YBhg Datuk Dr. Abd Hapiz Abdullah, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Board on 25 August 2014.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry from Utah State University, USA and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Nevada, USA. He was conferred the Associate Fellow Engineers by the Institution of Chemical Engineers in March, 2012.
He has more than 28 years of technical, marketing and business development experience in the chemical manufacturing industry. In 1985, he joined Dow Chemical Malaysia and held several positions including Regional Asia Pacific Technical Manager for Dow Chemical Polyolefins Asia Pacific. From 1995 to March 2011, he was with DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Over the last 15 years in DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd, he held several senior positions from General Manager to Country Manager for Malaysia and in 1999, he was the Managing Director for DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Regional Manager, Asia Pacific Packaging & Industrial Polymer. His last position in DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd was as Managing Director and Regional Director, Asia Pacific Glass Laminating Solution; a post he held since 2007.
He was appointed as the President/CEO of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad from 1 May 2011 to 30 April 2014.
YBhg Datuk Dr. Abd Hapiz Abdullah is currently the Chairman of Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia (CICM) which has membership of more than 100 companies and affiliation with eight other sub sector chemical groups in Malaysia.