Professor 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, Prof Choo was appointed Senior Advisor to the Board of Keppel Corporation.
Prof 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. Prof Choo was conferred Doctor of Civil Law by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2009.
Prof Choo sits on the Board of Keppel Care Foundation and KrisEnergy.
He is the Chairman of Centre for Maritime Studies, a Board Member of Energy Studies Institute and a Management Board member of Institute for Engineering Leadership of NUS.
He is a Board Member of National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Raffles Institution and a member of Singapore University of Technology and Design’s Board of Trustees.
In July 2014, Prof 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.