Datuk Ramlan Abdul Malek, aged 61, was appointed to the Board of Sapura Energy Berhad (formerly known as SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad) (“SEB”) on 1 March 2014 as a Non-Independent Executive Director.
He was previously the Vice President, Petroleum Management, Exploration and Production (“E & P”) Business of PETRONAS before his retirement at the end of February 2014. As the Head of the Petroleum Management Unit (“PMU”), his responsibilities covered the promotion, implementation and regulation of upstream activities in Malaysia.
Prior to assuming his position as the Vice President of PMU in June 2010, he was also the Vice President of the E&P Business and had held several technical and general management positions in PETRONAS, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd and PETRONAS Research and Scientific Services. Datuk Ramlan was a Director of PETRONAS Gas Berhad and a member of the PETRONAS Management Committee. He was also a Director of Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation and the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority as well as the Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (“SPE”) - Asia Pacific (M) Sdn Bhd (“SPE”).
Datuk Ramlan has 35 years of working experience in the upstream E&P areas. His early career was in petroleum engineering and production operations followed by upstream business development, strategic planning, petroleum arrangements negotiation, projects and procurement coordination, as well as general supervision of domestic upstream activities. He led efforts in securing deep-water exploration and development, enhance-oil-recovery projects, major petroleum infrastructure projects, small fields development and unitisation of petroleum fields straddling boundaries and increasing local services companies participation.
In his current position at SEB, Datuk Ramlan has management oversight responsibility for Engineering and Construction - Malaysia, Corporate Supply Chain Management, Corporate Legal and Internal Audit.
Datuk Ramlan is currently a director of the SPE and the President of Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (“MOGSC”).
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He completed his senior management training at INSEAD in France and at Cornell University, USA.