Chow to retire after 36 years at Keppel

After 36 years at the company Chow Yew Yuen, 62, will retire from his position as CEO at Keppel Offshore & Marine. His position will taken on an acting basis by Chris Ong, 42, who is the managing director at Keppel FELS.

Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation and chairman of Keppel O&M, said, “Chris is part of the talent pool which we have been nurturing for leadership succession at Keppel O&M.”

Keppel like many yards in Asia is facing acutely difficult times thanks to the drop in orders and the low price of oil.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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