Shell Malaysia has appointed Ivan Tan as country chairman effective April 1, succeeding Datuk Iain Lo.
Lo is retiring from the company service, having served as chairman for eight years and after a distinguished career at Shell for 30 years.
In a statement, Shell Malaysia said, “Tan would oversee all Shell Malaysia businesses. This duty is in addition to his current role as senior vice president and managing director for the upstream business in Malaysia”.
“We would like to thank Datuk Iain for his leadership, experience and commitment over his distinguished career with Shell. We welcome Ivan into the role of Country Chairman for Malaysia. The leadership in Shell, know Ivan for his strong business acumen and track record in safety and operational leadership. I am confident that he will drive further opportunities in Malaysia in line with our global strategy. As well as support Malaysia with its energy transition,” shared Wael Sawan, Royal Dutch Shell Upstream Director.
Long fruitful career in Shell Malaysia and globally
Ivan Tan, a Sarawakian, began his career with Shell Malaysia in Miri in 2001. His early career comprised several Wells, Contracting and Procurement and HSE assignments in Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and China. In 2016, Ivan led the technical integration of the Shell and British Gas businesses in Australia before being appointed Chief Operating Officer for Arrow Energy, one of Shell’s joint ventures. He was responsible for the end-to-end delivery of firstly, capacity development, secondly, projects, thirdly, wells, fourth, asset management and finally energy markets for Arrow’s business in the natural gas industry. He was also the Co-Chair and President of Queensland Natural Gas Exploration and the Production Industry Safety Forum.
Ivan returned to Malaysia in February 2020 to take up his current role in the Shell Malaysia Upstream business. Ivan has led the Upstream Business’s ongoing transformation in Malaysia. With his leadership, the business became more streamlined and competitive to thrive through the energy transition.
Ivan holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and an MBA from Manchester Business School.