Petronas' Raiha Azni:  50 Thousand Livelihoods in Her Hands, Setting the Oil and Gas Giant HR Tempo

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Petronas' Raiha Azni: 50 Thousand Livelihoods in Her Hands, Setting the Oil and Gas Giant HR Tempo

While Petronas has emerged a global success story, a world fast being disrupted by technology will likely turn any industry - even a national oil company - on its head. HR chief Datuk Raiha Azni Abd Rahman tells how she plans to prepare its workforce and secure the talent pipeline.

Datuk Raiha Azni Abd Rahman would describe herself as ‘media-shy’ but that hardly comes across when the only female on Petronas’ executive leadership team takes the stage to speak to an audience of hundreds. Poised, articulate and passionate, she appeared at the ROSE KL stage - a gathering of inspiring women leaders that was held in Kuala Lumpur back in February – to dispel the notion that the oil and gas industry is a man’s world. “It used to be,” Raiha says cheekily. ‘“I came in at 1984 -...

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