Ramanrao Abdullah

Ramanrao Abdullah

Group Chief Executive Officer

Malaysian / 59 / Male

1 July 2021


  • Master in Business Administration, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Members of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Bachelor of Accounting, University of Malaya, Malaysia


He joined Deleum Berhad on 1 July 2021 as Group Chief Executive Officer.

He has built a career in the oil and gas industry spanning more than 25 years, all of which have been with Halliburton. His various roles in the company included those in the Finance, Business Development and Operation workstreams before assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Asia Pacific in 2014. Following this, he was appointed to a newly created role as Vice President of Business Development for Asia Pacific and Asian National Oil Companies for their Global Operations in 2018.

Prior to his career in the energy sector, he was a practicing accountant in an audit firm in Bath, England for six years.

A leading figure in the industry, he previously served on the Advisory Council of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and continues his association with the university as an adjunct lecturer since 2019. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Asia Pacific.

His extensive experience in both the corporate and regulatory framework of the oil and gas industry, not just in Malaysia and regionally but also globally, as well as his training as a chartered accountant, has equipped him with a comprehensive range of diverse competencies relevant to this sector.


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