ITIC Director profiles

Steven See Chee Beng

Steven See started his career in 1966 with Wallem Shipping (Singapore), later training as a shipbroker. In 1974 he co-founded Singapore Shipbrokers, probably the first independent dedicated shipbroking firm in Singapore.

In 1982 he took the decision to launch his own new firm, Seatown Shipbroking. In the 14 years that followed, Seatown has grown under his leadership to the point where it now enjoys turnover in excess of Sin$ 100 million and employs 130 staff.

Steven See remains the CEO and major shareholder of Seatown and since 1993 has sat on the panel of the Singapore Government’s Trade Development Board Maritime Services Committee.

Steven See and his wife, Margaret, have two sons, David (23), himself a trainee shipbroker, and Daniel (22), a mechanical engineer.

Dirk Fry

After voluntary service as an officer in he German army, Dirk joined Hansa Line, sailing on several vessels as an apprentice, later qualifying with distinction as a Master Mariner and earning the title of ‘Diploma Nautiker’. He continued to sail with Hansa until 1978 when he was invited to join the project team whose task it was to prepare for the reorganization of the Line.

In 1980 Dirk joined Columbia Shipmangement Ltd of Cyprus where he is currently Managing Director. He and his wife live in Limassol.

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