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Day 2 - Friday, 28 June 2024 @ Sipadan Hall 1, Level 4

Day 1 - Thursday, 27 June 2024 @ Sipadan Hall 1, Level 4

Melvyn Lim
Mohd Johan A
Dr.-Ing Tommy
Abdul Qavi

Guest of Honour- OPENING ceremony

The Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Masidi Manjun

Minister of Finance, Sabah

Datuk Ir. Bacho Pilong

Senior Vice President, Malaysia Petroleum Management, PETRONAS

Keynote Address 1: Outlook & Projection for Sabah: Oil & Gas, Technology and Energy Transition towards NetZero

Datuk Ir. Bacho Pilong, currently the Senior Vice President of Malaysia Petroleum Management
(MPM), previously served as the Senior Vice President of Project Delivery & Technology at PETRONAS. With a distinguished career in leadership roles globally and in Malaysia, he has held positions such as President of Joint Operating Companies in Sudan and South Sudan, Senior Vice President of Malaysia Assets and Vice President of International Assets, Upstream Business, PETRONAS. Among his notable achievements is leading the industry-driven collaboration Cost Reduction Alliance (CORAL) 2.0, recognized by the World Economic Forum for enhancing Upstream Malaysia's cost competitiveness. During his tenure as VP of International Assets, Datuk Ir. Bacho led the portfolio high grading initiative which included key divestments in selected countries. Datuk Ir. Bacho also successfully secured a production sharing contract extension for the Greater Pioneer Operating Company (GPOC) in South Sudan and restored production after five (5) years of shutdown during a challenging crisis period.


In his previous role at PD&T, he has been instrumental in driving innovation and technology, including the Race2Decarbonise hackathon to limit GHG emissions to 49.5 million tonnes CO2e by 2024, accelerating clean energy technology development, and transforming digital architecture with cloud migration, 5G deployment, and AI adoption.

With more than three decades of experience, his leadership influence extends beyond PETRONAS, fostering cross-collaboration within and outside of the industry and strengthening relationships with government agencies in the region. Passionate about talent development, Datuk Ir. Bacho also actively drives digital upskilling for youths through PETRONAS BeDigital Bootcamps and collaborates with over 25 institutions of higher learning globally to inspire innovation.

Academic/Professional Qualifications:
1. Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Cockrell School of Engineering. University of Texas,
Austin, USA
2. Senior Management Development Program. INSEAD. Singapore
3. Advanced Management Program. AMP 65. The Wnarton School, University of Pennsylvania


Other key positions currently held within PETRONAS:
• Chairman, PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd.
• Chairman,PETRONAS Technical Services Sdn. Bhd.
• Chairman, Institute of Technology PETRONAS Sdn. Bhd.
• Director, UTP FutureTech Sdn. Bhd.
• Board of Trustees, Dana Asy-Syakirin
• Board of Trustees, Petroleum Research Fund

Other key positions previously held within PETRONAS:
• VP Malaysia Assets, Upstream
• VP International Assets, Upstream
• Senior General Manager, Petroleum Operations Management, Malaysia Petroleum
Management, Upstream
• Head, Special Projects, Corporate Strategic Planning
• President, Sudd Petroleum Operating Company (SPOC)
• President, White Nile Petroleum Operating Company (WNPOC)
• General Manager, Exploration & Production Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company
• General Manager, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd., Sarawak Operation


Siti Sulaiman

Country Chair and Senior Vice President Upstream Malaysia, Shell Malaysia

Keynote Address 2: Decarbonising Energy Systems - Opportunities & Challenges

Siti Sulaiman is the first female Country Chair and SVP Integrated Gas & Upstream for Shell Malaysia.


Siti started her journey with Shell as a Shell scholar. She graduated from Imperial College in London with a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering and started her career as an Operation Engineer in Shell Malaysia Upstream in 1994.


In the early days of her career, Siti took on roles in Development, Planning, Commercial and Strategy, both overseas and in Malaysia. In 2011, she was appointed as the first female Malaysian Asset Manager and Director of Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited, responsible for Shell’s upstream oil and gas operations in Sabah.


Since then, she’s taken on ever-growing strategic and technical portfolios, with her most recent stint as Vice President Technical Asset Operations, where she oversaw a large global technical organisation that supports assets and operating units across the Shell Group.


She is married with three daughters, loves to cook and spends her free time outdoors, hiking and walking.


Ts Syed Saggaf Syed Ahmad

President, Malaysian Oil, Gas & Energy Services Council

Special Address 1: Transforming OGSE to capitalise on opportunities arising from energy transition

Ts Syed Saggaf bin Syed Ahmad is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Shapadu Oil and Gas

Division, leading and managing the Group’s interest in Oil, Gas and Energy industry for both upstream and downstream services segments including management of group’s marine assets. He is also the Executive Director for one of the Oil and Gas division’s subsidiary, Shapadu CR Asia Sdn Bhd focusing on downstream maintenance and turnaround works.


He got his early education in English College, Johor Bahru and Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar, Johor. Subsequently, he graduated from Universiti Tenaga Nasional in 2002 with Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.  Upon graduation, he started his career as Mechanical Piping Engineer with Haven Engineering and continued his career with stints at Ramunia Fabricators Sdn Bhd in 2004 and Coral Intoil Sdn Bhd in 2008.


Syed Saggaf has been with Shapadu Group since 2010 where he started as Project Manager. In his time with Shapadu, he was promoted to Senior Project Manager, General Manager, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, before eventually becomes the Chief Executive Officer in January 2017.  He now has approximately 20 years experience in the industry, managing major contracts from key clients with an approximate worth of RM 2 billion.


He is the current President of Malaysian Oil, Gas & Energy Services Council (MOGSC) where he plays an important role in engagements with industry stakeholders and players with the objective of creating a sustainable energy ecosystem in Malaysia.


Other than these, he is also the Ambassador of UNITEN Alumni, Vice President of Alumni Sains Muar Association, Board Member of Koperasi Tenaga Petroliam Malaysia and Board Member of Study For Industrial Doctorate Program, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.


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Datuk  Harris Haji Annuar Tan

President, Sabah Oil & Gas Service Council

Special Address 2: Sabah OGSE Sector in positioning & accelerating Sabah as catalyst for National Energy Aspiration

Datuk Hj. Harris Hj. Annuar Tan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. United States. He is conferred a Chartered Fellow (FClLT) by Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport (UK). In 2015, he received an award under the Outstanding Category by The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (BIMP-EAGA). He was also awarded as Tokoh Pembangunan Labuan in 2017.

His most notable achievement is the transformation and expansion of Asian Supply Base (A58), a company owned by the State Government of Sabah where he served for 25 years. Thus, contributing to the growth of social economic development in Labuan through the Oil and Gas activities. He has an extensive experience in the logistics and SCM for the oil and gas industry particularly in the exploration, development and production activities. 

Transforming ASB from a shallow water facility to an ultra-deep-water integrated supply base supporting the deep-water exploration. With his vision, vast experienced and strategic expansion plans, he has brought A58 to greater heights by being recognised as a world class integrated offshore supply base by foreign oil majors. 

He is also instrumental in moving ASB globally in countries like Europe, Australia; Turkmenistan, India and most part of Asia-Pacific in which he has pioneered the following projects:

  • Upgrading of Nhava Supply Base in Mumbai, India.

  • Proposal on a supply base development to the Turkmenistan Government.

  • Study on setting up a supply base in Timor-Leste.

  • Joint working team on an in Amsterdam.


During his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of ASB, He also served for various Government Owned Companies and its subsidiaries under Yayasan Sabah and the State Government of Sabah.

  • Director, Sabah Oil and Gas Development Corporation. (SOGDC)

  • Director, Sabah Oil and Gas industrial Park (SOGIP)

  • Chairman, Yayasan Sabah Shipping Sdn. Bhd.

  • Chairman, ASB Maritime Sdn. Bhd.

  • Chairman, Petrosab Sdn. Bhd.

  • Director, Petrosabah Sdn. Bhd.

  • Director, Kimanis Power Plant Sdn. Bhd.


Datuk Harris is also currently elected as the President for Sabah Oil and Gas Service Council (SOGSC).  He is instrumental in assisting to develop the Sabahan local content in his capacity as the President for SOGSC. 

Datuk Adzmir Abd Rahman

Chief Executive Officer, Sabah Energy Corporation

Special Address 3: Energizing Progress: For Efficient & Sustainable Energy Futures

Datuk Adzmir Abd. Rahman is an accomplished professional with a distinguished career in the energy industry. Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Sabah Energy Corporation (SEC), he has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise in various strategic roles within the organization.


