Leadership Team

> DR KENNETH GERARD PEREIRA

Managing Director

 

> YIP CHEE YEONG

Chief Financial Officer

 

> DR PASCAL HOS

Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

 

> MARK JOHN PATON

Chief Executive Officer, Anasuria Hibiscus UK Limited

 

> KEVIN ROBINSON

Vice President, Project Assurance & Asset Oversight

 

> CHONG CHEE SEONG

Chief Executive Officer, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd (SEA Hibiscus)

 

> JOYCE VASUDEVAN

Head, Corporate Finance

 

> LIM KOCK HOOI

Group General Counsel

 

> DEEPAK THAKUR, CFA

Vice President, Economics and Business Planning

 

> DR AMBROSE GERARD CORRAY

Vice President, Corporate Services (Human Capital & Information Technology)

 

> DR WEI-NEE CHEN

Vice President, New Energy Ventures

 

> SYARIFAH ALIZA SYED AZAUDDIN

Vice President, Corporate Governance

 

> NURZALINA JAMALUDDIN

Chief Operating Officer, SEA Hibiscus

 

> LILY LING LEONG SHUANG

Senior General Manager, Corporate Development

DR KENNETH GERARD PEREIRA

Managing Director

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION(S):

  • Doctorate in Business Administration, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc (Honours) in Engineering, Bath University, United Kingdom

PRESENT DIRECTORSHIP(S) IN OTHER COMPANIES:
Listed Entity: Nil
Other Public Companies: Nil

WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR PAST DIRECTORSHIP(S) AND/OR
APPOINTMENT(S):

  • 33 years of experience in the oil & gas industry (both in services and E&P)
  • Managing Director, Interlink Petroleum Ltd, an oil & gas E&P company listed on the BSE (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO), SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad (now part of Sapura Energy Berhad Group)
  • Vice President, Energy Sector Projects of Sapura Energy Sdn Bhd
  • Various positions at Sapura Group of companies
  • Previously worked for Schlumberger Overseas (as a Field Engineer in North Africa, Asia and Europe)

YIP CHEE YEONG

Chief Financial Officer

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysia and Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom
  • B.A (Honours) in Accounting and Finance, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad (Hibiscus Petroleum) in November 2013 and held the position of Vice President, Finance and Group Controller before his appointment as CFO.
  • Has over 27 years of accounting and finance experience in various industries, namely oil and gas, manufacturing, technology, services, risk consulting, audit and taxation.
  • Was previously CFO at Microsoft Malaysia, responsible for company-wide financial management and was a key member of the senior management team.

DR PASCAL HOS

Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Texas, United States of America
  • B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Texas, United States of America

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in February 2011 as Head of Petroleum Engineering and was redesignated as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HiRex Petroleum Sdn Bhd in October 2014.
  • Subsequently re-designated as Vice President, New Ventures on May 2016 before being appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd in September 2017, followed by Senior Vice President of New Ventures in March 2021 prior to commencing current role.
  • Has over 21 years of experience in general management, field development, reservoir engineering, production technology and rock mechanics in major local and foreign companies. Includes experience in project management, field development planning, development project execution, well and reservoir management and reserves reporting.
  • Previously worked at Schlumberger Sugar Land Technology Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, Shell International EP and Sarawak Shell Berhad.

MARK JOHN PATON

Chief Executive Officer, Anasuria Hibiscus UK Limited

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.Sc (Honours) Class 1 in Chemical Engineering, University
    of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in March 2013.
  • Has over 41 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in both the service sector and exploration and production.
  • Began his career with BP Exploration in 1980, as Production and Commissioning Engineer.
  • Joined BHP in 1989 and held positions including Well Services Supervisor, Production Manager and as General Manager for BHP Petroleum’s Northern Australia Operations.
  • Was the founder of Upstream Petroleum, a dominant provider of operations, and maintenance services and marginal field development solutions to the Australian Oil & Gas Industry. Upon the company’s acquisition by the AGR Group ASA of Norway, he acted as Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. Subsequent to leaving AGR he acted as CEO for the ASX-listed, Cue Energy Resource Ltd from 2011 to 2013.

