Chairman & Senior Consultant

Nizar spent a major part of his career with Royal Dutch Shell. He was the Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the Shell Companies in Malaysia.

Prior to his career in Shell he was the Senior Federal Counsel advising the Government of Malaysia on fiscal and tax matters. He represented the Government on a number of major cases before the courts and at the Privy Council in London. He negotiated a number of Double Taxation Treaties for Malaysia and drafted the Income and Real Property Gains Tax Acts. After serving the Government for some years he was headhunted to join Shell.

During his career with Shell he worked in Malaysia, London and The Netherlands. In his last posting in London he was the Division Head of the Legal Syndicate in Shell International Petroleum Company Limited, responsible for the Royal Dutch Shell Group’s investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions throughout the world. As a senior member of the Shell management team he worked closely on the development of the Shell group business strategies and participated in the development and implementation of the Shell global scenarios. He was responsible for the development of the Business Plans for the Shell operating companies.

After his retirement from Shell he was appointed as a Director on the Boards of a number of public and private companies including a bank and an investment bank. He was a Director of Khazanah Nasional Bhd. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. He was President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia. He is the Chairman of CDC Consulting Sdn Bhd.