Koh Boon Hwee has been elected chairman of the Agilent Technologies’ board, said the company in a statement. Mr. Hwee, who has been a member of Agilent’s board since 2003, replaces James Cullen, who served as chairman since 2005, and will continue as a director.

Mr. Hwee started his career in 1977 at Hewlett-Packard and rose to become its managing director in Singapore. From 1991 to 2000, he was executive chairman of the Wuthelam Group. Mr Koh was also the chairman of the Singapore Telecom, Singapore Airlines, and DBS Bank.

Mr Koh received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, and his MBA from Harvard.

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