KEVIN ROBINSON

Vice President, Project Assurance & Asset Oversight

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.Sc in Geochemistry, Leeds University, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc (Honours) in Geology, Sheffield University, United Kingdom

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in April 2019.
  • Has over 43 years of experience in Upstream Oil and Gas mainly in Exploration, Development, New Ventures and Management.
  • As Vice President Asia – built a significant E&P Business in Malaysia from 2004 to 2019 for Newfield Exploration and then Sapura E&P developing 10 oilfields and 1 gas field with peak production of 75,000 barrels per day. Also discovered 9 TCF of commercial gas in Sarawak with 11 gas discoveries that was sold to the LNG plant in Bintulu, Sarawak.
  • Expanded Sapura’s E&P business outside Malaysia signing 9 exploration permits in Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. Also discovered and developed 2 oilfields in China for Newfield from 1997 to 2004.
  • Prior to 2004, worked for Oryx, Huffco and Newfield as a Petroleum Geologist and Geochemist on projects in Southeast Asia, Australia, China, South America and North Sea with numerous commercial discoveries, field developments and acquisitions.
  • Started career with Core Laboratories working at the wellsite and then built a successful Geoscience Lab Business in Southeast Asia, China and Australia.

CHONG CHEE SEONG

Chief Executive Officer, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd (SEA Hibiscus)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Master of Arts in Engineering, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Group in December 2017, as COO for SEA Hibiscus.
  • Has over 20 years work experience in the oil & gas industry.
  • Joined ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc in 2001 in the Development Projects Department as a Mechanical Engineer and subsequently transitioned through various technical and leadership roles, including assignments in Reservoir Engineering, Production Planning, Operations and Integrity Management.
  • Previously worked at Newfield Malaysia (later acquired by Sapura Energy) initially as Business Planning Manager, subsequently assuming technical and operations responsibilities for the company’s crude oil Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) as its Oil Assets Manager.

JOYCE VASUDEVAN

Head, Corporate Finance

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.Economics, majoring in Accounting, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum on 1 January 2011 as CFO and was re-designated as Vice President, Strategy Development effective 5 May 2015 until December 2015. She is currently Head, Corporate Finance.
  • Has more than 30 years of experience in audit, corporate finance, finance, business planning, operations planning, fund raising, investor relations, media relations and strategy development.
  • Began as an auditor with Ernst & Young in 1989. Worked in the Corporate Finance department at Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in 1996 and RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad from1997 to 2000 and was involved in numerous projects including acquisitions, corporate restructurings, equity issuances and valuation exercises.
  • Joined Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad in 2000 where she headed the new Business Analysis & Planning Department, and was tasked to drive business plans, formulate sales, marketing, production and competitive business models and, evaluate prospective investments.
  • Joined SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad (now part of Sapura Energy Berhad Group) in 2006 where she headed the Strategic & Operations Planning Unit of the COO’s Office and was responsible for the development of various management and project monitoring systems, and assisting in driving a group-wide reorganisation of its operations.

LIM KOCK HOOI

Group General Counsel

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • LLB (Honours), University of London, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc (Honours) in Applied Geology, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Fellow of the London-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in October 2014.
  • Over 30 years of experience in oil and gas law practice, project documentation, and management and resolution of project execution issues, claims & disputes.
  • Other related practices include construction, insurance, capital market and private equity financing.
  • Member of the management team of Caelus Energy Asia, as the Senior Vice President for Legal for the Asia-Pacific region prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum.

DEEPAK THAKUR, CFA

Vice President, Economics and Business Planning

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
  • MBA (Major in Finance), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, India
  • B. Tech in Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Dhanbad, India

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in March 2012.
  • Over 14 years of experience in the oil & gas industry in a career dedicated to developing financial models & cash flows, performing valuation & sensitivity analysis, debt funding, corporate planning, financial due diligence and reservoir engineering.
  • Previously worked with Essar Group – Business Leadership Programme (BLP), Morgan Stanley and Prize Petroleum Ltd in India on multiple oil and gas opportunities based in South East Asia, United Kingdom, Australia, Africa and India.

