Adzmel Adznan


Adzmel joins Piva from PETRONAS, one of Global Fortune 500 energy firms where he spent more than 10 years honing his technical and commercial knowledge across the entire energy value chain. At the early stage of his career, Adzmel was responsible for managing, planning and execution of major capital oil & gas projects in Malaysia, followed by a short stint as a reservoir engineer where he was responsible for the development and optimization of an oil field offshore of Peninsular Malaysia. After successfully completing the development of the project, Adzmel spent time in strategic planning and commercial roles within PETRONAS, where he served as development and subsurface specialist to develop strategies for Malaysia’s upstream petroleum sector, including local industry development, strategic partnership arrangements and new fiscal model for petroleum contracts to prolong the economic life-cycle of oil & gas assets in Malaysia. Most recently, he was instrumental in developing PETRONAS’ Corporate Venture Capital unit, a new approach by PETRONAS to augment its ongoing efforts in future-proofing itself by investing in cutting-edge technology across the new energy value chain.

Adzmel is excited to work with visionary entrepreneurs who are looking to re-shape the future of work, industry, and energy. He is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusivity, servant leadership and is passionate about creating lasting impact by tackling pressing problems in the energy sector.

Adzmel holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

He is also a Class 25 Kauffman Fellow.