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).