Key Senior Management
Mustaffa Kamal Bin Abu BakarChief Operating Officer
He is a Malaysian, aged 52, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Nevada-Reno University, USA.
He has more than 29 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. He was formerly with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd for 5 years and with other oil and gas related companies in design consultancy, construction and fabrication, and maintenance & specialised services. He is currently also an alternate board member of International Conference and Exhibition Professionals.
Chong Chong Wooi
CHONG CHONG WOOI joined DIALOG in 1986. He was appointed Executive Director, Major Projects in January 2011. He is a Malaysian, aged 58 and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Aston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is responsible for the development of Pengerang project which involves reclamation, dredging, jetty and storage tanks construction. He has over 33 years of working experience in engineering, construction and project management in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
Dato' Capt. Hj Abdul Rahim
DATO’ CAPT. ABDUL RAHIM BIN ABD AZIZ joined DIALOG in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of Pengerang Marine Operations Sdn Bhd (“PMOSB”), a subsidiary of DIALOG Group. He was re-designated Head of PMOSB, his current position in June 2013. He is a Malaysian, aged 62 and holds a Masters FG (RMIT Australia), Post Graduate Diploma in Ports and Shipping Administration (IMTA, Holland), MBA (Ohio, USA), Chief Officer FG (RMIT, Australia), 2nd Officer FG (LBS, India) and an Extra-First Class Pre-Sea (PMA, Pakistan). He is also an Unrestricted Class Harbour Pilot, was with MISC for 9 years, served Klang Port Authority (13 years) and Penang Port Commission (9 years) as Assistant General Manager and Chief Executive Officer/General Manager respectively before being a Special Maritime Advisor at the Ministry of Transport for 4 years.
Tan Lip Leong
TAN LIP LEONG joined DIALOG in 2007. He was appointed Head of Engineering and Construction, and Fabrication in December 2015. He is a Malaysian, aged 53 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya and is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers. Prior to joining DIALOG, he was a partner in an engineering consultant firm heading the Oil and Gas Department. He has more than 29 years of working experience in engineering and design for the oil and gas and power generation facilities. He has actively participated in the engineering and construction of Oil Refineries, Gas Processing Plants, Ethylene/Polyethylene Plants, Butanol Plant and LNG plant facilities.
Mohamed Khalzani bin Mohamed Saffian
MOHAMED KHALZANI BIN MOHAMED SAFFIAN joined DIALOG in January 2015 as Head of Group Logistics. He is a Malaysian, aged 50. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and Management Information System from Eastern Washington University, United States of America. Prior to joining DIALOG, he served in MISC as Vice President, Chemical Business for 6 years overseeing chemical shipping and tank terminal joint ventures. He had also served in Shell Group of Companies for 17 years in various fields including Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Customer Service, New Market Entry, Business Development and Oil Trading. Mohamed Khalzani also sits as a board member in joint venture companies within DIALOG Group.
Ng Chong Wah
NG CHONG WAH joined DIALOG in 2007 as Director of Corporate Planning. He is a Malaysian, aged 68. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1974 with a Degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked in the Singapore Petroleum Company refinery for two years before he joined PETRONAS in 1976. He retired from PETRONAS in 2003 having worked in areas covering technical, business development, business and project planning, crude oils pricing, business evaluation and acquisition, joint ventures, LNG marketing, corporate planning including international postings.
JESSIE KU joined DIALOG in 2007 and is the Head of Group Human Resources. She is a Malaysian, aged 58 and holds a Diploma in Personnel Management and is a ICF-ACSTH Certified Associate Coach. She leads the HR Division to provide a full spectrum of HR functions and ensures its operational efficiency as well as driving development and implementing HR initiatives and programmes across the organisation. She has over 33 years of working experience in several multi-national companies within the manufacturing, consultancy and professional services sector.
Jeffrey Gerard Perera
JEFFREY GERARD PERERA joined DIALOG in 2008 and is the Managing Director of ePetrol Group of companies. He oversees the development and commercialisation of integrated payment technology, systems, services and solutions, especially those related to MyKad use. He is a Malaysian, aged 62 and holds a Diploma in Banking Studies from the Institute of Bankers, London and has 29 years working experience with HSBC Malaysia, where his last posting was as Head of Card Business. Prior to joining DIALOG, he ran his own consulting practice after serving as Visa International’s Country Manager for Malaysia, Brunei and Guam for 4 years.
