Academic Director, PETRONAS Management Institute, Petroliam Nasional Bhd (PETRONAS), Malaysia
Contribution to HR Community

This “Contribution to HR Community” Award recognises Mr Yasir B Abdul Rahman’s contribution in the area of Organisational Learning. 

Hj Yasir Abdul Rahman is currently the Academic Director of PETRONAS Management Institute (PERMATA), a core component of PETRONAS Education Group and key enabler of human capital development for the PETRONAS Group of Companies. 

Under his leadership, PERMATA has significantly up-scaled its capability and broadened its offerings while maintaining a culture of strong innovation. He has introduced and implemented new and appropriate strategies and initiatives to effectively support the development of PETRONAS’ current and future leaders and business managers by implementing a total revamp of curriculum design and learning solutions to ensure impactful learning interventions; forming PERMATA’s in-house Learning Engagement Consultancy capability to support the clients’ increasing needs for customisation and innovative learning solutions; and expanding PERMATA’s network of Learning Partners and introducing a structured development framework for PERMATA’s Learning Professionals and Facilitators. 

Among his recent achievements has been to create a unique ‘Integrity’ workshop for Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM) for the Tan Sri Azizan Zainul Abidin Integrity Circles for Young Professionals targeted at young Malaysian leaders in both the public, private and civil society sectors. As a major initiative being run by IIM, he continues to support it as a Lead Programme Designer, Master Trainer and coach. To-date eight (8) sessions have been conducted with an alumni of more than 200 young leaders throughout the country. 

The Asia HRD Congress 2010 International Awards Committee is delighted to honour Tuan Haji Yasir B Abdul Rahman for his contribution to the HR community.