Soh Mey Lee (Meg)
Mey Lee joined PETRONAS in 1980 and retired in 2012 after 32 years of service with the Group. Prior to her retirement, Mey Lee served as the Vice President of Strategic Planning at AET Tankers Holdings, a shipping arm of MISC owned by PETRONAS while concurrently representing Malaysia as the Chairperson of Task Force 2 of the International Gas Union (2009-2012), an international entity headquartered in Norway.
Mey Lee has served in various capacities in the Corporate Planning Division of PETRONAS. She was a Resource Person for strategic planning, Scenario Planning as well as a Subject Matter Expert on global oil and gas industry. She has vast experience leading facilitation of strategy/scenario workshops, business processes, outsourcing and transformation.
She frequently writes international conference papers and speeches for the top management. At the height of the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997, she served as the Head of Investor Relations for PETRONAS Group of companies from 1997-2000 and then moved on to assume a role in strategic planning. Between 2002 -2005, Mey Lee works on new business ventures for PETRONAS.
Throughout her career with Petronas, she had the opportunity to work with external consultants on strategy and portfolio management as well as industry and economic research. She also travels extensively to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Praque, Dubrovnik, Madrid, Houston, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Khartoum, Cape Town and others on her work. Mey Lee has undergone international training programmes on sustainable development, emissions trading, green energy and global oil and gas industry in London, Houston and Copenhagen.
In 2007-08, she was seconded to the Economic Planning Unit at the Prime Minister’s Department, to undertake a Strategy study on Malaysia’s macro-economy.
After retiring from Petronas, Mey Lee joined Talisman Ltd, a Canadian oil and gas company, as a Special Projects Advisor. When Talisman Ltd was acquired by Repsol (a Spanish entity), Mey Lee was one of the key persons who led transformation/change management and re-branding before finally assuming the position of Manager for People and Organisation (HR).
Upon retiring from Repsol in 2017, Mey Lee has taken up consulting and writing /editorial work on freelance basis for companies and government agencies locally and in Singapore.