Key Senior Management
Mustaffa Kamal Bin Abu BakarChief Operating Officer
He does not have:
1. any family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of DIALOG;
2. any conflict of interest with DIALOG;
3. any conviction for offences within the past 5 years other than traffic offences; and
4. any public sanction or penalty imposed by the relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year.
Management Team’s Profile
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 59 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 34 years of working experience in engineering, construction and project management in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
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 54 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 30 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.
DAVID MARSLAND joined DIALOG in 2017 as Head of Upstream Ventures. He is a British citizen, aged 54 and holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University, a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mineral Resource Engineering from the Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. During his 26 years with Shell International, he has acquired extensive experience where he held numerous senior technical as well as management positions.
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 59 and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK. 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 the UK 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.
Dato' Capt. Hj Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Aziz
DATO’ CAPT. HJ ABDUL RAHIM BIN ABDUL AZIZ joined DIALOG in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of Pengerang Marine Operations Sdn Bhd (“PMOSB”), a subsidiary of DIALOG Group. He is a Malaysian, aged 63 and holds a Masters FG (RMIT Australia), Post Graduate Diploma in Ports and Shipping Administration (IMTA, Holland), MBA (Ohio, USA), 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.
Mohamed Khalzani bin Mohamed Saffian
MOHAMED KHALZANI BIN MOHAMED SAFFIAN joined DIALOG in 2015 as Head of Group Logistics. He is a Malaysian, aged 51. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and Management Information System from Eastern Washington University, USA. 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.
Andy Soo Seng Onn
ANDY SOO SENG ONN joined DIALOG in 2015 as Head of Upstream Services. He is a Malaysian, aged 49 and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia. He has more than 27 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.
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 54 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 29 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 47 and has over 23 years 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 operation, both internationally and locally.
Loke Wei Yuan
LOKE WEI YUAN has been with DIALOG since 2007. He was appointed as Head of Fabrication in January 2017. He is a Malaysian, aged 43 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 22 years of working experience in the Engineering and Fabrication industry
BRYAN TAN joined DIALOG in 2007 as an Electrical & Instrumentation Manager. Subsequent appointments included Deputy Design Engineering Manager and Deputy Head of Engineering & Construction. In 2013, he was appointed as the Deputy Director – Major Projects and in 2017, he was moved to head the Business Development for the Group. He will lead and oversee the business development activities of the various business units for DIALOG. He is a Malaysian, aged 41 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Engineering and Computing from Monash University, Australia. He has 20 years of working experience in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industry. Prior to joining DIALOG, he was with BASF-PETRONAS Chemicals and Siemens Malaysia in technical and management role.
SHAHRUDDIN AHMAD joined DIALOG in 2012. He was appointed Head of Government Relations in July 2016. He is a Malaysian, aged 53 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from University of Arkansas and Master of Business Administration Degree from Mississippi State University, USA. He has more than 29 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.
JESSIE KU joined DIALOG in 2007 and is the Head of Group Human Resources. She is a Malaysian, aged 59 and holds a Diploma in Personnel Management and is an ICFACSTH Certified Associate Coach. She leads and manages HR strategic plans, working with management on talent pipe lining, leadership development, and learning programs to drive performance and staff morale. She has over 34 years of working experience in several multinational companies within the manufacturing, consultancy and professional services sector.
Ng Chong Wah
NG CHONG WAH joined DIALOG in 2007 as Director of Corporate Planning. He is a Malaysian, aged 69. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1974 with a Degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked in a 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.
JENNY CHOK joined DIALOG in 2012 and is the Head of Group Legal. She is a Malaysian, aged 50. 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 24 years of working experience.
Jeffrey Gerard Perera
JEFFREY GERARD PERERA joined DIALOG in 2008 and is the Managing Director of DIALOG Innovation Ventures Group of Companies, formerly known as 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 63 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. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of DIALOG Digital Ventures, (formerly known as ePetrol), Head of Digital and Technology, as well as, Acting Head of Group Corporate Communications. She is a Malaysian, aged 53 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 25 years of working experience in the development of macro strategies and risk management.
Marina Mustaffa Kamil
MARINA MUSTAFFA KAMIL joined DIALOG in 2010 as the Senior Manager for Corporate Planning and Development. She took a year off in 2016 and resumed her role in July 2017. She provides overall corporate management assistance to DIALOG’s upstream business. She is a Malaysian, aged 46 and holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England. She has over 22 years of working experience of which 13 years were in the oil and gas industry. She was formerly with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd prior to joining DIALOG.
Abdul Rashid Mohd Yusoff
ABDUL RASHID MOHD YUSOFF joined DIALOG in 2012 as Senior Manager of Finance – Upstream. He is a Malaysian, aged 52 and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accountancy from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He has over 25 years of working experience in the oil and gas industry. He was formerly with Shell Malaysia, Petrofield and MMC prior to joining DIALOG.
Tan Lek Lek
TAN LEK LEK joined DIALOG in 1995. He was appointed Executive Director – Technical in February 2016. He is a Malaysian, aged 65 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 40 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 71 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 Professional Engineers Board Singapore. He has over 45 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.
Teo Seow Ling
TEO SEOW LING joined DIALOG in 2017 and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Terminal Business. He is a Singaporean, aged 47, and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He has more than 19 years of extensive experience in both operation and general management of bulk liquid terminals of which he spent close to 17 years with Vopak where he held a variety of operational and senior management positions. Prior to joining DIALOG, he was the Vice-President of Operations at SLNG – Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd for 2 years.
YOSHIYUKI HIRAOKA is the Managing Director of Dialog OTEC Pte Ltd since April 2006 through the acquisition of OTEC Holdings Pte Ltd. He is a Japanese citizen, aged 72 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. He has over 46 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.
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 a New Zealand citizen, aged 44 and holds a Bachelor of Technology Mastering in Engineering and Automation. He has over 22 years of working experience, 11 years of which were in the automated technology industry assisting the company to establish itself as an international leader in the field. He has extensive experience in project management, contract negotiation and global market.
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 59 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. In 2017, he was also appointed to head the Drilling Fluid Marketing team. He has 35 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
MIKE NEWMAN joined DIALOG in 2013 as Director of Petroleum Engineering in Upstream Division. He is a British citizen, aged 69 and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering & Fuel Technology from Sheffield University, United Kingdom. He has more than 44 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 2012 as Director of Engineering in Upstream Division. He is a British citizen, aged 73 and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He has more than 44 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.
NIGEL JONES joined DIALOG in 2015 as Director of Geoscience in Upstream Division, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exploration Sciences from Nottingham University, United Kingdom. He is an Australian, aged 62 and has 36 years of experience, working mostly with independent Australian oil and gas companies in technical and management positions. He has been involved in projects spanning from exploration through development across Australasia, Africa and South East Asia, and most recently, in appraising and developing marginal fields offshore Malaysia.
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 43 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 19 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 46 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 24 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 46 and holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 28 years of work experience in fields of engineering fabrication, construction, logistics and supply chain, and sales and marketing of specialist products for Oil and Gas sector.
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 58 and has over 31 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 40 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from University College London, University of London and has more than 17 years working experience. He is currently responsible for overseeing business operations in Thailand.
ROKMANHILI ZAKARIA joined DIALOG in 1998. He was appointed Senior Manager, Business Development/Client Representative for business development activities for DIALOG’s centralised tankage facility services business in November 2009. In May 2017, he was appointed Country Manager for Indonesia. He is a Malaysian, aged 45 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, USA. He has more than 21 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.