Datuk Adzmir was a scholar of the Sabah State government and an alumnus of the University of Portsmouth, England, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons). Complementing his technical expertise, he also holds a Master’s in Business Administration, further enriching his strategic leadership capabilities.


Before joining SEC, he started his career in 1998 as an Assistant Mill Manager at Sawit Kinabalu Berhad, showcasing his early commitment to excellence. In 2000, he joined an independent power producer (IPP) as an Operation Engineer, further honing his expertise in the energy sector.


His journey with SEC began in 2003 when he joined as a Planning Engineer. Over the years, he rapidly progressed through the ranks, showcasing his exceptional skills and knowledge. In 2009, he assumed the position of Technical Services Manager, where he played a pivotal role in developing Malaysia’s first Virtual Pipeline System in KKIP Sabah.


Recognizing his outstanding contributions, Datuk Adzmir was promoted to Head of Business Development and Gas Trading in 2013. During this tenure, he was a key member behind the development of the first LNG facilities outside Bintulu in Sabah, solidifying SEC’s position in the industry. In 2019, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer, where he spearheaded the company’s renewable drive, leading the development of SEC Large Scale Solar.


His exceptional leadership and business acumen led to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of SEC in September 2022. In this prestigious role, he continues to steer the organization towards new heights of success, overseeing key initiatives, expanding the natural gas business, and acquiring strategic assets from Petronas in Sabah.


Beyond his role at SEC, he also serves as a director at various prominent companies, including Asian Supply Base Sdn Bhd, Sepangar Chemical Industry Sdn Bhd, Sabah Air Aviation Sdn Bhd, Ranhill Sabah Energy Sdn Bhd, and SEC Gas Sdn Bhd. The latter, a subsidiary of SEC, operates LNG facilities in KKIP.


With his exceptional track record, deep industry knowledge, and relentless commitment to excellence, Datuk Adzmir continues to drive Sabah Energy Corporation towards innovation, growth, and sustainable success in the energy sector.

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Nurhidayah Idrus

Principal Assistant Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Economy, Malaysia

Speaker for Paper 1: National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR) accelerates energy transition and change the way energy is generated to improve climate resilience

Ms Nurhidayah is currently the Principal Assistant Director in Energy Division, Ministry of Economy. She has been serving the Malaysian Government as an Administrative and Diplomatic Service Officer for 18 years. At the beginning of her tenure at the government, she was Assistant Secretary for Finance Division, Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2006. She was posted to the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department as an Assistant Director in the Human Capital Development Section and subsequently promoted as the Principal Assistant Director in the Development Budget Section.
She earned her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of  Accounting (Hons), from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Master of Public Policy from Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).

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Mustafa Akbar Reza

Senior Vice President and Head of Operations, Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation

Panel speaker for Plenary Session 1: Rise of Malaysia OGSE ecosystem in evolving low carbon landscape - The Challenges  & Opportunities

Mustafa Akbar Reza is Senior Vice President and Head of Operations at Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), where he is primarily tasked with overseeing the implementation of the National OGSE Industry Blueprint 2021-2030.


Before joining MPRC, he served as Head, Planning and Development at Johor Petroleum Development Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) masterplan in Johor.  With a career spanning over 20 years, Mustafa has developed capabilities in oil & gas project management, risk-based maintenance, and operation.


Mustafa graduated with a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University and an MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the Queen’s University of Belfast.


Mohd Johan Ariff Bin Mohd Supian

Senior General Manager (Sabah), PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

Panel speaker for Plenary Session 1: Rise of Malaysia OGSE ecosystem in evolving low carbon landscape - The Challenges  & Opportunities

• Steering the overall Sabah region with respect to the whole cycle of production from exploration to the abandonment of oil and gas. • With career spanning over 23 years, he held various technical, managerial and leadership roles encompassing a broad range of functions in technical services, engineering, production operations & maintenance in both domestic and international operations. Prior to this appointment, he was the Country Head for PETRONAS Carigali Brunei Limited.. Career experiences: • Production Manager in Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC) from 2014-2016 • Head of Production in Petronas Carigali Sdn.Bhd (PCSB) Peninsular Malysia Asset (PMA) from 2016-2018 • Executive Assistant to Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Upstream, PETRONAS from 2018-2021 • Managing Director / CEO and Board Member of E&P Operations & Maintenance Sdn Bhd (EPOMS) from 2021-2022 • Country Head in PETRONAS Carigali Brunei Limited from 2022-2023


Ts Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha Syed Ibrahim

Chief Executive Officer, MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd

Panel speaker for Plenary Session 1: Rise of Malaysia OGSE ecosystem in evolving low carbon landscape - The Challenges  & Opportunities

Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha received her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEng (Hons)) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Nottingham University, England.

She started her career as an Instrument Engineer at Sime Engineering Sdn Bhd in 1990 before moving to the discipline of Project Management with MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd in 1995. Her experience includes Project Engineering to Project Manager of various types of Oil & Gas contracts while serving other positions in the company – Head of Department of Project Management and General Manager of Project Management Services, before holding her current position as Chief Executive Officer of MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd.

In her 33 years in the oil & gas industry, she has been involved in projects ranging from Conceptual, FEED, Detailed Design, Fabrication/Construction, Hook-up and Commissioning, EPCC and EPCIC projects locally in Malaysia as well as internationally.

She has served actively on the Malaysian Oil, Gas & Energy Services Council (MOGSC) for over 10 years, served as an elected Executive Committee for the 2010/2012 term, Vice President for 2 terms, 2012/2014 and 2014/2016 and as President for 3 terms, 2016/2018, 2018/2020 and 2020/2022. She is now the Advisor of MOGSC for the 2022/2024 term.

In 2019, she was appointed by the Malaysian Oil & Gas Engineering Council (MOGEC) as one of their Executive Councils for 2019/2021 and was elected Vice President for 2 terms, 2021/2023 and 2023/2025. She is also a Council Member for the Malaysian Consortium of Mid-Tier Companies (MCMTC).

In 2017, she was listed by Amazons Watch Magazine/Center for Economic Development and Leadership (CEDL) as one of the Top 50 Women Energy Leaders in Developing Economies (Asia/Africa).

In 2022, she was appointed as the Cluster Head (Engineering & Energy) at the Center for Women Advancement and Leadership (CWAL), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) for the year 2022/2024.

In the same year, she was also appointed as the Chairman of the Women Technologist Chapter for the year 2022/2024, under the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), which is responsible for enhancing the dignity and prominence of Technologists and Technicians among women in Malaysia.

For her contribution and dedication to the development of women in technology, Ts. Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha was recently recognized with the inaugural MBOT Woman Leadership Award 2023 at the auspicious MBOT Entice 2023

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Ts. Faiz Latip

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Semarak Training

Master of Ceremony & Panel speaker for Plenary Session 1: Rise of Malaysia OGSE ecosystem in evolving low carbon landscape - The Challenges  & Opportunities

Ts. Faiz Latip is the Founder & CEO of Semarak Training, pioneer of Malaysia’s integrated
professional training provider to Energy industry. The organisation is a PETRONAS licensed

company and HRD Corp registered training provider which presently provides over 150 in-
demand coursesin the key areas of Oil & Gas, Energy Transition, Metering & Allocation, Digital

Transformation, Risk Management and Business.

He was elected and currently serving as the Chairman of Competency & Training Working
Group (CTWG) of The Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC) for term 2021/2022. In 2018, he represented MOGSC to launch OGLearn - The Malaysia's 1st Oil & Gas Training Portal to improve the training search process and empower Malaysian training businesses.

Faiz is a former Wireline Services Field Engineer with Baker Hughes and he has completed the
intensive 6-month engineering training in Dubai, U.A.E. He acquired field experience in
PETRONAS's Exploration & Production project at Sabah's offshore.

Graduated with Bachelor Degree of Petroleum Engineering from Universiti Teknologi
Malaysia (UTM), he has also served as the President of Society of Petroleum Engineers UTM
Student Chapter and led it to win the global recognition and award by Society of Petroleum
Engineers (SPE) International; 2013 Outstanding Student Chapter (only 7 recipients in the
world) and 2013 Gold Standard Award.

He is a HRD Corp certified trainer, a registered Professional Technologist (Ts.) with Malaysia
Board of Technologist (MBOT) and a member of Energy Institute (EI), Society of Petroleum
Engineers (SPE) and Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC).

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 Zamir Rashid

Managing Director, INNOVEAM Sdn Bhd

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 2: Digital Technologies & Transformation - Leap towards ESG Practices

Muhammad Zamir Abd Rashid, is the Founder and Managing Director of Innoveam Sdn. Bhd.

