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Datuk Md Arif Mahmood

EVP & CEO Downstream, PETRONAS

Datuk Md Arif Mahmood has held the key positions of Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Risk, Vice President of Oil Business.  He has also held other various senior management positions in PETRONAS Gas Berhad, Engen Petroleum Limited, PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad and Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd.

He sits on the Board of various subsidiaries and JV companies within Downstream PETRONAS, including as Chairman to PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad, and BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd.

He is also a Board member of a number of PETRONAS Group subsidiaries, including PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd and also serves as a member of the Univerisiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) Industry Advisory Panel.

Datuk Arif worked closely with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and McKinsey & Co when he was a PETRONAS Corporate Strategy Study meber in 1995, Director in 2002, and Steering Committee member in 2008.  In 2012, he led the PETRONAS team in the acquisition of Canada's Progress Energy.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Boston University, United States of America and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America.