Ho Kam Yong, Evelyn
HO KAM YONG, EVELYN joined DIALOG in 2000 as Chief Planning Officer. She was appointed Head of Retail Petroleum and Director of Corporate Development in January 2004 and August 2007 respectively. Subsequent appointments included Head of ePetrol Commercial, Acting Head of Group Corporate Communications and more recently, Head of Digital Technology in December 2015. She is a Malaysian, aged 52 and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in Corporate Finance from University of North Texas, U.S.A. She has more than 24 years of working experience in the development of macro strategies and risk management. Prior to joining DIALOG, she was a Strategic Planning Manager for the Hong Leong Group Malaysia assisting the Executive Chairman in the development of macro strategies to ensure future implications of all decisions are taken into consideration covering all the risk factors.
JENNY CHOK joined DIALOG in 2012 and is the Head of Group Legal. She is a Malaysian, aged 49. She obtained her Bachelor in Law degree from the University of London, UK. She completed the English Bar examinations and is a member of Grays’ Inn, UK. She commenced her career in the legal education line as an academic, teaching various law courses, as well as managing a counselling office for legal education. She then practiced as an Advocate and Solicitor with the law firm of Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co, focusing on corporate and commercial law work. Prior to joining DIALOG, she was Head of Group Legal for an oil and gas service provider with other diversified activities, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia. She has over 23 years of working experience.
SHAHRUDDIN AHMAD joined DIALOG in 2012. He was appointed Head of New Ventures in October 2014 and recently, Head of Government Relations in July 2016. He is a Malaysian, aged 52 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from University of Arkansas and Master of Business Administration Degree from Mississippi State University, USA. He is currently involved in DIALOG’s ventures in the tank terminals business. He has more than 28 years of working experience including more than 3 years with a leading local banking institution, and about 20 years with Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. where he held various senior positions. Prior to joining DIALOG, he was the General Manager of the Tank Terminal Division at MISC Berhad for 2 years.
Andy Soo Seng Onn
ANDY SOO SENG ONN joined DIALOG in December 2015 as Head of Upstream Services and Acting Head of Upstream Ventures. He is a Malaysian, aged 48 and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia. He has more than 26 years of industry experience in field operations, technical support, operations, sales, project management, business development and marketing, and general management with International Oilfield Service Companies such as Halliburton, Western Atlas, Roxar and Weatherford, with the most recent one, Baker Hughes. His 8-year stint overseas included Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.
MIKE NEWMAN joined DIALOG in March 2013 as Director of Petroleum Engineering in Upstream Division. He is a British citizen, aged 68 and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering & Fuel Technology from Sheffield University, United Kingdom. He has more than 43 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has acquired extensive reservoir engineering, field development and project management skills during his lengthy career with Shell International where he held a variety of technical and senior management positions. His global experience spans Europe, Africa, South America, Middle East and South East Asia, and includes some 8 years working for Shell in East Malaysia.
GEORGE BELL joined DIALOG in November 2012 as Director of Engineering in Upstream Division. He is a British citizen, aged 72 and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He has more than 43 years of experience, of which he was with Shell International for 25 years where he worked on major projects worldwide, holding a variety of technical, project and senior management positions.
Abdul Rashid Mohd Yusoff
ABDUL RASHID MOHD YUSOFF joined DIALOG in September 2012 as Senior Manager of Finance – Upstream. He is a Malaysian, aged 51 and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accountancy from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He has over 26 years of working experience in the oil and gas industry. He was formerly with Shell Malaysia, Petrofield and MMC prior to joining DIALOG.
Heng Soon Lip
HENG SOON LIP joined DIALOG in 2002. He was appointed Head of Plant Services in July 2015. He is a Malaysian, aged 53 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from National University of Singapore and is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He leads and oversees the business development and operations of plant maintenance and catalyst handling services. He has over 28 years of working experience in engineering design, project management and specialist services in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. He was formerly with the Sembawang Group and Brown & Root for 6 years and 3 years, respectively in Singapore.
SHAHIMI ZAKARIA joined DIALOG in 2008. He was appointed Director of Plant Maintenance and Fabrication in April 2015. He is a Malaysian, aged 46 and holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from University Technology Malaysia (“UTM”). He has over 22 years of working experience in oil, gas, petrochemical, refinery, combined cycle gas turbine power plant and offshore industry, working in various functions including fabrication, maintenance, commission and operations, both internationally and locally.
Loke Wei Yuan
LOKE WEI YUAN has been with DIALOG since 2007. He was appointed Acting Head of Fabrication in May 2015. He is a Malaysian, aged 42 and holds a Certificate in Materials Engineering and Executive Diploma in Engineering Business Management (Project Management) from Tunku Abdul Rahman College and University Technology Malaysia respectively. He has also completed the Executive Master in Business Project management (“EMBPM”) program at the Asia e-University. He has close to 21 years of working experience in the Engineering and Fabrication industry.
