Rajinder Singh

Rajinder graduated with a B.A. (Hons) degree in History specialising in International Relations from the University of Malaya in 1978. He also has a Certificate in International Management presented by INSEAD for the PETRONAS Senior Management Development Programme in 1999.

PETRONAS (National Oil Company (NOC), Malaysia)

In his 35 years in PETRONAS, he gained valuable insight and experience. His extensive hands-on in-depth knowledge of the workings of a National Oil Company from its formative and growth years of a NOC make him uniquely able to guide NOCs in formulating policies and strategies in establishing and growing an NOC.

PETRONAS Marketing and Trading

As principal Advisor of the PETRONAS Marketing and Trading Teaching Group for all PETRONAS Marketing and Trading personnel. He lectured on the Marketing and Trading Practices module in the PETRONAS inhouse Managers Development Programme.

Project Management

Extensive experience in PETRONAS makes him thoroughly familiar with the working in the diverse areas of the industry from the perspective of a successful NOC. These areas include:

  • Project Management 
  • International Marketing and Trading of Crude Oil, Petroleum Products 
  • Petrochemicals, Minerals and Commodities 
  • Sale and Purchase Negotiation for Term Sales of Crude Oil, Petroleum Products and Petrochemicals
  • Term and spot chartering of crude oil and petroleum products tankers
  • Expansion of International Business Operations through Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures, Strategic Business Partnerships etc
  • Government to Government Trade Agreements with emphasis on
  • Counter/Barter Trade Arrangements
  • Identification, Acquisitions and Divestitures of Local and International Businesses


He also has a Consultancy Practice specializing in the following areas:

  • Refinery and Petrochemical Projects in the Middle East  
  • ASEAN region - Commercial aspects 
  • Marketing and trading strategies for Independent Oil 
  • Petrochemical Companies
  • Recruitment and training policies for key oil and gas personnel in Marketing and Trading Sectors.
  • Marketing and Trading Techniques Training for Middle and Senior Managers.

Clients include:

  • Company listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange dealing in Oleochemicals
  • 2 different Malaysian State Development Corporations (methanol and fertilisers)