Leadership Team

> DR KENNETH GERARD PEREIRA

Managing Director

 

> MARK JOHN PATON

Chief Executive Officer, Anasuria Hibiscus UK Limited

 

> YIP CHEE YEONG

Chief Financial Officer

 

> KEVIN ROBINSON

Vice President, Project Assurance & Asset Oversight

 

> DR PASCAL HOS

Senior Vice President, New Ventures

 

> JOYCE VASUDEVAN

Head, Corporate Finance

 

> LIM KOCK HOOI

Group General Counsel

 

> CHONG CHEE SEONG

Chief Executive Officer, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

 

> NURZALINA JAMALUDDIN

Chief Operating Officer, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

 

> DR AMBROSE GERARD CORRAY

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

 

> DEEPAK THAKUR, CFA

Vice President, Economics and Business Planning

DR KENNETH GERARD PEREIRA

Managing Director

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

Working Experience:

  • 32 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 Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
  • Chief Operating Officer, 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)

MARK JOHN PATON

Chief Executive Officer, Anasuria Hibiscus UK Limited

Qualification(s):

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

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad in March 2013.
  • Has over 40 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 Chief Executive Officer for the ASX-listed, Cue Energy Resource Ltd from 2011 to 2013.
  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

YIP CHEE YEONG

Chief Financial Officer

Qualification(s):

  • 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
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad in November 2013 and had held the position of Vice President Finance and Group Controller before his appointment as CFO.
  • Has over 26 years of accounting and finance experience in various industries, namely oil and gas, manufacturing, technology, services, risk consulting, audit and taxation.
  • Was previously the CFO at Microsoft Malaysia, responsible for company-wide financial management and was a key member of the senior management team.

KEVIN ROBINSON

Vice President, Project Assurance & Asset Oversight

Qualification(s):

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

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad Group in April 2019.
  • Has over 42 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.

DR PASCAL HOS

Senior Vice President, New Ventures

Qualification(s):

  • 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 Berhad in February 2011 as Head of Petroleum Engineering and was redesignated as Chief Operating Officer of HiRex Petroleum Sdn Bhd in October 2014.
  • Has over 20 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 Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) as Senior Reservoir Engineer.

JOYCE VASUDEVAN

Head, Corporate Finance

Qualification(s):

  • B.Economics, majoring in Accounting, LaTrobe University, Melbourne
  • 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 29 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 from 1997 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 the Sapura Energy Berhad Group) in 2006 where she headed the Strategic & Operations Planning Unit of the Chief Operating Officer’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

Qualification(s):

  • 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 Berhad in October 2014.
  • Over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including working as a geologist prior to retraining as lawyer, with over 31 years of experience in oil and gas law practice, both as in-house counsel (with PETRONAS) and external counsel, covering asset transactions, project documentation, and, management and resolution of project execution issues, claims & disputes in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Other related practices include construction, insurance, capital market and project 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.

CHONG CHEE SEONG

Chief Executive Officer, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

Qualification(s):

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

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad Group in December 2017.
  • 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.

NURZALINA JAMALUDDIN

Chief Operating Officer, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

Qualification(s):

  • BSc in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University (Cum Laude), NY, USA.

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus 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 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.

DR AMBROSE GERARD CORRAY

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

Qualification(s):

  • Doctorate in Business, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • MBA, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Working Experience:

  • Supported Hibiscus Petroleum’s successful North Sabah acquisition from Shell from 2016 to 2018.
  • 37 years oil and gas industry global experience. Previously worked with Schlumberger, GE Oil & Gas; oil companies as Vice President, E&P / Chief Operating Officer at Interlink Petroleum (BSE listed) & Chief Executive Officer 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).

DEEPAK THAKUR, CFA

Vice President, Economics and Business Planning

Qualification(s):

  • 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 13 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.