The Energy Industries Council (EIC) announced today that Azman Nasir is to become the EIC’s new Head of Asia Pacific.
Azman, who has 24 years’ experience in the transport, railway, oil & gas and marine industry sectors, will be based out of the EIC’s new Kuala Lumpur office (recently relocated from Singapore) and will be responsible for supporting the EIC’s membership base and growing the EIC’s activities across Asia Pacific, Australasia, China, the Indian Sub-Continent, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“We are delighted to be welcoming Azman to the EIC at a time of growing UK company activity within both Malaysia and Asia as a whole,” said the EIC’s Chief Executive Officer, Claire Miller. “Azman’s industry experience and local knowledge will be invaluable to the EIC’s membership as they look to capitalise on opportunities in these growing Asian markets.”
Her words were backed up by Azman Nasir: “It’s clear that many UK companies today are looking east to do business as the onshore and offshore oil & gas, power and renewable sectors all continue to grow. The EIC will remain at the forefront of these developments, unlocking opportunities for our members and helping them to win business across this vast and highly profitable region.”
The appointment comes at a time of growing energy sector activities in Malaysia. The country is now the second largest oil and gas producer in South East Asia and is strategically located at the center of the growth markets of China and India. Malaysia is also one of the world’s top investment destinations for offshore manufacturing operations, attracting over 4400 oil and gas businesses including international oil companies, independents and manufacturing companies.
EIC members in Kuala Lumpur now have access to meeting room and hotdesk facilities along with virtual and serviced offices at Menara HLA, Jalan Kia Peng. The EIC will offer a variety of support services to members in the region, including advice on the cultural requirements of doing business in Asia, support with key events in the region such as Offshore Korea and Offshore South East Asia, regular business presentations and helping to connect suppliers with key personnel in the Asia Pacific region.
Azman was previously General Manager of a leading project management company responsible for developing Malaysia’s railway infrastructure and was Chief Executive Officer of Labuan Shipyard & Engineering, one of Malaysia’s leading oil and gas fabrication companies, for three years.