The council is made of up ETA representatives and members elected at the annual general meeting. The council advises on key industry trends and opportunities relevant to the User Group.

Current members of the council:

Chan Leng Sun

Leng Sun heads the Dispute Resolution practice in Baker & Mckenzie. Wong & Leow and is Baker & McKenzie's Global Head of Arbitration. He is qualified in Malaysia, Singapore and England. Leng Sun was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2011.

In addition to years of experience in maritime-related work, he has a broad commercial practice that covers international trade, insurance and company law.

Apart from being counsel, Leng Sun is a Charter Arbitrator and is also on the panel of leading arbitral institutions. He is a Chairperson of the arbitration panel jointly appointed by the EU and Korea under the protocol on cultural cooperation of the Korea-EU FTA. Leng Sun is President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). He serves as the Deputy President of the Maintenance of Parents Tribunal. He is on the Advisory Panel of the Singapore Maritime Foundation. He is a member of the Committee on the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Leng Sun has taught at the law schools of the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University. Leng Sun was a legal officer of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva and a SIAC-CIAC Observer to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration. He has published widely in international journals and is the author of the book Singapore Law on Arbitral Awards and Co-Editor of Conflict of Laws in Arbitration.

Andrew Edge

Andrew is a partner in the corporate department of international law firm Ashurst LLP. Andrew graduated in law from the University of Birmingham and qualified as a solicitor in 1994.

Andrew advises major multinational corporations on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity capital market fundraisings. He is currently based in London, but has also practised in Hong Kong (where he is a qualified Hong Kong solicitor) and Germany. Over the past three years, Andrew has also spent a great deal of time in Russia, where he acted on the largest domestic Russian M&A transactions in both 2006 and 2007.

Andrew has significant experience of advising companies and joint ventures on the interpretation and drafting of their constitutional documents. Andrew was lead contributing editor to the International Corporate Legal Guide to Corporate Governance 2008.

Chambers & Partners 2008 described Andrew as being "highly esteemed for his expertise and integrity".

Dorothy Lim

Founder of the company, she has over 30 years of highly entrepreneurial skills and knowledge in managing and developing businesses in the transport, logistics and financial supply chain industry.

Accompanied with a strong understanding of strategic marketing in business start-ups, she was part of Bolero's initial product team, being instrumental in the company's successful implementation in Asia Pacific. In 2004, she found E-Title, with a primary focus in defining international trade markets in the shipping and logistics IT transformation arena before embarking on the development of a niche solution for the transfers of title for bills of lading.

Lim Seng Kwee

Lim Seng Kwee is an experienced shipping professional,having served in the industry for more than 35 years since joining NOL in 1981.

Skillful in customer service processes, documentation, e-Commerce & Compliance, he has previously undertaken various management positions both local & overseas with APL / NOL and was the first appointed Director to set up & run the global shared service center for APL in Shanghai, China. His skills cover setting strategic and tactical objectives pertaining to customer support organizationand providing the business plans to execute & achieve the stated goals. Providing leadership in a multitude of business processes, enhancing process efficiency and ensuring global customer service, customer satisfaction and e-Commerce expansion are also part of his area of expertise.

Sarah Miller

Sarah is a barrister and a member of Stone Chambers, with 30 years’ experience of practice in commercial and maritime law including: marine insurance, international sale of goods, carriage of goods by sea, salvage, collisions at sea.

She has an MSc in Business Administration from the London Business School. She was responsible for drafting the legal framework for Bolero International between 1997 -1999.

Nicholas C Sansom

Nick Sansom, currently based in London, is the business development director of a leading P&I Club. He previously headed a P&I Club's operations in Asia, based in Singapore, and has also been head of marine In Asia for a leading global insurance broker and executive director of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration.

At various times when living in Singapore, he was a council members of the Singapore Shipping Association, chairman of its Legal and Insurance Committee, member of the Ship Insurance and Legal Committee of the Asian Shipowners Forum and president of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore.

He has also been a member of various other industry bodies such as the BIMCO working groups on Multidoc and Combicon bills of lading, the FIATA juridical committee and its working group on the FIATA bill of lading, the International Road Union legal committee, and has been a regular speaker at insurance and shipping conferences. He is a contributing author of "Multimodal Transport - avoiding legal problems" LLP.

Tan Teik Guan

Teik Guan served as the Mentor-in-Residence with SGInnovate. His role involves working closely with entrepreneurs and start-ups on a daily basis, providing advice and guidance to groom them into successful businesses.

Teik Guan has many years of hands-on experience in designing and implementing security solutions for highly-critical projects for the Banking, Government and enterprise market. He is well-versed in the niche area of cryptographic security programming and integration, having developed numerous successful products such as authentication servers, PKI CAs, and smartcard systems Teik Guan holds a Master of Science from the National University of Singapore.

Eileen Lee

Eileen has over 20 years of experience in digital security and finance services industry enabling financial services.

Prior to E-Title, she held various senior roles in major security vendors and finance services vendor where she manages and grew market share with direct strategic clients as well as channels in Aisa Pacific region. Eileen holds a MBA from University of Leicester and a technical diploma in Electronics and Communications from Singapore Polytechnic.

The advisory council also has 2 sub committees;

The Dispute Committee will review and adjudicate upon any issues arising in relation to:

  • Contents of or status of any particular Electronic Title
  • Interpretation of the terms of service
All full members subject to the dispute are entitled to submit documents and evidence relating to the dispute.

Members of ETUG may, from time to time, propose changes to the user agreement. The proposed changes can be sent in writing to ETA, ETUG, or by three or more full members. The proposed amendment will be considered at the next meeting of the User Agreement Committee.