•Zamir has a BEng. Mech Eng from UMIST, Manchester, an MSc Thermal Power & Fluids Engineering, from UMIST, Manchester, and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

•Zamir has a total of 20 years of working experience related to simulation, technical design, consultancy services, digital transformation, and management

•With Innoveam, Zamir has been actively promoting the use of digital technologies, particularly 3D simulation, visualisation, Extended Reality technology, and Artificial Intelligence, as part of business process optimisation in various industries.

•Innoveam is a Malaysia Digital company, part of the TMOne 5G Sphere ecosystem, part of the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Centre of 9 Pillars ecosystem, and a recognised digital solutions contractor for PETRONAS.

•Zamir is passionate about digital technologies and how it can change the way businesses and professionals work for the better


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Dr.-Ing. Tommy Halim

Sensor and Transformer Automation Specialist, Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, Germany

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 2: Digital Technologies & Transformation - Leap towards ESG Practices

Dr. Tommy Halim is an experienced engineer with over 18 years of experience in sensor technologies, automation, and research and development. As Senior Regional Manager for Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH (MR), he currently drives business growth in the critical Asia Pacific area. His track record includes accomplishments in managing and extending major portfolios such as MSENSE® and MLOG®, directing and inspiring engineering teams, spearheading the development of novel sensor solutions, and smoothly bridging the gap between technology and commercialization.

Dr. Halim's technical prowess lies in his deep understanding of sensor technology, particularly magnetic field sensors and Delta-Sigma modulators. His extensive experience in analog circuit design, low-power systems, and signal processing further cements his technical acumen. Beyond technical expertise, Dr. Halim is a skilled researcher, project manager, and technical writer, making him a well-rounded professional.

Academically, Dr. Halim holds a Ph.D. in Information and Communications Engineering from City
University London, a Master of Science degree in the same field from the University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the Institute Technology of Sepuluh Nopember.

An active contributor to the scientific community, Dr. Halim has published in prestigious conferences and journals, even receiving the "Best Paper Award" at Sensing Technology (ICST) 2011. He holds a pending patent for an analog-digital converter and shares his expertise with the next generation as a guest lecturer at Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen.

In essence, Dr. Tommy Halim is a highly motivated and results-oriented professional with a unique blend of technical expertise, business acumen, and leadership skills. He is a valuable asset to Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH (MR), particularly in expanding their presence and success in the Asia Pacific market.

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Ts Shaharuddin Hamid Mustapha 

Senior General Manager , Technology Digital Solutions, Project Delivery & Technology, PETRONAS 

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 2:  Digital Technologies & Transformation - Leap towards ESG Practices

Shaharuddin Hamid is the Senior General Manager ofTechnology Digital Solutions where he is task to orchestrateand shape technology and digital solutions across PETRONASto drive sustainable business delivery,value realization,enhanced customer experience.He is responsible forinnovation and Intellectual Property(IP)management,andadvocating collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders,industry and academia.

With over 20 years of experience,he held various technology-related positions across PETRONAS and the automotive industry.Shaharuddin has a background in Mechanical Engineering fromthe University of Dundee,Scotland and is a ProfessionalTechnologist registered with Malaysia Board of Technologists.


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Deric Kong Wai Chen

General Manager, Jaringan Semangat Sdn Bhd

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 2:  Digital Technologies & Transformation - Leap towards ESG Practices

Kong Wai Cheng (Deric Kong) stands as an entrepreneurial force and industrial leader,

renowned for his innovative initiative ves and transformative contributions to the inventory

management sector. With a career spanning over two decades, Deric has consistently

demonstrated an unwavering commitment to driving efficiency, fostering innovation, and

revolutionizing focusing on digitalization.

Academically, he holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business Management (Hons)

from La Trobe University, Melbourne, earned between 1999 and 2004. This academic

grounding equipped him with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities

of the global business landscape with confidence and proficiency.

Formerly the Business Development Manager at Sempurna Engineering & Trading and a SME

Corporate Loan Officer at Standard Chartered Bank, Deric's journey embodies a fusion of

entrepreneurial spirit and corporate acumen. In 2018, he embarked on his most ambitious

venture yet, founding Jaringan Semangat Sdn Bhd (JSSB) a pioneering company specializing in

revolutionizing inventory management through Digital Inventory Management System (DIMS)

which encompass on reverse engineering, digital inventory and production. DIMS not only

optimizes inventory management but also contributes to green energy initiatives through

additive manufacturing.

JSSB have secured a significant project and contract through its innovative approach through

DIMS. This forward-thinking solution not only streamlined processes but also appealed to

clients seeking sustainable practices. With DIMS, JSSB not only optimized inventory but also

fostered local producti on through additive manufacturing techniques, reducing reliance on

overseas suppliers and minimizing carbon footprint associated with transportation.

Under Deric's leadership, JSSB has emerged as a beacon of innovation, specializing in cutting

edge technologies like additive manufacturing and virtual storage data warehousing, Deric has

propelled JSSB to the forefront of the industry, offering comprehensive solutions for inventory

optimization across various sectors

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Ts Amir Hisham Albakri 

Director of Sales & Business Development , Kemuncak Lanai Sdn Bhd 

Moderator for Plenary Session 2:  Digital Technologies & Transformation - Leap towards ESG Practices

Ts. Amir Hisham Albakri or in short, AHA has been around the Oil & Gas industry close to 2 decades with experience in multiple companies, from start-up to large corporations. He is avid technology enthusiast, particular in digitalisation. Interestingly, one of his pet projects in the past was a biodiesel plant development hence he has been exposed to the renewable energy business much earlier in the 2000s. During his time in Indonesia, he has followed the geothermal industry closely as part the larger community in Indonesia Geothermal Association of which he is an Associate Member.

In the ESG space, he is a keen advocate from his role in MOGSC together with MPRC developing the National OGSE Sustainability Plan and internally in Kemuncak Lanai, where he is the Director of Sales & Business Development; has been the stalwart of the first ESG Report that the company has produced. 

In this session, he aims to dissect the panelists' opinion and call to action towards ESG, utilising future-proof technologies as part of the transformational landscape of the industry.

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Professor Madya Datuk Ts. Dr. Ramzah Dambul

Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Sabah

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 3:  Positioning Sabah as attractive landscape for low carbon economy (low-carbon, hydrogen economy - electrification)

Datuk Dr. Ramzah Dambul has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) (IDS) effective 1st March 2022. He leads the autonomous research organisation with the primary mission to assist the government in meeting the needs and aspirations of the people through research and analysis on development issues. Datuk Dr.Ramzah has extensive experience within the academic and research sector, serving Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) for 26 years in various academic and managerial positions, including his  appointment as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) since 2019. In 2016 hserved as the Deputy Secretary General of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTEC), coordinating STI-related sectors, and matters concerning bilateral and multilateral international cooperation related to aspects of STI.

Dr. Ramzah is an alumnus of University of East Anglia, United Kingdom where he obtained his Doctorate in Atmospheric Science. He holds a master’s in physical Geography from National University of Malaysia and Bachelor of Science in the same field from University of Malaya.

In addition to writing academic works in the form of books and articles for high-impact
international journal publications; he also writes non-academic articles, literary criticism, and creative writing especially for the poetry genre. He has three academic books published by the university; three poetry collection books published by ITBM and a general book published in conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair (PBAKL) 2017 by an indie publisher (Studio Anai-Anai) titled "Bukan Hajj Travelog di Bumi Anbia".

Datuk Dr Ramzah is a former National Education Advisory Council and currently Chairman of the Sabah Bumiputera Economic Cluster (KEB) 2024 and Member of the Bumiputera Economic Council 2024, Member of the National Unity Advisory Council (MPPN), External Advisor to Program Sarjana Muda Sains Citra, Pusat Pengajian Citra Universiti, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, member of Sabah Logistic Council 2024, and Ahli Jawatankuasa Majlis Bahasa dan Sastera Pelbagai Kaum.

On October 7, 2022, in conjunction with the celebration of Sabah Ethnic Day 2.0, he was
ordained as the Tokoh Etnik Sabah. He has also received several awards in the field of research, oratory, and writing, among which is the recipient of the Chevening Fellowship from the British Council and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2008. He is also the recipient of the Fellowship Award from the University of King Abdul Aziz, Saudi Arabia for the year 2012-2016.


