XS Koo is the Managing Director of Operations Excellence at Vena Energy, as well as a Global Infrastructure Partner (GIP) Operating Principal, and he leads the operational improvement processes, focusing on procurement and operations and maintenance (O&M).
XS comes in with 29 years of hands on experience in industrial and commercial business development, operations and leadership in Asia Pacific. He held multiple leadership roles, in plant and operations excellences, with Seagate Technology, Broadway Industrial Group, and General Electric (Plastics) including Six Sigma Master Black Belt, before progressing into overall business leadership roles in York International (subsequently merged with Johnson Controls), and subsequently Terex Corporation AWP, across Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Vena Energy, XS was COO and Management Board for Asia Pacific region for Norma Group, a MDAX listed, global market leader in engineered joint technology solutions. XS was instrumental in substantially expanding the operations and footprint in Asia Pacific to sustainably grow the business in Asia Pacific.
XS holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from National University of Singapore, and an MBA degree in International Business from University of Dubuque, Iowa. He recently also completed the Excellence in General Management course at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany.