IOGP Board of Directors appoints new Vice-Chair

Mr. Mohamed Firouz Asnan has been appointed Vice Chair of the IOGP Board of Directors.

He is the Senior Vice President of Malaysia Petroleum Management, the Upstream Business of PETRONAS. Firouz is a registered professional engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.

I am delighted to announce the appointment Firouz as Vice-Chair of IOGP,” says Kim McHugh, IOGP Chair. “He is passionate about IOGP’s value as a key platform for Members to network and share good practices with fellow industry players, and its contribution towards creating a more sustainable oil & gas industry amid the Energy Transition.

“We thank Firouz for his continued commitment to the association.”

Firouz graduated with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and holds a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Sloan Fellow.

He joined PETRONAS in 1989 as a facilities engineer in the Exploration & Production Division. Throughout the 34 years of his career in PETRONAS, Firouz has progressed through a series of domestic and international assignments spanning both Upstream and Downstream businesses, including stints in the corporate centre.

In his previous role as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy from July 2017 to March 2019, he was instrumental in setting up the New Energy business of PETRONAS as part of the strategy to future-proof the organization.

Presently, Firouz sits on the boards of several PETRONAS subsidiaries including Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS and PETRONAS LNG Sdn Bhd. He also chairs PETRONAS’ venture capital outfit, PTV International Ventures Ltd. In addition, he serves on the board of Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA) and Vice Chair of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP).

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