KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Energy Bhd has appointed Wan Mashitah Wan Abdullah Sani and Datuk Nur Iskandar A Samad as independent non-executive directors effective May 26.
Both directors are seasoned energy industry professionals, and their leadership experience will be invaluable to Sapura Energy as it executes its Reset plans and looks to grow in the future, Sapura Energy said in a statement.
Wan Mashitah has over 28 years experience in the male-dominated industry, with 12 years in senior leadership positions. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in strategic and operational decision making, contributing to the growth and success of prominent organisations.
Her expertise spans various areas, including finance, strategic planning, project costing, and supply chain management.
In her most recent role as the chief executive officer (CEO) of E&P Operations and Maintenance Services Sdn Bhd (EPOMS), she played a pivotal role in steering the transition of the company from a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS to a privately-owned entity.
Meanwhile, Nur Iskandar brings with him 41 years of experience in the downstream oil, gas, and petrochemical industry.
He first began his career in 1980 as a Trainee Engineer at PETRONAS, where he progressed through the ranks and assumed the role of process engineer.
Since 1987, Nur Iskandar held several leadership roles across the petrochemical industry, expanding his project management and business operations skill sets in companies such as Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, Polypropylene Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and MTBE Malaysia Sdn Bhd, before joining Petronas Gas Bhd as general manager of plant operations division in 2001.
From 2001 to 2012, he held various senior leadership roles within PETRONAS, demonstrating his versatility and in-depth industry understanding, including the role of CEO of PETRONAS Fertilizer (Kedah) Sdn Bhd; senior general manager of PETRONAS Human Resource Management (Leadership & Development Capabilities); and managing director/CEO of PETRONAS Penapisan Melaka Sdn Bhd and Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd.
His most recent role was as project director (Petrochemical) of Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) from 2012 until 2021.
Nur Iskandar has spearheaded the management of numerous petrochemical projects, making significant contributions to the growth and development of the petrochemical sector.
Among his notable achievements in driving the execution of major projects in PIC includes six grassroot petrochemical projects worth US$2bil