Dato' Zhiyong Zhao

Vice President, Asia
Hess Corporation

Dato' Zhiyong Zhao will broach on the surety of supply to ensure project delivery success, which covers two points – supply issues currently faced by operators, and possible mitigation to overcome the supply issues.

Dato’ Zhiyong Zhao is Vice President, Asia for Hess Corporation, a global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

Dato’ Zhao manages the company’s operations and relationships in the region, which includes developments and producing assets offshore Malaysia and Thailand.

He joined Hess in 2009 as General Manager, Hess China, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s business in Beijing. He was Vice President, China, before taking on his current role in 2016.

Previously, Dato’ Zhao worked as Upstream (E&P) Director, Shell China, for four years. He spent 15 years with Western Geophysical/Schlumberger, where he served as Technical Adviser, Country Manager, General Manager of Western Atlas E&P Company, Global Sales Manager, and Global Account Director. He began his career with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) as a geophysicist and project manager.

Dato’ Zhao holds a bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from Jianghan Petroleum University and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston.

Malaysia Upstream Project Excellence Conference (UPEC) 2023

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