Chief Executive Officer SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd
Chief Operating Officer
Group General Counsel
Chief Operating Officer SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd
Head of Geoscience and Subsurface SEA Hibiscus
Chief Executive Officer Anasuria Operating Company Limited
VP Finance and Group Controller
VP Corporate Development
Dr Kenneth Gerard Pereira, a Malaysian aged 57, has been the Managing Director of Hibiscus Petroleum since 13 September 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Engineering from the University of Bath, United Kingdom, a Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield University, United Kingdom and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of South Australia, Australia. His doctorate research topic was entitled “Start-up, Survival and Growth Strategic Actions of Initially Small Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Companies”.
Dr Kenneth has 27 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, both in the services and exploration and production sectors. He began his career with Schlumberger Overseas S.A. in 1983 as a Field Service Engineer working in Brunei, Thailand, France, Libya, Italy, Norway and Tunisia. In 1990, he joined the Sapura Group, overseeing the service of telecommunication products and later, moved to the Group Corporate Planning Department.
In 1997, he was appointed as Vice President of Energy Sector Projects and initiated the building of the oil and gas services business of the company under the Sapura Energy Sendirian Berhad banner. Between 1997 and 2001, several service based businesses in the oil and gas value chain were grown organically or acquired and by 2001, the annual revenue of the oil and gas service business of the Sapura Group was in excess of RM100 million. In 2003, the Sapura Group successfully acquired Crest Petroleum Berhad and he became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad (now part of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad Group), an oil and gas services company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia.
In 2009, Dr Kenneth became Managing Director of Interlink Petroleum Ltd, an oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange (2009 to 2011). In 2009, he was appointed to the board of STP Energy Pte Ltd, a privately held Singaporean company with offshore oil and gas exploration interests in New Zealand.
Dr Kenneth holds directorships in all of Hibiscus Petroleum’s subsidiaries and other various private companies.
Chief Executive Officer
SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd
Dr Pascal started his career in 1995 as a Wireline Research Engineer in Schlumberger Sugar Land Technology Center, Houston, USA, where he developed a statistical data analysis software for a new multi-phase fluid velocity wireline logging tool.
In 1996, he worked as a PhD Researcher with the NASA Johnson Space Center, USA, where he discovered a new form of heat transfer, which led to a redesign of the oxygen storage tanks used on board the space shuttles. In 2001, Dr Pascal joined Shell International EP, Netherlands, as a Reservoir Engineer/Research Project Manager, for the research, development and deployment of an in-house fractured water injection modelling tool. He also delivered training for operating unit and technology center staff.
In 2006, Dr Pascal joined Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) as Senior Reservoir Engineer under the Sabah Inboard Reservoir Management team, where he was in charge of reservoir management for the Barton and St. Joseph fields. During his time in SSB, he also held various other positions namely the Subsurface Team Lead, Water Flood Manager, and was appointed as the regional expert to further standardise water flooding developments and operational design across the Asia Pacific region. He was involved in key projects such as the St. Joseph Redevelopment project, Barton Water Injection Redevelopment Project, and the Gumusut-Kakap and Malikai projects in Malaysia.
Dr Pascal joined the Company on 14 February 2011 as Head of Petroleum Engineering and was redesignated as Chief Operating Officer of HIREX. He also sits on the board of Dahan Petroleum Limited and Hibiscus Upstream Sdn Bhd.
Chief Operating Officer
He began his career with BP Exploration in 1980, as a Production and Commissioning Engineer before taking on other roles managing advanced production technology research projects, leading field development activities and assisting in the development of BP’s corporate plans and strategy.
In 1989, Mark joined BHP Petroleum and held positions including Well Services Supervisor, Production Manager and thereafter, as General Manager for BHP Petroleum’s Northern Australia Operations. His responsibilities included drilling, well completion, overseeing production from three Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) production facilities and the management of the Darwin office and logistics base.