Adlan B Ahmad

Head, Business Development and Commercial, Hydrogen, Gentari

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 3:  Positioning Sabah as attractive landscape for low carbon economy (low-carbon, hydrogen economy - electrification)

Adlan B Ahmad was appointed as the Head of Business Development and commercial of
Hydrogen, Gentari in November2022, from his previous position of Head of
Hydrogen Business ,PETRONAS·

Adlan spent the first16 years of his career in PETRONAS as an engineer and corporate
planner, and the next 14 years in various start up companies in the government and private

Prior to his appointment in the Hydrogen Business, he was the Head of Strategic Alliance
PETRONAS·  Before joining PETRONAS, Adlan was the CEO of Superior Energy Service(KL)
Sdn Bhd (SESKL) in well intervention.

Leading up to the SESKL post, Adlan was the Executive Vice President of Investments for
Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AlM) ,a new government agency to spearhead wealth creation through Innovation.   
Adlan was also the Chief Operating Office for lskandar Investment Berhad,a khazanah subsidiary that was responsible for the development of the Iskandar Development Region.  

He holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science Degree in
Natural Gas Engineering fromTexas A&M University at Kingsville ,and he was a scholar of

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Khairulanwar Zakaria

Secretary General, Malaysian Gas Association

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 3: Positioning Sabah as attractive landscape for low carbon economy (low-carbon, hydrogen economy - electrification)

Khairulanwar Zakaria joined the Malaysian Gas Association (MGA) as the Secretary General in September 2023. MGA is the nation’s lead advocate for the natural gas industry, playing a prominent role in promoting engagement, discourse and dialogue with key stakeholders to develop a vibrant and sustainable gas industry, fuel Malaysia's socio-economic growth and ensure pragmatic energy transition towards a low carbon economy.


Prior to joining MGA, Khairulanwar Zakaria (KZ) served PETRONAS for 32 years since 1991 upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree from City University, London, United Kingdom. With a career spanning over three decades in the oil and gas industry, KZ has worked internationally and accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in gas related activities and business. In the early to mid-nineties, he was involved in supporting the development of the integrated petroleum complexes in Kerteh and Gebeng which entailed the development of Gas Processing Plants, various petrochemical plants as well as the supporting infrastructures and facilities.


He worked at the company’s Corporate Planning Division in 1997 and was involved in the development of strategic business plans, performance monitoring and resolving corporate issues. In 1999, he was seconded to the Malaysian Prime Minister Department’s Economic Planning Unit (EPU) as PETRONAS representative; his key roles during the three-yearstint at EPU were assisting the Government in formulating and executing energy-related policies, managing and handling Parliamentary questions as well as representing PETRONAS during selected Government meetings.


In 2002, he pursued a one-year Executive Master of Business Administration Program (MBA Energy) under PETRONAS’ Scholarship in HEC Montreal, Canada. Upon completing his MBA in 2003, he was involved in the company wide Corporate Strategy Study/Integrated Transition Program (CSS/ITP). His main role was formulating and executing PETRONAS’ expansion strategy in gas related activities.


He undertook the business development role for Gas Business in 2004 and was involved in numerous commercial activities. He was handpicked to join the IGU Gas Market Integration Working Group and was a speaker at the World Gas Conference 2009 (Buenos Aires). A charter member of Page | 2


In 2009, he was promoted to the position of General Manager, Business Development. Among notable achievements during his tenure as the Head of Business Development were concluding Gas Sales Agreements (GSAs) in Singapore, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, formulating Gas assets in Canada.


He assumed the position of General Manager of Fleet Management in 2012. His main roles were managing the operation of 23 LNG ships serving PETRONAS Group of companies’ requirements, overseeing the safety aspect of LNG cargo delivery operation, providing advice on technical and marine operation (related to LNG ships) as well as determining the LNG shipping capacity requirement for PETRONAS Group of companies. In 2013, he was involved in the conclusion of Ship Building Contract for 4 new LNG ships.


He was appointed as the Head of LNG Marketing Korea, China and Taiwan in May 2015. His areas of responsibilities involve all types of LNG sales (spot and term); where he concluded numerous LNG supply deals (more than 8 mtpa), contract repackaging and price review exercises in those countries. He led a few “breakthrough” initiatives in LNG contracts and operations such as China Truck Market Price Index, AECO Index, Ship To Ship (STS) LNG transfer, LNG ISO Tanks deliveries and multiple discharge port deliveries

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Abdul Qavi Mohammed

Associate Partner, McKinsey

Moderator for Plenary Session 3:  Positioning Sabah as attractive landscape for low carbon economy (low-carbon, hydrogen economy - electrification)

Abdul Qavi is an associate partner and one of the energy leaders with the global consulting firm McKinsey and Company, Kuala Lumpur.

He brings over 18 years of global experience, including a decade at Shell in leadership positions. As Senior Petroleum Engineer and Front End development Manager, he delivered production targets in Qatar, Iraq, Kazakhstan etc. In his role as strategic advisor in Head Quarters, he influenced growth oppportunities with in Shell’s extensive Global portfolio.


With Mckinsey, he advises IOC, NOC, EPCs and technology developers on growth strategies, energy transition, operating models and ecosystem shaping. He has advised clients on hydrogen, CCS  and electrification opportunities in Malaysia and the region.


Juliana Johari

Head, Business Process Management, Centre of Excellence, PETRONAS

Speaker for Paper 2:  Connecting Business Process Mining and Human Capability Improvement

Juliana Johari, or well known as JJ has been in PETRONAS for 14 years, experienced in Risk Management, Operating Performance Improvement and Process Excellence. JJ is instrumental in the establishment of PETRONAS BPM COE in 2018, with the best global recognition and achievement thus far that include being the finalist for Best Achievement in BPM Program by BTOES (World Business Transformation & Operational Awards 2024), held in Florida, USA.

JJ has been leading PETRONAS BPM COE since 2018 and contributions include standardizing BPM implementations groupwide, integrating BPM to other impactful initiatives across the group. Her expertise has also been recognized at international level: Been voted as one of 8 world Women Leader in BPM (2021) and invited as speaker at various international BPM forums.


Fern Raja Harris

Chief Technology Officer, EXS Synergy Sdn Bhd

Speaker for Paper 3:  Empowering Sabah with Sustainable Energy

Fern Raja Harris is the Chief Technology Officer of EXS Synergy, bringing over two decades of extensive expertise in the oil and gas sector. Her illustrious career began after she graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with Honours from the University of Warwick. Fern's professional journey includes significant roles at KBR (UK) Ltd and SBM Offshore in Malaysia, where she honed her skills in electrical engineering, technology innovation, and project management.


Fern's career is marked by a specialized focus on explosion-protection (Ex) compliance. As a Technical Director and SIRIM-certified Ex Responsible Person, she ensures EXS Synergy's team upholds technical excellence. This dedication has contributed to the company’s recognition as the world's first IECEx Certified Service Facility under IECEx 03-4.


Currently, Fern is spearheading EXS Synergy’s pioneering flare-to-power solution, with the first installation in Malaysia projected for the first quarter of 2025. This innovative approach aims to empower Sabah with sustainable energy solutions by converting flare gas to power, thus achieving zero-routine flaring targets to reduce methane emissions while addressing the region's power shortages.


Beyond her technical acumen, Fern is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the energy sector. As the Chairperson for MOGSC's Women in Energy, Oil and Gas (WeGO), she actively promotes the empowerment of youth and women. She leverages her extensive alumni and professional networks to inspire and drive change within the industry. Fern Raja Harris exemplifies leadership and innovation, continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the oil and gas sector while advocating for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Day 2- Friday, 28 June 2024 @Sipadan Hall 1, Level 4

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Datuk Harun Ismail, JP

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Sabah Oil & Gas Development Corporation (SOGDC)

Keynote Speaker

Datuk Harun bin Hj Ismail, JP is currently the Managing Director cum Chief Executive Officer of Sabah Oil and Gas Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

Datuk Harun was the former Chief Executive Officer of Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. for 13 years (2010 – 2022). And currently holds a directorship in the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) also known as Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP).

Datuk Harun had also held several directorships including:

  1. Sazma Air Aviation (Chairman/BOD Member) (March 2015 – September 2017 / July 2021 – December 2022)

  2. Asian Supply Base Sdn. Bhd. (July 1996 – September 2022)

  3. Ranhill Powertron Sdn. Bhd. (August 2008 – September 2022)

  4. Kinabalu North Shipyard & Maratime Sdn Bhd  (May 2008 - September 2022)

  5. Sepanggar Chemical Industry Sdn Bhd (May 2008 – September 2022)

  6. Sabah Air Aviation Sdn Bhd (March 2015 – September 2017)

Datuk Harun Ismail was also a committee member of the Federation of Sabah Industries (FSI) as Deputy President, Malaysian Gas Association (Communication & Media Committee), Sabah Skill & Technology Centre (Management Council), Jawatankuasa Perancangan, Pelaksanaan Pembekalan Elektrik dan Tariff (JPPPET, Sabah) and Joint Working Committee (JWC) Petronas – Sabah State Government.

