PETRONAS Group ICT honoured 61 long-service employees who loyally served PETRONAS for the past 15 to 37 years, at an awards ceremony held on 22 December 2016, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Recognising dedicated employees through the long-service event, also known as Majlis Sekalung Budi, has been an annual tradition for PETRONAS. However, this was the first time the event has been organised at the PETRONAS ICT-level.
During the inaugural event, PETRONAS ICT Chief Executive Officer Redza Goh expressed his appreciation to the employees for their dedication over the years and congratulated them on achieving their respective milestones.
PETRONAS ICT Human Resources General Manager Rosehaida A Rahman presented the awards to employees, who have served for 15 to 20 years, while Redza honoured those who have been in service for 25 to 35 years. Each employee received a plaque and cash reward in recognition of their valued service.
Among those who received the awards were Mohd Jonikhir bin Johari, Abu Talib bin Haji Haron and Muhamad Hilmi bin Zul Hassan who served for more than 35 years. Daud Lihan, who is based in Sudan, has served for 28 years. Lihan flew in specially for the event.
PETRONAS Group ICT’s long-serving employees posing for a photo with the Management team.Many of the award recipients, who are celebrating two decades of service or more with PETRONAS ICT began their careers with PETRONAS when ICT services were delivered through the Group Information Resource Management (GIRM) division in the 1990s. They opted to join iPerintis Sdn Bhd in 2004 during PETRONAS’ ICT Transformation and continued to serve through the transition from iPerintis to PETRONAS ICT in 2013.
Guests were treated to a scrumptious eight-course, Chinese dinner and were entertained with a cultural dance performance by the Germalai Karma Dansa dance group at the event. They were also serenaded with evergreen songs by PETRONAS ICT’s Idol 2016 Champion Saza Adlina M Zazali from BF Support-Business Process & Change Management and First Runner-Up Suzieana Uda Nagu @ Uda Naguib from Strategic Communications.
The duo performed Sinaran by Sheila Majid, I Turn to You by Christina Aguilera, Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Tunggu Sekejap by P Ramlee.
The evening ended with a group photo of all recipients as a memento.
Words of Wisdom
Decades of work experience have given PETRONAS ICT’s long-serving employees valuable insights into sustaining a long and successful career with the organisation. Here, some of them share the wisdom that they have gained over the years:
“My journey/experience in PETRONAS ICT has been rewarding and enriching for me. We are surely transforming ourselves into a world-class organisation. I feel really proud and honoured to play a role in helping PETRONAS move from the days of green-coloured mainframe screens, text-only input, dot-matrix printers, floppy disks, Lotus Notes to Microsoft, SharePoint, Cloud/future-smart digital technologies”. - Lim Chang Sheh, Application Support (21 years of service)
“To be successful in PETRONAS ICT, you must have the right mindset. Identifying your passions, interests, and values will help you set goals and give your life meaning”. - M Sobri B A Manan, BF- Corporate (25 years)
“Working with great people makes you great. You learn a lot and it gives you the experience and confidence to move ahead in your career”. - Azhari Mohamed, Field Support (29 years)
“To be successful in PETRONAS ICT, we must be willing to learn something new and be prepared to accept all the tasks given to us, (provided that) they suit our capabilities. Don’t be afraid to face challenges, work in one team and learn to multitask. With all these factors, we will gain valuable experience and be able to tackle any problem that may arise in our daily work”. - Alias Hashim, Business Support (29 years)
“My years with PETRONAS ICT have been colourful. Each year is a new chapter with its own stories. With support and guidance (from others), I overcame (challenges) and learned from them. I’m glad to be a part of an excellent team. Thank you PETRONAS ICT”. – Saleha Denan, BF – Finance (22 years)