Key Senior Management

 

Mustaffa Kamal Bin Abu Bakar

Chief Operating Officer 
MUSTAFFA KAMAL BIN ABU BAKAR was appointed Chief Operating Officer of DIALOG on 10 October 2014. He joined the Group in 2001 as Director, Business Development (Plant Services Division) and was later the Chief Executive Officer of Dialog E & C Sdn Bhd and Dialog Plant Services Sdn Bhd. He was subsequently promoted to Group Managing Director for the Malaysia Business Operations on 1 November 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Nevada-Reno University, USA. He has more than 31 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 and specialised services. He is also currently an alternate board member of International Conference & Exhibition Professionals and a Council Member of Malaysian Gas Association.

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 was appointed Executive Director, Major Projects in January 2011. He joined DIALOG in 1986. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Aston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is responsible for the development of the Pengerang project which involves land reclamation, dredging, and the construction of storage tanks and jetties. He has over 35 years of working experience in engineering, construction and project management in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.

Tan Lip Leong

TAN LIP LEONG was appointed Head of Engineering and Construction Projects, and Fabrication in December 2015. He joined DIALOG in 2007. He 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 31 years of working experience in engineering and design for 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 plants and LNG plant facilities.

David Marsland

DAVID MARSLAND is the Head of Upstream Ventures. He joined DIALOG in May 2017. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, 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 was appointed Director of Operations Excellence in June 2015 and, Head of Risk Management and Internal Audit for the Group in September 2015. He joined DIALOG in 2015 as Director of Downstream. He 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 36 years of working experience in the downstream oil and gas industry with ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, including 3 years as Refinery Manager in the 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.

Ahmad bin Abdul Talip

AHMAD BIN ABDUL TALIP was appointed Senior General Manager of Dialog Terminals Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Centralised Terminals Sdn Bhd), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIALOG, in July 2018. He joined Centralised Terminals Sdn Bhd in April 2010. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA and a Diploma in Logistics Operations from the University of East London (Malaysia Campus). He has 26 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.

Dato’ Capt. Hj Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Aziz

DATO’ CAPT. HJ ABDUL RAHIM BIN ABDUL AZIZ was appointed Director of Port Affairs in January 2018. He joined DIALOG in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager of Pengerang Marine Operations Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of DIALOG Group. He 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.

Andy Soo Seng Onn

ANDY SOO SENG ONN is the Head of Upstream Services. He joined DIALOG in December 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia. He has more than 28 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 was appointed Head of Plant Services in July 2015. He joined DIALOG in 2002. He 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 30 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 bin Zakaria

SHAHIMI BIN ZAKARIA was appointed Director of Plant Maintenance and Fabrication in April 2015. He joined DIALOG in 2008. He has over 24 years working experience in the oil, gas, petrochemical, refinery, combined cycle gas turbine power plant and offshore industry, working in various functions including fabrication, maintenance, commissioning and operations, both internationally and locally.

Bryan Tan

BRYAN TAN was appointed Head of Business Development for the Group in 2017. He leads and oversees the business development activities of the various business units for DIALOG. In January 2018, he was appointed Acting Head of Group Engineering and Construction ("E&C") Services where he manages the E&C Services and provides support to the relevant business divisions. He joined DIALOG in 2007 as an Electrical and Instrumentation Manager. Previous appointments include Deputy Design Engineering Manager and Deputy Head of Engineering and Construction. In 2013, he was appointed Deputy Director – Major Projects. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Engineering and Computing from Monash University, Australia. He has 21 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 roles.

Shahruddin bin Ahmad

SHAHRUDDIN BIN AHMAD was appointed Head of Government Relations in July 2016. He joined DIALOG in 2012. He 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 30 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

JESSIE KU is the Head of Group Human Resources. She joined DIALOG in 2007. She holds a Diploma in Personnel Management and is an ICF-ACSTH Certified Associate Coach. She leads and manages HR strategic plans, working with management on talent pipelining, leadership development, and learning programmes to drive performance and staff morale. She has over 35 years of working experience in several multi-national companies within the manufacturing, consultancy and professional services sector.

Jenny Chok

JENNY CHOK is the Head of Group Legal. She joined DIALOG in 2012. She obtained her Bachelor in Law Degree from the University of London, United Kingdom. She completed the English Bar examinations and is a member of Gray’s Inn, United Kingdom. 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 25 years of working experience.

Jeffrey Gerard Perera

JEFFREY GERARD PERERA is the Managing Director of Dialog Innovation Ventures Group of Companies. He joined DIALOG in 2008. He oversees the development and commercialisation of integrated payment technology, systems, services and solutions, especially those related to MyKad use. He 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 is the Chief Executive Officer of Dialog Digital Ventures, Head of Digital Technology, as well as, Acting Head of Group Corporate Communications. She joined DIALOG in 2000 as Chief Planning Officer. Previous appointments include Head of Retail Petroleum and Director of Corporate Development in January 2004 and August 2007 respectively. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in Corporate Finance from University of North Texas, USA. She has more than 26 years of working experience in the development of macro strategies and risk management.

