Mr Koh Ban Heng started his career in the oil industry when he joined Mobil Oil Singapore in 1972. He joined Singapore Petroleum Co Ltd (SPC) in March 1974 and held several key positions in the company before being appointed CEO in August 2003. He retired as CEO on 30 June 2011 and subsequently served as Senior Advisor from 1 July 2011 till 31 December 2014, a total of almost 41 years of service in SPC.
Mr Koh's experience spans refining operations and planning, marketing, distribution and terminalling, supply and trading, oil and gas exploration and production including development and establishment of new businesses. He was instrumental in SPC's acquisition of the refinery assets and service station retail network from BP Singapore in 2004. Under his leadership, SPC grew from strength to strength to become a strong integrated oil and gas company in the Asia-Pacific region.
Currently, Mr Koh is an independent director of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, as well as SGX-listed Linc Energy Ltd and Tipco Asphalt PLC, a listed company in Thailand. He is also a director of Chung Cheng High School Ltd and sits on the management committees of Chung Cheng High School (Main), Chung Cheng High School (Yishun), Nanyang Junior College and Pei Chun Public School.
In addition, Mr Koh is Chairman of the ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) National Committee of Singapore, as appointed by Keppel Corporation, a member of ASCOPE. He also serves as Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Dialog Group of Malaysia.
Mr Koh received his secondary and high school education from Chung Cheng High School. He has a bachelor's degree in applied chemistry and post-graduate diploma in business administration, both from the University of Singapore.