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Seri Shamsul Azhar Abbas

Former President and CEO
Political Science and Economics
United States of America


Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shamsul Azhar Abbas, was appointed as an independent non-executive Chairman of MMC Corporation Berhad on 16 July 2015. Tan Sri Shamsul also chairs the Nomination Committee of the Board.Tan Sri Shamsul holds a Masters of  Science (MSc) in Energy Management from the University of Pennsylvania, United States of America, a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from the Universiti Sains Malaysia as well as a Technical Diploma in Petroleum Economics from the Paris-based Institute Francais du Petrole. He was Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and was a member of Board of Trustees of the Razak School of Government (RSOG). He also served as Chairman of the National Trust Fund of Malaysia.Prior to his appointment, Tan Sri Shamsul was the President and Group Chief Executive of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) from 2010 to 2015. During the same period, he was also the Chairman of Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd. Under Tan Sri Shamsul's leadership, PETRONAS undertook strategic landmark projects for the company and for Malaysia such as the Pengerang Integrated Refinery and Petrochemical Project (RAPID), the Bintulu Train 9 project, the construction of 2 PETRONAS Floating LNG facilities (targeted to be the first in the world once operational in 2016) and Malaysia's first Regasification terminal in Malacca. In addition, Tan Sri Shamsul currently sits on the board of Enra Group Berhad.Tan Sri Shamsul does not hold any interests in the securities of the Company or its subsidiaries nor has he any family relationship with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.

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