Pieter van Stein- Managing Director

Pieter has a Master of Science degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, with specialization in Marketing and Strategy. Since starting with Smit in 1995, now part of the Boskalis Group, Pieter developed his management skills around the world while satisfying his curiosity. Of his 21-year maritime career so far, only 4 years were in Rotterdam and 17 years abroad in Houston, Caracas, Puerto La Cruz, Mexico City, Dubai, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and now Singapore. Besides offshore support vessel and diving services to the oil & gas industry, most of his career was in harbour and terminal towage. Pieter’s previous position was Executive Director of the towage start-up SMIT Brasil, starting from scratch in 2006, developing the business to 25 tugs and 250 staff and crew in 2013, when he left for Singapore to take up the position as Managing Director of Keppel Smit Towage. Pieter and his Venezuelan wife have two young sons with whom they speak Spanish. In addition he speaks English, Portuguese, and Dutch. In addition to spending time with his family Pieter likes running, travelling, music, reading, and he is a fanatic football coach and follower.

Ben Chew- Senior Advisor

A veteran with more than 40 years in the marine industry. Ben started off as a sailor for four years before returning to shore to provide his operational experience in companies such as Keppel Shipyard. He was one of the pioneer who spurred Keppel Smit Towage from just a humble beginning of 4 tugs in the 1991, to a large fleet of 74 tugs, and 1 barge. From operations to General Manager and Director level, Ben marketed Keppel Smit Towage in the Asia Pacific regional. Ben is currently semi-retired as Keppel Smit Towage’s senior advisor. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling around the world and spending quality time with his family.

Jerry Wong- General Manager-Singapore

Jerry has 12 years of sea-going deck officer experience and obtained the highest Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) for Class 1 Master Mariner before pursuing shore career. On shore, he has over 20 years of marketing experience with companies such as Smit International and Sembcorp Logistics before joining Ben in Keppel Smit Towage. With his dedication and perseverance to the company, Jerry rose up to the rank of General Manager, heading the Singapore office with 28 tugs. Jerry has an eye for aesthetics and a taste for finer things in life. He is also a food connoisseur and enjoy exploring new food hunts.

Matthew Wong –General Manager- Regional

Armed with his Engineering Degree from National University of Singapore and his interest in commercial, Matthew started his marine-related career as a marketing officer in a shipyard. He then moved on to Smit offshore and salvage in 2001 before transferring to Smit Terminal department. His consistent performance and his people skills were recognized when he was promoted to the General Manager (Regional) of Keppel Smit Towage. His regional portfolio includes China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Matthew enjoys traveling and meeting new people. Watching sports and taking care of his aquarium are the few relaxing activities which he does.