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 also served various senior leadership roles at Iskandar Regional Development Authority, PEMANDU and AECOM Malaysia. Currently, he is the Head of Transformation Unit in Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA).

He is also 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 Doctorate in Business Administration from Asia e University, MBA from University of Malaya and a Bachelor degree 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, 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 infrastructure.

Dr. Mohd Shaharin’s forays in the Energy Division, EPU has seen him contributing to the preparation of the 11th Malaysia Plan 2015-2020 and Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan.  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. Currently, Dr. Mohd Shaharin is leading the energy team in the ongoing preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan and macro-level energy-related studies.

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 2003, after graduating from University of Malaya with a degree in Science (Chemistry) in 1995.


Pn. 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/panelist for Offshore Technology Conference 2014, Offshore Northern Seas 2016, World Islamic Economic Forum 2017.


En. 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. Beyond his various business interests, he has also been involved in various organisations and business platforms in support of the community and industry. Sofiyan is also a founding member and past President of the Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council.



En. 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, 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 & North East 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).


Dato' Arham Abdul Rahman leads the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) as Chief Executive Officer. He joined MIDA as an Economic Affairs Officer in 1989 and worked primarily in the Foreign Investment Division, which is MIDA's frontline division for attracting and facilitating foreign investments into the country.

Dato' Arham has previously held various positions within MIDA and promoted Malaysia as an investment destination in various countries in Europe and the USA from 1994 until 2013. In addition, he has supervised the coordination of MIDA's 12 state offices and 20 overseas offices. 

As part of the MIDA Management Team, Dato' Arham attended the Senior Executive course at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA in 2011. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the National University of Malaysia (UKM).