Board of Directors

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Reza Abdul Rahim
Sapura Energy

Board of Directors

Reza Abdul Rahim, aged 39, was first appointed as the Senior Vice President of the Offshore Construction and Subsea Services Division in SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad in 2012 before assuming the role of Group Chief Financial Officer on 1 June 2016.

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He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance (First Class Honours) from London School of Economics and Political Science and a MPhil in Finance from University of Cambridge. Reza is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

His experience in the audit, financial management and corporate finance sector has led him to several senior positions within the industry. He previously held the title of Group Financial Controller of Sapura Technology Berhad and Chief Financial Officer of Sapura Holdings Sdn. Bhd. prior to his position as Senior Vice President and Head of Group Corporate Finance at Axiata Group Berhad.

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Chow Mei Mei
Sapura Energy

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Chow Mei Mei, aged 48, was appointed the Senior Vice President of Financial Advisory & Portfolio Planning of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad on 1 June 2016.

Prior to the merger, Chow held the position of Executive Director of Group Treasury and Corporate Finance at Sapura Holdings Sdn. Bhd. as well as the Director of Treasury and Corporate Finance at SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad.

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Chow holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Studies from the University of Glamorgan. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, as well as the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Sapura Group, Chow had held several senior positions in Sime Darby Berhad’s group of companies including Chief Financial Officer of the Energy and Utilities Division, Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Strategy and Business Development Motors Division, and Senior Manager and Head of Group Corporate Finance.

At the Motors Division of Sime Darby Berhad’s group of companies, she was responsible for divisional Finance, Strategy, Business Development, Legal, Information Technology and Procurement.

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Øyvind Mikaelse
Subsea 7

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Øyvind Mikaelsen was appointed Executive Vice President Commercial in June 2016. Øyvind began his career in the oil and gas industry with Kvaerner Rosenberg A/S in 1988. He then moved to Norske Shell before joining Subsea 7 in 1992 where he held a variety of positions until he was appointed Vice President Subsea Construction product line in 2001, based in Aberdeen.

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In 2003, Øyvind was appointed Vice President of the Northern Europe and Canada Region and, in 2009, Senior Vice President for Subsea 7 Asia and Middle East and Northern Europe and Canada. In 2011, he became Senior Vice President for the combined region of North Sea, Mediterranean and Canada. In January 2015 he became a member of the Executive Management Team as Executive Vice President Southern Hemisphere and Global Projects. Øyvind holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Trondheim in Norway. Øyvind Mikaelsen is a Norwegian citizen.

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Vivek Arora
Sapura Energy

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Vivek Arora, aged 47, was appointed as the Senior Vice President of Business Acquisition of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad on 1 June 2016.

Arora graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. With over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas offshore construction industry, he worked in multiple locations including the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific, covering different ends of the spectrum from field engineering to management.

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His experience includes Project Engineer in Offshore Hook Up and Construction Services in India, before working at McDermott ETPM Inc. in United Arab Emirates and Global Offshore International Limited in Dubai.

In 2007, Arora assumed the role of General Manager at TL Offshore Sdn. Bhd. and was then appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of International Business at SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad in 2010. Prior to his current position, he was appointed as the Vice President of International Offshore Constructions at SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad from 2012 to 2014.

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Top Management

Richard-Leetham

Richard Leetham
SapuraAcergy

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Leetham, aged 56, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of SapuraAcergy on 14 February 2011.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Aston University, Birmingham, England, and a Master of Science in Offshore Engineering from the College University in London, England. Richard is also a Chartered Civil Engineer.

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With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Richard’s career began in design consultancy, before moving to construction and then to management. His vast experience in engineering and management includes stints in various project sites all over the United Kingdom and in Western Australia.

Prior to his current position, Leetham was the Chief Operating Officer of SapuraAcergy since 1 December 2008.

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