Xu Xiangyang is a man of resilience whose ability to recover from setbacks, adapt and move forward has paid off.

His career path — from textile trader to founding president of Singapore-based marine engineering firm C-LNG Solutions— has taken many unexpected twists and turns.

C-LNG Solutions specialises in liquefied natural gas fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) and LNG cargo-handling systems that can help with customers’ decarbonisation efforts.

China-born Xu, who goes by the name of Sunny, started as a trader at Jiangsu Nantong Textiles Import & Export soon after graduation in 1992 with a degree in English language from Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics.