Alice was first appointed as Director of a subsidiary of the Company on 29 September 2012. Currently, she also sits on the board of several subsidiaries of Coastal Group. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce - double major from Curtin University, Perth in 2005 and is a member of the Certified Practising Accountants, Australia and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She joined Coastal as Accounts & Finance Executive in 2006. Currently, she is the Head of Commercial and Legal division of the Group. Her working experience includes the field of finance, auditing and tax.
Jason was first appointed as Director of a subsidiary of the Company on 29 September 2012. Currently, he also sits on the board of several subsidiaries of Coastal Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce – major in Accounting from University of Western Australia, Perth in 2004. He joined Coastal in 2005 as Operations cum Safety Supervisor. Currently, he is the Head of Marketing and Commercial division of the Group. He has gained extensive experience in marketing of the Group’s vessels throughout his years in Coastal.
Lau Joo Ting
Mr Lau was first appointed as Director of a subsidiary of the Company on 20 January 2015. Currently, he also sits on the board of several subsidiaries of Coastal Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2000. He joined Coastal in 2006 as a Civil Engineer. He is also a key person in Marketing division of the Group. His working experience includes the field of civil engineering and also marketing of vessels.
Kong Wei Kiat
Mr Kong joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer cum Group Accountant on 1 April 2012. He started his career as an Audit Assistant with KPMG Sandakan on 16 July 1996. Prior to joining the Company, he was heading KPMG Tawau Audit & Assurance Department. He has over 15 years of experience in audit and assurance services with KPMG. He is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Currently, he is overseeing the financial management function and financial reporting function of the Group.
Brant Wang ChengBo
Brant graduated with Bachelor of Engineering from Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute in 1990, and obtained a Master of Science from National University of Singapore in 1999. He has more than 28 years of working experience in the offshore and marine industry. His experience ranges from design house, shipyard, classification society to ship owner as a naval architect and/or project manager. Some of his notable projects are - Self Elevating Drilling or Product Units (Jack Ups), Column Stabilized Drilling Units (semi-submersible drilling units), FPSO/FSO, FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit), FSLU (Floating Storage and Liquefication Unit), Accommodation Barges, Offshore Supports Vessels, Barges, etc..
Lim Wei Liang
Mr Lim heads the Company’s Technical Team which provides project management and technical expertise on vessel construction, vessel maintenance & operation, new business ventures and asset acquisition for the group. Mr Lim has over 15 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry in both private and public sectors. He started his career as the Head of Department with expertise in marine diesel engine overhauls in a public company. He also dealt with related business development and quality Improvement projects for the department. He proceeded further with his career as a General Manager for an oil and gas company. During his career, he was actively involved in all oil and gas related asset acquisition, engineering and technical supporting projects for vessels such as FPSO, semi-submersibles, jack-ups and OSVs.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor in Marine Engineering (1st Class Hon.) and a Master of Philosophy (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne of UK.
Kanan joined the company in February 2013 and she has an overall 14 years’ experience encompassing shipping, oil and gas and banking industry. Currently, as General Counsel, she manages the entire legal function of the Group’s business with special expertise in advisory in commercial transaction, commercial contracts, JVs, project management, legal policies, dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration, risk management and working alongside key senior management and heads of department. Prior to joining Coastal, Kanan was Legal Advisor to Standard Chartered Bank.
Kanan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics, Bachelor of Law and a Master’s degree.
Vanessa’s responsibilities include managing the marketing and commercial activities of the Company. She is the primary point of contact for sale and purchase (S&P) and chartering of OSVs. She is also involved in exploring business development opportunities in new markets. In addition, she supports the Management in developing and executing the Company’s short to long term strategies. Prior to joining the Company in 2015, she was also in the offshore and marine industry. Her portfolio then includes heading Commercial and Operational teams to oversee a fleet of more than 20 tugs and barges as well as S&P for various vessel types.
Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Economics from Singapore Management University.