Datuk Muhamad Noor Hamid, aged 64, was appointed to the Board of Sapura Energy Berhad (formerly known as SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad) on 14 April 2015 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Datuk Muhamad Noor has more than 30 years of direct working experience in the oil and gas industry ranging from project planning and implementation, operations, consultation and contracts.
Datuk Muhamad Noor has held numerous positions during his 20 years of service in PETRONAS and PETRONAS Gas Sdn Bhd, including heading the Peninsular Gas Utilisation II project team. Upon completion of the project, he spent four years as the Head of the Pipeline Operation division. Datuk Muhamad Noor also worked in OGP Technical Services Sdn Bhd (“OGP”), a joint venture company between PETRONAS and Nova Corporation of Canada, where he was the General Manager of the Pipeline division. OGP provides Project Management and Engineering Consulting services.
In 2000, Datuk Muhamad Noor was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Projass Engineering Sdn Bhd, a Class A Bumiputera construction company involved in oil and gas, power and infrastructure works. He then joined Gas Malaysia Berhad (“Gas Malaysia”) in 2003 as the Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in February 2004. On 24 April 2006, he was promoted to the position of Managing Director of Gas Malaysia before retiring on 31 December 2013.
He is currently a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) since 13 July 2009. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee and Risk Committee of Malakoff.
Datuk Muhamad Noor Hamid obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sunderland Polytechnic, England in 1977 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Natural Gas Engineering from the Institute of Gas Technology in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1980. He had also attended the Management Program in 1992 at the Wharton Business School of Management, University of Pennsylvania, USA.