Hairol Azizi Tajudin, aged 48, has been appointed as the Vice President, Special Projects and Renewable Energy Division on 1 July 2018.
He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, Electronic and Systems, with First Class Honours from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He attended and completed Harvard Senior Management Development Program in Malaysia in July 2018.
Hairol started his career as Control and Instrumentation Engineer in Sarawak Shell Berhad in May 1993. He joined Malakoff in February 1997 as Senior Engineer, Reliability Centered Maintenance (“RCM”) at Lumut Power Plant. He has been instrumental in the implementation of RCM program company-wide, to ensure higher plant availability and reliability. He was later promoted in 1999 and 2000 as Assistant Manager and Manager respectively, before he was transferred to HQ in Kuala Lumpur in 2001. Within a span of 6 years in the Operation & Maintenance (“O&M”) Division, he has been promoted to Senior Manager and Assistant Vice President.
Due to the need of business growth, he has been appointed in 2007, as the Head of Technical and Commercial, Ventures 1 Division, with responsibility to secure greenfield or brownfield power plant projects in South East Asia region. He was then transferred to lead a newly created department, Reliability and Performance Group (“RPG”) in 2010, to oversee and drive improvement in the reliability and performance of the power plants.
Due to his vast experience in the O&M activities and business development works, he was later transferred to Ventures 2 Division as Head of Technical and Commercial, in 2011, with responsibility to grow Malakoff’s business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He was promoted to Vice President in 2012, after leading the successful acquisition of Al-Hidd Independent Water and Power Plant (“IWPP”) in Bahrain in the same year. He was then transferred to Green Technology Initiative Department, CEO’s office, in 2012 where he led the successful acquisition of 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia.
In March 2014, he was requested to strengthen the O&M Division, and became the Head of Engineering/Technical Support Group Department driving improvements at all local power plants. He was transferred and promoted to Plant Manager at Tanjung Bin Power Plant in 2016. In July 2018, he was transferred back to HQ and assumed his current role.