Our Key Executives

Mr. Law Chwan Yaw

Group Financial Controller
Penguin International Limited

Mr. Law was appointed Group Financial Controller in November 2008. He is responsible for the Group’s finance, accounting and risk management functions. Mr. Law joined the Penguin Group as an Accountant in May 2001 and was later promoted to Group Accountant in August 2006, and then Group Finance Manager in July 2008, before being appointed to his current position.

Mr. Law is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1996 with a Bachelor of Accounting Honours degree.

Mr. Stephen Phuah Kah Seong

General Manager, Group Commercial
Penguin International Limited

Mr. Phuah joined the Penguin Group in November 2016 as General Manager of Group Commercial. He is responsible for the Group’s sales, marketing and contracting functions, including shipbuilding and repair, chartering and sale & purchase.

Mr. Phuah possesses more than 30 years of experience in offshore commercial roles spanning shipbuilding and chartering. Prior to joining the Penguin Group, Mr. Phuah held senior commercial positions at global marine and offshore companies.

Mr. Phuah graduated from Nanyang Technological Institute in 1987 with an Honours Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering.

Mr. Chan Ying Kwok

Deputy General Manager
Penguin Shipyard International Pte Ltd

Mr. Chan joined the Penguin Group in October 2016 as Deputy General Manager of Penguin Shipyard International Pte Ltd.

Mr. Chan possesses more than 30 years of experience in the shipping and shipbuilding industries. Prior to joining the Penguin Group, Mr. Chan has held senior managerial and lead positions in local and overseas companies, performing a variety of roles including vessel design, newbuilding, operations and maintenance.

Mr. Chan is a Chartered Marine Engineer of the Engineering Council, UK, and a qualified Quality Assurance Engineer. He holds a UK First Class Honours Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Marine Technology, specialising in Marine Engineering, and a local Post-Graduate Diploma in Defence Science and Technology.

Mr. Ricky Choo Geok Tong

General Manager
PT Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia

Mr. Choo was appointed General Manager of the Group’s Batam shipyard, PT Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia, in March 2011.

Mr. Choo, who was the yard’s Deputy General Manager from June 2009, now oversees all shipbuilding, repair and conversion activities in Batam.

He possesses more than 30 years of hands-on working experience in shipbuilding and repair, including close to 10 years working at a major shipyard in Batam.

During the course of his work, Mr. Choo has managed the construction of a variety of vessels, including anchor handlers, crewboats, crude oil tankers, chemical tankers and landing craft.

Mr. Philip Chan Ban Eng

Deputy General Manager
PT Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia

Mr. Chan was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Group’s Batam shipyard, PT Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia, in November 2013.

With close to four decades of shipbuilding experience, Mr. Chan is responsible for all production activities in Batam, including production planning, project management and quality control.

Prior to joining the Penguin Group, Mr. Chan had worked as a Production Manager at a Singapore-based aluminium shipyard for close to two decades.

Mr. Chan holds a Diploma in Business Efficiency and Productivity in Production Management from Singapore’s NPB Institute for Productivity Training, as well as an Advanced Craft Certificate in Shipbuilding from City and Guilds of London Institute.

Mr. Ho Kai Kay

Human Resource Manager
Penguin International Limited

Mr. Ho joined the Penguin Group in August 2008 as Human Resource Manager. He is responsible for all aspects of the Group’s Human Resource activities, including policy formulation, employee communication, discipline, recruitment and personnel development. Mr. Ho also oversees safety and security at the Group’s shipyards.

Prior to joining the Penguin Group, Mr. Ho served as Human Resource and Administration Manager at an international property development group in Singapore for 15 years.

Mr. Ho possesses a background in naval operations and holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Singapore Institute of Management and a Diploma in Administrative Management from the Institute of Administrative Management.