Shell Companies in Singapore has announced the appointment of Aw Kah Peng as chairman from 1 January 2019.
Kah Peng, currently general manager for the Chemicals Intermediates business in the Asia Pacific, succeeds Goh Swee Chen, who will retire from Shell at the end of January.
Kah Peng joined Shell in 2012 as the general manager for Global Commercial Strategy. Prior to joining Shell, Kah Peng had a successful career in the Singapore public service, in both the Economic Development Board and as CEO of the Singapore Tourism Board.
Following her initial Shell role in Global Commercial, Kah Peng moved to the Chemicals business as the global general manager for Ethylene Oxide & Glycols, prior to being appointed to her current role in 2017. In Chemicals, Kah Peng has delivered significant business value leveraging her deep knowledge and experience in the industry, commercial acumen, passion for people, strong relationship skills, and her drive for excellence. She has helped put the Chemicals business in Asia on a strong foundation for success and growth.
Outside of work, Kah Peng is active in the arts, loves running and hiking, and mentoring young people.
Swee Chen joined Shell in 2003 as the chief information officer for Shell Oil Products East, having previously worked with Procter & Gamble in the U.S.A. and IBM in Australia. She was appointed to her current role as country chairman of Singapore in 2014 and took on additional accountabilities as vice president for City Solutions in 2017.
Swee Chen has worked to establish Shell as an employer of choice and partner in Singapore. During her years at the helm, Shell was conferred the first Honorary Partner in Progress award by the Singapore government for its longstanding contribution to Singapore’s economic growth and continued interest in social and community development. Shell Singapore also hosted the first Make the Future in Asia, a Shell festival of innovation and ideas. Swee Chen will continue to be active in public service and contributing on the boards that she serves.