Independent Non-Executive Director
Higher National Diploma in Computer Science, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Fatimah Merican, a Malaysian, aged 64, joined the Board of Paramount on 2 July 2018. She is also a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Fatimah started her career in 1977 as an Information Technology (IT) analyst at Esso Malaysia Berhad (Esso) where she spent 24 years acquiring skills and experience in the area of IT application development and support, project management, system programming and planning. After the merger of Exxon (the parent company of Esso) and Mobil in 2000, Exxon Mobil embarked on an ambitious plan to consolidate all IT services for all its key locations globally, and Fatimah led a global IT team that supported the non-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications of all Exxon Mobil Downstream and Chemical businesses in Asia Pacific. Under this posting, Fatimah was also involved in the setting up of an IT support centre for Exxon Mobil, Bangkok.
Fatimah retired in March 2014 after an impressive career of 37 years at Exxon Mobil where she rose up the ranks from the position of IT Account Manager to Executive Director of Esso Malaysia Berhad and as Vice President and Director of Exxon Mobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc.
After retirement, she embarked on a new role as an independent Executive Coach focussing on women in leadership, an area that she continues to champion today in collaboration with various prominent organisations, such as the 30% Club Malaysia, TalentCorp Malaysia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and SME Corporation Malaysia. Fatimah is also a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach, duly certified by the American Board of NLP since 2013.