Senior Management Team

 
Marco Neelsen
Chief Executive Officer
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Marco Neelsen

Chief Executive Officer
 

Marco Neelsen joined PTP as Chief Executive Officer on 7th November 2016.

A certified and trained navigational officer, Marco holds a bachelor's degree in Maritime Transport and a Master Mariner License from Germany.

Prior to joining PTP, Marco Neelsen was the CEO of Buss Port Logistics GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg, Germany where he was responsible in leading a portfolio of 12 multipurpose and offshore terminals in Germany, Netherlands and Turkey.

His wide-ranging experience also covers various port operations and top-level management position within APM Terminals, having spent more than 10 years in various ports in Middle East like Salalah (Oman), Aqaba (Jordan), Saudi-Arabia and Bahrain as well as a stint in Lagos (Nigeria). 

With more than 20 years experience in the Maritime Industry, predominantly in Ports within Europe and Asia and more than 12 years in Business Leadership roles, Marco Neelsen is set to bring PTP forward.

 
Muhammad Abdullah Hatta
Chief Financial Officer
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Muhammad Abdullah Hatta

Chief Financial Officer
 

Muhammad Abdullah Hatta joined PTP as a Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 2nd February 2016 and assumed the post of Chief Financial Officer on 5th August 2016. 
 
A chartered Accountant with Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Hatta holds a Bachelor Degree Accounting from University 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.

 
Joe Schofield
Chief Operations Officer
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Joe Schofield

Chief Operations Officer
 

Joe Schofield joined PTP as Chief Operations Officer on 1st November 2017.

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

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

Joe has 25 years of industry experience covering multiple modes of operation, countries and diverse cultures.

 
Jonathan Graham
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
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Jonathan Graham

Deputy Chief Financial Officer
 

Jonathan Graham joined PTP as Deputy Chief Financial Officer on 1st August 2019.

Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Management and Finance from the USA.

Prior to joining PTP, Jonathan served as Head of Finance for 15 APM Terminals located in Africa, Middle East and India. Before that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Meridian Port Services (MPS) Limited a Ghana based joint venture between APMT, Bollore and the Ghana Ports & Harbour Authority. Along with serving on a number of Boards globally, Jonathan led both the operational finance function and was a key member of the USD 1.5 billion port expansion in Ghana.

With 20 years of experience in the maritime industry globally, Jonathan has accumulated a deep understanding of the maritime industry and developing market dynamics and brings this diverse experience to PTP.
 

 
Prakash Thurairasasingam
Head of Commercial
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Prakash Thurairasasingam

Head of Commercial
 

Prakash Thurairasasingam joined PTP on 1st  December 1999 as an IT Executive and was subsequently appointed as the Head of Commercial on 1st April 2016.

He holds a Bachelor 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, Prakash was with Westsport Malaysia during the container start up years of 1997-1999. 
 
At PTP, his early involvement was in the setting up of operational systems following which he was assigned to the Commercial Team with the key task being the transition of large liner clients. He was also seconded to Johor Port, a multipurpose port specifically to develop new port related projects for the shareholder.

His experience in challenging start up environments over a variety of port management roles has helped PTP grow towards new business areas and a diversified revenue stream.  

 
Jaizal Kamar Jalaludin
Head of Human Capital Management
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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 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 Resource Director at 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 wide range of industries including aviation, transportation, manufacturing, oil and gas and retail throughout the Asia Pacific region, UK and the USA. 

 
Khairul Amalin Abd Rahman
Head of Health, Safety, Security & Environment
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Khairul Amalin Abd Rahman

Head of Health, Safety, Security & Environment
 

Khairul Amalin Abd Rahman joined PTP as Head of Health, Safety and Environment on 29th November 2018 and was later promoted to Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environment on 1st February 2020. 
  
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota, USA and Master’s of Business Administration from University of Technology Malaysia.  
  
Prior to joining PTP, Khairul Amalin was with Texas Instruments where he took on numerous roles such as safety specialist, occupational hygienist, environmental specialist, emergency response team manager, HSE Manager and Regional  Manager being his last role.  Before that, he worked at MIMOS Semiconductor (M) Sdn Bhd as an Integration Engineer.  
 
With more than 15 years’ experience in HSE and Response Team, Khairul Amalin will lead PTP’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Division towards a better future and transformation.

 
Arjan Weerstand
Head of Project Integration 
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Arjan Weerstand

Head of Project Integration 
 

Arjan Weerstand joined PTP as Head of Project Integration on 1st January 2019. 
 
He holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management as well as a Diploma in Project Management from the Netherlands.
 
Prior to joining PTP, Arjan held the position of Head of Implementation at the United Nation 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 over 20 years of project management and leadership experience 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.
 

 
Hesham Ahmed Mohamed Ali Nossier
Head of Engineering & Facilities
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Hesham Ahmed Mohamed Ali Nossier

Head of Engineering & Facilities
 

Hesham Ahmed Mohamed Ali Nossier joined PTP as Head of Engineering & Facilities Division on 17th September 2019.  
 
He holds a Degree in BSC Mechanical Engineer from Helwan University, Cairo Egypt.
 
Prior to joining PTP, Hesham has worked at various APM Terminal for 16 years. At Suaz Canal Container Terminal, he worked as Engineer Shift Manager for 4 years followed by 4 years at Tangiers as the Maintenance Manager. He then moved on to Ghana as the Head of Engineering & Facilities for 2 years before heading to Bahrain as General Manager of Engineering & Facilities for 5 years. In addition to that, he also served Port of Mina Saqr, UAE as a Crane Engineer and as a Maintenance Engineer at King Abdullah Aziz Port, Saudi Arabia.
 
With more than 25 years of experience in port and engineering industry, Hesham aspires to drive PTP to the next level to achieve its mission and vision.

 
Nilesh Timbadia
Head of Information Technology
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Nilesh Timbadia

Head of Information Technology
 
Nilesh Timbadia joined PTP as Head of Information Technology Division on 4th May 2020.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology (“IT”) from University of Sunderland, United Kingdom and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from University of Wisconsin, USA.

Prior to joining PTP, he was with ICDAT Consulting based in Kuala Lumpur as Change & Project Delivery Director.

Nilesh brings in more than 30 years of experience in IT, serving various industries ranging from the energy sector in Shell and Petronas; manufacturing and supply chain sector in Texas Instruments, British American Tobacco, DHL, Minolta, and Sanden as well as the Government sector in Royal Customs, Sabah Land & Survey Department and Malaysian Airports.