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

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
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Guest of Honour- OPENING ceremony

The Right Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor

Chief Minister of Sabah

Datuk 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


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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Dato' Harris Haji Annuar Tan

President, Sabah Oil & Gas Services 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 Services 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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Dr Afiza binti Idris 

Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Economy

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

DR. AFIZA BINTI IDRIS is currently the Director of Energy Division, Ministry of Economy

(previously EPU). Her portfolios include leading formulation of national policies on energy including the oil and gas sector, devise strategies and initiatives in the Five Year Development

Plan for the sustainable development of the energy sector, and promote development of the national oil and gas industry.


Dr. Afiza Idris began her career in the Malaysian civil service in 2000 as a Diplomatic and Administrative Officer. Upon completion of her civil service training and obtaining her Diploma

in Public Management from National Institute of Public Management, she was assigned to the Economics and International Division, Ministry of Finance. Her next assignment was at the Services Industry Section, Economic Planning Unit (EPU, JPM), where she spent almost 10 years handling issues on services industry development such as formulation of services sector blueprint, services sector liberalisation, financial and capital market, venture capital, tourism etc.


She obtained her Master’s degree in Economics at the Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2008 and completed her Ph.D. at the University Putra Malaysia in 2021. Her research specialisation was

in trade policy, innovation and export survival. Prior to her current assignment, Dr. Afiza was the Deputy Director of Environment and Natural Resources Economic Division, Economic Planning

Unit (EPU), where her portfolios included assisting in formulation of policies and strategies as

well as allocation of development expenditure for the environment sector and coordinating

efforts for sustainable development goals (SDG).

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

Mustafa Akbar Reza

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.

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Senior General Manager (Sabah), Malaysia Assets, Upstream Business

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


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).

 Zamir Rashid

Managing Director, INNOVEAM Sdn Bhd

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

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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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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.

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)


Adlan B Ahmad

Head Business Development and Commercial, Gentari Hydrogen Sdn Bhd

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
Gentari Hydrogen Sdn Bhd 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

Jan Vaas

Head of Sales, Project Develoment, APAC, Voith Turbo

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

Abdul Aziz Othman

President, Malaysian Gas Association

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

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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.

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

Employment & Appointment:
05 Sept 2022 - Current  : Sabah Oil & Gas Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (SOGDC)

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

03 Oct 1983 - 05 Sept 2022 : Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd 
Since 1st June 2010 - Chief Executive Officer 

Current Directorship: EPF, SOGDC

Past Chairmanship:

April 2018 - Jan 2023 : Upper Padas Power Sdn Bhd

March 2015 - Sept 2017 & Aug 2008 - Sept 2022 : Sazma Aviation Sdn Bhd 

March 2015 - Sept 2017 : Sabah Air Aviation Sdn Bhd 

Past Directorship:

June 2010 - April 2023 : Sabah Air Aviation Sdn Bhd

June 2010 - April 2023 : Serudong Power Sdn Bhd

June 2010 - Sept 2022 : Tabin Wildlife Holidays

Aug 2008 - Sept 2022 : Ranhill Powertron Sdn Bhd

Dec 2008 - Sept 2022 : Petro Pipe Sabah Sdn Bhd 

May 2008 - Sept 2022 : Sepangar Chemical Industry Sdn Bhd

July 1996 - 2022 : Asian Supply Base 

Committee Member:

  • Current Deputy President, Federation of Sabah Industries

  • Former Communications & Media Committee, Malaysian Gas Association 

  • Former Management Council, Sabah Skills & Technology Centre 

  • Former Jawatankuasa Perancangan, Perlaksanaan, Pembekalan Elektrik dan Tariff Sabah

  • Former Sabah State Government Co- Chairman for Natural Gas Matters for Joint Working Committee (JWC) PETRONAS

Professional Membership:

  • Graduate Member for Board of Engineers Malaysia 

  • Companion/Graduate Member for Institution of Engineers Malaysia

Educational Background: 1983 - BE (Hons) Civil Engineering, University of Malaya


2020 - Justice of Peace (JP)

2017 - Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK)
2010 - Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP)
2009 - Ahli Setia Darjah Kinabalu (ASDK)HLI 

2003 - Ahli Darjah Kinabalu (ADK)

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?