DR AMBROSE GERARD CORRAY

Vice President, Corporate Services (Human Capital & Information Technology)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate in Business, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • MBA, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • B.Sc (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London, United Kingdom

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Supported Hibiscus Petroleum’s successful North Sabah asset acquisition from Shell from 2016 to 2018.
  • 38 years oil and gas industry global experience. Previously worked with Schlumberger, GE Oil & Gas; oil companies as Vice President, E&P/COO at Interlink Petroleum (BSE listed) & CEO of Loyz Energy (Catalist listed); Director, Loyz Australia. Managed USA drilling activities in Colorado and North Dakota as Joint Venture leader of US, Singapore and European exploration companies.
  • Career started as field engineer through to senior management roles, including Country Manager (Brunei, Indonesia, Australia), UK/USA Training & Development Instructor, Supply Chain Management (Asia& Middle East), Market Strategist, Geomarket Manager (Indonesia/Australia) with Schlumberger over a 20-year span. Subsequent role as Regional Manager (Asia Pacific with General Electric) managing their pipeline integrity division.
  • Founded Petrosearch Pte Ltd, a service provider in Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Market Funding, Executive Placement, Project Management, Coaching, Training & Development.
  • University academic supervisor to two successful Doctoral researchers in FPSO conversion (Australia) and Succession Planning (UAE).

DR WEI-NEE CHEN

Vice President, New Energy Ventures

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctor of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Master of Business Administration from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Has over 15 years of involvement in policy formulation of renewable energy initiatives under the Ministry of Energy, Putrajaya.
  • Previously the Technical Advisor of the Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) Project, a project jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme – Global Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF) and Malaysian Government (2006 – 2010).
  • A pioneering member of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) of Malaysia where she started as the Chief Corporate Officer and ended her service as the Chief Strategic Officer (2011 2020).
  • Currently serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Panel to the Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), the Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association and the PhD External Advisory Committee of Sunway University, Malaysia.

SYARIFAH ALIZA SYED AZAUDDIN

Vice President, Corporate Governance

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Business Administration, International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • B. A (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in September 2011 and had held the position of Senior General Manager, Corporate Finance, Secretarial and Regulatory Compliance. She is currently Vice President, Corporate Governance.
  • Has over 24 years of experience in various areas of corporate finance, asset management, private equity, corporate governance, audit and general management.
  • Previously the Deputy Head, Alternative Investment Group at KFH Asset Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (KFHMB) and also worked with the International Business Team of KFHMB.
  • Prior to that, she previously served at Artisan Encipta (M) Sdn Bhd (the venture capital arm of MIMOS Berhad).
  • Career commenced in the Renong Berhad Group of companies, where she was instrumental in the Commercial & Marketing Department’s efforts in its transportation unit, after having an initial stint in internal audit.

NURZALINA JAMALUDDIN

Chief Operating Officer, SEA Hibiscus

QUALIFICATIONS:

BSc in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University (Cum Laude), New York, United States of America

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Group in April 2021.
  • Over 20 years’ experience, mostly in the oil and gas industry, in diverse roles across Surface, Subsurface, Planning, Business Process Improvement, Transformation, Business Development, Sales, Commercial and Trade Policies.
  • Spent majority of her career in ExxonMobil E&P Malaysia Inc, and later served as Vice President and founding member of Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) (under the Prime Minister’s Department), Senior Commercial Advisor in Talisman Energy and Chief Business Development Officer and Secretary to the Board of Governors at the Asia School of Business (in collaboration with Bank Negara Malaysia and MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston).
  • Active in coaching and mentoring in the energy and women advocacy space.

LILY LING LEONG SHUANG

Senior General Manager, Corporate Development

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom
  • B.A (Honours) in Accounting, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in January 2020.
  • Has 18 years of diversified experience in investment banking, corporate finance, investor relations, consulting, corporate communications, finance and audit.
  • Was with Sapura Energy Berhad prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum, working on corporate finance and investor relations and led the RM4 billion rights issue exercise in 2019.
  • Previously a Director of Corporate Finance at CIMB Investment Bank, involved in the structuring, planning and execution of corporate finance transactions for 8 years, covering mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets, including two major initial public offerings with combined transaction value of RM19.1 billion.
  • Career commenced at Ernst & Young, leading the audit of companies in various industries.