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KEY PERSONNEL

Chris Poheng

Chief Executive Officer

As group CEO, Chris Poheng is responsible for developing and driving the implementation of strategies to achieve Thunder Cranes’ business objectives and to realize its vision to be a global leader in lifting solutions. He has over 37 years of experience working internationally in the global energy sector, 31 of those years with Petronas Carigali where he held senior leadership roles and played a key part in the strategic development of the company. His accomplishments in Petronas include leading a Breakthrough Team to carry out business re-engineering of the Company in 1994; leading an Operations Readiness Team to a successful startup of the Baram Delta Gas Gathering Projects in 1993; and the startup of five fields in Sudan in 1999. In 2012 he joined PTTEP, the Thai National Oil Company, to lead the Operation Readiness Team to start up the development of a new Gas field in Myanmar. Chris holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from University College of Swansea, University of Wales, UK.

Jauhari Said

Director (Malaysia)

Prior to becoming Director of Thunder Cranes (Malaysia), Jauhari Said served as the General Manager cum CEO of Asian Supply Base Sdn Bhd from 1985 to 1999. During his tenure at ASB his vision and leadership were instrumental in the creation of a successful logistic supply base with integrated services for offshore O&G exploration and production. Jauhari began his career with the Malaysian Ministry of Finance, and was charged with monitoring the implementation of a number of Government approved projects in the Oil & Gas Industries for both Petronas and the Sabah Energy Corporation. These included Liquidified Natural Gas (MLNG1); Asean Bintulu Fertilizer; Kerteh Refinery Terengganu; Hot Briquette Iron Plant; Methanol Plant and Combine Cycle Power Plant.

Dinesh Arumugam

Vice President of Sales

Dinesh joined us as VP of Sales in 2018 and is responsible for business development and overseeing all global sales and marketing Initiatives. He began his career in 1998 with Petronas, in planning and engineering before moving to Smith International and working his way up from engineering and operations into Sales Management. His successful transition to Sales continued in 2010 with Schlumberger, as Sales and Operations Manager, where he developed business plans and strategies for multiple product lines and then in 2017 with Ulterra Drilling Technologies, where as the Area Manager and helped the company secure multiple contracts in South East Asia. He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering and an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School.

Tom Withers

General Manager (Thailand)

As the General Manager of Thunder Cranes Thailand, Tom is responsible for managing all aspects of the operational departments within the country. He has been with Thunder Cranes since the company commenced in 1995 in Malaysia, where he began his career as a crane operator, before leading crews as a superintendent and working his way up through the ranks. He has 25 years of offshore crane experience across the Gulf of Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, China, and Dubai, providing him with extensive knowledge and experience within the field.

Vincent Lo

General Manager (Malaysia)

Vincent Lo has over 38 years of experience the in Oil & Gas Industry. He joined our Malaysia Operating Company in 2018 as a General Manager, and is responsible for managing the operational departments within the country. Vincent began his career with Dowell Schlumberger as a Service Engineer on both land and offshore rigs. In 1993, he joined Sarku-Nowsco as an Area Manager overseeing Rig Cementing and Well Services operations. He continued in this field with BJ Services and then with Baker Hughes as Operations Manager in their Pressure pumping Division. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Curtin University of Technology.

Winnie Wong

Chief Financial Officer

Winnie has 20 years of experience in the field of Tax, Accounting and Audit. As group CFO since 2010, Winnie oversees the Account and Finance Department and she is responsible for the financial aspects of the Group including cost accounting, fund management, internal controls, compliance on tax and statutory requirements and maintaining the integrity of financial reporting of the Group. Winnie holds a Degree in Accounting & Finance and she is a Certified Practicing Accountant in Australia and a Chartered Accountant and GST Agent registered with the Ministry of Finance in Malaysia. She has completed a Harvard Business School and National University of Singapore & Chicago Booth Executive Programme in Finance.

David Withers

Special Projects

Under the Special Projects role David facilitates Operations, Business Development, and Sales for Thunder Cranes worldwide. David graduated with an Economics degree from the University of Georgia and has been in the business development field over the past 18 years. Since joining Thunder Cranes David has played a pivotal role in our company’s growth, both in Malaysia and abroad where he was responsible for setting up operations in Thailand and the UAE Dubai. Appointed as General Manager for Thunder Cranes Malaysia from 2014 to 2018, he spearheaded the implementation of ISO and helped develop an operation that continues to win praise from our clients.

Brain Ningkan

HSE Manager

With 20 years of HSE experience in various leadership positions, Brian is responsible for the overall development and effective implementation of the HSE Management System for Thunder Cranes worldwide. He started his career with the Shell in 1988 before joining Petronas in 1989. Within Petronas Brain held numerous assignments, both offshore and onshore, serving as Operations Supervisor, Production Analyst & Pipeline Engineer before joining the HSE fraternity. He holds a Master of Science degree in Emergency Response & Planning, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, a Graduate Certificate in International Management, and a Safety & Health Officer Certificate.

VISION

To Be A Global Leader In Lifting Solutions.

MISSION

To Deliver Innovative Lifting Products And Services To The Oil And Gas Industry Through A Dynamic Team Of Ethically Minded People.

CORE VALUES

  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Trustworthy
  • Accountability

ACCREDITATIONS

  • ISO 9001


MEMBERSHIPS

  • DROPS


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