Media Release – Viking Offshore and Marine Names Top Management; Chairmen of Three Unlisted Subsidiaries
17 August 2010 Page 3 of 4
Mr Jason Ong
, Director of International Business will be based in Shanghai, China, andtasked to drive the geographical expansion plans as to increase international footprintsespecially in Brazil, India and China. He graduated with an MBA from INSEAD and workedfor five years as a business analyst with the leading global management consulting firmA.T. Kearney. Jason Ong is the son of Viking’s CEO, Mr Ong Choo Guan.Viking’s CFO,
Mr Low Jooi Kok
, will serve as Non-Executive Chairman of 55%-heldMarine Accomm, while Independent Director
Mr Lee Suan Hiang
– a senior civil servant – will serve as Non-Executive Chairman of Viking Airtech.“The subsidiaries will each have their own chairman and a fully functional board ofdirectors. We believe this will aid and support the respective CEOs who are given fullautonomy to grow their businesses under the Viking umbrella. It will also provide strongcorporate governance which provides a solid foundation should these subsidiaries pursuetheir own public listing in the future,” Mr Lim said.“We want to ensure that each board has the right mix of experience and expertise tomanage the integration, and expansion growth of the company,” Mr Lim added.Replacing Mr Chong as Viking’s Independent Director with effect from 1 September is
MrWoo Peng Kong.
He has over 30 years’ experience in the
oil & gas and O&M industriesin senior management roles in engineering, sales & marketing, new business start-upsand joint ventures. He has held senior appointments in various private & public-listedcompanies including as Managing Director of Group Capital Equipment and Projects of KSEnergy Services Limited. Mr Woo, aged 57, holds a First Class Honours Bachelor Degreein Mechanical Engineering from the then-University of Singapore, and a Certified Diplomain Accounting & Finance from the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
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