People: Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd (HIBI.KL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Zainul Rahim bin Mohd Zain

2010 Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Joyce Theresa Vasudevan

44 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Investor Relations Contact Officer

Kenneth Pereira

54 2010 Managing Director, Executive Director

Azleen Rosemy Ahmad

43 2012 General Manager - Corporate Finance

Mohd Iwan Jefry bin Abdul Majid

41 2011 Head - New Ventures

Stephen Dechant

55 2012 Chief Development Officer

Christopher Dyas

53 2012 Head - Projects

Pascal Josephus Hos

41 2011 Head - Petroleum Engineering

Elike Mawuli

33 2012 Head - Drilling

David Richards

48 2011 Senior Geologist

Yit Chan Tai

2013 Secretary

Ai Ning Tan

2013 Secretary

Roushan Arumugam

40 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Zainol Izzet Bin Mohamed Ishak

52 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sara Murtadha Jaffar Sulaiman

36 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar

45 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chin Kwang Tay

48 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Zainul Rahim bin Mohd Zain

Mr. Zainul Rahim bin Mohd Zain is Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. He was appointed to the Board on December 14, 2010. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Western Australia, Australia. Zainul began his career at Shell Malaysia Exploration and Production (SM-EP) in 1978 as a Wellsite Petroleum Engineer. He was General Manager of SM-EP’s Business Services (1997), Technical Services (1999) and the Sarawak Business Unit (2000), before being appointed as Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of Shell Malaysia in December 2001. In July 2003, he double-hatted as Shell Asia Pacific Region’s Transition Director, based in Singapore. In November 2005, he was appointed to the position of Chairman of Shell companies in Egypt and Managing Director of Shell Egypt N.V., before retiring from the Shell Group on June 30, 2008. During his tenure as Deputy Chairman of Shell Malaysia, he sat on the boards of 12 companies, including Shell Malaysia Ltd, Shell MDS Sdn Bhd, Shell Trading Sdn Bhd, Sarawak Shell Bhd, Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd and CS Mutiara Sdn Bhd. He was also Chairman, Director and member of various NGOs, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers AsiaPac, Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia, Petroleum Industry of Malaysia Mutual Aid Group, and Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Company.

Joyce Theresa Vasudevan

Ms. Joyce Theresa Sunita Vasudevan is Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Contact Officer of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Accounting, from LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She has more than 20 years’ experience in various areas of audit, corporate finance and finance. She started her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in 1989 and after almost 5 years in audit, Joyce worked in the Corporate Finance department at two investment banks, Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in 1996 and RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, Joyce joined Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad, where she headed the Business Analysis & Planning Department and was tasked with the set-up of the new department to drive business plans, formulate sales, marketing, production and competitive business models to aid in management decisions, evaluate prospective investments and develop a companywide balanced scorecard system. In 2006, she joined SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad, where she headed the Strategic & Operations Planning Unit of the Chief Operating Officer’s (COO) Office, and was responsible for the development of various systems including management reporting, project monitoring, key performance indicators and key processes. She also assisted the COO in driving a Group-wide reorganisation of its operations. Joyce joined the Company on January 1, 2011 and currently sits on the boards of Hibiscus Upstream Sdn Bhd, Orient Hibiscus Sdn Bhd, Oceania Hibiscus Sdn Bhd, Hibiscus Oilfield Services Limited, Gulf Hibiscus Limited, Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd, Lime Petroleum Limited, Zubara Petroleum Limited and Baqal Petroleum Limited.

Kenneth Pereira

Dr. Kenneth Gerard Pereira is Managing Director and Executive Director of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd since September 13, 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Engineering from the University of Bath, United Kingdom; a Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield Institute of Technology (Cranfield University), United Kingdom; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of South Australia, Australia. His doctorate research topic was entitled “Start-up, Survival and Growth Strategic Actions of Initially Small Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Companies”. Dr. Kenneth has 24 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, both in the services, and exploration and production sectors. He began his career with Schlumberger Overseas S.A in 1983 as a Field Service Engineer working in Brunei, Thailand, France, Libya, Italy, Norway and Tunisia. In 1990, he joined the Sapura Group, overseeing the service of telecommunication products and later, moved to the Group Corporate Planning Department. In 1997, he was appointed as Vice President of Energy Sector Projects and initiated the building of the oil and gas services business of the company under the Sapura Energy Sendirian Berhad (Sapura Energy) banner. Between 1997 and 2001, several service based businesses in the oil and gas value chain were grown organically or acquired and by 2001, the annual revenue of the oil and gas service business of the Sapura Group was in excess of RM100 million. In 2003, the Sapura Group acquired Crest Petroleum Berhad (Crest Petroleum) and he became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SapuraCrest Petroleum Bhd, an oil and gas services public company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Azleen Rosemy Ahmad

