Group Chief Executive Officer
Ramanrao bin Abdullah (Malaysian, aged 59, Male) was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of Deleum on 1 July 2021 and appointed as Director to the Board on 8 July 2021.
He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from University of Malaya and a Master in Business Administration from University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”).
Mr Ramanrao has built a career in the oil and gas industry spanning more than 26 years, all of which have been with Halliburton. His various roles in the company included those in the Finance, Business Development and Operation workstreams before assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Asia Pacific in 2014. Following this, he was appointed to a newly created role as Vice President of Business Development for Asia Pacific and Asian National Oil Companies for their Global Operations in 2018.
Prior to his career in the energy sector, he was a practicing accountant in an audit firm in Bath, England for six years. A leading figure in the industry, Mr Ramanrao previously served on the Research Advisory Council (“RAC”) of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (“UTP”) and continues his association with the university as an adjunct lecturer since 2019. He previously also served as a member of the Advisory Council for Society of Petroleum Engineers (“SPE”) Asia Pacific.
Mr Ramanrao also currently serves as a Council Member of the Malaysian Gas Association (“MGA”) and an Executive Committee Member of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (“IPTC”) 2023. Mr Ramanrao’s extensive experience in both the corporate and regulatory framework of the oil and gas industry, not just in Malaysia and regionally but also globally, as well as his training as a chartered accountant, has equipped him with a comprehensive range of diverse competencies relevant to this sector.