Former president and group chief executive officer of Petronas, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, has joined DRB-Hicom Bhd as an independent director starting from August 1.
In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, the automotive conglomerate said Wan Zulkiflee has wide working experience in the oil and gas sector and is currently the non-executive group chairman of Malaysia Airlines Bhd and Malaysia Aviation Group Bhd since July 1.
Wan Zulkiflee began his career in Petronas in 1983
He began his career in Petronas in 1983 as a process engineer involved in the development of several gas processing plants. Through 37 years he has served at Petronas, Wan Zulkiflee held various positions within the Petronas group.
He has succeeded in maintaining Petronas as a GLC that has a solid financial position and is governed with excellence.
He was the president and CEO of Petronas since April 2015 until June 2020
Wan Zulkiflee was the president and CEO of Petronas from April 2015 until 30 June 2020 – taking over from Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas.
In June 2018, Attorney General of Sarawak requested that Petronas be relieved of its authority role in the oil and gas market in the Sarawak region. Zulkiflee has stated that oil and gas royalties and regulatory rights in the region were always under the authority of the Malaysian government, but consented to work toward a mutually acceptable working agreement nonetheless.
He was appointed Pro Chancellor of UTP in 2012
He attended the Malay College Kuala Kangsar and graduated in 1977. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and attended the six-week Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2004.