Faris has over 30 years of experience in marketing ang trading of crude oil, petroleum products and LNG during his tenure in PETRONAS and its related units both domestic and abroad such as PETRONAS LNG Ltd., PETRONAS Trading Co, Malaysia LNG Ltd., PETRONAS Dagangan Bhd., PETRONAS Niaga Indonesia and ENGEN, South Africa.
He is a uniquely skilled, visionary leader who inspires, builds and empowers highly motivated teams. He is also an expert in multiple fields of trading, marketing, risk management, business development, organisation development, people development and transformation. He has headed the Crude oil, the petroleum product and the LNG marketing and trading units, and was CEO of PT PNI. He was appointed Advisor to PETRONAS marketing & trading skill group fraternity, charged to alleviate the marketing and trading skill levels across PETRONAS to ensure success in facing the market challenges.
He aspires and proven to have transformational impact to businesses, organisations, individuals and the nation. Examples ranging from strengthening the role of risk management in trading before it was fashionable to do so, to digitalising the retail network performance management, to restructuring the PETRONAS marketing & trading skill group fraternity, and to transforming the malaysia gas market. Even the PETRONAS sports and recreation club, where he had served as the president, was spared as it was set on a transformation journey to successfully play its new role as ‘another great reason to be in PETRONAS’.
Being a certified Solution Focused Coach shaped his leadership style where he focuses more on a person strength and capacity in formulating solutions to maximise performance and realise true potential.
Faris is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of of Asia Gas Hub Sdn Bhd, an independent energy market solution provider, which aims to catalyse the development of Malaysia’s natural gas trading market.