Tan Ek Kia
Non-Executive and Independent Director
BSc Mechanical Engineering (First Class Hons), Nottingham University, United Kingdom. Management Development Programme, International Institute for Management Development, Lusanne, Switzerland. Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia. Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers, Malaysia. Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council, United Kingdom. Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineer, United Kingdom.
Appointed to the Board on 1 October 2010, Mr Tan Ek Kia is an independent and non-executive Director (Date of last re-election: 19 April 2016). He is the Chairman of the Board Safety Committee and a member of the Audit and Board Risk Committees.
Mr Tan is a seasoned executive in the oil and gas and petrochemicals business, with more than 30 years of experience in design, engineering and construction, project management, health, safety and environment, production, logistics, procurement and drilling operations management, business management and development, joint venture management and governance, and organisation change/transformation. He has worked in different countries and cultures.
Prior to his retirement as the Vice President (Ventures and Developments) of Shell Chemicals, Asia Pacific and Middle East region (based in Singapore) in September 2006, he held senior positions in Shell including Managing Director (Exploration and Production) of Shell Malaysia, Chairman of Shell North East Asia and Managing Director of Shell Nanhai Ltd (both based in Beijing, China).
His other directorships include SMRT Corporation Ltd, Transocean Ltd, KrisEnergy Ltd and PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk.