Datuk Ramlan Abdul Malek, aged 60, joined SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad on 1 March 2014 as a Non-Independent Executive Director. On 8 January 2015, he was appointed to the Board of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad as Executive Director of Strategy and Operational Support. He is also responsible for the management oversight of Energy and Construction – Malaysia, Corporate Supply Chain Management, Corporate Legal, and Internal Audit.
Datuk Ramlan holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He has also completed senior management training from INSEAD, France, and Cornell University, USA. He has 35 years of working experience in the upstream Exploration and Production (E&P) Business.
Prior to SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, Datuk Ramlan was the Vice President of Petroleum Management, E&P Business at Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS). As the Head of the Petroleum Management Unit (PMU), he was responsible for the promotion, implementation and regulation of upstream activities in Malaysia. In addition to his roles as Vice President and Head of the PMU, Datuk Ramlan was also Director of Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), Director of Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA) and Director of Petronas Gas Berhad.
He is currently the Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Asia-Pacific.