MISC CEO Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas aged 53, is the President / Chief Executive Officer of MISC Berhad (formerly known as Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad). He sits on the Board of MISC and is the Chairman on the Boards of MISCÂ’s major subsidiaries and associate companies. He is also the Chairman of PETRONAS Maritime Services Sdn Bhd and a Director on the Boards of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad and NCB Holdings Bhd.DatoÂ’ Shamsul Azhar bin Abbas holds a degree in Political Science from Science University of Malaysia, a Masters of Science Degree (MSc.) in Energy Management from University of Pennsylvania, USA and a Technical Diploma in Petroleum Economics from Institute Francaise du Petrole (IFP), France.
He joined PETRONAS in 1975 and has held various senior management positions in PETRONAS including Vice President, Petrochemical Business, Vice President, Oil Business, Vice President, Exploration and Production Business and Vice President, Logistics & Maritime Business.On 1 July 2004, he was appointed as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of MISC. He is also currently a member of the PETRONAS Management Committee.
MISC Bhd rank as the highest net profit company in Malaysia by Malaysian Business on it 16 October 2005 issue. It rank the second highest return on turnover by Malaysian Business after PLUS Expressways Bhd. MISC record a profit of RM4.8billion for the year ended March 31,2005, more than double RM.3billion made the year before.