Choo Chiau Beng
Source: Keppel Corp
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd
  • Chairman of Singapore Petroleum Company Limited, Singapore Refining Company Pte Ltd
  • Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd
  • Board Member - Keppel Land Ltd
  • Board Member - k1 Ventures Ltd
  • Board Member - Singapore Maritime Foundation
  • Board Member - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
  • Chairman of the Nanyang Business School’s International Advisory Board.

Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship to study Naval Architecture); Master of Science in Naval Architecture, University of Newcastle upon Tyne; attended the Programme for Management Development in Harvard Business School in 1982 and is a Member of the Wharton Society of Fellows, University of Pennsylvania.

Mr Choo started his career with Keppel Shipyard as a Ship Repair Management Trainee in 1971 and was appointed Executive Director of Singapore Slipway in 1973. In 1975, when Keppel set up its shipyard in the Philippines, he was posted there to assume the position of Executive Vice President and CEO of the company for a period of four years.

He joined Keppel FELS (formerly known as Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd) in 1980 as Assistant General Manager and was appointed as Director to the Board of the company. He was promoted to Deputy Managing Director in November 1981 and to Managing Director in March 1983. In 1994, he was appointed Deputy Chairman and in 1997, Chairman of the company.

He is also Chairman of Det Norske Veritas South East Asia Committee and Council Member of the American Bureau of Shipping and member of the American Bureau of Shipping's Southeast Asia Regional Committee and Special Committee on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units. He is Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to Brazil.

Source: Keppel Corp: About Us


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