Board of Directors
RAYMOND KIM GOH
Chairman, Executive Committee
Mr. Raymond Goh is an industry veteran with close to two decades of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry. As Founder and Executive Chairman of the Swiber Group, Mr. Goh is the key figure in leading Swiber's overall business, operations and marketing activities globally. In his role, Mr. Goh sets the long-term growth strategy of the Swiber Group and spearheads growth initiatives to expand the Swiber Group's resources, develop new markets, and invest in new vessel designs and technology. He also serves as Chairman of the School Advisory Board for Westwood Primary School. Mr. Goh graduated from Murdoch University in Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree.
JOHN F. SWINDEN
CEO and Group President
Mr. John F. Swinden has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Swiber Holdings Ltd. since September 2, 2016. Mr. Swinden served as Chairman of Advisory Board - Business Development at Swiber Holdings Ltd. since joining in July 2011 until September 2, 2016. Mr. Swinden co-founded Cal Dive International (now known as Helix) and served in senior key positions at J. Ray McDermott, Oceaneering International Inc. and Horizon Offshore Contractors. He was also President and a co-founder of Maritime Offshore, a marine construction company. He served as Vice President of Business Development, Eastern Hemisphere at Cal Dive International Inc. since December 2007. He also served as Vice President, Commercial & Business Development Eastern Hemisphere of Cal Dive International Inc. since January 2008. He served as Vice President & General Manager of Southeast Asia for Horizon Offshore, Inc., responsible for setting up and running its regional headquarters in Singapore. He previously served as Vice President & General Manager for J Ray Mc Dermott, Offshore Pipelines International (OPI), and Oceaneering International. He has close to 40 years of leadership and industry experience. He has extensive worldwide experience in the offshore oil and gas marine construction industry, with special emphasis on Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South America. He was responsible for setting up a number of joint venture companies including TL Offshore. Mr. Swinden attended St. Mary's College in England and the British Naval Diving School.
President and CEO, Engineering
Mr. Jean Pers joined Swiber in 2002 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2005. Mr. Pers brings to Swiber over 35 illustrious years of engineering and operational experience in the offshore business. Prior to his career at Swiber, Mr. Pers was head of the Marine Department at IKL Indonesia and advisor to Voies Navigables de France and the Navigation Authority, which controls most of French navigable rivers and canals. Mr. Pers graduated from Ecole Nationale Ingenieurs in France in 1974 with a Diploma in Engineering. Mr. Pers has also been a member of CNEDIES, Centre National des Experts since 1988, an organisation that provides expertise to analyse the causes of industrial accidents.
OON THIAN SENG
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman, Nominating Committee
Mr. Oon Thian Seng is an advocate and solicitor, being one of the founding partners of Oon & Bazul LLP, Singapore and of T.S. Oon & Partners, Malaysia. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Swiber in 2006. Mr. Oon holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Warwick and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics. Mr. Oon was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991 and as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1993 and the High Court of Malaya in 2001.
CHIA FOOK ENG
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chia Fook Eng brings to Swiber more than four decades of management experience in the marine and the oil and gas industry. He comes from a strong marine engineering background and has worked at established engineering and construction companies in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. He was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on Swiber's Board of Directors in 2009. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Chia served as an Advisor to Swiber's Board of Directors on matters relating to the Group's business. Mr. Chia holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University and a Diploma in Management Studies from Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.