In 1997, Mark founded an oil and gas service company, Upstream Petroleum, with a colleague from BHP Petroleum. Upstream Petroleum became the dominant provider of operations, maintenance services and marginal field development solutions to the Australian oil and gas industry. The company grew rapidly to employ over 400 employees with offices in Darwin, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane and an oil and gas service and logistics centre in Darwin.
In 2007, subsequent to the trade sale of Upstream Petroleum to the AGR Group ASA of Norway for a headline price of AUD 85 million, AGR Group sought Mark’s assistance to establish the company’s office in Kuala Lumpur, a first step by the company into the South East Asia region. Mark served as AGR’s Managing Director in Asia Pacific for two years before returning to Australia as an independent consultant in 2009. After two years of independent consultancy work, in February 2011, Mark joined ASX-listed Cue Energy Resource Ltd as Chief Executive Officer.
Mark joined the Company in March 2013
Lim Kock Hooi started his career with PETRONAS in 1981 where he practised as a petroleum geologist before retraining as a lawyer in 1988. He then became an in-house legal counsel with PETRONAS and was the Senior Legal Counsel for E&P when he left in 1996 to practise at the Kuala Lumpur- based law firm of Azman, Davidson & Co. Lim was the managing partner of the firm from 2009 until 2012 when he left to join the management team of Caelus Energy Asia, a US-based E&P start-up, as the Senior Vice President, Legal for the Asia-Pacific region.
Lim has over 25 years’ experience in oil and gas law practice both as in-house counsel and as advocate & solicitor whereby he has dealt with projects and assets spanning the entire value chain from upstream concessions through exploration, development and production projects covering areas in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Algeria and Sudan, and midstream crude/gas sales, petrochemical and refining projects to downstream distribution & retailing in Malaysia.
Lim was on the board of China Automobile Parts Holdings Limited from when it was first listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in January 2013 until 30 June 2015.
Lim joined the Company on 1 October 2014 and is an alternate director to Dr Kenneth on the boards of Lime Petroleum Ltd and Masirah Oil Ltd.
Group General Counsel
Chee Seong has over 17 years work experience in the oil & gas industry. He 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 he worked in 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.
Chee Seong joined the Company on 1 December 2017.
Chief Operating Officer
David started work as a geologist in 1989 with Sun Oil Far East Malaysia Inc. performing new block acquisition acreage evaluations in The Asia Pacific Region before moving to ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc. where he worked for 15 years in the exploration, development, production and planning segments. From 2006 to 2010, he was involved in the exploration and development of gas resources for Carigali-Hess Operating Company Sdn Bhd in the jointly operated area between Malaysia and Thailand. His position prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad was as Senior Geologist with Newfield Sarawak Malaysia Inc. Through his
26 years of experience he has accumulated knowledge of various petroleum bearing provinces in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Pakistan, India, Thailand, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Norway and in the North Sea.
He has been involved in providing planning, mapping, geomodelling, resource/reserve assessments, geologic risk evaluation, seismic interpretation and evaluation, and operations monitoring of drilling and completion of field operations. Additionally, he has broad geoscientific interpretation experience, integrating evaluations of various seismic data in combination with sequence stratigraphy, fault analysis, reservoir pressure analysis and petrophysics.
David joined the Company on 5 October 2011.
Head of Geoscience and Subsurface
Dev has worked for Petronas Carigali, Shell, PTTEP and Petrofac prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum. He has worked in multiple oil and gas fields around the world including in Malaysia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. During his career, he has held various positions with increasing level of responsibility and has gained a wide range of experience in Well Testing/DST, Workovers, Production Technology and Reservoir Engineering. His expertise includes Well Completion Design, Artificial Lift Selection and Optimsation, Sand Control, Waterflooding and Production Monitoring/Optimisation. He also has very strong mentoring and leadership skills.