He is a Graduate Member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia and the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. He graduated from University of Malaya in 1983 studying Bachelor (Hons) Civil Engineering. In 1972-1974 Datuk Harun Ismail studied in SMK Nasiruddin Shah, Terengganu (Form 1 – Form 3) and from 1975 – 1976 in Sekolah Alam Shah Cheras, KL (Form 4 – Form 5).

Datuk Harun was awarded Ahli Darjah Kinabalu (ADK) in 2003, Ahli Setia Darjah Kinabalu (ASDK) in 2000, Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) in 2010, Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK) in 2017 and Justice of Peace in 2020.

Datuk Harun was born on 31st December 1959 at Pitas.

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Datuk Joseph Podtung

Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 4:  Human Capital Development: How to respond to changes & transformation coming from emerging trends?

Datuk Joseph Podtung began his journey with PETRONAS when he joined
PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) in 1990 as a Petroleum Engineer and has
accumulated more than 34 years of domestic and international experience in the oil and
gas industry. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum Engineering (Hons)
from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is the member of University Technology
PETRONAS (UTP) Research Advisory Council since 2022 and an Industry Advisory
Panel (IAP) member for Oil and Gas, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaysia Sabah
from 2019 to 2022.

Datuk Joseph is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Malaysia Thailand Joint
Authority (MTJA) since 1st January 2022. In his current role, he is responsible in
formulating and implementing strategies for petroleum exploration and development
activities in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) to create optimum
commercial value that would provide mutual and equal benefits to the Government of
Malaysia and the Government of Kingdom of Thailand. Prior to his current appointment,
he was the Head of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for PETRONAS Upstream
Business from 2018 to 2021, where he demonstrated strong drive to bring about
organisational improvement through change in HSE culture, as well as being
instrumental in leading Pandemic Preparedness Response Team (PPRT) during the
Covid-19 pandemic.

His significant contributions include the successful implementation of oil and gas
development mega projects for Upstream and Downstream during his tenure as
Chairman of PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan and Head of Sabah Operations from 2010
to 2013.

He had served five years in South Sudan as the President of Dar Petroleum Operating
Company (DPOC) from 2013 to 2016 and later President of Sudd Petroleum Operating
Company (SPOC) from 2016 to 2018, where he successfully gained and maintained the
trust between PETRONAS and the Ministry of Petroleum, among other stakeholders.
During his tenure in South Sudan, he was the driving force behind the successful
resumption of oil production in 2013 for Block 3 & 7 of South Sudan's Operations. He
was instrumental in the successful South Sudan asset turnaround, despite the underlying
civil war, turmoil, and low oil price environment in 2016 to ensure South Sudan business
continuity. He was also a key speaker for the Inaugural South Sudan Oil and Power
Conference organised by Africa Oil & Power in 2017.

He had also served at PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar Operations, Petroleum
Management Unit (now Malaysia Petroleum Management, PETRONAS) and led the
Peninsular Malaysia Asset (PMA) and Sabah Asset (SBA). He also served as a Board
of Director for Exploration & Production Operations & Maintenance (EPOMS), a wholly
owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd in 2012

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Dato' Paduka Ts. Udani bin Dato' Seri Mohamed Daud

Group Executive Chairman, MaxEnergy Group

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 4:  Human Capital Development: How to respond to changes & transformation coming from emerging trends?

Dato' udani has been in the Oil & Gas industry close to 40 years,since he started as a Junior Field Engineer for Schlumberger Wireline & Testing in 1984.  During his 15 years with Schlumberger, he held various field, marketing and management positions in Asia, the Middle East and the North Sea.  He then spent the next 5 years heading and developing the OPI Group a Malaysian NDT specialist provider to the Oil & Gas industry.  Since 2005 he has been developing and managing his own business interests.

He is a professional Technologist under MBOT, the Malaysia Board of Technologists and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) in addition to being a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and sits on the Advisory Committee to the Sabah Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (SOGCE).

Today he is the Executive Chairman and primary shareholder of the MaxEnergy Group, a Malaysian group of SME companies providing various products and services to the Oil & Gas industry focusing on specialist services and technologies for asset integrity, prodction improvement and offshore brown field solutions.

Dato' Udani is also Advisor to the Bayam Group and also holds directorships in several other Oil & Gas service companies involved in well construction.

Dato' Udani was conferred the DJMK royal award by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Kelantan in March 2007.

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Ir. Dr. Lim Eu Shawn

Chief Global Solutions Officer, Aerodyne Group

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 4:  Human Capital Development: How to respond to changes & transformation coming from emerging trends?

Shawn is currently the Chief Global Solutions Officer at Aerodyne Group overseeing the division that takes care of the technology business across the 45 countries that Aerodyne operates in. He oversees the strategic technology development, commercialization and group-wide product management associated with strengthening Aerodyne’s position as a unique 360DT3 multinational.


He has previously led the Consultancy and Project Delivery portfolio at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS where he grew UTP to be one of the largest university-based consulting outfit in Malaysia in the area of deep tech and specialist engineering.


Shawn also comes from a background of technopreneurship and is also the technology founder of an engineering deep tech outfit, specializing in digital twins of critical public and energy infrastructure.


Dr Shawn has a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and subsequently his Doctorate in Civil Engineering focusing on structural health monitoring. He is also a Professional Engineer in Malaysia as well as a Chartered Engineer from the Energy Institute in the UK.


Wong Kim Mun

General Manager, Sabah Deepwater, Shell Malaysia

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 4:  Human Capital Development: How to respond to changes & transformation coming from emerging trends?

Currently General Manager of Sabah Deepwater, Shell Malaysia Upstream, Wong is a technical professional with over 20 years’ experience in Asset Management and Well Engineering, spanning the full spectrum of wells delivery.


His extensive career has taken him as far as Gulf of Mexico and honed his skills in major project delivery, operational and technical lead roles, and talent management, having led teams of various sizes across multiple time zones.


Wong is happily married with two daughters and revels in poodle walking.


Ian Lim

General Manager, Growth ConocoPhillips Malaysia

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 4:  Human Capital Development: How to respond to changes & transformation coming from emerging trends?

Ian has professional experience of over 26 years in the oil and gas industry. He currently holds the position of General Manager Growth ConocoPhillips Malaysia where he is responsible for framing and progressing commercial opportunities. His career began in Shell in Miri as a Mechanical Engineer. Over the years, he has held numerous roles in production operations, front end engineering, business transformation and project management in Malaysia, USA, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom. He is passionate about the oil and gas industry’s role in driving economic progress and firmly believes in the crucial role of industry professionals in supporting the ongoing energy transition. 

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Nazliyah Md Ali

Sector Head, Industry Partnership,, TalentCorp Malaysia

Moderator for Plenary Session 4:  Human Capital Development: How to respond to changes & transformation coming from emerging trends?

Nazliyah primarily oversees the Oil, Gas and Energy (OGE), Global
Business Services (GBS) and Communications, Content and Infrastructure
CCI (Telco, ICT, Media) in TalentCorp ’s Industry Partnership department.
She has established profound relations with key players, large
organisations, and leading associations of the OGE, GBS and CCI sector to
drive collaborations for talent development.

With over 14 years of client management, business development and sales
experience in property development, advertising and banking, Nazliyah
started out in TalentCorp in 2012 working on the Malaysian professional
and student diaspora programmes, before transferring to Industry
Partnership where she continues to engage employers, focusing on
addressing mismatches between the talent market supply and demand.

Prior to TalentCorp, Nazliyah was a Client Management Manager at a
public relations agency where she managed prominent corporate accounts
in several sectors. Nazliyah holds an Honours Degree in Business
Administration (Marketing) from Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Samuel Low

Head of Consulting, APAC, Rystad Energy, Singapore

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 5 by SPE KLS: Just Energy Transition - Rhythm of Transformation

Samuel Low is Head of Consulting, APAC based in Rystad Energy's Singapore office.  he has worked for more than 13 years within the energy sector, focusing primarily on strategy, commercial development, financing, transaction support and operations.  Prior to Rystad Energy, Samuel worked at Woodfibre LNG, BP and Schlumberger Business Consulting in various roles in South East Asia, Australia and North America.  He holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London.


