Robin Laird qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG (Edinburgh) in 1988. He has over 30 years of international experience spanning UK, Norway, South America, USA, China and Singapore.
Robin Laird has gained broad based business experience in a variety of senior management roles (including Finance Director, Managing Director and Deputy CEO positions) in both private equity owned and internationally listed companies, primarily in the oil and gas sector.
Based in Singapore for the last 14 years with Prosafe SE, a Norwegian listed oil and gas service company, he has managed a business with global operations and has a strong appreciation of Board and Shareholder value perspectives. Notable achievements for Robin in recent years include having lead roles in a USD 1 Bn refinancing exercise, in performance of due diligence and the subsequent take-over of a major competitor, completed a legal and tax group structure review, successfully negotiated a USD 0.7 Bn joint venture with a Chinese state owned shipyard and implemented cost rationalisation and optimisation programmes.
Robin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Singapore Institute of Directors.