Board of Directors

Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) is governed by a Board of Directors, whose members include representatives from  Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister's Department.





Dato' Dr. Ahmad Suhaili Idrus has spent nearly three decades in the downstream, and midstream oil and gas industry mainly with Shell. He has served various senior leadership roles at Iskandar Regional Development Authority, PEMANDU and AECOM Malaysia.

He is a Fellow of Chartered Management Institute (UK), Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineering (UK) and Member Institute of Engineers Malaysia.

Dato’ Dr. Suhaili holds a Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) from Asia e University, MBA from University of Malaya and a BSc (Hons) in mechanical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology.


Dr. Mohd Shaharin bin Haji Umar is a Director of Social Services Division at the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister’s Department. In a career spanning more than two decades, he has vast experience working in government ministries/agencies specifically in areas related to energy, science and technology as well as social sector.

Dr. Mohd Shaharin’s forays in the Energy and Social Services Division, EPU has seen him contributing to the preparation of the 11th Malaysia Plan, 2015-2020 and the 12th Malaysia Plan, 2021-2025. On many occasions, he has advised the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) on international oil and gas ministerial level forums including OPEC and non-OPEC, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), International Energy Forum (IEF), Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA) and other oil and gas-related engagements.

Dr. Mohd Shaharin obtained his Ph.D. in Renewable Energy from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 2014. He pursued a Masters in Science and Technology Policy at the University of Manchester in 2004, after graduating from University of Malaya with a degree in Science (Chemistry) in 1995.


Puan Juniwati Rahmat Hussin has served PETRONAS Group for 35 years in several positions including Vice President & Venture Director of Pengerang Integrated Complex, Vice President of Human Resource Management and Vice President of Education Division. She currently sits on the Board of Tenaga Nasional Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of DIALOG and a member of Advisory Council for Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera.


Datuk N. Rajendran has over three decades of experiences with MIDA and has held various positions locally and abroad. He brings extensive experience in investment policy formulation and promotional activities. He was also a forum speaker/panellist for Offshore Technology Conference 2014, Offshore Northern Seas 2016, World Islamic Economic Forum 2017.


Encik Sofiyan Yahya has over 40 years of domestic and global experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his career as an engineer and later established himself as a successful entrepreneur in this sector. Sofiyan is currently the Executive Chairman of Cekap Technical Services Sdn. Bhd., Non-Executive Chairman of Ni Hsin Group Berhad and Managing Director of Digital Dagang Sdn. Bhd. Beyond his various business interests, he has also been involved in various organisations and business platforms in support of the community and industry. He is particularly interested in the sustainability agenda relating to nature and the environment. Sofiyan is also a founding member and past President of the Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC).


Datuk Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz

Datuk Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz leads the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) as the current Chief Executive Officer. His 30-year career in the civil service began with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister’s Department before joining MATRADE in June 1994, where he played integral roles in export promotions. 

Previously the Deputy CEO (Export Acceleration) of MATRADE, he held various positions within the organisation including leading the markets of ASEAN & Australasia, China & Northeast Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, South Asia & Africa. At present, he is an Adjunct Professor at the Center for International Studies, College of Law, Government and International Studies UUM, Universiti Utara Malaysia. He is also the Advisory Board Member of Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS). 

Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman

On 1 April 2021, Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). Born in Perak, Malaysia, Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman is an alumni of the National University of Malaysia (UKM) where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He also attended the Senior Executive course at the prestigious Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University USA in 2011.  Datuk Wira Arham’s illustrious career spanning 32 years in MIDA began in 1989 as an Economic Affairs Officer specialising in the Foreign Investment Division, a MIDA spearheading division for attracting and facilitating foreign investments into the country.

In September 1994, Datuk Wira Arham’s exceptional track record earned him the position as the Deputy Director of MIDA Cologne, Germany for six years, where he led MIDA’s investment promotion initiatives to companies in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and other Eastern European countries. In 2009, he contributed his extensive investment promotion expertise in the East Coast of USA as the Director of MIDA New York for four years. In 2013, Datuk Wira Arham returned to Malaysia where he was entrusted to helm the Foreign Investment Division in MIDA. Beginning May 2015, he was selected as the Executive Director of Investment Promotion, leading three MIDA divisions under his portfolio; Foreign Investment, Domestic Investment, Corporate Communications, subsequently ascending to the position of MIDA’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer I on 1 February 2019. 


Dato' Anis Rizana binti Mohd Zainudin @ Mohd Zainuddin 

Dato' Anis Rizana is currently the Deputy Secretary General (Investment) with the Ministry of Finance (MOF). She has over 20 years of experience in the public sector, primarily in areas including, but not limited to, public finance, finance policy, privatisation and budget management. Dato' Anis Rizana also served as special functions officer to the Chief Secretary of the Government under the Prime Minister’s Department in 2009, before she was appointed as deputy undersecretary for remuneration.

Prior to her stint in the public sector, Dato' Anis Rizana started her career in 1993 in the private sector in stockbroking firms and manufacturing industry before joining the public sector. She holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Graduate School of Management Universiti Putra Malaysia and read Business Administration at the Western Michigan University, USA. Dato' Anis Rizana also currently sits on the Boards of Retirement Fund (Incorporated) (KWAP), Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT), Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad, Aset Tanah Nasional Berhad and a Member of the Energy Commission. She also serves as a Director in private companies that are under the purview of MOF.