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Tan Sri Sidek Hassan,
Chairman of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Tan Sri Sidek Hassan is the Chairman of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the National Oil & Gas company of Malaysia.  He assumed the position in July 2012 pursuant to his appointment as an Independent, Non-Executive Member of the Board.

Prior to joining PETRONAS, Tan Sri Sidek served in the Administrative and Diplomatic Services of the Malaysian Civil Service for 38 years, the last six of which as the 12th Chief Secretary to the Government.

He had an extensive career of close to three decades with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia, during which time he held numerous positions including those of Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary General (Trade) and Director of the Multilateral Relations Division.  He was also Minister Counsellor of Economic Affairs at the Malaysian Trade Commissioner’s Office in Washington DC, United States; Malaysian Trade Commissioner in Sydney, Australia and Assistant Trade Commissioner at the Malaysian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

He also served a four-year stint at the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department, where he was Deputy Director at the Unit’s Project Analysis Sector and subsequently appointed Deputy Director of Research.

Tan Sri Sidek holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the New Hampshire College, United States and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree in Public Administration from Universiti Malaya.  He also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Honorary Doctorate in Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Teknikal Melaka.