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Tan Ek Kia


Mr Tan Ek Kia sits on the Boards of SMRT Corporation Ltd and SMRT Trains Ltd.

Mr Tan is the Chairman of Star Energy Group Holdings Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries Star Energy Geothermal Pte Ltd and Star Energy Oil & Gas Pte Ltd. He is also a Director of Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd and Dialog Systems (Asia) Pte Ltd, and VP Commissioner of PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk.

Mr Tan is a veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas and petrochemicals business. Prior to his retirement in September 2006, he held senior positions in Shell, including that of Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Exploration and Production, Chairman of Shell North East Asia, and Vice President of Shell Chemicals Asia Pacific and Middle East. From April 2010 to February 2014, Mr Tan was a Director of City Spring Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd, and from February 2009 to May 2015, Chairman of City Gas Pte Ltd, Director of Keppel Corporation Limited from October 2010 to April 2021, Director of Transocean Ltd from May 2011 to February 2021, Director of Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd from May 2013 to September 2021 and Director/Chairman of KrisEnergy Ltd from January 2013 to August 2021. 

Mr Tan holds a First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council, a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK  and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Malaysia. Mr Tan has also attended a management development programme by the International Institute of Management Development, Lausanne. Mr Tan was awarded the Panglima Gemilang Bintang Kenyalang, and carries the title "Datuk", conferred by the State Government of Sarawak.