M Zaid Zolkiffly
Head Technology Program
Petronas Research Sdn. Bhd. Bangi
Zaid has been with PETRONAS for 18 years and counting, and currently leads the technology development of renewable energy programs for PETRONAS including solar, wind turbines, energy storage solution and smart energy management system to support its sustainability agenda towards net zero carbon emissions target. Prior to this assignment, he headed the R&D process technology section in PETRONAS Research’s advanced modelling group, encompassing computational and machine learning modelling work in technology development which has been deployed in PETRONAS’ refineries, petrochemical plants and LNG assets. He has served various roles within PETRONAS, ranging from plant operations, technical services, feedstock and product planning and scheduling, asset benchmarking and technology management, and has an extensive connection and network to technology partners and universities including JGC Japan, LanzaTech, Clariant, Imperial College London, Queen’s University Belfast, Manchester University, Herriot Watt University, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia. He is an avid reader of a vast range of subjects, loves travelling, and enjoys playing and coaching basketball in his free time.