Ir. Shahul Hamid Bin Mohd Ismail, a Malaysian aged 65, is our Managing Director. He was the first director since the inception of the Company on 7 February 2013. He serves as a member of the Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee. He has been in the Petroleum Industry for the past 35 years, mainly with Exxon and Shell, and has held a rotation of assignments in Malaysia and overseas covering a wide variety of technical and commercial aspects of the business.
Prior to Reach Energy, Ir. Shahul led the Daya Materials group of companies to develop a portfolio of core oilfield services such as drilling services, asset integrity services, etc.
During 2007-2009, in a Group CEO role, Ir. Shahul set up the Oil & Gas ventures for a Malaysian Group, securing major gas field development opportunities in the Middle East, coupled with LNG business, as well as refinery/petrochemical investments in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Middle East with the value of the opportunities in excess of USD10 billion. He dealt with top level governmental and oil industry personnel in these countries in leading these efforts. Ir. Shahul worked closely with various international consultants on Feasibility Studies, Conceptual Design, Risk Management, FEED/ BED and Detail Design.
During 2005-2006, Ir. Shahul was Board Member/Technical Advisor to Ramunia Holdings Berhad. From Aug 2001 to Oct 2004, Ir. Shahul was the Managing Director of Shell Refining Company (FOM) Berhad which is a public-listed company in the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. He was the first Malaysian to be appointed to this position. Prior to that he worked in General Manager, Technical Manager, Engineering Manager, Operations Manager and Project Manager roles in Shell and Exxon with core activities cutting across the entire hydrocarbon life cycle covering exploration, appraisal, development, production and decommissioning in very challenging business environments.
Ir. Shahul was a Colombo Plan scholar and holds Bachelor (Honours) and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide in Australia. He has produced many technical reports, papers and reviews. These have been presented in various conferences, workshops, journals and meetings.
Ir. Shahul is an adjunct lecturer at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS and member of the Engineering Board of Studies and Industry Advisory Panel at the International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur. He was also previously a member of the Industry Advisory Panel at Monash University, Kuala Lumpur. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Malaysia and Australia. He is also a Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and the Institution of Engineers, Australia.
Ir. Shahul Hamid Bin Mohd Ismail has attended all Board Meetings held during the financial year. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and does not have any family relationships with any Director and / or major shareholder. He has never been convicted for any offence within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any.