Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hamid Bugo, aged 70, was appointed to the Board of Sapura Energy Berhad (formerly known as SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad) on 27 February 2012 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and was subsequently appointed as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 February 2013.
Prior to the merger of businesses between SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad ("SapuraCrest Petroleum") Group and Kencana Petroleum Berhad Group, Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hamid was appointed to the Board of SapuraCrest Petroleum on 25 July 2003 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He was also a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of SapuraCrest Petroleum.
Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hamid’s working experience includes serving as the Administration Manager, Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd (“Malaysia LNG”), the first General Manager of the Land Custody and Development Authority, Sarawak, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Resource Planning, Sarawak, and the State Secretary of Sarawak. He has sat on the boards of various companies and statutory bodies including Malaysian Airlines System Berhad, Malaysia LNG, the Employees Provident Fund Board, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (now known as Universiti Putra Malaysia). He was also the Founding Chairman of the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre.
Currently, Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hamid is the Chairman of Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad and sits on the boards of Sapura Resources Berhad, Sime Darby Berhad Group and X-Fab Silicon Foundries S.E.
He is also active in charitable activities as the Chairman of Yayasan Kemajuan Insan Sarawak and the Chairman of the State Library Sarawak. He is a council member of the Institute of Integrity Malaysia, a member of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Advisory Committee and a member of the National Water Services Commission.
Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hamid graduated from Canterbury University, New Zealand, with a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in economics. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies from Harvard institute of Development Studies, USA. He was honoured with a Ph.D (Commerce) by Lincoln University, New Zealand. Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hamid is a recipient of an Excellence Award from the American Association of Conservation Biology.