Our Leadership

Nagendran Nadarajah (N’dran)

Chairman of the Management Board

Nagendran Nadarajah has earned a Masters degree of Business Administration in Finance at City University Business School, renamed in 2002 as CASS Business School, City, University of London and was a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ceased membership). N’dran has a broad experience of over 40 years in the oil & gas industry, commerce and educational institutions, mostly in the United Kingdom and Malaysia and is very familiar with intellectual property (IP) development and protection. He has held patents for some early oil & gas products and was instrumental in the listing of Perisai Petroleum in 2004. N’dran built the company Corro-Shield (M) Sdn Bhd from ground up to an estimated RM 30 million annual turnover. Corro-Shield (M) Sdn Bhd was the main company behind the subsequently listed Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Berhad with a market capitalisation in excess of RM 400 million when he sold his shares in 2010 to start Gryphon Energy. In October 2009, Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Berhad was awarded the “Excellence in Innovation” award by Frost & Sullivan for Perisai’s potential contribution to the development of marginal and uneconomical offshore oil and gas fields using MOPSU™ technology. Perisai was the first company in the oil and gas industry in the Asia Pacific region to be awarded the accolade.

The Supervisory Board appointed N’dran as member of the Management Board by resolution of 24 July 2017. His term of office ends on 23 July 2022. According to the resolution of the management board of 3 November 2017, he is also appointed chairman of the management board.

Vaidyanathan Mulandram Nateshan

Group CEO & Member of the Management Board

Mr. Vaidyanathan Mulandram Nateshan has earned a degree as Bachelor of Arts with specialization in Economics from the University of Madras, India.

In the early years of his career, Mr. Nateshan has worked as a Management Consultant with a “Big 4” Consulting Firm, giving him an in depth understanding of the financial and operational aspects of the business. His leadership roles span a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Power, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Business Process Consulting, giving him significant insights into the respective industries as well as exposure into the perspective of Capital Markets, Private Equity Investor and Venture Capitalists in addition to creating opportunities for intense working relationships with commercial banks and national insurers across the globe.

Mr. Nateshan is a versatile and seasoned leader with 18 years of business, strategy, finance, product and sales leadership across industries. He has served in over 30 countries and executed and managed strategic alliances in over 12 countries, which includes acquiring companies in Asia Pacific, establishing operations in the Middle East, listing companies in Europe and managing marketing operations in the US.

He is currently the Group CEO for the De Raj Group of companies since 1 September 2016. Among his significant leadership roles, he has served on the board of companies like Tuff Group AG, Germany and Rapid Nutrition Ltd, UK.

The Supervisory Board appointed Mr Nateshan as member of the Management Board by resolution of 21 May 2019. His term of office ends on 19 May 2022.