Rastam Hadi, ‘visionary’ first MD of Petronas, dies


Dateline 2020-05-09, FMT:

Rastam Hadi, the first employee of Petronas and also its first managing director, died today two weeks short of his 89th birthday.

He was described as a visionary and a nationalist.

His daughter, lawyer and composer Saidah Rastam, said he died at 3.20am at her home in Bukit Tunku, Kuala Lumpur. He was buried at Bukit Kiara cemetery this afternoon.

Rastam was managing director of the national oil and gas company from 1974 to 1987, and also served as the company’s senior vice-president (upstream sector) from 1987 to 1989.

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