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Elaine Ong

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Elaine Ong joined MEO Group as the Chief Financial Officer in October 2023. Before joining the Group, Elaine held senior finance positions in various offshore marine and shipping MNCs, namely BW LPG, BW Group and Teekay Corporation respectively. She has more than 30 years of leadership experience across multiple aspects of Finance with an impressive track record of leading change management initiatives that enhanced operational effectiveness and cost optimisation. She has led and demonstrated several successful portfolios such as IPO listings, M&A transactions, due diligence and post-acquisition integration.

Elaine started her post-graduate career with Ernst & Young in Canada from 1993 to 1999 and is a Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Lawrence Lua

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Lawrence Lua joined DBS Bank in 2011 as the Managing Director and Head of Private Bank for South East Asia. He was also a Member of the DBS Bank Singapore Management Committee. In Dec 2019, he stepped down as Group Head of the Private Bank to take on the role of Senior Advisor. He is also an Independent Director of Bumitama Agri Ltd and SingHaiyi Group Ltd. Lawrence has over 35 years of banking experience and was conferred a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance in 2014. He held senior positions in various foreign private banks and was the Global Market Manager and Country Head for Citibank Private Bank Singapore from 1991 to 1999. Lawrence started his banking and finance career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore after graduating with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Economics) from the National University of Singapore in 1982. In addition to his role in DBS, Lawrence is Chairman of the IBF Private Banking Industry Workgroup and a Member of the IBF Standards Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Wealth Management at the Singapore Management University. Beyond banking, Lawrence serves as the Founding Chairman of a not-for-profit child development organization since 1991 and was recently appointed Chairman of the Nee Soon Link Citizens’ Consultative Committee. He is also a mentor to Bettr Barista, a social enterprise involved in helping marginalized women and youth-at-risk.

John McNamara

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John is the Business Unit Head of Express Offshore Solutions (EOS)- MEO’s project transportation solutions division for project cargo, project marine equipment supply and management; and project consultancy. He has been managing EOS since May 2017. John has vast expertise in various roles in the maritime industry, specialising in Business Development and Operations. Prior to his tenure in EOS, John was the Managing Director of Heavy Lift & Marine Pte Ltd from 2015, Business Development Director of Kestrel Maritime Pty. Ltd / Hansa Heavy Lift (Aust) Pty Ltd. from 2012, Commercial Manager of F.H. Bertling Ltd from 2010 and Operations Manager and Business Manager of Agility Project Logistics from 2009 and 2006, respectively.

Tan Wee How

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Tan Wee How is MEO’s Chief Operations Officer, leading the Operation, Crewing, Technical, and Engineering functions, including the digitalization transformation. He brings with him 20 years of professional experience in ship management and general management from several leading marine companies, such as CH Offshore, Otto Marine and Bourbon Offshore. He was also an ex-employee of MEO (2012 – 2015) and had previously helmed the ASEAN Business Unit – now known as Eastern Hemisphere Business Unit. Wee How holds a Bachelor Degree (Marine Engineering) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Graduate Diplomas (Human Resource) and (Logistics Material) from the Singapore Institute of Management and from the Singapore Institute of Material Management respectively.

Ankush Agarwal

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Ankush Agarwal is a Marine Engineer with a master’s degree in Business Management in Finance. He has more than 20 years of experience in oil and gas services and main fleet shipping. Ankush started his career sailing on tankers and bulk carriers in Shipping Corporation of India. He then moved ashore and worked with Greatship and Jaya/MMA. He has been with MEO Group since 2014, starting at the headquarters in Singapore and then moving to the group’s Western Hemisphere business unit in UAE. Ankush has served in various departments including Technical, Marketing, Commercial, Finance and General Management. He has operated in multiple geographies ranging from Asia Pacific to Middle East and Africa.

Ankush is happily married and has one daughter who is the apple of his eye.

 

Brad Morphew

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Brad has been managing the ASEAN Business Unit since January 2016. Prior to managing the ASEAN BU, he was heading MEO’s Australasia Business Unit for five years. He has 19 years’ experience in various management roles within the offshore oil & gas industry, previously working with Schlumberger and Transocean (via Schlumberger offshore drilling contractor business spin-off and merger with Transocean). He worked in various country and regional offices for these previous employer companies supporting operations throughout Asia & Pacific, Africa, Russia, Caspian and Mediterranean.Prior to this period he worked for 6 years’ in Chartered Accounting public practice within Western Australia.

Brad is an Associate Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and was admitted as a Registered Tax Agent in Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (double major Accounting & Finance) from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.

Darren Ang

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Darren Ang is the Chief Executive Officer of  MEO. Preceding this role, Darren was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the company until June 2021, Chief Marketing Officer of the company from November 2016 to March 2019 and Chief Operating Officer from September 2007. Darren was employed as an Assistant Engineer at A.P. Moller, a Petroleum Surveyor at Det Norske Veritas and a Marine Consultant at Bureau Veritas. He also worked at SvitzerWijsmuller from 1999, holding various positions in the company, including Operations Manager, Deputy General Manager and General Manager, until joining Express Offshore Transport (“EOT” a predecessor entity of MEO) in 2005.

Darren attended the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree (first class) in Marine Engineering. Darren is also a member of the Institute of Marine Engineers, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Singapore Institute of Management.

Vincent Low

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Vincent joined HPEF Capital Partners as Senior Partner in June 2016. He is the Head of Portfolio Management and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Before joining HPEF Capital Partners, Vincent was a Director at Actis LLP, a UK based, pan emerging markets private equity firm. Prior to that, he worked for General Electric where he spent a large part of his career in functional and general management roles across different businesses and geographies. At Actis, and now at HPEF Capital, Vincent sits on the Boards of various portfolio companies across different sectors. Vincent holds a M.Phil Degree in Economics from Cambridge University, UK and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics and Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Shane Gong

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Shane joined CPE Capital (formerly CHAMP Private Equity) in 2007. He is a member of the Singapore-based Asian investment team and is responsible for all phases of the investment process, from origination through to exit.

Prior to joining CPE Captial, Shane spent eight years in investment banking (M&A) in Australia and across Asia with Macquarie Bank and N.M. Rothschild & Sons. At N.M Rothschild & Sons, Shane was Head of the Asian Consumer Products sector team and advised international and Asian clients such as Cadbury Schweppes, Associated British Foods, the Salim Group and Wipro Ltd on regional acquisitions.

Shane holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

Diederik de Boer

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Diederik supports the management in business development initiatives, training, coaching and mentoring senior managers and business expansion and extension projects as the company Director. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Miclyn Express Offshore Group between 2006 and June 2015.

Diederik has worked with the Group and its predecessor companies since 1991, when he was appointed the General Manager of CW Marine Services (Singapore) and Regional Director of SvitzerWijsmuller Group. From 1979 to 1990, he worked in the same industry for SMIT, in which his last position was as Marketing Manager for the Far East offshore vessel fleet.

With vast experience in the offshore oil & gas services domain, he has worked in various regions around the world, developed greenfield companies, participated in mergers, and has helped build Miclyn Express Offshore into one of the region’s leading offshore vessel service companies.

Diederik has a Bachelor’s degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in law and a MBA from the Graduate Institute of Management in Delft.

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