Ms. Azleen Rosemy Ahmad is General Manager - Corporate Finance of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Actuarial Science and Finance from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Nottingham. She has 20 years’ experience in various areas of corporate finance, finance and general management. She began her career as a management consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1992 before joining the Corporate Finance Department of RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad in 1995. During her career as management consultant and corporate adviser, she was involved in numerous projects for government agencies and public listed companies including privatisation exercises, local and foreign mergers and acquisition exercises, valuation exercises, initial public offerings, rights issues and mandatory general offers for both local and foreign companies. In 2001, she assumed the post of Finance & Administration Manager of RCM Engineering & Services Sdn Bhd. Six years later, she joined SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad (SapuraCrest) in the Strategic & Operations Planning Unit, where she was part of the team to implement the operational reorganisation of SapuraCrest Group’s Offshore Construction business, to develop & monitor the financial performance indicators of the business units and to develop & monitor the key performance indicators of Directors/Heads of the business units. She also led the team for the cost optimisation exercise of the SapuraCrest Group. Azleen joined the Company on February 15, 2012.

Mohd Iwan Jefry bin Abdul Majid

Ir. Mohd Iwan Jefry bin Abdul Majid is Head - New Ventures of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. He is a Petroleum Engineer with 20 years of experience in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, USA and a Master degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College of London, United Kingdom. Ir. Mohd Iwan began his career with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd from 1992 to 2000. From 1992 to 1993, he was involved in various field development projects and offshore well testing operations. In 1996, he was assigned as the Reservoir Engineer for the Dulang Field Phase 2 Development Project located offshore in Peninsular Malaysia. In 1997, he was part of a special task force to turn around the Dai Hung oilfield in Vietnam. Later in 1997, he was appointed the Team Leader to undertake the Heglig Field Development Study project in Sudan. In 1998, he was assigned to the Joint Venture Department, managing PSC (Production Sharing Contract) blocks operated by Exxon Mobil Corporation in Peninsular Malaysia. In 2001, he joined Talisman Energy (Malaysia) Limited as the Reservoir Engineer involved in the PM3 and PM305 exploration and production enhancement activities. Later in 2002, he joined Petroleum Development Oman where he was a member of an integrated multidisciplinary reservoir management team for the heavy oil development in South Oman. Ir. Mohd Iwan has been with the Company since January 1, 2011.

Stephen Dechant

Mr. Stephen (Steve) Dechant serves as Chief Development Officer of Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad since October 1, 2012. He graduated with a B.Sc in Civil Engineering in 1981 from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He has over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry managing offshore projects globally, including Brazil, Nigeria, Angola, Australia, Gulf of Mexico and Malaysia.

Christopher Dyas

Mr. Christopher (Chris) Russell Dyas is Head - Projects of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. He graduated with an MSc in Thermal Power from Cranfield Institute of Technology (Cranfield University), United Kingdom and Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the Cranfield School of Management. Chris has 29 years of experience in E&P engineering and projects. He also has contractual and financial experience with skills in assessing companies and projects, and developing business plans. Chris started his career in 1983 with Cooper Energy Services (now a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce) heading the Testing Department, testing industrial gas turbines and gas compression equipment primarily for the oil and gas industry. He was responsible for the in-house commissioning and performance testing of turbo-machinery units. He headed a team of engineers and technicians including factory QA/QC personnel. He also undertook the build of turbo-machinery units in Norway and carried out on-site client training. In 2002, he joined SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad as Project Director/ General Manager, where he was engaged in the bidding and execution of several brownfield and greenfield projects related to oil and gas services, and led a project in India for the refurbishment of offshore platforms. Chris assumed his current position in the Company since January 1, 2012.

