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' Azman Mahmud was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in February 2014, after serving in various leadership positions in the organisation, including in the U.S. and Japan, where he played a significant role in promoting investments into Malaysia. He serves on several boards of industry related organisations. Dato' Azman holds a degree in Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia, and has attended several Senior Management Programmes, namely at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.


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 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.  

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


Dr. Mohd Shaharin bin Haji Umar is a Director of Energy 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.