Sapura Energy
NIK AZLI ABU ZAHAR
Group General Counsel,
Group Legal & Compliance
AGE / GENDER/ NATIONALITY:

51 / Male / Malaysian

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:

1 April 2021

DIRECTORSHIP IN OTHER PUBLIC COMPANIES AND LISTED ISSUERS:

  • Nil

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

Encik Nik Azli was first appointed as the Group Legal Head of Sapura Energy in 2012. In October 2015, he left Sapura Energy and joined Malaysia Airlines Berhad as the Chief Corporate Services Officer until October 2019, where he rejoined Sapura Energy as Vice President, Group Legal, Contracts & Corporate Secretarial. Prior to the SapuraCrest Petroleum Group and Kencana Petroleum Group merger, Encik Nik Azli was the Head of Legal of SapuraCrest Petroleum.

Encik Nik Azli was in private practice in two leading law firms, Zaid Ibrahim & Co (“ZICo”) and Zul Rafique & Partners between 1999 to 2010. Apart from experience in mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions, he has had vast experience in project finance transactions both in Malaysia, Asia and the Middle East.

ACADEMIC/ PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Member of the Malaysian Bar from 1997 to 2010
  • Certificate in Legal Practice, University Malaya, 1996
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) (Honours), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

NON-ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT & CONTRIBUTION:

  • Speaker at the 4th Annual Legal Asia 2020 “The Paradigm Shift” from 7-9 September 2020
  • Speaker at the 2nd Annual General Counsel & Company Secretary conference in July 2019
  • Speaker at the PETRONAS Compliance Conference in October 2019
  • Speaker at the Corporate Counsel Conference, April 2018
  • Judge for the Asia Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Received the Energy & Resources In-House Legal Team Award at the prestigious ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2015