The Board and Management of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) announces that Mr Chow Yew Yuen (周耀源) has been appointed Managing Director of Keppel O&M with effect from 1 June 2011, reporting directly to Mr Tong Chong Heong, CEO of Keppel O&M.
Mr Chow will be based in Singapore. He will assist the CEO in all aspects of Keppel O&M and will continue in his role as the President of the Americas for Keppel O&M, in which he oversees the group's business covering the US, Mexico and Brazil.
He will support the CEO in driving the growth and development of Keppel O&M's business by strengthening its competitive advantage in the fast-changing global offshore and marine industry, and enhancing stakeholder value.
He has been with the company for 30 years and was based in the US for the last 18 years. During that time, Mr Chow was instrumental in establishing Keppel O&M as a credible competitor in the Americas, and has helped set the foundation for its current standing as the preferred solutions provider, backed by the largest and most comprehensive offshore and marine yards in the Southern Hemisphere.
Mr Choo Chiau Beng, CEO of Keppel Corporation and Chairman of Keppel O&M said, "Yew Yuen has provided leadership to build and enhance the value of Keppel O&M's international reputation and positioning. The Board and I are confident that he will continue to lend his wealth of experience and help CH Tong manage and grow Keppel O&M."
Mr Chow is also Chairman of Keppel AmFELS Inc, Deputy Chairman of Keppel FELS Brasil SA and President of Keppel Offshore and Marine USA Inc. He also serves on the Boards of AmFELS Offshore Ltd, BrasFELS SA, Deepwater Marine Technology, FloaTEC and other companies in the group.
Mr Chow has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has attended the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He is also a member of The American Bureau of Shipping.