Malaysia's MHB Appoints Abdul Fitri as CEO, Succeeds Dominique de Soras

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB) named Tuesday Abu Fitri Abdul Jalil as managing director and CEO of the company to succeed Dominique de Soras from March 1.

He has also been appointed as a non-independent non-executive director Feb.1 to facilitate the smooth transition of responsibilities before taking over as managing director and CEO of the Malaysia-based company.

Abu Fitri, a 49-year old Malaysian who graduated from California State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Honors), is currently vice president, Offshore Business in MISC Berhad and he will leave MISC at the end of February. Prior to his appointment in MISC in March 2013, he was the senior general manager, Petroleum Operations Management in Petronas.

He joined Petronas in January 1991 and had held various senior positions within the Malaysian national oil and gas company both in Malaysia and overseas.

Dominique de Soras, who has served MHB as managing director and CEO since February 2011, will continue in his positions until Feb. 28, when he will also stepped down as a non-independent executive director.

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