ASPRI Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020


    29 July 2020, Singapore - At the Association of Process Industry’s (ASPRI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, Mr Charles Quek, CEO of HSL Constructor Pte Ltd, has been re-elected to helm the 13th Executive Council comprising 11 members; 6 office bearers along with 3 committee members for a two-year term from 2020 to 2022 (more details can be found here).

    Mr Francis Tay steps down after 6 years as Vice President and in recognition of 21 years of immense contribution to the Process industry, is appointed ASPRI’s first Honorary member.

    Two newly elected members to the 13th Executive Council include Ms Grace Chia, Deputy Executive Chairman of Rotary Engineering Pte Ltd along with Mr Cheng Beng Kwang, Director Projects, PEC Ltd.

    ASPRI’s role amidst COVID-19

    Mr Charles Quek’s, opening address reiterated the immense challenges brought about by COVID-19 and noted ASPRI’s pivotal role to connect and engage by continuing to be an active nexus between government agencies, ASPRI members, plant owners and other industry stakeholders.

    In a sign of solidarity and support, ASPRI also provided over half a million dollars of financial aid. This includes a one-off 50% annual membership subscription fee and purchase of 8,000 reusable masks - one for each resident at ASPRI-Westlite Papan dormitory. Donations were made to Business China to help patients there during the initial stages of the outbreak and locally, to Project Belanja - a campaign to provide meals for migrant workers in Singapore.

    Workforce Development

    ASPRI-Institute of Process Industry (ASPRI-IPI) continues to develop the Process industry workforce by rolling out 16 free e-courses in IPI Connect and 9 micro-learning modules in Bolster Safety’s e-platform.

    To prepare the Process industry to implement PCM Safe Restart criteria, ASPRI-IPI rolled out two e-courses for Safe Management Officers (SMOs) Training and Safe Restart Criteria for PCM employees on IPI Connect app. Within 6 weeks, over 386 member companies signed up with 38,000 e-training modules conducted.

    Mr Charles Quek added, “We are very encouraged by members’ responses and participation. ASPRI-IPI will continue to enhance digital offerings to promote wider adoption of e-learning modules for the Process industry.”

    Moving forward

    Moving forward, Mr Quek reminded the industry to brace for a long and difficult fight to recovery.

    “It is very important that we stay united, help each other survive and emerge stronger together. ASPRI, with our newly elected executive council and the secretariat team, will work together, to do all we can to help our members overcome this crisis together.”