Abdul Rashid bin Mohd Yusoff

ABDUL RASHID BIN MOHD YUSOFF is the Senior Manager of Finance – Upstream. He joined DIALOG in September 2012. He 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.

Capt. Suresh Kumar S/O Nallayan

CAPT. SURESH KUMAR S/O NALLAYAN is the General Manager of Pengerang Marine Operations Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of DIALOG Group. He joined DIALOG in January 2018. He holds a Class 1 Certificate of Competency as Master FG from the Maritime Training Academy Malaysia. He has served in MISC Berhad for more than 23 years holding various positions, with 9 years command experience and prior to joining DIALOG, he was with Singapore LNG Corporation for more than 5 years as their Marine Operations Manager, based in Singapore.

Loke Wei Yuan

LOKE WEI YUAN was appointed Head of Fabrication in January 2017. He has been with DIALOG since 2007. He 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”) programme at the Asia e-University. He has close to 23 years of working experience in the Engineering and Fabrication industry.

Tan Lek Lek

TAN LEK LEK was appointed Executive Director - Technical in February 2016. He joined DIALOG in 1995. He 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 is a Registered Professional Engineer in Malaysia and Singapore. He has more than 41 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 was appointed Director of Special Functions for Singapore operations in September 2012. He joined DIALOG in 1986. He 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 Engineers Board. He has over 46 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 is the Chief Executive Officer of the Terminals Business. He joined DIALOG in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in both operations 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 Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd ("SLNG") for 2 years.

Yoshiyuki Hiraoka

YOSHIYUKI HIRAOKA is the Managing Director of Dialog OTEC Pte Ltd since April 2006 through the acquisition of OTEC Holdings Pte Ltd. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. He has over 47 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

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 holds a Bachelor of Technology Mastering in Engineering and Automation. He has over 23 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 markets.

Andrew Lai

ANDREW LAI was appointed Executive Director of Pacific Advance Composites Sdn Bhd in February 2012. He joined DIALOG in 1986. He is responsible for the business strategy and development of our locally-manufactured FIBERBOND® FRP Piping system as well as specialty products and services covering the Asia and Australia regions. In 2017, he was appointed to head the Drilling Fluid Marketing team and subsequently in January 2018, he assumed the portfolio of Country Manager, Malaysia. He has 36 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.

Mike Newman

MIKE NEWMAN is the Director of Petroleum Engineering in Upstream Division. He joined DIALOG in March 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering & Fuel Technology from Sheffield University, United Kingdom. He has more than 45 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

GEORGE BELL is the Director of Engineering in Upstream Division. He joined DIALOG in November 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He has more than 45 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

NIGEL JONES is the Director of Geoscience in Upstream Division. He joined DIALOG in May 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exploration Sciences from Nottingham University, United Kingdom. He has 37 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 in offshore Malaysia.

Steven Teow Yee

STEVEN TEOW YEE was appointed Country Manager for Singapore in October 2014. He joined DIALOG in 2004. He is also responsible for specialty products and services covering other international locations since 2015. He 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 20 years of working experience in the sales and marketing of specialist products and services.

Tan Ngee Meng

TAN NGEE MENG was appointed Country Manager for Saudi Arabia in June 2013. He joined DIALOG in 2007. He oversees the business operations in that region which consist of specialised industrial services, minor projects, equipment support services and trading services as well as logistics services of a supply base located in the Jubail Commercial Port that serves the offshore oil and gas industry in the Arabian Gulf Region. He has 25 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry in Saudi Arabia.

Vijayasekharan N

VIJAYASEKHARAN N was appointed Country Manager for U.A.E. in July 2015. He joined DIALOG in 2012. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 29 years of work experience in the fields of engineering fabrication, construction, logistics and supply chain, and sales and marketing of specialist products for the oil and gas sector.

Andy Copland

ANDY COPLAND is the General Manager of Dialog Services Pty Ltd, Australia. He joined DIALOG in 1995. He holds extensive inspection qualifications, a Certificate of Quality Assurance from New Zealand and is a Lead Quality Systems Auditor. He has over 32 years of worldwide working experience in a variety of roles in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.

Tirin Tongpatanakul

TIRIN TONGPATANAKUL was appointed Country Manager for Dialog Systems (Thailand) Ltd in July 2015. He joined DIALOG in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from University College London, University of London and has more than 18 years working experience. He is currently responsible for overseeing business operations in Thailand.

Rokmanhili Zakaria

ROKMANHILI BIN ZAKARIA was appointed Country Manager for Indonesia in 2017. He joined DIALOG in 1998. Past appointments include Senior Manager, Business Development/Client Representative for business development activities for DIALOG’s centralised tankage facility services business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, USA. He has more than 22 years of working experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.