By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Aug 20: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member Datuk Ibrahim Baki was named among the three new board members appointed by national oil corporation Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) recently.
Petronas in a press statement yesterday said the three new board members were Ibrahim, Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim and Datuk Razali Mohd Yusof.
It noted Ibrahim is a well-respected corporate figure and a notable legal professional with over 30 years of experience in both the corporate sector and government-linked companies.
According to a profile released by Petronas, Ibrahim read law in the United Kingdom, where he graduated with a LL.B (Hons) and was admitted as a Barrister-At- Law from Lincoln’s Inn. He began his career in 1984, as a legal officer for Petronas in Kuala Lumpur.
In 1985, Ibrahim became the founding partner in Messrs Idris Buang, Ibrahim Baki & Co, Advocates & Solicitors, Sarawak.
Since 1991, Ibrahim has been involved in several businesses stemming from property development, shipping, logistics, media and management services.
Meanwhile, Petronas also revealed Zaharah was previously the Chief Judge of Malaya and had until recently, held the position of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd chairwoman until May 2020.
Zaharah graduated from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LL.B.) and has had over 40 years of experience in legal practice and in the judiciary.
Zaharah has held various posts including serving as the State Legal Advisor of Selangor, and Parliamentary Draftsman at the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Malaysia, prior to her appointment as a Judicial Commissioner in 2004.
Zaharah was confirmed as a High Court Judge in July 2006, and thereafter, was elevated to Court of Appeal Judge in April 2010, Federal Court Judge in February 2015, and appointed as Chief Judge of Malaya in July 2018.
Petronas noted Razali is an accomplished business professional with over 30 years of experience in the mining and oil and gas industry.
His experience includes developing businesses, managing complex engineering projects and providing advisory and consultancy services to various organisations.
Razali graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) and holds a MSc in Engineering Management, both from the University of Missouri.
Razali began his career as a project engineer and thereafter has held various key positions in a number of private and multinational companies in Malaysia. He currently sits as a director on the boards of several companies.
“The Petronas board welcomes Tan Sri Zaharah, Datuk Ibrahim and Datuk Razali to Petronas, and is confident that the knowledge and experience of our new board members will be a valuable addition to the company,” the national oil corporation said in a statement. — DayakDaily