Ezra founder returning as chairman

The founder of Singaporean offshore services provider Ezra Holdings is making a comeback.

Lee Kian Soo will become chairman again after its current non-executive chairman Koh Poh Tiong steps down on February 1 next year, it was announced yesterday. Lee is the father of the current ceo, Lionel Lee.

Ezra also announced yesterday shareholder approval for a 50:50 subsea joint venture with Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation.

Chiyoda will buy into Ezra’s subsea services business, EMAS AMC, to form EMAS Chiyoda Subsea.


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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