Ts. Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha Syed Ibrahim

MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

A successful project delivery requires an equitable and effective contracting strategy, together with cohesive single objective project team execution, between clients and OGSE contractors. Fair contract value with reasonable terms and conditions in the best interest of all parties, will ensure project is executed in a safe and sustainable manner.

Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha received her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEng (Hons)) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from Nottingham University, England.

She started her career as an Instrument Engineer at Sime Engineering Sdn Bhd in 1990 before moving to the discipline of Project Management with MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd in 1995. Her experience includes Project Engineering to Project Manager of various types of Oil & Gas contracts while serving other positions in the company – Head of Department of Project Management and General Manager of Project Management Services, before holding her current position as Chief Executive Officer of MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd.

In her 33 years in the oil & gas industry, she has been involved in projects ranging from Conceptual, FEED, Detailed Design, Fabrication/Construction, Hook-up and Commissioning, EPCC and EPCIC projects locally in Malaysia as well as internationally.

She has served actively on the Malaysian Oil, Gas & Energy Services Council (MOGSC) for over 10 years, served as an elected Executive Committee for the 2010/2012 term, Vice President for 2 terms, 2012/2014 and 2014/2016 and as President for 3 terms, 2016/2018, 2018/2020 and 2020/2022. She is now the Advisor of MOGSC for the 2022/2024 term.

In 2019, she was appointed by the Malaysian Oil & Gas Engineering Council (MOGEC) as one of their Executive Councils for 2019/2021 and was elected Vice President for 2 terms, 2021/2023 and 2023/2025. She is also a Council Member for the Malaysian Consortium of Mid-Tier Companies (MCMTC).

In 2017, she was listed by Amazons Watch Magazine/Center for Economic Development and Leadership (CEDL) as one of the Top 50 Women Energy Leaders in Developing Economies (Asia/Africa).

In 2022, she was appointed as the Cluster Head (Engineering & Energy) at the Center for Women Advancement and Leadership (CWAL), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) for the year 2022/2024.

In the same year, she was also appointed as the Chairman of the Women Technologist Chapter for the year 2022/2024, under the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), which is responsible for enhancing the dignity and prominence of Technologists and Technicians among women in Malaysia.

For her contribution and dedication to the development of women in technology, Ts. Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha was recently recognized with the inaugural MBOT Woman Leadership Award 2023 at the auspicious MBOT Entice 2023.

Malaysia Upstream Project Excellence Conference (UPEC) 2023

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