• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Farehana Hanapiah


Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource Management

Farehana Hanapiah is the Senior Vice President of Group Human Resource Management at PETRONAS, a position she has held since January 2020. She received her Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Accountancy from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2015. Farehana has over 31 years of experience at PETRONAS, during which she has held various leadership roles in areas such as internal audit, corporate strategy, planning & risk, commercial & joint venture management, and human resource management. She has made significant contributions in streamlining enterprise risk management, strategic portfolio management, and economic evaluation methods for businesses or projects for portfolio optimisation. At HR, she revamped the learning and development approach, introduced digital learning and enhanced leadership development programmes, and reformed the human capital management operating model to address new business demands derived from PETRONAS’ growth strategy. Today, she is leading a transformation programme to redefine PETRONAS' end-to-end talent management ecosystem for a future talent mix of an empowered, agile, and enabled workforce. She is a member of several international associations, including the Executive Steering Committee of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) Energy Workforce of Future Taskforce Group, Global HR Council of The Conference Board, and World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Business Commission to Tackle Inequality (BCTI).

Sessions With Farehana Hanapiah

Monday, 6 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 01:30 am - 07/mar/2023 03:00 am

    Spotlight Dinner | Diversity in the Workforce: Creating value

    Diversity & Inclusion/Future of Workforce
    Unlocking potential from all corners of the organization requires a hyper focus on all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Organizations must take a deeper look at internal processes and practices and have the fortitude to challenge the status quo and enable change. With data and insights organizations can address critical inequities and create greater opportunities for all. Let’s explore how DEI can drive greater business results and how to engage and activate key stakeholders, internally and externally, to advance diversity in the workforce.