Yee Yang Chien retires on Friday 30 September after eight years at the top at MISC Berhad, having transformed the “sleepy” Malaysian national shipping company into a global hydrocarbons giant.

As the group president and chief executive hands over the reins to chief operating officer and AET Tankers chief executive Captain Rajalingam Subramaniam, he told TradeWinds that he is leaving on a high note, with “mission accomplished” stamped across the dossier of goals he set for himself when he joined the company in late 2001.