Caring for our communities

Caring for our communities

Keppel is committed to uplift communities wherever it operates . With volunteerism as a key thrust of the group’s community engagement programmes, August has been designated Keppel Community Month. During this month, Keppelites rally behind good causes that make a positive impact on people in need and the environment.

Changes in leadership

After more than 26 years of service, Mr Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land, will be leaving the Company on 31 December 2017 to pursue other interests. Mr Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation, who is concurrently Chairman of Keppel Land, will assume the role of Executive Chairman of Keppel Land with effect from 1 January 2018. The Company is currently evaluating possible candidates to assume the role of CEO of Keppel Land.

Contribution to Shanghai’s development

Contribution to Shanghai’s development

Mr Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land, was conferred the prestigious Shanghai Magnolia Award by Mr Zhang Xiaosong, Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Shanghai Municipal Government, at the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel on 6 September 2017. The award was presented by the Shanghai Municipal Government in recognition of foreigners for their outstanding contribution to Shanghai’s economic and social development, as well as its foreign relations.

Deepening ties

On 18 August 2017, Mr Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land, accompanied by Mr Ben Lee, President of Keppel Land China as well as other senior management of the Company, called on Mr Zhao Yongfeng, District Chief of Shanghai’s Hongkou District. During the meeting, Mr Ang shared Keppel Land’s future plans for SOHO Hongkou, a premium office and retail mixed-use development recently acquired by Keppel and a co-investor.

Bolstering emergency preparedness

Bolstering emergency preparedness

Armed attackers stormed into the lobby of Bugis Junction Towers on 11 June 2017 and forced their way into tenanted premises. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) was alerted to the situation and reacted swiftly to handle the attackers while officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived to render assistance to casualties.