Orkim’s leadership team is one of the most experienced management teams in the shipping industry.

Sharifuddin Al-Manaf

Chief Executive Officer

Sharifuddin brings valuable experience to Orkim, having worked in the Oil and Gas industry for two decades. Previously, Sharifuddin led Petrolink’s operations in Malaysia after heading Shell Bitumen’s business in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. He holds a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Mohammad Nassir Mohd Kassim

General Manager, Finance

Nassir has years of experience in Consulting, Corporate Advisory, Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Corporate Finance at Kosmo Technology Industrial Bhd, Nassir holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Information Systems and a Masters in Administration in Finance from Michigan University, USA.

Captain Cheah Sin Bi

General Manager, Fleet Management

Captain Cheah is a Master Mariner with more than 15 years of experience in the tanker industry. He holds a Degree in Management Technology in Maritime Transportation from University Technology of Malaysia and a certificate of Competency Class 1 from Malaysia Maritime Academy.

Captain Mohanathanapalan

General Manager, Commercial

Captain Mohan is a Master Mariner with more than 33 years of experience in the tanker industry. He joined Orkim from Malaysian Merchant Marine Bhd where he served as Chief Operating Officer. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Management from Honolulu University, Hawaii and a Master Class 1 from Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Captain Thayalan

General Manager, HR, Admin and Fleet Personnel

Captain Thaya is a Master Mariner with more than 30 years of experience in the shipping and Oil and Gas industry. He previously held key leadership roles in different departments in MISC Bhd and Bumi Armada Berhad. Captain Thaya holds a Master of Business Administration specialising in Corporate Occupational Health and Safety from University of Southern Queensland, Australia.