Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Komoo
LESTARI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
“Geoscience Knowledge for Societal Well-being”
Ibrahim Komoo, FIGM, FASc, DSNS, P. Geol. is Principal Fellow at Langkawi Research Center (PPL), Institute for Environment and Development, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor and the holder of the Chair for Iskandar Malaysia at the Center for Tropical Geoengineering (Geotropik) at UTM. He graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1976 and obtained his Ph.D. from Strathclyde University, Glasgow in 1979. His fields of specialization include Engineering Geology; Environmental Geology; and Sustainability Science. Since 1996 he has conduct research on geoheritage conservation, geotourism and geopark and pioneered global geopark network.
He has held various management positions in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): Head, Department of Geology (1984-1986); Director, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI UKM), (1998-2000 and 2001-2005); Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2005 – 2008); Founder Director and Chair of Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute (SEADPRI-UKM) (2008-2012) (2015-2016); Special Advisor to Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia (2011-2013); and Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) (2012-2015). He has served as Vice President, International Association for Engineering Geology (IAEG) (1998-2003); President, Geological Society of Malaysia (1998-2000); Vice President, Institute of Geology Malaysia (2000-2001) and Council Member, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) (2010-2012) Coordinator, Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) (1997-2017) and Council, UNESCO Global Geoparks 2016-2018). Currently, he is Vice President, Global Geoparks Network Association (GGN); Expert/ Evaluator, UNESCO Global Geoparks; and Advisor of Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark and Chairman, Council of Heritage, Malaysia.
He was appointed as Fellow, Institute of Geology, Malaysia (FIGM) (1995) and Fellow, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia (FASc) (2002). He received Darjah Dato Setia Negeri Sembilan (DSNS) conferred by the Sultan of Negeri Sembilan (2007), Langkawi Award (2009), Emeritus Professor UKM (2012), Science Excellence Award 2012 (Environmental Geology) from International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) (2013), Malaysia Geoscientist Award (2013); Honorary Member of Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM) (2014) and Langkawi Tourism Personality Award (2015).
Muhammad Zamri Jusoh
Chief Executive Officer
“Building Resilience for Sustainable Future”
M Zamri Jusoh is currently the Chief Executive Officer at SapuraOMV Upstream. In his current role, Zamri provides overall leadership and direction in the development and implementation of the Group’s strategic plans and policies and is accountable to the Board for the achievement of the Group’s goals and objectives. He is also responsible for directing and controlling different aspects of business operations and its global portfolios. He is also a member of the Executive Management Committee.
Prior to joining SapuraOMV, he was most recently the Vice President of Malaysia Petroleum Management, PETRONAS where he oversees the overall policy and the management of the domestic petroleum resources and the development of local oil & gas industry to ensure energy security for the country.
An alumnus of Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University, INSEAD, and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Zamri joined PETRONAS in 1991 as Petroleum Engineer and went on to have multiple managerial and leadership roles in project development, and was subsequently appointed as Head of Petroleum Resource Development at Petroleum Management Unit, where he steered several flagship projects and development of game-changing petroleum arrangements that included three EOR Production Sharing Contracts, Risk Service Contracts and cross-border unitizations. In 2014 he assumed the position of Head Strategy and Ventures Upstream, where he oversaw several notable acquisitions and strategic alliances.
Zamri also served on various cross-business and regional working committees in the oil and gas industry. He also sits on the Board of various SapuraOMV subsidiaries.
Dr. Chris Morley
PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited
“Challenges to Understanding the Tectonic Evolution of the South China Seas Area, With Particular Reference of NW Borneo”
Chris Morley is a structural geologist, with over 20 years experience working in the oil industry (Amoco, Elf-Aquitaine, PTTEP) and 15 years experience full-time teaching petroleum industry-related courses (Brunei, Chiang Mai universities), as well as part-time teaching at Chulalongkorn University , and is currently working for PTT Exploration and Production in Thailand. He has published over 200 papers in international journals. His main interests are the structure and tectonics of SE Asia, and the East African Rift, including igneous intrusion-structural interactions in rifts, and the structural development of NW Borneo.