Aminuddin Said

Director Sales & Marketing, SLB East Asia

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 5 by SPE KLS: Just Energy Transition - Rhythm of Transformation

Aminudin Said is the Director Sales & Marketing of SLB East Asia based in Kuala Lumpur, where he oversees SLB's business in East Asia that covers 7 countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Amin has over 30 nyears of experience in SLB.  Prior to this role, Amin was working in Bucharest Romania as the Commercial Strategy lead for SLB Eastern Hemisphere Commercial Centre, leading strategic initiatives and prioritising  the optimisation of SLB Sales Operation and growth.  He started his career in SLB (formerly known as Schlumberger) as a Wireline Field Engineer and, Amin spent the first 10 years of his career in the field before moving on to technical and operations management roles and then into various business developemnt and sales leadership roles in Asia, Middle East and Europe.

Amin earled his Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of Tasmania, Australia in 1990.


Norizah Othman

General Manager, Projects, Shell Malaysia

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 5 by SPE KLS: Just Energy Transition - Rhythm of Transformation

Norizah is the General Manager - Malaysia Projects, and is accountable for managing safe, competitive and efficient delivery of all projects in the Shell Malaysia Upstream business.

She started her career in Shell after completing a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Kentucky. She has extensive experience in upstream oil and gas with coverage from front end engineering to platform start up, working on project execution and non-operated venture predominantly with Shell. Through her career, she had the opportunity to work in integrated development for projects in Malaysia, Middle East and Russia.


Norizah is also active in Shell in championing gender equality and equity; and is currently the President of Shell Women Action Network (SWAN) in Shell Malaysia.


A proud Sabahan, Norizah is happily married and the mother of two young men. 


Low Kok Wee

Head of Sabah Petroleum Development, PTTEP

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 5 by SPE KLS: Just Energy Transition - Rhythm of Transformation

Low Kok Wee has over 18 years of experience in the oil and gas upstream industry. He has a proven track record of success in field development projects and reservoir management, contributes technical expertise and leadership skills to every project and integrates technical knowledge with business objectives, coupled with a dedication to innovation and leveraging cutting-edge technologies, in maximizing reservoir performance and hydrocarbon recovery to increase the value of assets and projects.


Key Skills:

- Extensive experience in oil and gas field development projects, including greenfield, brownfield redevelopment, and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) initiatives

- Proficient in reservoir management and optimization techniques, with a focus on maximizing hydrocarbon recovery and optimizing production efficiency

- Skilled in leading cross-functional teams and ensuring seamless coordination for successful project execution



Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering, University of Technology Malaysia (2001-2006)


Highly skilled and experienced petroleum engineer with a proven track record of success in the oil and gas industry. With his extensive experience in field development projects, reservoir management, and optimization, he is well-equipped to tackle the most complex challenges and deliver optimal results.

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Hazwan Hairollah

Secretary, Society of Petroleum Engineers - Kuala Lumpur Section

Moderator for Plenary Session 5 by SPE KLS: Just Energy Transition - Rhythm of Transformation

Hazwan had a humble beginning and started his career as a Management Trainee with Scomi. He then worked offshore for a couple of years as a Drilling Fluids Engineer and later progressed from a technical role in O&G Service Company to a management and sales role in Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Company.


Currently, he is the Country Sales Manager – SEA for Voith Turbo, where he leads new business and aftermarket sales activities for turbomachinery equipment primarily in the Mining & Metals, Power and Oil & Gas markets across SEA Region.


Hazwan graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Strathclyde Business School. Since 2017, Hazwan has been an active committee member in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Kuala Lumpur Section. He has served on various portfolios from YP Chairperson, Program Chairperson and is currently the Secretary for SPE KL Section for 2023/24 terms.


He is also active in the SPE International and sits on SPE Young Member Engagement Committee (YMEC), The Next Wave Committee for Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Asia and Young Member Activities Committee for International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC). Hazwan believes that an organization can only succeed with a Growth Mindset. He strives to constantly push boundaries, aiming for excellence in every organization he is a part of.


"Leadership is not about being in charge. It's about taking care of those in your charge." - Simon Sinek.

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Prof Ir. Dr Rosalam Sabartly

 Deputy Vice Chancelor (Research & Innovation),  University Malaysia Sabah 

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 6: Circular Economy: Future Growth Area for Sabah towards NetZero?

Dr Rosalam Hj Sarbatly is a professor at Universiti Malaysia Sabah and a son of Hj 
Sarbatly bin Taib and Hajjah Sa’adah Binti Tahir from Kg. Pilajau Baru, Beaufort, Sabah. In 
2020, he was awarded the Top Research Scientist of Malaysia 2020 by the Academy Sains 
Malaysia for his expertise in driving "Nanofiber, Membranes and the Environment". He 
won the Sustainable Award 2021 by Institutional of Chemical Engineer (IChemE) Malaysia 
and was selected as the finalist of the Global Sustainability Award by IChemE in 2021 for 
his project of Membrane Distillation and Osmotic Membrane Distillation for water and 
energy production. He is also the recipient of an outstanding researcher award in 
Chemical Engineering during VISTA 2021 (7th Venus International Science and Technology 

He holds a PhD in Membrane Technology from the University of Bath, UK, a master's 
degree in Environmental Engineering and a first degree in Chemical & Process 
Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is a Professional Engineer with a 
Certificate of Practice, a Member of the Central Committee of the Malaysian Membrane 
Association, an Associate Member of IchemE and an Editorial Member, Journal of 
Membrane Science International. He has been lecturing at UMS for 25 years since 1997 
and has worked in the industry for almost five years.

Dr Rosalam specialises in membrane and nanofiber (NF) for clean water and wastewater 
treatment and various other applications. He has actively involved in NF technology 
through collaborations with Zetta Ltd Japan and Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2012. 
His latest popular book is Hikmah-unfolding mysteries of the universe, Signs, Science, 
Stories published by Partridge Singapore. His academic textbook is Membrane 
Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment in Rural Areas by IGI Global USA, 
published in 2020, and Rural Intelligent in Agricultural Engineering and Innovation 
Technology in 2020, published by UMS Publishers.

In recognition of his expertise and experience, Rosalam was appointed Chairman of the 
Advisory Committee of the Minister of Education and Innovation of the Sabah 
Government in December 2019, a panel consultant for Petrochemical Advisory Services
to Sabah Oil and Gas Devolution Authority (SOGDC) formally started in July 2021, a 
Member of the Sabah New Economic Model 2021 Committee, and the Chairman of the 
Sabah Drug and Crime Prevention Association (PPJDS) Advisory Board) since 2018.
He is also the former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, UMS from 2007-2016, and the 
founder and former Executive Director of UMS Oil & Gas Sdn. Bhd., A company involved 
in professional TVET programs. In social research, he has introduced a rural innovative 
engineering and agriculture innovation project in Beaufort Sabah that incorporates zero 
waste technology into agricultural activities to produce sustainable rural agriculture.

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Stanley Chong Hon Chung

Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government & Housing Sabah

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 6: Circular Economy: Future Growth Area for Sabah towards NetZero?

TPr. Stanley Chong is currently working as the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, His portfolios include overseeing the Planning and Development Division of the ministry, which focuses on the preparation and updating of planning and development policies, rules, and regulations to overcome challenges and boost the administrative performance of local authorities in Sabah. He was also responsible for assisting several ministry divisions, such as Private Housing, Solid Waste Management, Town and Regional Planning, and Landscape Division. 

From 2016 to 2019, TPr. Stanley Chong served as the Director of the City Planning Department at Kota Kinabalu City Hall, overseeing four main divisions: Planning & Development, Building Plan, Building Control, and GIS & Land Administration. As the Chief Town Planner for Kota Kinabalu City, he was responsible for overseeing and enhancing the City Planning Department's functions. These included assessing planning permission, building plans, building control, urban planning policies and guidelines, preparing statute plans, and developing a geographical information system for spatial planning. He also served as the Chief Supervising Officer in charge of project implementation, including planning projects, safe city programs, and environmental improvement projects. TPr. Stanley Chong is also involved in national and international collaborations on green and smart city initiatives, such as the Kota Kinabalu Green City Action Plan, under the Asian Development Bank-funded project and the Kota Kinabalu Smart City Action Plan, under the ASEAN Smart City Network Program.


Melvyn Lim Chee Liang

Senior Manager (Circular Economy), PETRONAS

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 6: Circular Economy: Future Growth Area for Sabah towards NetZero?

Melvyn Lim presently leads the Circular Economy Unit at PETRONAS. With a 17-year tenure at PETRONAS spanning Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate, Melvyn has amassed invaluable cross-functional experience in strategic initiatives.

