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Jason Lott OWA MGT '22

Jason Lott


United States


RMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
Co-sponsor: USAE PTE & Q Industries


Corporate Training Manager
Ocean Works ASIA, Singapore
“Through the Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Scholarship, I would be able to expand my knowledge of business management to help improve my company.”

Scholar background

Jason Lott is a Corporate Training Manager for Ocean Works ASIA (OWA) in Singapore. Headquartered in Singapore, OWA provides underwater construction work, including inspection, repair and maintenance mainly in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

He plans, develops and provides staff training and development programs, as well as teaches training methods and skills to instructors and supervisors. Within his role, he is also responsible for developing and implementing quality, health, safety and environmental protection policies and standards within the company.

Prior to working in OWA, Jason was Operation Manager for USAE in Singapore, overseeing and managing its eight offices throughout Southeast Asia, India, Taiwan and China from 2017. He also worked for Divers Institute of Technology as an Instructor in Seattle from 2016. Previously, he was a Freelance Air Saturation Commercial Diver worldwide for 11 years. For three years, he was a Police Officer at Tulare Police Department in California until 2003.

Jason earned his Saturation Diver Certificate from Institut National De Plongee Professionnelle Et D’intervention En Milieu Aquatique Et Hyperbare in France in 2013. He acquired his Commercial Diver Certificate from National Polytechnic College Of Engineering & Oceaneering in 2005. He received his Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate from Tulare Kings Basic Police Academy in California in 1997.

Personal statement

I began my professional career as a Police Officer in the United States and during that time I served as a Patrol Officer, SWAT team member and a Recruit Training Officer at a local police academy. After several years of service, I decided to make the change to become a commercial diver for the oil and gas industry.

For the next 15 years, I traveled the world, taking part in all manner of subsea construction, inspection and salvage projects as both an Air Diver and Saturation Diver. I also spent time giving back to my industry as a Lead Instructor for the Diving Institute of Technology, training the next generation of divers.

Eventually, my path led me to take a position as the Corporate Training Manager for Ocean Works Asia in Singapore where I now manage the all-around training needs of the company. I also assist in all Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management (QHSE) related matters, including the investigation of incidents and mitigation planning.

While taking part in the Master of Global Trade program under the Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Scholarship, my goal is to expand my knowledge of business management with the intent of improving my company.

Interacting with my fellow students and learning from their own personal experience will help me to become a stronger and more resourceful leader within my company, as well as a positive role model for future leaders.