Pascal Josephus Hos

Dr. Pascal Josephus Petronella Hos is Head - Petroleum Engineering of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. He was appointed as Head of Petroleum Engineering on February 14, 2011. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, from Rice University, Texas, USA. Dr. Pascal has more than 10 years’ experience in reservoir engineering, production technology and rock mechanics in local and foreign companies. He is also experienced in project management, well and reservoir management, reserves reporting, field development planning and project execution. Dr. Pascal started his career in 1995 as a Wireline Research Engineer in Schlumberger Sugar Land Technology Center, Houston, Texas, USA where his key achievement was the development of statistical data analysis software for a new multi-phrase fluid velocity wireline logging tool. In 1996, he worked as a PhD Researcher with the NASA Johnson Space Center, USA, where he discovered a form of heat transfer, which only occurs in zero gravity environments which led to a redesign of the oxygen storage tanks used on board the space shuttles. In 2001, Dr. Pascal joined Shell International EP, Netherlands, as a Reservoir Engineer/Research Project Manager, where he lead the research, development and deployment of an in-house fractured water injection modelling tool. He also delivered training for operating unit and technology center staff on basic rock and fracture mechanics, injection induced formation damage, use of modelling tools and associated data gathering requirements.

Elike Mawuli

Mr. Elike Mawuli is Head - Drilling of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and a Master in Engineering Management, both from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia and the Project Management Institute. Elike has over ten years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, in both onshore and offshore drilling, well design and well servicing operations, and has worked in various operating environments in Papua New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, and East Timor. Whilst working in Papua New Guinea, he was exposed to high cost land wells in extremely remote heli-supported locations. In Australia, he has worked on exploration and appraisal wells in the Bowen, Surat, Browse, Bonaparte and Cooper-Eromanga basins. In Indonesia, he was involved in exploration activities in East Java while in East Timor, he was involved in planning deepwater wells in the Timor Leste Exclusive Area (TLEA). Elike has both conventional and nonconventional oil and gas experience, and has provided consultancy services on the use of drilling technologies to other industries, mainly the coal industry in Queensland and New South Wales. Companies he has worked for in the past include Santos Limited, InterOil Corporation, Upstream Petroleum, Oil Search Limited, Eni Australia Limited, and Talisman Energy. Elike joined the Group on January 1, 2012.

David Richards

Mr. David Jayakumar Richards serves as Senior Geologist of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. He was appointed on October 5, 2011. He graduated with a B.Sc (Honors 2nd Class Upper) in Earth Science in 1987 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia). David has twenty two years of experience as a petroleum geoscientist in the exploration, development, production and planning phases of the oil and gas industry. He started work as a geologist in 1989 with Sun Oil Far East Malaysia Incorporated performing acreage evaluations in Pearl River (China), Taranaki (New Zealand), Potwar (Pakistan), Godavari (India) and Thai Basins before moving to Exxon Mobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Incorporated where he worked for 15 years in the exploration, development, production and planning segments. From 2006 to 2010, he was involved in the exploration and development of gas resources for Carigali-Hess Operating Company Sdn Bhd in the jointly operated area between Malaysia and Thailand. His previous position prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad was as Senior Geologist with Newfield Sarawak Malaysia Incorporated. He has been involved in providing planning, mapping, geo-modelling, resource/reserve assessments, geologic risk evaluation, seismic interpretation and evaluation, and operations monitoring of drilling and completion of field operations. In addition, he also has experience in integrating evaluations of various seismic data in combination with sequence stratigraphy, fault analysis, reservoir pressure, RFT/MDT sample and petrophysics in geoscientific interpretation.

