Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Petronas CEO Unveiled

The question who will replace Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Merican is finally answered.

New PETRONAS top man, Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas

Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) effective 10th February 2010 & will be replacing Tan Sri Mohd Hassan, who's contract will expire on 9th February 2010. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Outgoing CEO & President, Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Merican

This sees that the selection committee had taken heed  Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's, the conglomerate advisor's advice to promote from within as the new CEO should be familiar to the operations of the oil gas giant.. 

Datuk Shamzul Azhar Abbas previously held the position of President & Chief Executive Officer of MISC (also a PETRONAS sub) from 2004 - 2009. All Malaysians wish Datuk Shamsul good luck and hopes he will continue from where Tan Sri Mohd Hassan had left behind.

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