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New president for MISC

New president for MISC

Kuala Lumpur: MISC, the leading Malaysian shipowner and Petronas subsidiary, has a new top management team.  Amir Hamzah bin Azizan (pictured left) was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of MISC Berhad on 1 January 2009.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Syracuse University, New York. He had also attended the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University, U.S.A. and the Corporate Finance Evening Programme at the London Business School, United Kingdom.

Amir Hamzah joined MISC in 2000 and was the Group's General Manager of Corporate Planning Services. Subsequently in 2004 he was the Regional Business Director (Europe, Americas, Africa and FSU) of MISC based in London, United Kingdom before assuming his current role in 2005.

Prior to joining MISC, he served the Shell Group of companies for 10 years in various capacities including Head of Financial Services and Manager, Planning & Support at Sarawak Shell Berhad, Marketing Credit Accountant at Shell Singapore Pte Ltd, Internal Auditor at Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd, and Senior Treasury Advisor at Shell International Ltd., London.

He is a Board member of UK P&I Club, Star Energy Group plc and Milford Energy Limited as well as an Executive Committee member of Intertanko and a council member of the American Bureau of Shipping.

Amir is supported by Nordin bin Mat Yusoff (pictured right) who has been the Vice President, Group Technical Services since 1 August 2008. Previously he was the Vice President of Fleet Management Services. He is also the Chairman of the Malaysian Shipowners' Association.  [6/1/09]