Asia Entrepreneur Awards for Industry Innovation : Mr. Sun Xiu Shun
President, Winning International Group, Singapore
Mr. Sun Xiushun is a visionary entrepreneur who established ‘Winning Shipping’ in 2002 in Hong Kong. His company garnered a strong reputation for professional marine service & within a year, managed to charter a fleet of vessels & pioneer a new form of bulk transportation. His success encouraged him to set up his headquarters ‘Winning Alliance (S) Pte Ltd’ in Singapore in 2006, its strategic location providing geographical proximity to Indonesia, giving Winning Alliance easy access to Indonesian mining companies while helping Chinese enterprises establish strong relations & increase their business dealings with Indonesian corporations.
In 2007, Winning Shipping became a shipowner with the purchase of its first capsize ship via a joint venture. The growing fleet of ships & the partnership spun off its China office, Qingdao Winning International Ship Management Co Ltd in 2009. In 2010, Mr. Sun consolidated his businesses into “Winning International Group Pte Ltd” in 2010 to integrate Shipping, Ship Owning, Ship Management, Logistics & Resource Sourcing. Since then, Winning Shipping has emerged as a leading career handing diverse cargo including bauxite, iron ore, nickel ore, coal & aluminum, leading global freight service corporation that operates more than 70 ships including 15 self-owned vessels with a gross weight of over 2.2 million tons.
Since 2002, the company has been managing 95% of seaborne bauxite from Indonesia to China, made possible by its professional, international team which has achieved shipping volumes of 37 million tons annually since 2011. Under the leadership of Mr. Sun, the company continues to grow. In 2012, Winning International Group enlarged its business footprint with a new venture into the coal mining industry & in 2013, made inroads to West Africa, expanding transportation routes in order to continue to serve its customers with the highest quality, reliable, low-cost logistics services.
Mr. Sun is a lifelong learner, always in passionate pursuit of knowledge & widening of his life experiences. In 2012, he graduated from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Asia Pacific Executive Master of Business Administration in the Chinese programme.