Senior Management Executives
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Vincent Siaw joined Mermaid in 2005 and during his last 11 years at Mermaid, he has performed various roles including Head of Legal, Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations, Enterprise Risk Management and Company Secretary. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and LL.B. (Hons.) from the Australian National University, M.B.A. in Oil and Gas Management from Curtin University's joint program with Aberdeen Business School and D.B.A. in Corporate Law and Governance from the University of South Australia.
Executive Vice President, Mermaid Subsea Services
Darren joined the Mermaid Group as the Indonesia Country Director for Seascape Surveys before being promoted to the role of Managing Director for this business unit. With over 20 years of relevant experience, Darren started his career as an engineer with the French diving company Comex, before running his own ROV company to decommission underwater nuclear facilities in the UK. He subsequently worked for Stolt Offshore in Paris putting together several of their West African EPIC tenders and continued with the company as the Consortium Interface Manager for the BP Angola Greater Plutonio SURF project. Darren later joined Comex Deep Sea Salvage as the Head of the Salvage department, a company established to recover deep-water cargoes from sunken shipwrecks, before spending a year in Australia working as the Operations Lead for the mining company Teck Cominco assisting them in their exploration for seafloor massive sulfide deposits offshore PNG and Tonga. In Southeast Asia, Darren worked for Hallin Marine as the Managing Director of their Indonesian business unit and later as the Commercial Director for the East Division, before joining Bibby Offshore as the MD for Asia-Pacific. Darren holds a Master of Science in Marine Technology (Subsea Engineering) and an MBA from the University of Warwick, and is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council UK.
Group Regional Director, Subsea Services, Western Hemisphere
Mr. Graham McKnockiter joined Mermaid as Asset Management Director before being promoted to Group Regional Director for Mermaid Subsea Services, overseeing its western region. He brings with him over 30 years of relevant experience in the marine, subsea and offshore industry. Prior to joining Mermaid, he held various several senior positions where he worked continuously in various Project, Operations, Business Development, and General Management roles worldwide. Graham is a marine engineer and holds a Bachelor of Technology Management in Marine Engineering.
Mr. Phiboon Buakhunngamcharoen was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 28 February 2017. During 11 years of experience with Mermaid, he started working as the Financial Controller in June 2005 where he was responsible for and oversaw the finance and accounting function for Mermaid's Drilling Business Division. In October 2013, he was promoted as Finance Director where he oversaw the Management Reporting function for Mermaid covering both Subsea and Drilling Business Divisions. In March 2016, he was appointed as Compliance and Internal Audit Director leading the internal audit team to audit and access internal control, operation efficiencies and compliance.
Phiboon began his career in Finance & Accounting Department at IBM Thailand in 1996 where he worked for 5 years. He had also worked with Bristol-Myers Squibb Thailand in 2000 as Business Analyst. Prior to joining Mermaid, he worked with Exel Thailand as Management Accounting Manager during 2003-2005. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (major in Accounting) from Yonok University in 1996 - (scholarship program) and a Masters of Business Administration (Major in Finance) from National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok in 2005.