• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Tze San Koh


President China Natural Gas Business

Currently, Tze San is the President of Natural Gas Business and the vice-chairman of ExxonMobil (China) Investment Co. Ltd. She is responsible for ExxonMobil’s fast growing footprints in China including LNG business. She believes that the key success factors are to build and maintain credibility, and to be helpful while making a positive impact. She enjoys mentoring and networking. Tze San is a passionate Inclusion & Diversity advocate with the strong belief that diversity drives innovative solutions especially critical during this Energy Transition era.

Prior to this role, Tze San was the Global Head of Procurement for the Downstream and Chemical businesses in Houston, managing ~$20G annual spend with employees across >10 countries. After spending 11 years in North America, in late 2019, she assumed her current role and relocated to Beijing.

Tze San grew up and was educated in Singapore, she joined Esso Singapore (now ExxonMobil) in 1992 and has > 30 years of global, commercial and operations experience. She has served in various senior executive roles in the Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Public & Government Affairs at several locations in Singapore, Canada, US and China.

She was named as one of the top 50 most powerful women in oil and gas by the Diversity and Leadership conference and selected as part of the 2020 Global Female Influencer 275 list by the Women’s Energy Council. In 2022, she is recognized for her contributions and is one of the 3 finalists for Woman Empowerment Council Award in China. Tze San holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University and Bachelor’s degree from National University of Singapore. She has also attended multiple executive courses at INSEAD Business School, Columbia Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

She has been married to her husband, Wee Chew, for more than twenty years and they have two children – Peng and Voon. Tze San’s faith as a Christian helps her to be grounded with a strong foundation. Her loving family provides continuous support to her evolving schedule.

Sessions With Tze San Koh

Tuesday, 19 March