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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.

Kamarul A

Chief Executive Officer, Aerodyne Group

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

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?


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.

Dr Rahim Masoudi

GTA & Custodian Reservoir Engineering, Resource Development & Management, Malaysia Petroleum Management, Upstream Business, PETRONAS

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

Norizah Othman

General Manager, Projects, Shell Malaysia

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

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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?

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Dr Rafiq bin idris

Economist &Vice Chancellor, University College Sabah Foundation

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

An Economist, currently holding the following positions:

  • Vice Chancellor of University College Sabah Foundation 

  • Srnior Lecturer, Faculty of Business, Economics & Accountacy, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

  • Associate Fellow, Ungku Aziz Centre for Development Studies, University of Malaya

  • Fellow, Centre for Economic Development & Policy, UMS


  • Fellow, faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

  • Former Director of Centre fro Investment, Endowment & Wakaf, UMS

  • Former CEO, UMS Investment Holdings Sdn Bhd

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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.

Datuk Brenndon Keith Soh

Executive Director, Legal & Commercial, SMJ Energy Sdn Bhd

Guest Speaker 1: In Conversation with Iconoclasts: The New Horizon - A Comprehensive Outlook towards Energy Transition

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Dr Kenneth Pereira

Managing Director, Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad

Guest Speaker 2: In Conversation with Iconoclasts: The New Horizon - A Comprehensive Outlook towards Energy Transition

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”.

Zahris Sham Abu Musa

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Vice President, Malaysian Oil, Gas & Energy Services Council

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

Zahris is currently the Vice President of the Malaysian Oil, Gas & Energy Services Council (MOGSC) and the Director of Schlumberger WTA (M) Sdn Bhd, based in Kuala Lumpur.

Zahris started his involvement in MOGSC when he was elected as the Executive Committee Member for two terms, from 2018 till 2022, before assuming the role of the Vice President since July 2022. He is also the mentor for the Subsurface & Wells Working Group of MOGSC.

Zahris has been with Schlumberger for more than 30 years and has a wide global experience since he first started his career in 1991 as a Field Engineer based in Miri, Sarawak. He then continued the field engineer role in the North Sea, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Since 1997, Zahris has held diverse senior management positions in Sales, Commercial, Marketing, Operations, Project Management, and Human Resources, in various locations in Europe (UK, Denmark, France), South East Asia (Malaysia, Vietnam), and the Middle East (Dubai).

Zahris earned his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, New York City, and has attended Executive Programs in IFP Paris, Imperial College London and INSEAD, France. He has also completed the Digital Business Excellence Program by UC Berkeley. He is currently a member of the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) of Petroleum Engineering Department of UTM. Zahris is also a member of the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Technical Advisory Committee.

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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


Gesiri Gambung

Chief Executive Officer, Eternity Mode Sdn Bhd

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

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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
Jan Vaas
Datuk Joseph P
Prof Ir Dr Rosalam
Dr Rafiq
Stanley Chong
Dato' Harris
Ts Sharifah Zaida
Prof Datuk Ts. Dr. Ramzah
Dato' Padu s. Udani
Mustafa Akbar
Dr Rahim
Gesiri Gambung
Tan Sri DSP David Wong
Ir Muammar Gadafi
Dr Kenneth
Siti Sulaiman
Wong Kim Mun
Ian Lim
Norizah Othman
Datuk Brenndon
Datuk Adzmir Rahman
Deric Kong
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Siti Noraishah Azizan

General Manager, Corporate Services, Sabah Ports Sdn Bhd


  • Masters of Business Administration in Shipping & Logistics from Middlesex University Business School, London

  • Chartered Member in Logistics and Transport (CILTM) since 2015

Siti Noraishah has been in the port industry for more than 20 years. She started her career in Johor Port Authority for 16 years before joining Sabah Ports Sdn. Bhd in 2012. Her expertise includes Corporate and Marketing Strategy, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Procurement & Tender and Human Capital Development Management. She is also a Certified HRD Corp Trainer.

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Siti Halimaton

Siti Halimaton Mohd Rejab

Director, Chemical & Advanced Material Division, Malaysian Investment Development Authority

Speaker for Paper 5: Investment Opportunities and Sustainability Related Incentives

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