Alum Leads $1.25B Project

At just 32, Lim Yeow Keong (ChemE 9T7) found himself with a US$1 billion (S$1.25 billion) mega-project on his hands.

Fresh from a two-year stint in a supporting role as commercial director of United Arab Emirates’ Fujairah Independent Water and Power Plant, he was charged with being the lead developer of a similar facility in Salalah in Oman.

The Sembcorp Industries scholar, now 37, did not hesitate.

“I was surprised. I don’t think many companies would entrust a project this size to someone so young. But I was raring to go,” said Mr Lim, who became the general manager of Sembcorp Salalah Power and Water Company.

This year, he was made chief executive officer of the newly listed company. Click herefor the full story.