Keppel Corp independent director Tony Chew to retire

SINGAPORE - Keppel Corporation announced on Monday that non-executive and independent director, Tony Chew, will retire from the group's board of directors on May 1.

Mr Chew will concurrently cease to be chairman of the nominating committee and member of the audit committee.

He will be succeeded by Tan Puay Chiang as chairman of the nominating committee on the same day.

Meanwhile, Till Vestring, who joined the board on Feb 16, will be appointed as member of the nominating committee and the remuneration committee, also with effect from May 1.

Said Keppel chairman, Dr Lee Boon Yang, "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Tony for his contributions during his 13 years of distinguished service. The Keppel Group has benefited from his extensive business experience, wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit."

"Tony was lead independent director from 2006 to 2009 and has been chairman of the nominating committee since 2009. As chairman of the nominating committee, Tony was instrumental in overseeing the top leadership succession of the Group in recent years. That the leadership transition process was achieved smoothly is a clear testimony to Mr Chew's capability and commitment to Keppel's interests."