Non-Executive Chairman

Dato’ Mohamed Sabri Bin Mohamed Zain, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad on 7 July 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman. He has over 38 years working experience in the oil and gas business in both domestic and overseas ventures, primarily in PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB). Dato’ Mohamed Sabri started his career at Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) in 1978 as Petroleum Engineer. From 1980 until 2008, he built his career in PCSB, starting from an engineer to General Manager in various capacities. His management roles while in PCSB were General Manager for Vietnam operations from 1996 until 2000, development division from 2000 until 2004, for Middle East and Asia operations from 2004 until April 2006 and operations in Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Malaysia-Thailand JDA and Sudan from 2006 until 2008. From March 2008 until October 2010, he moved on to be the President of White Nile Petroleum Operating Company (WNPOC) in Sudan and later, the Vice President of Offshore Business Unit of MISC Berhad from 2010 until 2012.

Dato’ Mohamed Sabri is a director of Sona Petroleum Berhad. Dato’ Mohamed Sabri is currently the CEO of Yinson Energy Sdn Bhd, an associate company of Yinson Holdings Berhad, primarily involved in providing floating production solutions for the oil and gas industry worldwide. Prior to joining Yinson in May 2014, he served as the President of Puncak Oil & Gas Sdn Bhd and also the President of GOM Resources Sdn Bhd from January 2013 until April 2014.

He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, United States of America.
Non-Executive Director

Datuk Azizan Bin Haji Abd Rahman, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad on 15 April 2013 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He has more than 31 years of experience in the financial industry. He began his career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1979 where he had exposure to finance, examination and supervision, and was also the Director of the Banking Supervision Department. While in BNM, Datuk Azizan was a board member of Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen and ERF Sdn Bhd, and also an Advisor to the Malaysian Accounting Standard Board. He was the former Director-General of Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) where he served for more than six years until his retirement in 2011. While serving in Labuan FSA, Datuk Azizan was a member of several boards, including Labuan Corporation and Financial Park (Labuan) Sdn Bhd, as well as an executive committee member of the Malaysian Islamic Finance Committee.

He is currently a board member of MIDF Berhad, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, Kensington Trust Malaysia Berhad, Kensington Trust Labuan Ltd, Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad, OCBC Bank (M) Berhad, City Credit Investment Bank Ltd, Cagamas Holdings Berhad and Cagamas SRP Berhad. He also holds directorships in several private limited companies.

Datuk Azizan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Malaya in 1979 and obtained his Masters in Business Administration from University of Queensland, Australia in 1994. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Senior Independent
Non-Executive Director

Sulaiman Bin Ibrahim, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad on 1 March 2012 as a Non-Executive Director. On 12 December 2013, he was designated as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

Sulaiman was with PETRONAS Carigali from 1986 to 2011, and had vast experience in various areas such as engineering, construction, installation and structural installations. He has experienced the full cycle of project management from tendering exercises, detail design, procurement, fabrication and installation to hook-up and commissioning of offshore facilities and onshore sludge catchers and tank farms. He also holds directorships in other private limited companies.

Sulaiman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Malaya in 1984.
Non-Executive Director

Nurhilwani Binti Mohamad Asnawi, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad on 1 March 2012 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and has 17 years of experience in accounting, finance and treasury.

She joined Konsortium Perkapalan Berhad in 1999 as an Accounts Supervisor and in 2000, Laras Architects Sdn Bhd where she held the position of Accountant. Nurhilwani graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from University (Institute) Technology MARA in 1998.

Non-Executive Director
Datuk Chew Theam Hock, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board of Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad on 2 April 2018 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.

He is currently a Director in a number of private limited companies in the property development, plantations, resorts and oil and gas industries.

He was previously an Executive Director in the plantations division of Glenealy Plantations (M) Bhd until 30 June 2014. Prior to that, Datuk Chew was a Partner/Executive Director with KPMG Malaysia. He has more than 25 years of experience in tax planning and structuring of transactions for public and privately held multinational and domestic clients in a wide range of industries. While at KPMG, he was also regularly consulted by many financial institutions on tax issues pertaining to their financial products that include real estate investment trusts, asset back securities and Islamic products. In addition, he had also assisted the government and regulatory authorities with regard to the changes of tax laws, incentives and guidelines. He was also an active speaker at conferences and seminars on tax matters.

Datuk Chew is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and Australian Society of Chartered Practising Accountants (CPA).

Executive Director
Datuk Joseph Lau,age 54, holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) degree from Curtin University, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA).

Datuk Joseph Lau joined Perdana ParkCity Sdn. Bhd. (ParkCity) in July 2010 as Executive Director and is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer.

ParkCity is the property arm of Sarawak based conglomerate, Samling Group with diverse business interests from forest resource management to oil palm plantation, property development, energy (oil & gas), infrastructure and automotive business in various countries globally. ParkCity is the master developer of the affluent Desa Parkcity township and also 3 other master plan townships, Marina ParkCity and ParkCity Eastwood, in East Malaysia and ParkCity Hanoi in Vietnam.

Prior to ParkCity, Datuk Joseph has more than 15 years’ experience in the consumer and retail market and 10 years’ experience in commercial centre developments with IKEA South East Asia from 1995 to 2010. He held various senior positions with IKEA from Country/General Manager of IKEA Retail Malaysia, Head - Commercial Development to CEO of SF Development Co. Ltd.

Datuk Joseph has also 8 years experience in financial and accounting management. From 1987 to 1995 he held various senior finance and accounting positions with Budget Rent a Car Group in Australia and New Zealand.