Board of Directors

Datuk Abdullah bin Karim

Datuk Abdullah bin Karim

Age 67, Male, Malaysian

Independent Non-Executive Director

Board Committee positions held
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, and Employees’ Share Scheme Committee


Date of appointment
Independent Non-Executive Director – 16 October 2018


Datuk Abdullah has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Starting as a Project Engineer with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd in 1981, he moved on to become the company’s General Manager, Engineering Division in 1991. He was appointed as Managing Director/CEO of OGP Technical Services Sdn Bhd in 1995, then in 1999 assumed the position of Managing Director/CEO of Malaysia LNG Group of Companies before his appointment as Vice President, Exploration & Production Business of Petronas in 2004. In March 2007, Datuk Abdullah became the President/CEO of Petronas Carigali that was involved in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas in Malaysia and 23 countries worldwide. He was appointed as Vice President and Venture Director of Domestic LNG projects in 2012, and retained this position until his retirement on 1 July 2016. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Western Australia.

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