Chief Executive Officer
Age 54 years old. Keith has considerable industry experience in management, drilling, completion and field development activities. As a graduate in Chemcial Engineering at Manchester University started his career in 1983 working for Conoco as a Drilling Engineer based in the UK. In 1990 he joined Texaco in a role as team leader for various drilling campaigns and then moved to Hess to lead the subsea completion effort on a major field development. From an essentially technical background he has since developed his leadership and business skills over the past 20 years by setting up and running a sub-surface consultancy business in the UK in 1993, that ultimately consisted of over a 100 people and then in 2005 headed to Malaysia to lead Petrofac’s business there. As Country Manager for Petrofac Malaysia he was responsible for all aspects of Petrofac’s investment business as well as being the in-country focal point for all Petrofac services businesses. He played a pivotal role is developing new business within Malaysia that allowed the company to grow and develop considerably up to 2013 as evidenced by the number of employees increasing from 15 in 2005 to over 1,700. Since October 2013 he has been the CEO of Vestigo Petroleum and currently he also sits on the Board of Directors of Vestigo Petroleum.
Nora Safinaz Abdul Raman
Head, Finance & Corporate Services
Nora Safinaz Abdul Raman, age 39 holds a BA Hons in Accounting & Finance from Lancaster University in United Kingdom. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). She started her career in PETRONAS Carigali in March 2000 as Budget and Management Reporting Executive, JV Accounting, Oil and Gas Accounting and then in 2007 moved to PETRONAS Carigali Vietnam Operations as the Finance Manager. In 2009, she joined Lundin Malaysia BV where she was exposed to Human Resources and Commercial responsibilities in addition to accounting area. She has acquired more than 15 years of experience in accounting, finance & commercial related assignments. She is currently responsible for the management of all financial & fiscal aspects of the Company, HR & Admin and ICT.
Azahari M Shuid
Head, Commercial & Strategy
Azahari Mohd Shuid, age 42. He is on secondment from PETRONAS since September 2014. Azahari joined PETRONAS in 1996 after graduating from The Ohio State University, USA. He has diverse work exposures throughout the oil and gas value chain with specific focus on commercial dealings including mergers and acquisition, divestment, business development, alliancing/joint venture, dispute resolution/arbitration, deal structuring, project financing, valuation, project management, portfolio management, sales & marketing and procurement. Amongst the subsidiaries of PETRONAS that he has worked with includes Malaysia LNG Tiga Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS Carigali Pakistan Ltd, PETRONAS Vietnam Ltd, PT PETRONAS Niaga Indonesia and PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemicals Corp (Project RAPID). He has also worked in PETRONAS HQ with the Commercial and Retail Sales Group of Oil Business and the Mergers and Acquisition unit.
Head, Project Delivery & Operations
Azmi Ismail, age 54 years old is General Manager, Project Delivery & Production Operations since January 2014 and brings to the fore more than 27 years’ experience. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and a Master of Science in Geophysics, University of Nevada – Reno, Nevada with vast professional experience in geophysics, particularly in the field of seismic data processing and project management, mostly related to oil and gas projects. He started his career in the oil and gas industry as Wellsite Operations Engineer in Sarawak Shell Berhad in September 1986. He was later promoted to Operations Engineer, where he supervised rig operations as well as designed well programmes. In 1990, he moved to CGGAP Sdn Bhd as Deputy Center Manager and was promoted to the position of Managing Director, CGGAP Sdn Bhd. He was with Kencana Petroleum since 2004 and subsequently SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad until 2013, holding management positions.
Head, Supply Chain Management
Age 50 years old, Malaysian. Mr. Zameri Embong commenced his career in 1989 as a Sub Surface/ Reservoir Engineer and in his more than 23 years of experience. Mr. Zameri has worked for Petronas, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Petrofac, Sarawak Shell Berhad and GOM Resources Sdn Bhd in various capacities including Project Manager (Petronas Group Tenders & Contracts), General Manager (PCSB-SCM), Head PCSB Well Operations (PCSB), Head Business Development (Petrofac E&C), Senior Manager Contracting & Procurement (Sarawak Shell Berhad) and Vice President Tender & Contract Division (GOM Resources Sdn Bhd). Mr. Zameri received his B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University Technology of Malaysia in 1987 and has such rich Oil & Gas industry experience in strategy, contract and procurement. In April 2014, he has joined Vestigo Petroleum as GM, Supply Chain Management.
Saiful Azuan Abdul Aziz
Head, Development Solutions
Age 44 , Saiful Azuan graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York in BSc Electrical Engineering in 1994. He joined PETRONAS in April 1995 as an Instrument Engineer and have since move across the upstream unit within PETRONAS. He was involved in various development projects both local and overseas in areas such as small field development, acid gas management and shallow water development. He then moved to PETRONAS Carigali responsible for frontend engineering, cost engineering and engineering solutions. He currently is responsible for developing overall concept and strategy for development.