Yit Chan Tai

Ai Ning Tan

Roushan Arumugam

Mr. Roushan A/L Arumugam serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. He was appointed on July 25, 2011. Roushan first graduated with a MA in English Language and Literature in 1994 from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University. Subsequently, in 1999, he obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Imperial College Business School, Imperial College, University of London, and in 2005, he obtained a MA in Legal Studies (Qualifying Law Degree) from the University of Bristol. Roushan commenced work in 1995 as an Internal Systems Risk Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse, London. In 1997, and he joined Caspian Securities Limited as an Analyst, Emerging Markets Equity Research. Roushan moved to Deutsche Bank A.G. London in 1999 as an Associate with its Investment Banking Division. Later, in 2001, he became a Manager in Debt Capital Markets Division at Nomura Advisory Services Sdn Bhd. Since September 2005, Roushan has been working as an Investment Consultant to the Tan Sri Arumugam Family Office. Currently, Roushan serves as a Board member of South Pickenham Estate Company Limited, Pneumacare Limited and Sri Inderajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd. He is also a Domus Fellow of St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford and a Trustee of the East West Trust at St. Catherine’s College.

Zainol Izzet Bin Mohamed Ishak

Mr. Zainol Izzet bin Mohamed Ishak is Independent Non-Executive Director of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd since September 13, 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield Institute of Technology (Cranfield University), United Kingdom. In his early career, Izzet served in several local and international companies including American Express, Seccolor (M) Industries, Kassim Chan & Co and Hymans Robertson & Co, Consulting Actuaries, London. Izzet joined the Sapura Group as General Manager of Corporate Planning in 1992. He was part of the team to establish Sapura Digital Sdn Bhd, one of the pioneer operators of digital cellular operators in the country. In 1994, he became the CEO of Sapura Digital Sdn Bhd and was subsequently appointed to lead Sapura Energy Group in 1997. He was appointed CEO of SapuraCrest Petroleum Bhd in July 2003 pursuant to the acquisition of Crest Petroleum Berhad by Sapura Energy from Renong Berhad. Izzet is currently the Group Managing Director of Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He also holds directorship in various private companies. He is also a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Company.

Sara Murtadha Jaffar Sulaiman

Ms. Sara Murtadha Jaffar Sulaiman serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad since August 27, 2014. Ms Sara Murtadha Jaffar Sulaiman graduated with a BA in Economics from Yale University in 1999 and subsequently with an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 2000. In 2006, she became a passed finalist with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Sara is currently an Investment Manager at Arle Capital Partners, an energy focused, London based private equity firm, which she joined in 2011. Prior to that Sara worked for Simmons and Company International, a specialist energy investment bank and KPMG's Energy and Natural Resources corporate finance team, where she focused on oilfield services mergers and acquisitions. Sara started her career in Petroleum Development Oman and Shell in the UK.

Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar

Datin Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar is Independent Non-Executive Director of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd. He was appointed to the Board on December 14, 2010. She graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. She qualified as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales) in 1994. Datin Sunita commenced work as an Assistant Manager at Ernst & Young (London) in 1990 under their Audit and Insolvency Division. In 1994, she joined RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad’s Corporate Finance Department. Datin Sunita became a Consultant for MIMOS Berhad (MIMOS) in 2000 where she advised MIMOS on the structuring of a multi-million dollar venture capital fund focused on foreign technologyrelated portfolio companies and the documentation required for the establishment of the fund. When the Encipta Limited venture capital fund was established in 2002, as a wholly owned subsidiary of MIMOS, her company, Artisan Encipta Ltd (Artisan Encipta) was mandated to independently manage the venture fund for MIMOS until 2008. Since 2005, she has also been the Director and owner of Surprise Voice Sdn Bhd (Surprise Voice), the Executive Producer of Malaysia’s first opera which premiered in March 2006. Datin Sunita is presently the Principal and Director at Artisan Encipta, a position that she has held since 2002. Through Artisan Encipta, she was appointed an Independent Consultant for the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presently, Datin Sunita serves as a trustee of the following charity foundations: Yayasan Seni, Yayasan myNadi and Hai-O Foundation at Hai-O Enterprise Berhad. She is also the chairman of the audit committee at Hai-O Enterprise Berhad. She is also a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Company.

Chin Kwang Tay

Mr. Tay Chin Kwang serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd since June 14, 2012. He graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a fellow member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. He currently holds the position of Finance Director of Ezra Holdings Limited, an offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions for the oil and gas industry listed on the Singapore Exchange, having been appointed to the board since July 2007. He is a member of the Audit Committee.
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