Of being an oilman


Dateline 2015-10-14, NST:

AMERICAN industrialist, oilman, and at one time, the country’s richest private citizen, John Paul Getty, was once asked of attributes to his success. He said: “rise early, work hard, strike oil.”

Just as bankers know beyond any doubt that they will be around as long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, oilmen like Petronas president and group chief executive Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin whom this newspaper spoke to last week, knew that for as long as the world’s insatiable demand for energy continues, the company has a future. The challenge is in managing it properly.

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