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MIRI, Feb 17: Sarawakian Ivan Tan is the new vice-president for Shell’s Malaysian and Philippines operations, and managing director for Sarawak Shell Berhad and Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited effective from February 1.
Shell Malaysia chairman Datuk Iain Lo in a press statement announcing the appointment today disclosed that Tan joined Shell in 2001 and is based in Miri.
According to Lo, Tan personally led a step change in safety culture and contributed towards a stronger and more sustainable operational capability, in his previous role.
“A Sarawakian who grew up in Miri, his early career comprised a number of well engineering and well operations assignments in Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand and China.
“Following this, Ivan had several leadership roles, including general manager of wells operations and contracting and procurement manager for projects in Malaysia.
“I am confident that he will further drive our upstream business in bringing value for our customers and for Shell,” Lo added.
The statement also revealed that in April 2014, Tan was appointed as vice-president of well HSE, based in The Netherlands.
He then moved to Australia in January 2016 where he was the technical lead of the Shell-BG integration team and in June the same year, he was appointed as chief operating officer for Arrow Energy, one of Shell’s joint ventures.
“Here, he was responsible for the end-to-end delivery of capacity development, projects, wells, asset management and energy markets for Arrow’s business in the natural gas industry, where he was also the co-chair and president of Queensland Natural Gas Exploration and the Production Industry Safety Forum.
“It’s good to have one of our very own talent, who is known for his strong safety and operational leadership, leading our upstream business,” Lo added.
Tan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with First Class Honours from Imperial College, London and a Master’s in Business Administration with Distinction from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. He is married to Grace and they have two daughters. — DayakDaily