Melvyn's diverse professional background has equipped him with a multifaceted skill set, encompassing health, safety, and environment (HSE) in operational domains, assurances and due diligence processes across Europe and Asia, as well as business development and strategy formulation. This well-rounded experience allows him to navigate the complexities of sustainability challenges from a holistic perspective. Since 2020, Melvyn has been integrally involved in PETRONAS' corporate study on the circular economy, which has led to the enterprise being more purposeful in its embedment and advocacy of circular economy.

Melvyn holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and has pursued executive education programs from the University of Cambridge, England, in Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies, as well as Sustainability Leadership, underscoring his commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

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​Ibrahem Wasti

Dean, Faculty of Natural Science and Sustainability

University College Sabah Foundation

Moderator for Plenary Session 6: Circular Economy: Future Growth Area for Sabah towards NetZero?

Ibrahem Wasti is the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Science and Sustainability (FNSS), University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF), and he specializes in biodiversity, biosystematics, and mycology. He has been with UCSF for almost nine years, having been appointed as a lecturer in 2015. Courses he has coordinated and taught include Molecular Ecology and Conservation Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Introduction to Green Concept and Philosophy, and Human Ecology.

Ibrahem graduated with a Master of Science in Biodiversity and Biosystematics from the Institute of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia. Prior to that, he received two Bachelor degrees, a Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) and a Bachelor of Arts (English) from Michigan State University, Michigan, U.S.A.. His research primarily focuses on mycology and biodiversity, however he has been involved in research and consultation in various disciplines.

Sustainability and environmental concerns have long been important issues to Ibrahem ever since his youth, particularly spreading awareness about the issues while also trying to be part of the solution. His passion in sustainability issues stems from his time as the Lead Community Organizer for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Michigan State University chapter when he was an undergrad. Until today, he is adamant in incorporating sustainability into his lectures and research, as it is the most pressing existential issue for the current and future generations.

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Dr. Wei-nee Chen

EVP and Head of Carbon Market, BURSA Malaysia Bhd

Speaker for Paper 3: How can Sabah be part of the national carbon trading mechanism?

Dr. Wei-nee Chen holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury, a Master of Business Administration from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, and a Doctor of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She was formerly the Chief Strategic Officer of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) of Malaysia from October 2011 until September 2020. From December 2005 to mid-2011, Dr. Wei-nee served in the capacity of a Technical Advisor in the Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) Project; a project by the United Nations Development Program and administered by the Malaysian Government. Prior to coming back to Malaysia, she worked in New Zealand for 10 years in various industries. Today, Dr Wei-nee is known for her deep passion for renewable energy and energy transition. In September 2020, she joined Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd, Malaysia's first publicly listed independent oil & gas exploration and production company, to pursue her passion in energy transition under the capacity of the Vice-President of New Energy Ventures. In August 2022, she joined Bursa Malaysia Bhd as EVP and Head of Carbon Market.  Dr Wei-nee currently serves as a member of Industry Advisory Panel to Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA), the REDD+ Finance Framework Advisory Committee (RFFAC), and is involved in various technical working groups such as the World Bank Partnership for Implementation for Carbon Pricing Instrument (PMI CPI).

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Ts. Anwarudin Saidu Mohamed

Honorary Secretary, Malaysian Oil, Gas & Energy Services Council

Chairman, Society of Petroleum Engineers - Kuala Lumpur Section

Panel Speaker for Plenary Session 1 : Rise of Malaysia OGSE ecosystem in evolving low carbon landscape - The Challenges  & Opportunities

Moderator: In Conversation with Iconoclasts: The New Horizon - A Comprehensive Outlook towards Energy Transition

Ts Anwarudin is currently the Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer at Reservoir Link Energy Bhd spearheading the business growth in key areas in aspiration of building progressive corporation providing global solutions in upstream O&G and Energy market.

Previously he had served various Multinational and National organizations both in Service Segment and Hydrocarbon Producers. He had been an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) since 2004. He is currently the SPE KL section Chairman and the recipient of the 2014 Asia Pacific Region Outstanding Young Member Award, 2018 Regional Service Award, 2020 Public Service Award and 2021 Technical Award for Production Operations. He is the member of SPE Asia Pacific Regional Technical Advisory Committee. He also the current Honorary Secretary of Malaysia Oil and Gas Service Council and Founding Member/Treasurer/ Board Member of Petroleum & Energy Cooperative Berhad. In the capacity of MOGSC, he actively advocates for sustainability of OGSE ecosystem. He was very active in advocating to spur innovation and commercialization culture among OGSE players and founded a platform for various stakeholders to elevate local innovators via OGSE innovation Award.

He is a registered member of BEM and Professional Technologist and assessor registered with
MBOT. He is also board member of Trustee of PETRONAS University of Technology. He also serves 
as Industry Advisory Panellist for UiTM, UniKL, UMP, UCSI and UTP. He actively shares Industry best practices to young generation as an Adjunct Lecturer in University of Malaya and UTP. Ts Anwarudin holds (Hons) Mechanical with minor in petroleum from UTP and Msc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London.

Throughout 18 years of his experience in Oil and Gas industry, he had developed various
technologies in the sector primarily in Hydrocarbon Production and Operations. He had published numerous SPE papers, articles, and journals on application of technologies in production operations and sat as publication review committee on various conferences, symposium and workshops. His career experience span across operation management, R&D, application engineering, Sales & Marketing, Corporate strategy, and Business Development.

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Terrence John Kouju

Director, Strategic Planning, Energy Commission of Sabah

Guest Speaker 1: In Conversation with Iconoclasts: "Energy Transition - Deceptions, Delusions, Realities: where are our sweet spots?

Terrence Kouju has over 15 years of experience in the electricity supply industry, particularly in the planning and development of renewable energy such as hydropower and solar power. In his capacity as the Director of Strategic Planning at the Energy Commission of Sabah, he leads in developing, monitoring, and aligning strategic objectives for the energy sector, ensuring compliance with government policies and regulations. His primary focus is currently on initiating and steering energy transition strategies as outlined in the Sabah Energy Roadmap and Masterplan 2040, while ensuring that these strategies remain adaptable and responsive to the evolving demands and opportunities within the industry.

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Dr Kenneth Pereira

Managing Director, Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad

Guest Speaker 2: In Conversation with Iconoclasts: "Energy Transition - Deceptions, Delusions, Realities: where are our sweet spots?

Dr Kenneth Gerard Pereira is the Founder and Managing Director of Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad. He listed Hibiscus Petroleum on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on 25 July 2011.

Dr Kenneth has 33 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in the services as well as the exploration and production sectors. He began his career with Schlumberger Overseas in 1983 as a Field Service Engineer working in Asia and Europe. He joined the Sapura Group in 1990, and in 1997, was appointed Vice President of Energy Sector Projects where he initiated the building of the oil and gas services business. In 2003, when the Sapura Group successfully acquired Crest Petroleum Berhad, he became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sapura Crest Petroleum Berhad. From 2009 to 2011, Dr Kenneth became Managing Director and a shareholder of Interlink Petroleum Ltd, an oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. He sold his interests in Interlink Petroleum to a Singapore-based listed company in 2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Engineering from the University of Bath, United Kingdom, an MBA from Cranfield University, United Kingdom and a Doctorate in Business
Administration from the University of South Australia, Australia. His doctorate research topic was
entitled “Start-up, Survival and Growth Strategic Actions of Initially Small Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Companies”.


Fairuz Yahaya

Managing Director, EXS Synergy Sdn Bhd

Panel Speaker for MOGSC/SOGSC Panel Session on Creating a Resilient Industry Ecosystem

Fairuz Yahaya has 20 years experience in the oil, gas and energy industry, with a mixture of
engineering, project management, business transformation, business development and sales.
Worked in different roles, from fabrication, engineering consultancy and EPCIC contracting.
Experience in different project cycles for greenfield and brownfield development, from
conceptual studies, FEED to EPC, Life Extensions and O&M. Geographical experience across
South East Asia.

Fairuz currently runs EXS Synergy, a company he co-founded in 2014, specializing in Hazardous
Areas, Electrical and Instrumentation services, Power, Temperature Control and Green Energy
solutions. With more than 65% female board representation, EXS Synergy operates in South
East Asia, serving clients in the oil, gas, energy, data center and manufacturing industries. As
MD of EXS Synergy, he is focused on expanding his business regionally, with passion in
championing Malaysian capabilities to the international market.

Fairuz is a passionate industry advocate, with active involvement in the Malaysian Oil, Gas and
Energy Services Council (MOGSC), currently serving as Treasurer. MOGSC has membership of
close to 600 companies operating in the Malaysian Oil and Gas Services and Equipment (OGSE) sector. Fairuz is also the current APAC Regional Chairman of the Energy Industries Council (EIC), a UK-based trade association with over 900 member companies globally.

