This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 3, 2015.
KUALA LUMPUR: Icon Offshore Bhd, whose single largest shareholder is Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas), has appointed Amir Hamzah Azizan as its new managing director effective March 1, 2016.
He will also be appointed to the board of the oil and gas (O&G) service provider.
Amir Hamzah will replace Dr Jamal Yusof, whose appointment as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Icon Offshore will expire on Nov 15. Jamal will not be extending his contract, citing “to pursue his business” as the reason.
In May this year, Jamal declined the offer to be re-elected as a director of the company, after he and chief operating officer Rahman Yusof were remanded to facilitate and assist in investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. It remained unknown what the subject matter of the investigations was.
In a statement yesterday, Icon Offshore said Amir Hamzah is currently the CEO of Petronas Lubricants International Sdn Bhd and vice-president of lubricants business at Petroliam Nasional Bhd. He also sits on the board of South Africa’s Engen Petroleum Ltd.
Amir Hamzah has 26 years of experience in the O&G and marine logistics sectors. From 2011 to 2013, Amir Hamzah served as the CEO of Petronas Dagangan Bhd.
Meanwhile, Icon Offshore’s non-executive director Datuk Abdul Rahman Ahmad has been given an executive role. He is the currently the executive director and CEO of Ekuinas.