TheEdgeDaily: Shell Malaysia picks Malaysian as new chairman: 6 January 2006
Shell Malaysia’s vice president of Shell Global Marine, Saw Choo Boon will be appointed as chairman with effect from March 1, 2006.
He takes over from Datuk Jon Chadwick will be moving onto another senior Shell position within Asia. Chadwick will retain some key roles in Malaysia in a personal capacity until end May 2006.
As Shell Malaysia chairman, Saw will lead its business council in shaping the company for further growth in Malaysia and in maintaining and strengthening Shell's relationships with various stakeholders.
Saw will retain his current downstream responsibilities as well as serve as chairman on several boards of companies in which Shell holds an interest.
Saw is a graduate of University of Malaya and joined Shell in 1970 as a refinery technologist in Shell Refining Company (FOM) Bhd.
He then served in various capacities in manufacturing, supply, trading and planning in Malaysia, Singapore and the Netherlands.
In 1996, Saw was appointed managing director of Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and in 1998 assumed the position of managing director for oil products (downstream) Shell Malaysia.
In 1999, with the globalisation of the Shell Oil Products business, he was appointed vice-president of commercial business in the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2004 he became the president of Shell Oil Products East. Since last year he has managed Shell's Global Marine business.
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