Our Leader

Our Leader

IR. Azhar Zainal Abidin

Chief Executive Officer

Ir Azhar Zainal Abidin is the Managing Director and Founder of ProEight Sdn Bhd, a nationally and internationally award-winning SME company. He graduated from the University of Southampton in England, began his career as an Oil & Gas engineer in 1989, and later became a Lead Naval Architect.


  • Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate, Board of Engineers (BEM)
  • Fellow of Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering (FCEE), UTM
  • Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) for Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC)
  • Member, Institute of Engineers (IEM)
  • Member, Royal Institute of Naval Architect (RINA)
  • Member, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Invited Speaker / Panel

  • OGA & MOGSC’s SME on the Spotlight Session (2022)
  • OGA & MOGSC’s Knowledge Centre Program (2022)
  • Maktab Ketahanan Nasional for Strategic and Creative Thinking Topic (2022)
  • PETRONAS Innovation Webinar on Reengineer & Rejuvenate (R&R) (2020)
  • OGA & MOGSC Innovation Webinar: Remaking of the Oil & Gas Sector (2020)
  • API Conference at API Exhibition on International Standards (AXIS) (2016)
  • Oil & Gas Financial Forum (OGFF) (2015)
  • MPRC Industry Networking Talk (2015)
  • Focus Malaysia’s Oil and Gas Roundtable Discussion (2013)
  • SME Corp’s Third Country Training Programme (2013)
  • Tech Talk: Inovasi Dalam Industri Minyak & Gas dan Sesi Khidmat Nasihat kepada PKS Sarawak (2013)
  • Sharing Experience session to the 1-Innocert companies (2012)
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