Partner Endorsement



Lobb Heng would like to congratulate NTU’s CEIT on the successful launch of its International Trading Programme. With its holistic and comprehensive curriculum, training using state of the art Bloomberg and Reuters platforms, and students drawn from Business, Engineering and Maritime studies majors, we look forward to well-trained and highly skilled ITP students graduating from this top-notch programme. This would surely help in cementing Singapore’s standing as a key human capital hub for the international trading sector.


The International Trading Program managed by NTU’s Centre of Excellence is timely. We congratulate the makers of the program. Human development, be it of intellect or wealth has come through interactions mostly of trade. In the modern world “trade” defines relationships between nations, countries and companies. The new generations will grapple unprecedented quantitive and qualitative changes in trade, the ITP program will enable the students to lead these changes. Summit, ( the largest conglomerate of Bangladesh with head office in Singapore is most pleased to be a partner to the ITP program.



JERA Global Markets would like to commend NTU’s CEIT on its International Trading Programme. Using state of the art Bloomberg and Refinitiv platforms, it provides students from Business, Engineering and Maritime majors with a holistic and comprehensive curriculum and training. We look forward to future collaboration and working with global-ready students and graduates from the programme.


Agrocorp International is proud to endorse The International Trading Programme (ITP), managed by NTU's Centre of Excellence in International Trading (CEIT). The ITP has been carefully curated, drawing on Singapore’s vast expertise as a global center of trade, to produce young professionals who have the skills to handle the rapidly evolving commodities landscapes. We are also happy to see that there is a good degree of focus in the curriculum in the agricultural and food markets in which Agrocorp operates and hope that some of the students who pass through the program will join us and lead the company into its next phase of growth. Congratulations to the NTU Board, Enterprise Singapore and faculty partners for the successful launch of the ITP!


RWE Supply & Trading Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. is proud to be a Corporate Partner of the Centre of Excellence (CEIT) – International Trading Program (ITP) at Nanyang Technological University. As a global utility and commodity trading company we are faced with the positive challenge of identifying & attracting well educated and highly skilled talents which are ready to compete in an ever changing energy and commodity landscape.

We are grateful that Nanyang Technological University’s CEIT is providing us and Singapore as a trading hub with the next generation of talent through their industry and trading focused curriculum. It is of particular interest to us that the program is aligned with industry partners, covers the entire value chain (banking, engineering, maritime studies) and is focused on hands-on experience, both through their financial lab as well as through industry seminars.

Being a global trading company in agri and energy trade, Enerfo Pte Ltd recognizes International Trading Programme (ITP) curated by the Centre of Excellence in International Trading (CEIT) as one which helps in developing our future industry practitioners. The students of this programme will be acquiring knowledge in commodities trading, risk management, logistics, trade finance, international tax and trading law, and all about the commodity markets. They will also be trained in using platforms like Thomson Reuters Refinitiv and Bloomberg at NTU’s Finance Lab which is currently the largest in Singapore. Beyond academics, the students will be nurtured in leadership and networking as part of their holistic development.

We are honoured to be a part of this collaboration with NTU and Enterprise Singapore, in developing our future generation.


Bright Ruby Resources Pte ltd would like to commend NTU’s CEIT for designing a comprehensive ITP curriculum that covers the major commodities sectors and spans the entire commodity trading value chain. With students trained in the areas of commodities trading and risk management, international tax and trading law and commodities’ geology and metallurgy, we look forward to industry-ready ITP graduates equipped to use Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg platforms in the largest finance lab in Singapore.

I congratulate this collaboration between NTU’s College of Engineering and Nanyang Business School for the successful launch of the ITP and I am sure this gilt-edged programme will be an important and key source of well-trained talent for the commodity sectors, which in turn will contribute to cementing Singapore’s role as a leading international trading hub.


Here at Trafigura, we believe in investing in the next generation as they represent the future of the industry. The partnership between NTU’s International Trading Programme and Trafigura have given students opportunities to gain practical industry experience and knowledge. We are honored to be part of the country’s ambition of making Singapore a global trading hub.

