Mohd Yazid Ja’afar

Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC)

Mohd Yazid will touch on government efforts to enhance the OGSE industry’s competitiveness and efficiency towards strengthening the industry’s fundamentals and ensuring its sustainability. This will include energy transition policy, facilitating the adoption of technology and sustainability practices as well as talent initiatives to enable the OGSE industry to fulfil its role in capital project delivery.

Mohd Yazid Ja’afar (Yazid) is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), an agency of the Ministry of Economy tasked with advancing Malaysia’s Oil and Gas, Services and Equipment (OGSE) industry. He had previously been Deputy CEO of MPRC. He is also the founding Chief Executive of MPRC’s subsidiary Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad (JPDC), the lead coordinator for the development of the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC), where he served for over 9 years until 2021. He remains a member of JPDC’s Board of Directors.

A versatile engineer by training, Yazid has built a progressive career spanning almost 3 decades in the oil & energy industry in the public and private sectors in Malaysia and abroad. He previously served Shell, where he covered sales and marketing, technical support and services, consultancy services as well as manufacturing.

Additionally, he possesses broad-based experience in business restructuring via business unit globalisation, strategic planning, product application/training, technical consultancy and compliance of trade-related controls and regulations.

His experience further includes regional economic development. Prior to joining MPRC, he headed the Economics and Business Division at the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), the regional development authority of Iskandar Malaysia, one of the five regional economic corridors in Malaysia.

Yazid graduated with a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Chemical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. Additionally, he holds a Diploma of Associate of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He also completed Harvard Business School’s Senior Management Development Programme as well as the Temasek Foundation Leaders in Economic Development Programme.

Malaysia Upstream Project Excellence Conference (UPEC) 2023

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