Dato’ Robert Fisher was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Dagang
NeXchange Berhad (“DNeX”) on 22 June 2021.
He has some 45 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has had a successful and diverse
career in significant senior leadership positions leading large multi-functional organisations in
many locations, cultures and operating environments with a proven track record in international
commercial negotiations. He is a strong advocate of the delivery of results through the systematic
development of the human capital.
He joined Esso UK, a subsidiary of the then Exxon Corporation, in 1976, and worked initially in the
downstream sector in Esso UK and Esso Europe, until 1989, in technical, operational and supply
planning roles. He then spent the next 20 years working internationally for Exxon, and
subsequently, ExxonMobil Corporation in the upstream sector, including 3 assignments in
Malaysia, 4 in the USA, and 1 in Saudi Arabia.
He was Chairman and Managing Director of the ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia from 2003
until 2006, where he oversaw all aspects of ExxonMobil’s business including managing
relationships with the Government of Malaysia, joint venturers, Bursa Malaysia and stakeholders.
His significant accomplishments include, on behalf of the ExxonMobil/PETRONAS Carigali joint
venture, successfully developing the unprecedented Gas Production Sharing Contract, executed
with PETRONAS in 1998, which anchors reliable natural gas supply for the nation until today.
He then became Executive Assistant to Chairman, Exxon Corporation, and later Vice President,
New Business Development, ExxonMobil Gas Marketing Company, where he led negotiations that
culminated in ExxonMobil securing operatorship positions in Core Ventures 1 and 2, in Saudi
Arabia’s Natural Gas Initiative. He then assumed the position of Executive Vice President, Upstream
in Core Venture 1, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From 2006 to 2008, in his role as Vice President,
ExxonMobil Development Company, responsible for the development of its global non-operated
capital project portfolio, he led ExxonMobil’s participation in the settlement of the dispute between
the Kashagan project partners and the Government of Kazakhstan. Simultaneously, he reignited
and led the development of the successful Hebron project in Canada, which had remained
undeveloped for many years, including ExxonMobil taking over operatorship.
Subsequently, he has been a Senior Advisor to Bain and Company, a management consultancy,
headquartered in Boston, USA. He has used his extensive experience to advise on a wide range of
projects internationally, in locations such as Malaysia, Russia, Australia, Thailand, U.S.A., Canada,
South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
He is currently the Chairman of Ping Petroleum Limited, a subsidiary of the Company.
He graduated from Birmingham University, UK in 1976 with an Honours Degree in Chemical