Board of Directors

Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) is governed by an active Board of Directors, whose members are representatives from Gorvernment departments and corporations such as Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and PETRONAS.

The Board is chaired by Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Chief Executive Officer of PEMANDU and Datuk Shahrol Halmi is MPRC’s President and CEO.





DATO’ SRI IDRIS JALA is the Chief Executive Officer of Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU). PEMANDU’s main role and objective is to oversee the implementation, assess the progress, facilitate as well as support the delivery and drive the progress of the National Transformation Programme (NTP). He was appointed Chairman of MPRC in 2011. Previously, Idris was Managing Director and CEO of Malaysia Airlines from 2006 and 2008 where he restructured and turned the loss-making airline to achieve a record profit of USD260 million in 2007. Prior to Malaysia Airlines, Idris spent 23 years at Shell in various leadership roles in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. Idris holds a Bachelor’s degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Masters degree from Warwick University, United Kingdom.


DATO’ AZMAN MAHMUD was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in February 2014. He holds a degree in Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia, and has attended several Senior Management Programmes, namely Harvard Business School and INSEAD. He spent 27 years with MIDA in various leadership positions in the U.S., Japan and Malaysia covering promotion strategy and manufacturing & services growth where he played a significant role to promote investments into Malaysia.


M Zamri Jusoh is the Vice President of Malaysia Petroleum Management. In his current role, Zamri oversees the overall policy and the management of the domestic petroleum resources and the development of local oil & gas industry to ensure energy security for the country.

He joined PETRONAS in 1991 as Production Technologist and went on to have stints in quite a few department as well as projects. He has held multiple managerial and leadership roles in project development, among which included Garraf, Iraq and was subsequently appointed as Head of Petroleum Resource Development at Petroleum Management Unit, where he steered several flagship projects and the development of game changing petroleum arrangements that included three EOR Production Sharing Contracts and Risk Service Contracts. In 2014, he assumed the position of Head Strategy and Ventures Upstream, where he oversaw several notable acquisitions and strategic alliances.

Zamri also served on various cross-business and regional working committees in the oil & gas industry. He has been active in Society of Petroleum Engineers activities in the region and served on various committees for OTC Asia. He also sits on the Board of various PETRONAS subsidiaries as well as Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority.

Zamri holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University. He has also attended senior management program at INSEAD and Advanced Executive Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. In 2014 he was selected as the recipient of the SPE Regional Service Award.


Dato' Wan Latiff has a wide experience in international trade. He started his career with Tourism Malaysia in 1984 before joining Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the National Trade Promotion Agency, under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1997.

While with Tourism Malaysia, he was posted as Director at its Tokyo office, promoting tourism services exports to Japan. With MATRADE, he served as the Trade Commissioner for almost nine years at MATRADE’s Cologne, Toronto and New York offices where he accumulated more experience in international trade.

Currently, he is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MATRADE. He also performed various other functions in export promotion, finance, HR and procurement. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and Master in Business Administration from Mara University of Technology (UiTM). He also attended a two-year Intensive Education Programme on Tourism at the Rikkyo University, Tokyo and the 5th ASEAN Senior Management Development Program (5SMDP) at Harvard Business School.  

Wan Latiff has been actively involved in various committees for the trade and export development in relation to the economic advancement for Malaysia.