Board & Executive Board Finance Committee Ambassadors


Akbar Md Thayoob, IFA Board Member

CEO, Petronas Chemicals Marketing Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Akbar, age 53, graduated from University of West Virginia, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

He started his career with PETRONAS as a Project Engineer in 1987 and was later assigned to various projects under Gas Business Unit. After a stint at PETRONAS Corporate Planning and Business Development Unit, he was appointed General Director/CEO of Phu My Plastics & Chemicals Co Ltd in Vietnam. In 2008, he was appointed CEO of PETRONAS Chemicals LDPE Sdn Bhd and subsequently, Head of the Office of Executive Vice President, Downstream Business.

Prior to joining PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad as Head of Commercial, he was the head of Retail Business Division of PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad.

He assumed his current position in December 2013 and is responsible for the Group’s overall commercial activities. In addition, he is the CEO of PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing Sdn Bhd and PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd.

He also sits on the Boards of several companies in PETRONAS.