Datuk Anuar Taib, PETRONAS, Chairman
Datuk Anuar Taib is the Chairman of Progress Energy and Executive Vice President and CEO of Upstream, PETRONAS, which integrates the Exploration & Productions and LNG businesses globally. He joined PETRONAS in 2012 as CEO of PETRONAS Development and Production (PDP), responsible for both its Malaysia and International operations. He then advanced as the Senior Vice President of PETRONAS Upstream Malaysia.
He started his career in 1990 as a Wellsite Drilling Engineering with an international oil and gas company. He then progressed through various technical, commercial and leadership positions and in country, regional and global roles. He is a member of the PETRONAS Board, the Executive Committee and serves on various Boards of several Joint Venture Subsidiary Companies in the PETRONAS Group. He is also the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Region in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Datuk Anuar holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, United States and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in International Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia.
Michael Culbert, Vice-Chair
Michael was appointed Vice Chairman of Progress Energy in November 2016 and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors in a non-executive capacity.
Previously, he served as President and CEO of Progress Energy, providing leadership since 2001 from Progress Energy’s recapitalization and growth period through to the PETRONAS acquisition and integration, and subsequent development of Pacific NorthWest LNG integrated project. Michael Culbert has more than thirty years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry, holding managerial and executive positions with a number of energy companies, including Progress Energy, Pacific NorthWest LNG, Encal Energy and Home Oil. In addition, Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd and Enerplus Corporation. Until November 2016, Michael was a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Board of Governors.
Adnan Zainal Abidin
Adnan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific NorthWest LNG. He brings over thirty years of experience to PNW LNG, which included his role as Chief Executive Officer of Egypt LNG, and as Vice President, Global LNG Projects for PETRONAS. During his time as VP, Global LNG Projects, Adnan oversaw the development and construction of two floating LNG projects, the train 9 expansion at the PETRONAS LNG complex, PETRONAS interests at the Gladstone LNG project in Australia and the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. Adnan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
Liza BT Mustapha
Liza Mustapha is the Head of Finance & Risk for PETRONAS’ Upstream Business. She holds a degree in Economics, majoring in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, UK, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). She also attended the Advance Management Programme at Harvard Business School, USA. Liza started her career as a finance executive in PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd in 1995 and in the ensuing years held various positions within the PETRONAS Group including General Manager Finance, PETRONAS Gas Bhd and Senior General Manager, Group Treasury Department where she was responsible for the implementation of the Integrated Financial Shared Services Centre (“IFSSC”) throughout the PETRONAS Group. She assumed her current position in April 2013. Liza also sits on the boards of Vestigo Petroleum Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd and other subsidiaries within PETRONAS’ Upstream Business.
Chen Kah Seong
Chen Kah Seong is the Vice President of International Assets, PETRONAS, focused on growing and maintaining the performance and reliability of the company’s assets and production volume in ventures located across five continents.
Leading up to his appointment, Chen was Vice President of Production, Upstream International, PETRONAS. Since joining PETRONAS in 1988 as a Reservoir Engineer, Chen has assumed various positions as a Gas Planner, Petroleum Economist and Field Development Plan Leader. He has also successfully led teams for Field Development, Projects and Petroleum Engineering including for new play types. He was also involved in PETRONAS’ Corporate Strategic Study, which laid out the direction for the company’s exploration plan in Malaysia, and was also a Business Planner to the Vice President of Exploration and Production. Prior to his appointment as Vice President, he was Country Chairman of PETRONAS Myanmar.
Chen holds several international directorships in PETRONAS companies such as PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar Limited, PETRONAS Azerbaijan (Shah Deniz) S.a.r.l, PC (Turkmenistan) Sdn Bhd, PICL (Egypt) Corporation Limited and PETRONAS E&P Argentina S.A. He holds a Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and is also a Harvard Business School alumnus.
Don F. Archibald
Mr. Archibald is an independent Calgary businessman who also serves as the Chairman of Cequence Energy Ltd., and Panorama Mountain Village Inc. Previously, Mr. Archibald held a variety of senior roles with Cyries Energy Ltd., including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and was the President and Chief Executive Officer of both Cequel Energy Ltd. and Cypress Energy Inc. Mr. Archibald has extensive knowledge and experience as a leader in the public oil and gas industry and financial services. Mr. Archibald also serves on the Board of Directors of Serafina Energy Ltd., Spartan Energy Corp., Chinook Energy Inc., Sea NG Corp., WinSport and Palisade Capital Corp. Mr. Archibald holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta.