Keppel Corporation adds SS Teo to its board

Keppel Corporation has announced the appointment of Singapore shipping veteran Teo Siong Seng (SS Teo) along with Tham Sai Choy and Penny Goh as independent directors to its board.

SS Teo, 64, is the executive chairman and managing director of Pacific International Lines (PIL), one of the largest shipowners and operators in Southeast Asia. He is also an independent non-executive director of Wilmar International Limited, Cosco Shipping Holdings and Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation.

Tham Sai Choy was the chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific before he retired in 2017 and Penny Goh is co-chairman and senior partner of law firm Allen & Gledhill.

“We welcome three highly respected business leaders to join the board as we work to accelerate Keppel’s transformation and growth,” said Dr. Lee Boon Yang, chairman of Keppel.

“Siong Seng, with his extensive business experience and network, will help the group to better navigate and seize opportunities in a challenging international environment. Keppel will also benefit from Sai Choy’s wealth of experience in developing global strategies on cyber security and data analytics, as well as corporate governance, as we proceed with Keppel’s transformation. We also welcome Penny’s deep experience providing strategic legal counsel to corporates and her guidance on best practices, particularly in the real estate business,” Dr. Lee Boon Yang added.

Teo and Tham’s appointments will be effective from November 1 while Goh will officially join the board from January 2, 2020.


Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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