8 July, Singapore
About Aw Kah Peng
Ms Aw Kah Peng has been the Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore since January 2019. She drives energy transition in the country, in support of RDS’ ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. Concurrently, she is the Asia-Pacific focal for Chemicals Sustainability in Shell and plays an active role in the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
Kah Peng joined Shell in 2012 as the General Manager for Global Commercial Strategy. She moved to the Chemicals business in 2014, and was in a number of global and regional roles. In Chemicals, she delivered significant business value, leveraging her deep knowledge and experience in the industry, commercial acumen, passion for people and customers, and her drive for excellence.
Prior to joining Shell, Kah Peng had a successful 22-year career in the Singapore public service. She worked at the Economic Development Board across a range of industries and geographies in the US and Europe; before she was appointed as CEO of the Singapore Tourism Board. Throughout her career, she played a key role in a wide range of developments, such as Jurong Island, LNG terminal, Integrated Resorts and the F1 night race. She also sat on the boards of a number of companies (both private and not-for-profit), government agencies, as well as on the Advisory Board of the City of Rotterdam.
She is a Fellow of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a steering committee member of the Philip Yeo Initiative (for young entrepreneurs), also at NUS. She has been recognised for her work in public service and the arts. Outside work, Kah Peng loves running, spending time in the kitchen and is a strong supporter of the arts in Singapore. She remains a board member of the Singapore Repertory Theatre.