Sameer Khan, Principal – Asia
Sameer is a senior finance and general management professional with experience at board level who has worked in the UK, Pakistan, Middle East and Singapore.
The majority of his career was based at the Drydocks World in Dubai, which became one of the world’s largest ship repair facilities. Over a period of 28 years he progressed from chief accountant to one of three Group Executive Directors and the Group Chief Financial Officer. His responsibilities covered the financials, legal, human resources, information systems and public relations and during that period he achieved phenomenal growth both in employees and revenues. He managed the acquisition of two listed companies in Singapore valued at $US 2.2 billion, enabling Drydocks World to diversify into ship-building and shipping and spent two years in Singapore overseeing the integration of the Dubai and Singapore operations.
Between 2008 and 2011, he was a non-executive Director of Beng Kuan Marine, a Singapore listed company.
In addition to his current assignments, he is the Independent Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Rex International Holdings a SGX listed company and the treasurer and independent Director of Aidha, a lower income group educational charity.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, a Certified Management Consultant (UK), and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.