Management Committee


BW Tankers CFO l Perry Van Echtelt

Perry van Echtelt
Chief Financial Officer

Mr Perry van Echtelt is the CFO of BW Tankers.

Mr Van Echtelt has 20 years of investment banking experience across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific. He joined Gilde Investment Management, a leading Dutch private equity firm in 1998, and MeesPierson corporate finance and capital markets (now ABN AMRO) in 2000. Before joining BW Tankers in 2017, he was ABN AMRO's Head of Transportation and Logistics - Asia Pacific and Middle East. He has been based in Singapore since early 2013.

He holds a Masters degree from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Billy Chiu

Billy Chiu
Acting Head of Technical

Mr Billy Chiu is the Acting Head of Technical of BW Tankers.

Mr Chiu has been with BW since 1985 and has more than 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. Mr Chiu is also Senior Vice President at BW Group where he oversees the Quality and Compliance unit, the Dry Cargo business segment, and Commercial teams. 

Mr Chiu was appointed as Director of Commercial and Operations in 2003 and later as SVP of Commercial (Tankers). From 2002 to 2003, Chiu was Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for operations, manning, fleet systems and purchasing. Mr Chiu also oversaw the Corporate Affairs and Compliance division of the company from 2011 to 2016. Before 2002, Mr Chiu held senior management positions within World-Wide Shipping Agency (Singapore) Pte Ltd, first as Manager, Commercial, between 1995 and 2000 and subsequently as Vice President, Commercial, between 2000 and 2002. From 1990 to 1995, Chiu was Manager, Commercial, in World-Wide Shipping’s Japan office.

Mr Chiu graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in management studies and economics. He holds director positions at the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited and was a director at the Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited from 2010 - 2014.