Over the past two years, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has worked closely with the international trading industry to understand their talent needs. Through the industry consultation and on-the-ground research, we identified the suitable university partner as well as developed a relevant curriculum and industry internship programmes to meet industry talent gaps. The International Trading Programme (ITP), managed by NTU's Centre of Excellence in International Trading (CEIT), is a unique public-private partnership between IE Singapore, NTU along with partnership and support from some of the leading international trading corporate partners, to support a common vision of nurturing a specialised and global-ready workforce for international trading. It combines NTU’s global leadership in business, engineering and maritime studies with relevant learning opportunities in international trading, both inside and outside the classroom. The ITP will ensure that its students receive a holistic exposure and experience to prepare them for good quality and rewarding careers, meet industry demand and further strengthen Singapore’s position as a thriving hub for international trade.” This programme surely puts Singapore on the global human capital talent map for international trading sector. Congratulations to the NTU Board, faculty partners and corporate partners for the successful launch of the programme.


Driven by our core values, Borouge, which employs more than 3,000 staff from over 50 nationalities globally, believes that the strength of our organisation depends on the capabilities of our people. The creation of CEIT-ITP at NTU will benefit the global trading industry and businesses in Singapore as it nurtures the next generation global workforce, equipped with technical and commercial competencies. Borouge is proud to be a corporate partner of the International Trading Programme. We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to CEIT on the successful launch of this programme



The International Trading Programme (ITP), administered by Nanyang Technological University’s Centre of Excellence in International Trading (CEIT), is a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU), International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and corporate partners to develop a pipeline of highly trained talent which is crucial to Singapore’s status as a global international trading hub. This programme aims to allow a wide range of students from Business, Engineering and Maritime studies to undergo a holistic education with relevant training experience covering the entire trading value chain. As a strong advocate for developing the right talent, Chevron is pleased to be an CEIT-ITP corporate partner.

CREMER is a family owned group company with a global reach and local presence in Singapore. We are part of a network of companies with integrated businesses operating worldwide in steel, molasses and oleochemical trade, food & feed production as well as shipping.

What we think and what we do is based on responsible and reliable entrepreneurship combined with flexibility and innovation. With our motivated and skilled employees, our core competencies and efficient work processes, we have been continuously creating value that is higher than average. Our employees are our most important asset and driving force behind our success. One of our primary values is to train young people, challenge their abilities and develop them. The success of our company depends on young talent.

This is why we are pleased to endorse the International Trading Program (ITP) at NTU. We look forward to participating in the program developed by CEIT and are honored to be a founding partner of this program.

Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd (SLNG) is proud to be a Corporate Partner of the Centre of Excellence International Trading (CEIT) – International Trading Program (ITP) at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. We would like to commend CEIT for their great efforts in establishing this programme. The ITP brings together well-established professionals with years of industry experience, and academic experts to share and dialogue with NTU students. This in turn gives its students deeper insights into energy industry – giving them a more holistic education and help them navigate future career options.

At SLNG, we are deeply committed to developing our local talent pool, and we look forward to work together with CEIT in building a brighter future for the energy industry.
As a company founded on entrepreneurship, innovation and the hard work of its people, Wilmar International clearly identifies with the objectives of this Centre. I am pleased to endorse the International Trading Programme (ITP) at NTU.

More than 2 centuries ago, our forefathers founded successful trading and shipping companies that provided the foundation for our local economy. Today, trading is no longer a simple matter of buying and selling; managing a global integrated supply chain efficiently across nations is key to its success. The sector needs young talent with drive, a global mindset and a willingness to work in new frontiers. More than ever, opportunities abound for the bold, brave and talented.

Wilmar is encouraged by the holistic and rigorous programme developed by CEIT and honoured to be a founding partner of this programme. I wish NTU success in its endeavours.


Mitsui & Co., (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. is a proud Corporate Partner of the International Training Program (ITP). As a global trading and investment firm, we place great importance on the development of the next generation who will build the future in the countries in which we operate. The ITP offers students a comprehensive curriculum, and learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom, preparing them for challenging and rewarding careers in international trade. We commend Nanyang Technological University’s Centre of Excellence in International Trading, for collaborating and working with International Enterprise Singapore and industry participants to develop a curriculum focused on the trading sector’s needs. We believe the program will contribute greatly to Singapore’s pool of specialised talent and standing as a major international trading hub.