Sharifuddin Md Zaini Al-Manaf has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC). Al-Manaf has held various roles in the upstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas industry including at Shell Malaysia. His last position was that of business manager for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore at Shell Bitumen. He has experience in offshore production operations, crude oil trading, sales and supply chain management, among other segments. Prior to BHIC, Al-Manaf spent four years at Orkim Sdn Berhad, an investee company of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, a government-owned private equity firm.