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MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Senior Leadership Team

 

Poratha's Management Team boasts unparalleled expertise in the oil and gas industry, with several members bringing 30+ years of experience to the group. Their extensive backgrounds encompass successful execution of multi-billion Ringgit projects, showcasing a proven track record of excellence and innovation.

Their wealth of knowledge and seasoned leadership ensures that we navigate the complexities of the industry with confidence and precision, consistently delivering exceptional results.

 

Our team's deep-rooted commitment to excellence and their ability to drive transformative projects sets us apart from our peers in the field.

NARESH NAIR

FOUNDER, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Nair founded Poratha Corporation in 2000 and has since become renowned for his exceptional ability to turn visionary ideas into reality through strategic planning and development. His talent for identifying and integrating opportunities have been instrumental in the group's rise to success. With a distinguished career in engineering and construction, Naresh stands out as an inspirational leader who seamlessly blends motivational skills with profound business acumen.

DATUK NUR ISKANDAR

GROUP ADVISOR

 

 

Datuk Nur Iskandar has an illustrious career of over 40 years holding many senior leadership positions at Petronas. Datuk was the Project Director (Petrochemical) of Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in Johor for the period 2012-2021 taking the lead on 6 grass root packages estimated at over USD 2 Billion.

AKBAR MD. THAYOOB

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 

 

En. Akbar brings with him over 36 years of diverse experience and an impressive portfolio of achievements, having held numerous top management positions at Petronas, including CEO of Petronas Chemicals LDPE and CEO of Petronas NGV. He currently serves as the President of the Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA).

DZAFRI SHAM AHMAD

HSE ADVISOR

En. Dzafri comes on board as HSE Advisor for the Group bringing over 30 years experience in Oil & Gas having held the position of Vice President of Petronas’ Group Health, Safety, Security and Environment (GHSSE). He is a Qualified Risk Director (QRD) by Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP).

ABDUL WAHAB ABDUL AZIZ

MANAGING DIRECTOR

En. Wahab leads Poratha Plant Maintenance Sdn Bhd, driving our maintenance, turnaround and shutdown services. With 37 years in the O&G sector and a rich background in numerous senior roles at BASF Petronas, Titan Petrochemical (now Lotte Chemical Titan) and Petronas, his diverse experience and knowledge of the industry are an invaluable asset to the group.

TOSHIHIRO YAMAKAWA

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Yamakawa San is a seasoned and accomplished professional representing Poratha for our Japanese clientele. He has held numerous high level positions as the Regional Marketing & Strategic Planning General Manager of IHI Singapore and IHI Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Country GM for IHI Malaysia and Managing Director of IHI Australia.

VERNON CHEW

CLIENT LIAISON DIRECTOR

Mr. Chew is a well known experienced professional with a stellar reputation in Oil & Gas circles in East Malaysia. As a native Sarawakian, he is well connected with industry leaders and serves as our key liaison in Kuching, driving our local PR and business development efforts to enhance our visibility and create greater business opportunities for us in the State of Sarawak.

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