A Colombo Plan Scholar, Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne; Masters in Business Administration, National University of Singapore; Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration, National University of
Concurrently, holds the positions of Managing Director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd and Managing Director of Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre. Started his career in Keppel FELS in 1980 and held several appointments in Yard Management, Corporate Planning, Marketing and Commercial and General Manager Operations. Also served a stint overseas with the Group in China and Hong Kong during 1985-1989. Served as Executive Director of Keppel FELS from 2002 to 2009, CEO of Keppel Integrated Engineering from 2009 to 2010, Deputy Chairman of Keppel Integrated Engineering Ltd from 2009 to 2011 and Director, Group Strategy and Development of Keppel Corporation from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013.
Elected as the President of the Association of Singapore Marine Industries from 2005 to 2009, a non-profit association formed in 1968 to promote the interests of the marine industry in Singapore and was a member of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council from 2006 to 2012. He was a Board Member of Singapore Maritime Foundation from June 2005 to January 2015 which he served in the role of Chairman during the last 6 years. He is also a member of The American Bureau of Shipping.