Yew Yuen Chow

Current COO (CEO from February 2014)

When Chow Yew Yeun succeeds Tong Chong Heong as Keppel Offshore & Marine CEO in February, he takes over the reins of the largest profit contributor to Keppel Corp. Despite an 11 percent drop in net profit to $173.4 million in the third quarter ended September, Keppel O&M still accounted for 53 percent of Keppel Corp's net profit in the three-month period. It also boasts a healthy order book which stood at $13.6 billion at end-September, up from $13.1 billion at the end of June, with deliveries stretching into 2019. In November, its unit Keppel FELS added to this when it secured a $1.39 billion order to build five jack-up rigs for a Transocean subsidiary. Chow, currently Keppel O&M's COO, has been with the company for 32 years. He spent 18 of those in the US for the company, and was instrumental in establishing Keppel O&M presence in the Americas. In 2011, he was appointed Keppel O&M's MD, and later, its COO.

Company:

Keppel Offshore & Marine