush Holdings Berhad.

Jaizal has an extensive background in HR, having served in a wide range of industries including aviation, transportation, manufacturing, oil and gas and retail. His geographical work coverage spanned throughout the Asia Pacific region, UK and the USA.

Mohammed Hazaluddin HashimHead of HSSE

Mohammed Hazaluddin HashimHead of HSSE


Mohammed Hazaluddin joined PTP as Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) on 7th March 2016. 

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Science (Chemistry) from University of Malaya.

Prior to joining PTP, Mohammed Hazaluddin held the position of Senior Manager for Group SHE (safety, health and environment) in Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB). Mohammed Hazaluddin’s professional career includes companies such as Glaxo SmithKline Beecham, Colgate Palmolive, Cadbury and MRCB.

Mohammed Hazaluddin joins PTP with an extensive experience in health, safety and environment under diversified industry such as manufacturing, construction, property development and facility management services.

Arthur de JongeHead of Engineering

Arthur de JongeHead of Engineering


Arthur de Jonge joined PTP as Head of Engineering on 1st July 2016.

He holds an MBA in major strategic management from the University of California. He is also a certified Marine Engineer & Navigating Officer.

Prior to joining PTP, Arthur served APM Terminals Rotterdam as the General Manager of Technical Services. With a combined of more than 20 years’ experience in various companies, Arthur’s professional career includes companies such as Spliethoff Beheer B.V., Shell Tankers B.V, Hoek Loos (a Linde company), Feenstra B.V. and Delifrance. 

Prakash ThurairasasingamHead of Commercial

Prakash ThurairasasingamHead of Commercial


Prakash Thurairasasingam has been with PTP since December 1999 and was subsequently appointed as the Head of Commercial on 1st April 2016. 
 
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from University Southern Queensland, Australia and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Prior to joining PTP, he was with Westports Malaysia as Information Technology Executive from March 1997 until December 1999. He was also with Johor Port, a multipurpose port, which is an associate company of PTP, developing new projects from bunker fuel to capitalize on growth of the group, and overseas expansion. 

His knowledge and experience accumulated over the years are invaluable to PTP as he takes the function to the next level in securing new revenue stream and developing new business in this volatile and challenging period.

Gaurav SharmaHead of Information Technology

Gaurav SharmaHead of Information Technology


Gaurav Sharma joined Port of Tanjung  Pelepas (PTP) as Head of Information Technology Division starting from January 2017.

Prior joining PTP, he was with a global liner ERP technology company - Solverminds Solutions & Technologies, last based out of Selangor as Vice President of Business and Strategy. 

Gaurav completed his - Advanced Leadership and Management program from INSEAD Business School, Singapore / France. He holds a Ship Masters Nautical competency as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from India. He is a certified PMP® from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.

Gaurav brings in 23 years of dual industry experience in Information Technology and maritime sailing with APL/NOL Group, Singapore.

Arjan WeerstandHead of Project Integration

Arjan WeerstandHead of Project Integration


Arjan Weerstand joined PTP as Head of Project Integration on January 1st, 2019.

He holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management as well as a Diploma in Project Management.

Prior to joining PTP, Arjan held the position of Head of Implementation at the United Nations Office for Project Services in Nairobi, where he was responsible for the implementation of the programme portfolio for Eastern & Southern Africa from 2016 till the end of 2018. Before that, he worked for APM Terminals from 2005 till 2015, where he managed the development and implementation of projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

With nearly 20 years of project management and leadership experiences in both the private as well as the public sector, Arjan has a track record of developing and professionalising teams to create an environment for project excellence.

Roeland van BeersDeputy Chief Financial Officer

Roeland van BeersDeputy Chief Financial Officer


Roeland Van Beers joined PTP as Deputy Chief Financial Officer on 15th November 2015.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and a Post-Graduate Chartered Controller (RC) from Nyenrode Business University of Netherlands.

Prior to joining PTP, Roeland was the Director of Strategy and Investment at APM Terminals. He was also previously the Chief Financial Officer for Europe Portfolio and Chief Financial Officer for Inland Services at APM Terminals.

Roeland has a strong track record as capable financial executive in multiple countries and diverse cultures.