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Ts. Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha


Malaysia Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC)

Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha received her Bachelor of Electrical and Engineering degree BEng (Hons) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Nottingham University, England.

She began her career as an Instrument Engineer in Sime Engineering Sdn Bhd in 1990 before moving to Project Management discipline, with MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd in 1995. Her experience encompasses Project Engineering experiences to Project Manager of different types of Oil & Gas contracts whilst serving other positions in the company – HOD Project Management and GM Project Management Services, before assuming her current position as Chief Executive Officer of MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd.

In her 32 years in the oil & gas industry, she has been involved in projects ranging from Conceptual, FEED, Detailed Design, Fabrication/Construction, Hook-up and Commissioning, EPCC and EPCIC projects locally in Malaysia and also internationally.

She has actively served on the council of the Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC) for over 10 years, serving as an elected Executive Committee for the 2010/2012 term, Vice President for 2 terms, 2012/2014 and 2014/2016 and currently the elected President for her 3rd term for the year 2020/2022.

In 2019, she was appointed by Malaysia Oil & Gas Engineering Council (MOGEC) as one of their Executive Council for 2019/2021 and was recently elected as the Vice President for the 2021/2023 term.

She was also nominated in 2017, by Amazons Watch Magazine/Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD) as one of the Top 50 Female Energy Leaders in Emerging Economies (Asia/Africa). She was a board member of the Malaysian Board of Technologists (MBOT), an organisation that is responsible to accredit professional technologists and technicians in Malaysia.

Professor Dr Woo Yin Ling, MB BCh BAO FRCOG MA PhD

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

University Malaya Medical Centre

Professor Dr Woo Yin Ling is a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at University Malaya Medical Centre, and a professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya. 

She received her medical degree from Trinity College, Dublin, and her PhD from the University of Cambridge, England.  She is also the recipient of multiple international awards in recognition of her professional achievements. In 2021, she received the prestigious FIGO award in recognition of her contribution to women's health. 

Dr Woo's area of interest is in the management of gynaecological malignancies, particularly cervical cancer. Dr Woo is currently the country representative (Malaysia) for the Asia-Oceania Research Organisation in Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN), task force member for the Malaysian policy change to Primary HPV screening for cervical cancer, member of the Asia Pacific Economic Consortium (APEC) Cervical Cancer working group and is the founding trustee for ROSE Foundation. 


Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi

CEO & Provost

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi is currently the Provost and CEO at Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia. 

His research interests include thermofluids, renewable energy, biomechanical engineering, engineering education, positive education and academic leadership. 


Professor Al-Atabi published three books, "Shoot the Boss," "Think Like an Engineer" and "Driving Performance" and he has numerous research publications, awards and honours. He delivered two TEDx Talks, "Engineering the Language of Success" and "Storytelling and Engineering a Lasting Change"


He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), a member of the Executive Board of Vice Chancellors' Council for Private Universities Malaysia and a Director at the British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce. 


Professor Al-Atabi is an innovative educator who believes that the main goal of education is to mobilise individual's purpose into positive impact on the world. He pioneered Purpose-Led Education, CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) methodology and delivered the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Malaysia. 


Professor Al-Atabi is highly sought after keynote speaker and trainer. He trains executives from Multinational Corporations including banks, energy companies as well as universities. His impact statement reads "I am a storyteller. My purpose is to inspire others to tell more empowering stories about themselves and the world we live in."