Leadership Team

> DR KENNETH GERARD PEREIRA

Managing Director

 

> YIP CHEE YEONG

Chief Financial Officer

 

> DR PASCAL HOS

Country Head, Malaysia & Vietnam

 

> JOYCE VASUDEVAN

Head, Corporate Finance

 

> KEVIN ROBINSON

Vice President, Project Assurance & Asset Oversight

 

> CHONG CHEE SEONG

Vice President, Strategic Ventures

 

> LIM KOCK HOOI

Group General Counsel

 

> DEEPAK THAKUR, CFA

Vice President, Economics and Business Planning

 

> STEWART MCMICKLE

Vice President, New Ventures

 

> SYARIFAH ALIZA SYED AZAUDDIN

Vice President, Corporate Governance

 

> DR AMBROSE GERARD CORRAY

Vice President, InfoTech and Digitalisation

 

> NOOR ASHIAH YANG

Vice President, Group Human Capital

 

> LILY LING

Vice President, Corporate Development

 

> LAI WAI PENG

Vice President, Business Transformation

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

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • 35 years of experience in the oil & gas industry (both in services and E&P)
  • Founded Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad in 2010 and was appointed to the Board in September 2010 as Managing Director.
  • Managing Director, Interlink Petroleum Ltd, an oil and gas E&P company listed on the BSE (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange)
  • Chief Operating Officer, Sapura Crest 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
  • 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 29 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

Country Head, Malaysia & Vietnam

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 23 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.

JOYCE VASUDEVAN

Head, Corporate Finance

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.Economics, majoring in Accounting, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum on 1 January 2011 as co-founder and CFO. Re-designated as Vice President, Strategy Development in 2015 and is currently Head, Corporate Finance.
  • Has more than 32 years of experience in audit, corporate finance, finance, business planning, operations planning, fund raising, investor relations, media relations and strategy development.
  • Worked in the Corporate Finance departments at Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad and RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad and was involved in numerous projects including acquisitions, corporate restructurings, equity issuances and valuation exercises.
  • Set up and headed the new Business Analysis & Planning Department at Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad and was tasked to drive business plans, formulate sales, marketing, production and competitive business models and evaluate prospective investments.
  • Headed the Strategic & Operations Planning Unit of the COO’s Office at SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad (now part of Sapura Energy Group) and was responsible for co-driving a group-wide reorganisation of all its business units.
  • Sits on the Finance Committee and Investment Committee of Women’s Fund Asia, a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Sri Lanka and Australia.

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 45 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

Vice President, Strategic Ventures

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 and appointed CEO in March 2021, prior to assuming current role in January 2024.
  • Has over 23 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.

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.
  • A petroleum geologist for 9 years prior to retraining as a lawyer. Over 33 years of experience in oil and gas law practice, with 16 years as an external legal counsel and 17 years as an in-house legal counsel in a senior leadership team role.
  • 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 16 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.

STEWART MCMICKLE

Vice President, New Ventures

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MBA (Finance), Tulane University, United States of America
  • B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, United States of America

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus in March 2023.
  • Over 32 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry involving upstream business analysis, LNG and gas marketing, business development and acquisition/divestment of oil and gas properties. Early career spent in project engineering and maintenance engineering assignments in oil refineries.
  • Worked in diverse roles including Marketing Manager for RasGas in Qatar, Divestment Manager accountable for sale of late life producing properties onshore US and offshore Gulf of Mexico, Middle East Business Development Executive focused on UAE, Iraq and Oman and Project Executive for international divestment campaigns.
  • Previously worked in Chevron, Mobil and ExxonMobil.

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. Initially held the position of Senior General Manager, Corporate Finance, Secretarial and Regulatory Compliance. Currently, she is Vice President, Corporate Governance.
  • Has over 26 years of experience in various areas of corporate finance, asset management, private equity, corporate strategy including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), corporate governance, audit and general management encompassing production of Annual Report (including Sustainability Report), investor relations management and risk identification and mitigation.
  • 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.

DR AMBROSE GERARD CORRAY

Vice President, InfoTech and Digitalisation

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:

  • Managed Corporate Services function (Human Capital & InfoTech) and now focused on InfoTech & Digitalisation strategy deployment in Hibiscus Group.
  • Instrumental in Hibiscus Petroleum’s successful North Sabah asset acquisition and transitions from Shell in 2018 and Repsol assets in Malaysia and Vietnam from Repsol (Spain) in 2021.
  • 40 years of 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, LoyzAustralia. ManagedUSA drilling activities in Colorado and North Dakota as Joint Venture leader of US, Singapore and European exploration companies.
  • Managed Schlumberger Omnes, Network Solutions and Schlumberger Sema for SoutheastAsia/Australia providing services in the telecommunications, oil and gas and banking sectors.
  • Career began as field engineer progressing to senior management and director roles, over a 20-year span with SLB. Subsequent role as Regional Manager (Asia Pacific with General Electric, GE).
  • Founded Petrosearch Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company providing consulting, human capital, training and other services to the oil and gas businesses.
  • University academic supervisor to Doctoral researchers in the oil and gas and management sectors.

NOOR ASHIAH YANG

Vice President, Group Human Capital

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A Economics (Hons) Laurentienne University, Sudbury, Canada.

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus in February 2023.
  • Over 25 years’ experience in various areas of Human Capital namely Organizational Development, Talent Management, Reward and Compensation, Employee Engagement/Industrial Relation, Corporate Governance and ESG.
  • Previously worked at Velesto Energy Berhad as VP of HR and headed human capital functions for various oil & gas and energy companies including Bumi Armada,  Sapura Crest, Petra Energy, Dialog, Eden Group and Renong Group.

LILY LING

Vice President, 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 20 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.

LAI WAI PENG

Vice President, Business Transformation

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BSc in Chemical Engineering, National University Malaysia
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

  • Joined Hibiscus in March 2023
  • Over 22 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with proven track record of establishing, creating value and monetizing successful operated upstream oil and gas company
  • Worked in diverse roles across commercial, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, economics, strategy and planning, business development and Head of Business Unit in Malaysia, UK and Australia.
  • Spent her career working in Accenture, Shell UK, Woodside Energy and Ping Petroleum