Sophisticated Investor Profile: ANG Kok Leong

Here is a man who navigated an impressive career in marine services while making waves in investments.

Dr. Clemen Chiang
Dr. Clemen Chiang

Here is a man who navigated an impressive career in marine services while making waves in investments.

The Captain of His Ship

Mr. Ang Kok Leong graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. He then joined ASL Marine Holdings Ltd. on January 1, 1995 as a Marketing Executive in the shipbuilding division. He then went on to build a career in the company which spanned more than two decades.

Mr. Ang is currently the Executive Director of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., a position he held since October 2002. He is the man responsible for developing marketing strategies, and identifying new businesses, markets and customers for Australia, East Malaysia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.

Mr. Ang’s re-election to the board as director shows his strong stance in the business and the company. His business acumen is reflected in how he strategically manages their bustling drydocks in Singapore and Batam, Indonesia, and how he maneuvers logistical challenges met by the company for more efficient output particularly in ship repair.

ASL Marine Holdings

ASL Marine Holdings Ltd. is a vertically-integrated marine services company founded by Ang Sin Liu on October 4, 2000, with headquarters in Singapore. What started out as a business that traded scrap steel material in the 70’s, has grown to become one of Singapore’s key players in the marine services sector.

The company is engaged in ship management services composed of several segments that include Shipbuilding, Ship Repair & Conversion, Ship Chartering & Rental, Dredge Engineering and other marine related services. Furthermore, the company stretches its business arm into Investment Holdings.

ASL Marine Holdings Ltd. is widely popular for their Shipbuilding segment which involves the construction of vessels, offshore support vessels, offshore maintenance, accommodation vessels, and rescue and standby vessels. The Ship Repair & Conversion segment provides repair, conversion, and other related services. Meanwhile, the Ship Chartering & Rental segment is involved in provision of vessel chartering, transportation services, and plant and machinery rentals. The Dredge Engineering segment is involved in the provision of dredging engineering products and services. Furthermore, the company has also proven itself to be an excellent player in investment holding activities.

Financial Summary

It can be said that Mr. Ang plays a very strong role in the company, as it has proven itself among the top niche players in Singapore’s maritime industry.

As of the third quarter of 2016, ASL Marine Holdings Ltd revenues have increased by 27% to SGD 96.7M. Numbers show that the net income decreased by 69% to SGD 1.6M. Meanwhile, the Shipbuilding and Ship chartering segment raked in an increase of up to 27% (SGD 46M) and 41% (SGD 27.8M) respectively.

Investing Action

Mr. Ang’s trading activities include a purchase of 51,000 direct shares of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd at SGD0.31 on March 29, 2016. This was soon followed by a more recent purchase in December 20, 2016 of a whopping 24.28 million direct shares of the same company at SGD0.31. His portfolio reflects a total of 72.84 million direct shares, and 350.15 million deemed shares with a total of 67.22% as of December 20, 2016.

Keep tabs on the latest of Mr. Ang Kok Leong’s buying and selling activities at, and the performance of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd. at

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