Supreme Psyentists

Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee: Advisor

Tan Sri Wan Zukiflee is known to most as the former CEO of Petronasand the non-executive Chairman of both DRB-Hicom and Malaysian Airlines and Malaysian Aviation Group. However, he is known in People Psyence® by the title he had sportingly given himself – Accidental Psyentist®. He believes that a happy ‘accident’ brought him to People Psyence® and he hopes to apply his wealth of knowledge and experience in advising and providing strategic direction to the organisation.

Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee nearly pursued a career in medicine but turned to engineering instead, which became the foundation to his remarkable career filled with accomplishments that come up to two pages long! Here are just a few of his notable career highlights. He is the first Asian director of Exxon Mobil Group, as well as the non-executive Chairman for both DRB-Hicom and the Malaysia Airlines and Malaysian Aviation Group. During his five years as the President and CEO of Petronas, despite the severe downturn in the oil and gas industry, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee brought about organisational transformation resulting in sustainability and resilience, which enabled Petronas’ international expansion in recent years. This earned him recognition by Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation authority, as one of the 100 Global Brand Guardians for two consecutive years.

Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee is an introvert who is modest, authentic and principled. He is a travel enthusiast who, unlike most tourists, prefers to journey the road less travelled to experience the authentic local culture of the places he visits. He enjoys these experiences because they are fresh and breaks routine.

Following his retirement, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee was searching for interesting opportunities to invest his time in and stumbled upon People Psyence®. Passionate about organisational culture, talent development and digitalisation in the workplace, People Psyence® and its offerings resonated with him. He sees a lot of potential for People Psyence® and hopes to guide the organisation in realising its potential to grow in leaps and bounds.

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