Sapura Energy
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shahril Shamsuddin
President and Group Chief Executive Officer

59 / Male /Malaysian


9 December 2011


  • Director, Sapura Resources Berhad
  • Chairman, Malaysia National Applied Research and Development Centre (MIMOS)


Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin is President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sapura Energy. Since 2003, he has spearheaded the Group's transformation from a domestic-focused oil & gas contractor to a global integrated oil & gas services and solutions provider with operations across the entire upstream value chain.

Apart from his role at the helm of Sapura Energy, Shahril has been recognised for his contributions to the industry, particularly in promoting technology development. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Technology Management by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2013 and is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the UTM Endowment Fund. In  2020, Shahril has been recently appointed as Director of Sapura Networks and Chairman of the Malaysian National Applied Research and Development Centre (MIMOS) to spearhead the agency’s leading technological innovation and capabilities.

He was honoured with the Order of Rio Branco by the government of Brazil in 2019 and was the recipient of the Legion d'Honneur by the Republic of France back in 2007. Ernst & Young hailed Shahril as Malaysia's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 and was presented the Man of the Year award by The Oil & Gas Year Malaysia in 2014. In January 2014, Shahril was also conferred Honorary Brigadier General by the Malaysian Armed Forces Council. The Council also appointed him as the Advisor of the Jawatankuasa Pendukung Askar Wataniah.

Shahril is a member of the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN Regional Strategy Group, the Asian Executive Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Sloan School of Management, and the Board of Governors of the Asia School of Business, a collaboration between MIT Sloan and Bank Negara Malaysia. He is also chairman of the Malaysia-Brazil Business Council, a member of the International Advisory Council of the Singapore Management University and was appointed a Board  member of the Perdana Leadership Foundation in 2019.


  • Master of Science in Management of Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management, United States of America
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, California Polytechnic State University,  United States of America