John Henry Thornton
JOHN HENRY THORNTON joined DIALOG in 2015 as Director of Downstream. He was subsequently appointed Director of Operations Excellence in June 2015 and, Head of Risk Management and Internal Audit for the Group in September 2015. He is a British citizen, aged 58 and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom, and has 35 years of working experience in downstream oil & gas industry with ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, including 3 years as Refinery Manager in United Kingdom and 6 years as President, Malaysia Downstream. During his career he has gained extensive experience in refining and petrochemicals engineering, projects, strategy, planning, management, and operations and maintenance.
Tan Lek Lek
TAN LEK LEK joined DIALOG in 1995. He was appointed Executive Director - Technical in February 2016. He is a Malaysian, aged 64 and holds a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaya. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore and a Registered Professional Engineer in Malaysia and Singapore. He has more than 39 years of multi-discipline working experience in construction, commissioning and maintenance of onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, petrochemical plants, water and waste water treatment plants, both locally and overseas.
Loy Ah Wei
LOY AH WEI joined DIALOG in 1986. He was appointed Director of Special Function for Singapore operations in September 2012. He is a Singaporean, aged 70 and holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Engineer and is also registered with the Singapore Professional Engineer’s Board. He has over 44 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry and was formerly with Mobil and Western Geophysical for 3 years and 5 years, respectively.
RICHARD ELLIS is the Managing Director of Fitzroy Engineering, New Zealand, a subsidiary of DIALOG since April 2011 through the acquisition of Fitzroy Engineering Group Ltd. He is also the Chief Executive Officer, Fabrication and has over 21 years of working experience. He is a New Zealand citizen, aged 43 and holds a Bachelor of Technology Mastering in Engineering and Automation. He has 11 years of working experience in the automated technology industry assisting the company to establish itself as an international leader in the field. He has an extensive experience in project management, contract negotiation and global market.
YOSHIYUKI HIRAOKA is the Managing Director of OTEC Group since April 2006 through the acquisition of OTEC Holdings Pte Ltd. He is a Japanese citizen, aged 71 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. He has over 45 years of working experience in engineering design of petrochemical storage facilities which include LPG, VCM and Butadiene distribution facilities including project management and shop fabrication of vessels and tanks in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
ANDREW LAI joined DIALOG in 1986. He was appointed Executive Director of Pacific Advance Composites Sdn Bhd in February 2012. He is a Malaysian, aged 58 and responsible for the business strategy and development of our locally-manufactured FIBERBOND® FRP Piping system as well as specialty products and services covering Asia and Australia regions. He has 34 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
Steven Teow Yee
STEVEN TEOW YEE joined DIALOG in 2004. He was appointed Country Manager of Singapore in October 2014. He is a Singaporean, aged 42 and holds an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom). He has 18 years of working experience in the sales and marketing of specialist products and services.
Tan Ngee Meng
TAN NGEE MENG joined DIALOG in 2007. He was appointed Country Manager for Saudi Arabia in June 2013. He is a Malaysian, aged 45 and oversees the business operations in that region which consist of specialised industrial services, minor projects, equipment support services and trading services as well as logistic services of a supply base located in the Jubail Commercial Port that serves the offshore oil & gas industry in the Arabian Gulf Region. He has 23 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry in Saudi Arabia.
VIJAYASEKHARAN N joined DIALOG in 2012. He was appointed Country Manager for U.A.E. in July 2015. He is an Indian citizen, aged 45 and holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 27 years of working experience spanning engineering, construction , oil & gas and supply chain management.
Chong Chee Ken
CHONG CHEE KEN joined DIALOG in 2004. He was appointed Country Manager for Indonesia in July 2011. He is a Malaysian, aged 39 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia. He is responsible for overseeing the business operations as well as to increase coverage of the Indonesia market while maintaining good relationship with the existing clients. He has more than 16 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
ANDY COPLAND joined DIALOG in 1995 and is the General Manager of Dialog Services Pty Ltd, Australia. He holds extensive inspection qualifications, a Certificate of Quality Assurance from New Zealand and is a Lead Quality Systems Auditor. He is a New Zealand citizen, aged 57 and has over 30 years of worldwide working experience in a variety of roles in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
TIRIN TONGPATANAKUL joined DIALOG in 2009. He was appointed Country Manager for Dialog Systems (Thailand) Ltd in July 2015. He is a Thai citizen, aged 39 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from University College London, University of London and has more than 16 years working experience. He is currently responsible for overseeing business operations in Thailand.
FANG MIN joined DIALOG in 2009 and is the Country Manager for China. He is a Chinese national, aged 44 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Geology from Jianghan Petroleum Institute, Hubei, China and a Master Degree in Economics from University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China. He has more than 22 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. He was formerly with CNOOC, Halliburton, Wood Mackenzie and ION in Beijing, China.