Dev was recently the Subsurface Team Leader for Petrofac’s Berantai Field in PM-309, offshore Peninsular Malaysia which is the first Risk Service Contract (RSC) Project in Malaysia. The marginal field was successfully brought onstream in October 2012 (gas) and January 2013 (oil), with both gas and oil production being achieved in a fast track manner and within the budgeted cost.
Dev joined the Company in November 2014 and is a director of Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd, Gippsland Hibiscus Pty Ltd, HiRex Petroleum Sdn Bhd and Baqal Petroleum Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer
Anasuria Operating Company Limited
Chee Yeong began his career with KPMG, Malaysia in the audit and assurance division in 1996. In 2000, he joined Andersen, Singapore as Senior Risk Consultant, where he was the focal point for accounting related areas in engagements that involved review and implementation of internal controls and forensic and fraud auditing.
Subsequently, he gained strong experience in the manufacturing industry after spending over seven years as Senior Group Accountant in Brook Crompton UK Ltd, England and as Financial Controller in Danone Dumex (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.
In 2009, he joined Saatchi & Saatchi as Finance Director of the Malaysia and Singapore offices. He oversaw the finance, information technology, human resource and legal functions, and was actively involved in business restructuring exercises, negotiations with clients and enterprise resource planning software implementation.
Prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum, Chee Yeong was with Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, where he led the finance function. He was responsible for company-wide financial management, the controls and compliance agenda, the management of business investment funds, and was a key member of the top management team.
Chee Yeong joined the Company on 25 November 2013.
VP Finance and Group Controller
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the National University of Malaysia and a Masters of Business Administration degree majoring in Finance and Islamic Banking from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
Catherine brings to the Company 27 years of working knowledge in the finance services sector covering both sell and buy side of the industry; of which 11 years are in corporate treasury which includes corporate risk management, cashflow management, hedging program, credit management, and capital management initiatives. During the past 5 years, she was actively involved in cross-border financing activities for a wide range of project-based and corporate-based financing, along with credit and bank relationship management.
Catherine started her career in 1990 as a Research Analyst in the stockbroking industry and later became a Portfolio Manager in a Singapore-based life insurance company. In 2003, Catherine broadened her industry experience when she took up a new role as Head of Research in Southern Investment Bank Berhad supporting the bank’s corporate finance division. In 2006, Catherine joined DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd where she gained extensive know-how in corporate treasury management/operations, corporate finance activities and capital management initiatives. She was later promoted to Head of Cash Management - Treasury, leading a team in managing the Company’s treasury risks pertaining to liquidity, credit counterparty, foreign exchange exposure, credit/loan facilities, among others. She was part of the task force committee responsible for the procurement and implementation of the Company’s treasury cash management system.
In 2012, Catherine joined Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd (UTSB) as Senior Manager - Group Treasury, where she oversaw treasury management and financing activities of certain operating companies within the UTSB Group. Her primary role in UTSB was to lead domestic and cross-border loan syndications, being responsible for the entire financing process - from evaluating cashflow projections (loan-sizing) and information memorandum, loan structuring, syndication/clubbing, negotiation with bankers and export credit agencies, and all pertinent documentation to achieve timely financial close.
Catherine joined the Company in March 2017.
VP Corporate Development
Uday has 25 years’ experience covering the fields of audit, management consultancy, equities research, institutional sales, capital markets and stock exchange business. He began his career with Ernst & Young, London in 1990 and audited several large public limited companies including HSBC Bank, British Airways, ABB Group and IKEA.
Uday also worked in Kazakhstan undertaking a banking diagnostic study for the World Bank. He was with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, CIMB and ING Financial Markets in equities research moving to become Head of Equity and Division Director from 2005 till 2009 at Macquarie Capital Securities.
Uday joined Bursa Malaysia Berhad as Global Head of Securities Markets in 2010 responsible for developing the securities markets business of the stock exchange. He also served as a member of Bursa’s Market Participants Committee and was Chairman of the FTSE Bursa Index Advisory Committee.