Nam Cheong Limited, a global offshore marine player listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and Malaysia’s largest Offshore Support Vessel builder, have announced the appointment of Pradeep Kumar Datar as the Group’s Head of Business Development.
Pradeep Kumar Datar, who joined the Group in June 2014, is an oil and gas industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. His most recent appointment was Vice President, Offshore – Asia, at Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte. Ltd., where he oversaw Rolls-Royce’s offshore business in Asia and established strong relationships with key stakeholders. He served for more than 18 years in Rolls-Royce and its related entities. Prior to this, he was the General Manager (Sales) of Wartsila Diesel’s China and India operations respectively.
As Nam Cheong’s new Head of Business Development, Pradeep will oversee the development of Nam Cheong’s business relationships with customers and tap new opportunities across key markets.
Chief Executive Officer, Leong Seng Keat, said: “We are delighted to have Pradeep on board our team. Nam Cheong has progressed well to become a leading global offshore marine player. With the expected upswing in E&P activities in Malaysia, I am confident that Pradeep’s depth of his experience in the industry and wide network of contacts, will enable us to grow our business further.”