Yeo Kek Koon

Senior Principal Consultant, EQS Asia Pte Ltd

B. Eng. (Chem.) – University of Tokyo, Japan
MBA – University of Leicester, UK
DBA Candidate – University of Liverpool, UK

Mr. Yeo has more than 25 years of work experience in the capacity of, an environment protection regulatory officer, senior management of a Japanese chemical manufacturer and consultant in management systems and compliance.

In 1997, he established EQS Asia Pte Ltd, a leading company specialising in management systems including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, EHS laws updating and behaviour-based safety.  He has more than 17 years of professional experience and track records in training, consulting and auditing.

Mr Yeo has been conducting many accredited courses. To date, he has trained more than 500 lead auditors in EMS and OHSMS. Many of his trainees are now active lead auditors in certification bodies and management system consultants in the region. He is an approved trainer of lead auditor courses accredited by Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA). He is also MOM and WDA approved trainer and ACTA qualified trainer conducting many environmental, health and safety training.

In the auditing field, he was a technical expert for EMS accreditation of a certification bodies on behalf of Raad Voor Accreditatie (Dutch Board for Accreditation), a renowned international accreditation body. He was also an external lead auditor for a couple of leading international certification bodies including BSI, Certification International, BVC and TUV SUD PSB.

Mr. Yeo has been providing environmental, quality and safety management consultancy to assist many organisations in achieving certification awards in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines, China and India. His vast experience covers industries in refinery, petrochemical, chemical, electrical, electronics, construction, engineering, hotel, healthcare and education institutions etc.

From 1997 to 2000, he was nominated by PSB as an Expert and Trainer representing Singapore for the APEC HRD-International Quality Assurance System Workshops organised by APEC Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) and Human Resources Development- Business Development Network. He worked with experts of APEC economies in ISO 9001 and he delivered training and workshops in a number of APEC economies.

He is also a MOM accredited CultureSAFE consultant and a certified behavioural-based safety consultant by Behavioural Science Technology, a world leader in behavioural Safety. He assisted many clients to implement behaviour-based safety and build progressive workplace safety and health culture successfully.

With his background in enforcement of environmental legislation and vast consultancy experience in EHS consultancy in the region, he was selected as the editor of the EHS Legislation Handbooks published by Regional Institute of Environmental Technology, a joint initiative by European Union and Singapore. In 2007, EQS Technologies took over the business activities of RIET and he continued to provide updating of Singapore and Malaysia EHS laws to more than 1000 subscribers.