Fairuz obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi
Malaysia (UTM) in Johor, Malaysia in 2003, but found his calling in business development,
connecting people and making things happen after 10 years as a practicing engineer.

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Jesselton Jason

Vice President 1, Sabah Oil & Gas Services Council

Panel Speaker for MOGSC/SOGSC Panel Session on Creating a Resilient Industry Ecosystem

Jesselton Jason James is the co-founder and shareholder of SECOV and has been with the Groupsince 2019. He was appointed to the SECOV Board since 2019 and is currently the ManagingDirector, Secov Engineering Sdn Bhd, a local company servicing the Oil and Gas Sector. Secovisalso one of the first Sabahan oil and gas service company providing expert and specializedtaskespecially in the area of Instrumentation and Control System such as PLC, DCS and SCADA. Inaddition to that, He also hold the title Corporate Advisor to Hub Vantage Sdn Bhd, an affiliatecompany that is a specialist for Electrical, Motor and Generator to the Oil andGas, Petrochemical and General Industry in Sabah.


He undergo his tertiary education in Diploma of Nautical Studies in Malaysian MaritimeAcademy (ALAM) and holds a Certificate of Competency for Watchkeeping Officer of 500GTand more from the Malaysia Maritime Department (JLM) . He then undergo his post graduatestudies and completed his executive Master in Business Administration fromCyberneticsInternational College of Technology.


He had almost 14 years of experience in sailing, port operations, transfer operations andmaritime management. He began his career in 2011 as a Deck Cadet with EMAS MARINE(Singapore) Pte Ltd. He then worked with Belait Shipping (Brunei) Ltd, Standford Marine (Dubai)
LLC, Maersk Drilling Ltd, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd from 2013 to 2018 where he had holdvarious technical position on those company prior to founding SECOV.


In addition to his corporate works, he is actively involved in the empowerment of Sabah OGSESegment via his involvement as Vice President (I) for Sabah Oil and Gas Services Council (SOGSC). Heis instrumental in assisting and engaging with various stakeholders such as Sabah State Government and PETRONAS to help increase the participation of Sabahan OGSE Companies in the O&G Segment.

In addition to that he also holds various roles in NGO groups. He is currently the Secretary for KelabBelia Progresif Sabah (KBPS) which is a youth empowerment club focusing on Youth Upskilling for young people around Kota Kinabalu and Penampang. In Addition to that, He is also one of thecommittee members and Liaison Officer for Sabah West Coast Division of Pertubuhan Pelaut Sabah(Seafarers Association Of Sabah (SEAS). SEAS serves as a platform to voice out to the needs andwelfare for the seafarers from Sabah

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Gesiri Gambung

Chief Executive Officer, Eternity Mode Sdn Bhd

Group Chief Executive Officer, Eternity Subsea Sdn Bhd

Panel Speaker for MOGSC/SOGSC Panel Session on Creating a Resilient Industry Ecosystem

Mr Gesiri Gambung is the founder and CEO of Eternity Mode Sdn Bhd (ETERNITY), a reputable Sabahan Oil & Gas Integrated Service Provider Company registered with PETRONAS, CIDB G7,PUKONSA Class A, Sijil Pengiktirafan Anak Negeri Sabah (SPAN), SESB & MOF.
ETERNITY recently celebrated its 10th-year anniversary in 2023 and has been actively serving the oil & gas industries, primarily with PETRONAS, for the past decade. ETERNITY specializes in Civil & Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Services, Building Maintenance, Onshore Maintenance & PPE Supply and with a strong track record in the oil & gas sector, ETERNITY has diversified its services by expanding into niche markets such as well intervention, well completion, offshore topside maintenance and pipeline inspection through strategic partnerships with local and international specialists. Additionally, ETERNITY has established a new subsidiary named Eternity Subsea Sdn Bhd to provide underwater services, engineering, inspection and Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) solutions.

Mr. Gesiri pursued his tertiary education, earning a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from UTM Skudai. He furthered his professional development by attending the SME CEO
Development Programme at UMS and is currently pursuing a Master in Business
Administration from UTMSpace to refine his leadership skills in business management.
His career in the oil & gas industry began in 2006 as a Project Engineer, subsequently
progressing to roles as a Project Manager and Director for Technical & Commercial with
Ribuan Gaya Sdn Bhd. In 2013, he founded his own firm, Eternity Mode Sdn Bhd, leveraging his extensive 18 years of experience in the industry, and leading ETERNITY with a vision for growth & innovation.

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Gesiri is also the President of Sabah Shitoryu Karatedo Association and was recognized as one of the Successful People in Malaysia in 2023 by British Publishing House Ltd.

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The Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong Dak Wah

Former Chief Judge of Sabah & Sarawak,

Chairman, Borneo International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation

Panel Speaker for MOGSC/SOGSC Panel Session on Creating a Resilient Industry Ecosystem

The Honourable Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong is the former 5th Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak. At present, Tan Sri David Wong helms the Borneo International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation as the Chairman. Tan Sri David Wong is also a qualified auditor and a dual-qualified lawyer in Australia and Malaysia. He is also a member of SIDREC’s list of mediators, a fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators as well as a certified adjudicator. During Tan Sri David Wong’s time on the bench, he led the team in transforming the manual filing system in the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak into its digital age. Prior to retirement, Tan Sri David Wong introduced the use of Artificial Intelligence by the Criminal Court in dispensing out sentences for the convicted accused. Since the launch of the Borneo International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation in July 2023, Tan Sri David Wong continues to lead a team in raising awareness and capacity building in the field of alternative dispute resolution. This avenue for out-of-court settlement for contracting parties is especially relevant to disputes concerning construction, energy, technology, oil & gas, and more.

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Ir Muammar Gadafi Othman

Senior General Manager, Category Management, Group Procurement, PETRONAS

Moderator for MOGSC/SOGSC Panel Session on Creating a Resilient Industry Ecosystem

With over 21 years in the company, Muammar Gadafi has served a variety of roles in various PETRONAS businesses. From Operations & Maintenance (2001-2009), he moved on to Project Management and Business Development roles in PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) from 2009-2020. In 2020, Muammar Gadafi was appointed as the General Manager (Category Management-Engineering, Construction & Project) in Group Procurement to strategize and function as an owner of Category Management and their respective sub-categories covering Upstream, Downstream, and Gas businesses to ensure optimum, seamless, and timely value delivery to stakeholders and PETRONAS.

Among his notable achievements is the value creation of more than RM500 million through effective category strategies and tender plans. He successfully lowered project cost as compared to initial estimation and ensured more involvement from Sarawak contractors, especially in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Transportation and Installation (T&l) categories.

He also steered the relocation of two, first-in-the-world projects, namely the wellhead platform via single lift in Jitang Field Development under Vestigo Petroleum (2019-2020), and the longest weldless offshore subsea pipeline in the world located at Tembikai NAG Field Development under Vestigo Petroleum (2018-2021). Both projects were delivered ahead of schedule with lower cost and higher reserves based on post drilling report.

Muammar Gadafi earned his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and his Master of Science in Project Management from Boston University, United States of America.

Syed Saggaf
Datuk Harun
Zamir Rashid
Dr We-nee
Datuk Joseph P
Fern Raja
Prof Ir Dr Rosalam
Stanley Chong
Dato' Harris
Ts Sharifah Zaida
Prof Datuk Ts. Dr. Ramzah
Dato' Padu s. Udani
Mustafa Akbar
Gesiri Gambung
Tan Sri DSP David Wong
Ir Muammar Gadafi
Dr Kenneth
Siti Sulaiman
Wong Kim Mun
Ian Lim
Norizah Othman
Datuk Adzmir Rahman
Deric Kong
Low Kok Wee
Ir Dr Lim Eu Shawn

Navena Thambirajah (Ms)

Deputy Chemical & Advanced Material Division, Malaysian Investment Development Authority


Speaker for Paper 5: Investment Opportunities in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Sector in Malaysia

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Ms. Navena Thambirajah has been with MIDA since 2007, contributing to various divisions such as the Life Sciences Division and the Strategic Planning and Policy Advocacy (Manufacturing) Division, where she played a key role in developing policies for tax incentives and grants.


Prior to her current position in the Chemical and Advanced Materials Division, she was the Director of MIDA Stockholm office in Sweden, focusing on attracting investments from the Nordic region to Malaysia.


Ms. Navena holds a Bachelor of Science in Environment from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and a Master's in Business Administration, with a major in International Business, from the Graduate School of Management at UPM.

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