Shazlina Shahriman

Head, Talent Management, Group HR Management
Powering Ahead with a Sustainable Leadership Pipeline – PETRONAS Case Study

In the volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment of the oil and gas industry, current leaders of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) recognise the critical need to develop a strong and sustainable leadership pipeline to manage the current agile workforce and drive the company’s future growth.

To help employees navigate through today’s challenging business landscape, PETRONAS has cultivated a strong learning culture and developed various specialised programmes for leadership training and competency building. Join Shazlina Shahriman in this enlightening case study as she outlines:

  • PETRONAS’ strategy in leadership development and succession planning
  • Innovative platforms and programmes to accelerate the development of top talents
  • Key challenges faced and how the HR team overcame them 
With 20 years of experience in HR, Shazlina is an seasoned HR professional with exposure in many areas including Capability Assurance, Talent Sourcing, People Strategy & Development, and Leadership, to name a few.
Shazlina stepped into the Oil & Gas industry in 1993 and has never looked back. Since joining PETRONAS, she has developed her career in various areas and built a forte in talent development.  She has wide experience in developing talent and is deemed as the subject matter expert given her background in psychology.
Her extensive knowledge in this field has given her the opportunity to pioneer the Top Talent Management unit of PETRONAS, with a multitude of responsibilities that have a direct impact on PETRONAS’ long–term goals. She has led various leadership initiatives such as Mindset Change, Competency Development and Rethinking Talent Development & Management. In addition, she developed the PETRONAS ‘Top Talent Development Framework’ and is the go–to person for all C–Suite level succession planning. Besides overseeing the succession planning of corporate critical positions, Shazlina also holds the PETRONAS Talent Councils with the Top Management. 

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