Britain's Hydrogen Group plc, a global specialist recruitment company focusing on niche disciplines including oil and gas, announced Monday that prominent businessman Mirzan Mahathir has joined the board of directors of the firm's Malaysian trading companies as a majority shareholder.
The firm believes that Mirzan's experience and extensive knowledge of the local oil and gas industry will further strengthen Hydrogen’s ambitious growth plans within Malaysia. He holds directorships in several public and private companies in Southeast Asia and is the founder of Crescent Capital Sdn Bhd, an independent strategic and financial advisory firm.
“We are very excited about the appointment of Mirzan Mahathir as a Director for Hydrogen’s Malaysian entities, which demonstrates our continued strategic growth and investment into Malaysia. This further strengthens our capability in Malaysia for both our permanent and contract service offerings in oil and gas," Ross Gregory, Hydrogen's Oil & Gas manager-Permanent told Rigzone.
"We recognize that Malaysia’s vision of becoming a regional hub for oil and gas by 2017 is making significant developments with the support from Petronas. Hydrogen wants to capitalize on this opportunity and support this vision through our alliances with bodies such as TalentCorp,” Gregory added.
With a proven track record in placing mid to senior level professionals in Malaysia's oil and gas industry, Hydrogen has been able to find highly skilled Malaysians working abroad and then repatriate them to fill local job opportunities. Mirzan’s appointment supports Hydrogen’s vision in helping Malaysian based businesses in attracting the best talent both locally and abroad.
“We are expecting that with our JV in place, we will now be able to greatly expand our activities in the contractor/consultant sourcing and payroll services across our client base. The recent fall in oil price meant that cost and flexibility will now be the watchwords for the foreseeable future and we are pleased to respond by giving our clients the option to have a more flexible and highly skilled workforce for their projects/operations, the cost of which can be kept off their balance sheets,” David Foster Key, Oil & Gas manager-Contract told Rigzone.
Hydrogen Services Sdn. Bhd. and Hydrogen Oil and Gas Sdn. Bhd. are the Malaysian trading arms of London-listed Hydrogen. The company is actively increasing its presence in Malaysia, with expansion in its oil & gas, finance, legal, technology and business transformation offerings.
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