Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Nelson Yeo - Keppel Shipyard Managing Director dies after brain haemorrhage


Managing Director of Keppel Shipyard Nelson Yeo passed away this morning after suffering a brain haemorrhage over the weekend while on business in London.
He was 55 and is survived by his wife Siew Hua and two sons.
Mr Yeo wa
s also the Managing Director (Marine) of Keppel O&M and the Managing Director of Keppel Shipyard and was Chairman for various Keppel subsidiaries including Keppel Philippines Marine Inc., Keppel Subic Shipyard Inc., Keppel Batangas Shipyard Inc., and Keppel Smit Towage Pte Ltd.
He also served as a member of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council's Marine Industries Committee, Ministry of Manpower; AIDS Business Alliance, Ministry of Health; and is also a member of the American Bureau of Shipping; South East Asia Advisory/Technical Committee in Lloyd's Register and the Singapore Technical Committee in Nippon Kaiji Kyokai.
Mr Yeo began his career with Keppel Shipyard in 1982 as a Management Trainee and worked his way up to his current positions.
In a press statement to the media, Mr Tong Chong Heong, CEO, Keppel O&M said, "All of us at Keppel O&M are greatly saddened by the sudden passing of Nelson."
"His untimely demise is indeed a great loss for all of us at Keppel. On behalf of the Keppel Group, I would like to convey our deepest condolences to his wife Siew Hua, his two children and his family."
Mr Chor How Jat, Executive Director of Keppel Shipyard, has assumed the position of Acting Managing Director, and will take over the management of Keppel Shipyard's businesses and operations.
Mr Chor, 50, began his career at Keppel in 1988. He has held appointments as Shiprepair Manager, Deputy Shipyard Manager and Shipyard Manager at Keppel Shipyard.
Prior to his appointment in January 2011 as Executive Director of Keppel Shipyard, Mr Chor was the General Manager (Operations) at Keppel FELS.
Apart from various directorship positions within the Keppel Group, Mr Chor is a council member of the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI).

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