Independent Directors


Chairman of Gulf Lubes Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Highly networked Business Personality with Multinational Exposure right from the East to West. Done his graduation in US and managed businesses in US and Malaysia. With over 25 years of Managerial experience in business development and operations with particular expertise in the USA and Argentina and back in Malaysia.

He is the one of the key responsible person involved in establishing a Malaysia based Oil Trading Operations which includes providing bunkering facilities since 2011 via Alliance oil to Clients such as Vale, Sapurakencana, Global Offshore Malaysia, Alam Maritime, Tabung Haji Marine, Mammoet, Royal Thai Navy and others.

He is also one of the key Persons in the Operations of Strait Tankers into the Oil and Gas Trading Operations which owns more than 120,000 KL capacity of Tankage and associated facilities in the Liquid Bulk Terminal in Port Klang.

He holds a responsible position and is the Chairman of Gulf Lubes Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which owns the Bio Diesel Assets in the Port Klang Free Zone which is being converted into Edible Oil Processing facilties.

Prior Experience includes managing a string of hotels on behalf of NAZA, USA inc- Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Ramada in Los Angeles, California. He also developed a business rising to a position of CDO of Quantum Polymer USA Inc, bringing technology from Singapore, while managing to secure USA Government funding. He was also Involved in MY RINGTONE< LLC in carson, California as a chief Operating Officer, Focusing on software customization for Fortune 500 Companies such as Coca Cola, Pepsi, Fedex, SAP etc.


Managing Director for
Gulf Lubes Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, also received many honours and accolades and he humbly considers them as recognitions for those who played a major role in his growth. He has worked in Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Chennai, India in various capacities in Engineering & Inspection and Project departments.

He has also worked in the refineries of Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation, Kuwait and as Managing Director of SVL Engineering services Pvt. Ltd.

About 24 years’ experience in Oil and Gas Industry as Inspection Engineer and as head of project management team for major projects like Merapoh refinery, Kedah, Crude gathering station, KNPC, Kuwait. have taken care of offsite pipeline in different companies and in the level of Project manager and Project director with ASNT Level certification in all 5 levels of NDT.

Spent good time in UAE company to understand the ILI technologies related to EMAT / TFI etc, Dealt with three major ILI technologies partners ( TDW / SNZ and Lin Scan ) in coordination on different types of ILI services and done defect analysis with the past ILI reports and results.

Worked with Major Oil & gas industry players like – Kuwait National Petroleum corporation, Madras refineries, Indian oil corporation, Chevron, Petronas, Kuwait Oil Company, Ranhill, ONGC, India etc.


CEO of Gulf Lubes Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

KARUPPAIAH RAMALINGAM is Qualified Chemical Engineer with more than 24 years of Professional Experience in Oil and Gas / Petroleum Refining Industry projects with top notch Oil companies in India and Middle east and East Asia covering Indian Oil / Kuwait National Petroleum Company / Chevron / PETRONAS and PERTAMINA.

Headed Projects and Commercial Division of SVL ENGINEERING SERVICES (PVT) LTD serving as PMCA for two major Refinery Projects.

Has handled various projects as part of Project Management, Process Engineering, Operations including commissioning experience Oil and Gas / Refining and Energy sector in India, Middle east, East Asia, Africa and US.

Worked with well known multinational Project Management Consultants (PMC) / Engineering and Procurement Contactors (EPC), Process Licensing Companies and Major Equipment suppliers/vendors such as EIL, Fluor, Foster Wheeler, UOP, KTI, IFP, Shell, SK etc.

Have chaired more than 30 HAZOP (HAZARDS IN OPERATIONS) / SIL (SAFETY INTEGRITY LEVEL) PSSR (PRE-START UP SAFETY SURVEY) for the Projects in India, Middle east and East Asia.