Mr Choo Chiau Beng
Chairman, M1 Limited and Former CEO, Keppel Corporation Limited
Mr Choo Chiau Beng was Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Corporation from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013. Before that, he was CEO of Keppel FELS from 1983 to 2008 and Chairman & CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine from 2002 to 2008. He was Executive Director of Keppel Corporation since 1983 and Senior Executive Director since 2005. Upon his retirement on 1 January 2014, Mr Choo was appointed Senior Advisor to the Board of Keppel Corporation until 31 December 2015.
Mr Choo is the Chairman of M1 Limited and NRF Holdings Pte Ltd. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Keppel Care Foundation Limited.
He is a member of Science and Engineering Research Council Board of A*Star and a member of the Investment Board of GIC Private Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Raffles Institution and a member of Board of Trustees of Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is the Chairman of Centre for Maritime Studies of National University of Singapore (NUS), a board member of Energy Studies Institute, NUS, a Management Board member of Institute for Engineering Leadership, NUS and a member of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Liveable Cities.
Mr Choo was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship to study Naval Architecture in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in 1970 and a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture in 1971. He attended the Programme for Management Development in Harvard Business School in 1982. Mr Choo was conferred Doctor of Civil Law by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2009.
In July 2014, Mr Choo was appointed by NUS as Provost’s Chair and Professor (Practice) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Department of Management and Organisation, NUS Business School. At the same time, he was also appointed as Rector of Residential College 4 of NUS.
Mr Choo was conferred the Public Service Star Award (BBM) in August 2004, The Meritorious Service Medal in 2008 and NTUC Medal of Commendation (Gold) Award in May 2007.
He is Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Brazil.