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Change in Boardroom


Date of change 01 Apr 2022
Age 59
Gender Male
Nationality Malaysia
Designation Chairman
Directorate Non Independent and Non Executive
Type of change Appointment


Major/Field of Study
Additional Information
Business Administration
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Electrical Engineering
Boston University, USA
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude)

Working experience and occupation
He retired as EVP & CEO, Downstream, PETRONAS on 1 January 2022 with more than 37 years of experience in integrated oil & gas industry. He was a member of PETRONAS Leadership Team with primary responsibility of leading, strategizing, driving performance and growth of PETRONAS Global Downstream Business. Downstream Business covers refining, manufacturing, trading, marketing and retailing of crude oil, petroleum products, lubricants and petrochemical.

Prior to being the EVP & CEO Downstream, he was the SVP, Corporate Strategy & Risk and the VP of Oil Business of PETRONAS. He had held various senior management positions within PETRONAS Group including, the CEO of ASEAN Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd, Senior General Manager (Retail Business) of PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad and General Manager of Gas Processing Plant (Complex B), Petronas Gas Berhad.

He was Chairman of PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad, (both listed on Bursa Malaysia), BASF PETRONAS Chemicals SB (JV with BASF), PRefchem Refining SB and PRefchem Petrochemicals SB (Both JV with Saudi Aramco), PETRONAS Marketing International SB, PETRONAS Lubricants International SB and ENGEN Limited. He was also board director of PETRONAS Carigali SB, PETRONAS International Corporation Limited (PICL) and Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical Complex (PRPC) SB.

At various capacity, he had been actively involved in the crafting and reviewing the PETRONAS Corporate Strategy in 1995, 2002 and 2008.  From 1999 to 2002, he was posted to ENGEN, South Africa, as the Head of Projects and Head of Strategy. He spent his first 10 formative years in various engineering and technical roles.

He had extensive experience in leading various initiatives within PETRONAS Group on work related to strategy, growth, transformation, innovation, HR, risk, agile enterprise, operational excellence, commercial excellence and supply chain excellence. Also experienced in leading mergers and acquisitions efforts.
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Announcement Info

Stock Name KPJ
Date Announced 31 Mar 2022
Category Change in Boardroom
Reference Number C03-31032022-00011