Adnan Zainal Abidin


EVP & CEO, Gas & New Energy

Adnan Zainal Abidin was appointed the EVP & CEO of Gas & New Energy (GNE) Business of PETRONAS effective 16th October 2019. Prior to that,  Adnan was the SVP of Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) since April 2019.

Adnan holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK. Joining PETRONAS in 1984, Adnan has spent a total of 35 years in the company, covering various portfolios and positions, from Petrochemicals to LNG, both in projects and operations, in Malaysia and internationally.

Prior to April 2019, Adnan was the VP of LNG Assets, overseeing PETRONAS’ key domestic and international LNG Assets including PETRONAS LNG Complex (Malaysia), PETRONAS Floating LNG Satu & Dua (Malaysia), Gladstone LNG (Australia), Egyptian LNG (Egypt), and LNG Canada. 

Some of his most notable achievements include leading the completion of the first floating LNG plant in the world, PFLNG SATU, as well as its relocation from Kumang, Sarawak to Kebabangan in Sabah. This project was a game-changer for PETRONAS and the industry, and has gained global recognitions . Besides that, he was also instrumental in completing the MLNG Train 9 project, recognised as one of the fastest projects of its kind completed.

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