Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shamsul Azhar Abbas was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of MMC Corporation Berhad on 16 July 2015. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shamsul also chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shamsul holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Energy Management from University of Pennsylvania, United States of America, a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from Universiti Sains Malaysia, as well as, a Technical Diploma in Petroleum Economics from Paris-based Institute Francais du Petrole. He was a Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and was a member of Board of Trustees of the Razak School of Government (RSOG). He also served as the Chairman of the National Trust Fund of Malaysia.
Prior to his appointment, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shamsul was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) from 2010 to 2015. Under Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shamsul's leadership, PETRONAS undertook strategic landmark projects for the company and for Malaysia such as the Pengerang Integrated Refinery and Petrochemical Project (RAPID), Bintulu Train 9 Project, PETRONAS Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Project and Regasification Terminal in Malacca.
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shamsul is the Chairman of NCB Holdings Bhd and a Director of Enra Group Berhad.