Petroleum Nasional Bhd (Petronas) executive vice president and upstream business chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib will be leaving the company this week due to personal reasons, Chairman Datuk Ahmad Nizam Salleh confirmed Mohd Anuar departure.

“Petronas has a strong retention policy, but we do respect personal choices. Datuk Mohd Anuar has notified us that he’s got his personal preference (to leave Petronas), I respect that.

Datuk Ahmad Nizam said the company will soon announce a strong succession.
“We have a strong succession plan in place, and it (the departure of Mohd Anuar) does not have any impact to our business plans going forward,” he told reporters after the announcement of Petronas’ half-year financial performance ended June 30, 2019, here on Friday.

Mohd Anuar’s departure had first surfaced in June this year, however, the national oil giant denied it.

Mohd Anuar, 51, built his career in the industry in the international oil firm Shell and was its vice president for Upstream International Asia and chairman of Shell Malaysia before he joined Petronas in 2012. – Bernama

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