Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group
Safety at the heart of the process

Compliant Culture and Safe Operation

Date From: 07 November 2012
Location: Malaysia
Description: An evening event organised by the Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group, centred around a presentation by Ir Kamarudin bin Zakaria (Vice President of Downstream Operations, PETRONAS) on the importance of a compliant culture in managing operational safety.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organiser: IChemE Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group

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It is now recognised that achievements attributed to engineering solutions can be limiting if we do not take into consideration human factors. The strategy to achieving breakthrough in safety performance improvement is to address human behaviour.

Petronas Chemicals logoAt this evening event sponsored by PETRONAS Chemical Group, Ir Kamarudin bin Zakaria will share his 30 years of field experience as an engineer. The main focus of his address will be on the importance of a compliant culture in managing operational safety. The talk will give an insight into what is required of a corporate leader to ensure that frontline activities remain within the envelope of safe operation.


Ir Kamarudin bin Zakaria, a Fellow of IChemE and a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, was the Chairman of IChemE in Malaysia in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK. He also attended the Senior Management Development Program at Wharton, USA, in addition to the Lean Manufacturing Program at IMD, Switzerland.

Kamarudin bin ZakariaAfter spending four years with Esso Malaysia Bhd, Ir Kamarudin bin Zakaria joined PETRONAS in 1984. He is currently Vice President of Downstream Operations of PETRONAS and sits on the board of several companies within the PETRONAS Group. Prior to assuming this position, he held various senior positions in PETRONAS including Vice President of the Petrochemical Business of PETRONAS, General Manager (Plant) of the ASEAN Bintulu Fertilizer plant in Sarawak and the General Manager (Refinery) of PETRONAS Penapisan (Melaka) Sdn Bhd. He also served as the General Manager (Plant) and as the Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd as well as Senior General Manager, PETRONAS Group Technology Solution. He was a member of the Management Committee of PETRONAS from 2007 to 2010.


18:00–18:30      Registration
18:30–18:40      Introduction
18:40–19:45      Talk by Ir Kamarudin bin Zakaria


Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia

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This event is open to all, and free of charge for members of IChemE's Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group.

Advance booking is essential. To secure your seat, please download, complete and return the registration form.

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