OSCC 2017 Speakers New Generation New Thinking

  • Federico M. Hizon
    Federico M. Hizon, International Broadcast Journalist

    Federico M. Hizon

    Federico M. Hizon, an International Broadcast Journalist, is this years OSCC Moderator.

  • Andy Fawkes
    Andy Fawkes, Keynote Speaker

    Andy Fawkes

    Andy Fawkes is an independent consultant working principally in the field of training and simulation. He is also the Academic Liaison for Bohemia Interactive Simulations, defence adviser for Ocean Software, and a regular speaker on simulation, training and technology. He has many years’ experience in defence management and is a former head of simulation policy for the UK MoD, lead for UK MoD joint training system capabilities, and Chair of the NATO Modelling and Simulation Group. Previously, he spent a decade in the submarine domain as a member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors including submarine research, procurement, education and refitting, together with six months’ sea training on warships.

  • Ryan Jenkins
    Ryan Jenkins , Keynote Speaker, Next Generation Catalyst

    Ryan Jenkins

    Ryan Jenkins is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and author of the book, The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-To Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work.

    He helps organizations gain clarity around Millennials and Generation Z so that leaders can effectively lead, engage, and sell in today’s multigenerational marketplace.

    Ryan has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, and SUCCESS Magazine.

    Ryan’s blog, podcast, and Inc.com column inspire and equip thousands of people every week. Ryan’s passion, experience as a Millennial himself, and his fresh and forward-thinking approach to generations have made him one of the most highly sought after
    generational and future of work keynote speakers.

    Ryan is also a Partner at 21Mill.com, a micro-learning training platform dedicated to helping Millennials perform better at work.

    When Ryan is not speaking and writing, you can find him sampling craft beers from around the U.S. or religiously cheering on the Denver Broncos with his wife, 2 children, and yellow labrador from their home in Atlanta, GA.

  • Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen B Madros
    Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen B Madros, Chief Executive Officer , MATRADE

    Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainooreen B Madros

    Ir. Dr. Shahreen Madros has over thirty years of working experience in the Oil & Gas industry. After graduating with First Class Honors degree from University of London in 1986, and Doctorates in Engineering from University of Cambridge in 1989, Dr Shahreen joined Esso Production Malaysia Inc. (EPMI) in the Development Project Division.


    In EPMI, he was involved in various phases of offshore project development including; concept selection, feasibility, detailed design, fabrication, installation, hook-up and commissioning. He was involved in offshore soil investigations, worked as a client representative in design consultant office during detailed design phase, reviewing Malaysian and Indonesian fabrication yards, and also oversees the installation of offshore facilities. He was also involved in technical selection of marginal field concepts. Dr Shahreen was assigned to Exxon Production Research Company in Houston, Texas, for two and a half years and was involved in international developments and research activities.


    After leaving EPMI in 1998, Dr Shahreen has since been in a number of local and international oil and gas MNCs, servicing local and international clients. He was involved as a technical director in various aspects of offshore engineering works; detailed design of various types of offshore pipeline and structures, the study of lateral buckling due to high pressure and temperatures, detailed design of subsea templates, and project management of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facilities. He was also involved in the development of onshore oil storage facility, and oil trading business. Dr Shahreen was a partner and managing director of an oil and gas company, and involved in international business strategy.


    In 2010, Dr Shahreen participated in the Economic Transformation Program led by PEMANDU, and was a lab member of the Oil, Gas and Energy group. Dr Shahreen joined PEMANDU in January 2011, and helped setting up the Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), a unit in the Prime Minister’s department overseeing the growth of Malaysian Oil & Gas industry services and manufacturing sector. Dr Shahreen was the Executive Director at Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) until 1 February 2017.


    Currently Dr Shahreen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the National Trade Promotion Agency, under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia (MITI).

  • John McDonald
    John McDonald, CEO, OPITO

    John McDonald

    John McDonald is the CEO of OPITO, the global, not-for-profit skills body.

    With more than 250,000 people trained to OPITO standards every year, across 45 countries, through 200 accredited training centres, Mr McDonald’s remit involves driving safety and competency improvements to benefit the industry. He works closely with governments, national oil companies, operators and contractors, to meet international skills needs and support workforce development. 

    Mr McDonald took up the role in 2017 and previously held posts with OPITO as UK managing director and director for international workforce development.

    Prior to joining OPITO, Mr McDonald was a director at ACTVET, the government body charged with creating a vocational education and training system in Abu Dhabi. He was previously a director at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and led the development of new products and services and created new markets in Asia and the Middle East.

    An Alumnus of Harvard Business School, he has worked at a ministerial level in several countries on capacity building projects in education and training.

  • Prithipal Singh
    Prithipal Singh, General Manager - Health, Safety & Environment, Shell

    Prithipal Singh

    Prithipal Singh is General Manager of Health, Safety & Environment for Shell Malaysia Exploration and Production since 2015. He is based in Miri, Sarawak.

    Prithipal joined Shell Malaysia as a graduate in 2002 and has had worked in The Netherlands, China and Malaysia. As a Petroleum Engineer, he has been involved in the development of oil and gas fields, Well and reservoir management and field operations both onshore and offshore. His previous role was as Business Opportunity Manager accountable for maturing new development projects.

    In his current role, Prithipal has oversight of safety performance covering personal safety, asset integrity and process safety.  Shell Malaysia is the operator of Malaysia’s largest producing deepwater oil field – Gumusut-Kakap in Sabah, and operates a number of other oil & gas fields in Sabah and Sarawak.

    He received his B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and has an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University-INSEAD. 

  • David Willett
    David Willett, Director, Business Development Unit, The Open University

    David Willett

    David joined The Open University Business Development Unit (BDU) as the Head of Propositions in June 2016.


    Joining The Open University from his position as the Director of Education and Talent at Global Knowledge (leaders in IT, best practice and business skills training) where he began in 2014, David co-founded the PDS apprenticeship business in 2005. Under David’s stewardship both PDS and Global Knowledge partnered with the OU to deliver apprenticeship programmes to several blue chip companies.


    Previously, David has worked in both private and public sectors, including the NHS, Marks and Spencer and Orange. He is a product of work based learning himself, having completed an Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship, before moving into learning and development.


    David holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Salford.

  • Wan Nor Hazlina Wan Hassan
    Wan Nor Hazlina Wan Hassan, Manager - Learning Management, Strategic Planning Division, INSTEP

    Wan Nor Hazlina Wan Hassan

    Wan Nor Hazlina Wan Hassan is a Learning Management Manager who partners with Heads of Academy, Programme Managers, Principal Instructors, instructors and executives to enrich their knowledge and skills in teaching and learning through structured framework based on the PETRONAS 6Es Instructional Systems Design (ISD) Model. After spending nearly two decades in teaching as well as in human capital development, she knows what truly drives learning among adults and the millenials.

    Wan Nor has garnered learning improvement by introducing various methodologies and new technology which can aid teaching and accelerate the learning process. The introduction of eLearning, online learning and the acquisition of emerging technology, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), have not only promoted independent learning and learning through discovery but also complemented INSTEP experiential learning, which meet the needs of diverse learners, particularly the millennials. These learners have shown significant interest and improvement in learning through digitization and digitalisation. In addition to her extensive learning management experience, Wan Nor is a Certified Trainer by Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

    Wan Nor holds a master’s degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has presented papers on areas pertinent to learning improvement & development and programme effectiveness at international conferences, namely International Conference of Humanities and Social Sciences (2016) and World TVET Conference (2015).