New Chief Executive Officer for Malaysia’s Petronas

Malaysian national oil company Petronas will, effective April 1, 2015, have a new Chief Executive Officer.

According to a statement issued by the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin will be appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Petronas starting on April 1 2015 until March 31, 2018.

He will replace Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas, who completed his contract in today. However, Tan Sri Shamsul service will be resumed on February 10, 2015 until March 31, 2015.

“The Government would like to thank Tan Sri Shamsul his contribution to the Petronas since taking office in 2010. He has been with the company since 1975 and has held several senior administrative positions,” reads the statement by Mohd Najib Tun Razak, the Prime Minister.

Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Petronas Downstream Business.

The Prime Minister has said that Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin has the credentials and experience to bring continued success to Petronas.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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