Learning Specialists

  • RAMLI ATAN (M.Ed., CPLP) Senior Learning Specialist

    Ramli holds a degree in Chemistry from University of Wales and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Houston, USA.

    He began his career in PETRONAS in 1998 as a Manager at PETROSAINS, the PETRONAS Science Discovery Centre, developing instructional programmes to educate and inspire visitors about the oil and gas industry.

    In 2002,  he took a major career change to become a full fledged Learning Facilitator at PLC. It was in PLC that Ramli honed his skills and developed specialty in capability development and consulting, particularly in Competency Modelling. He is passionate about human capability development.

    Ramli has vast experience in programme design, development, delivery and evaluation. He has delivered programmes in various international locales including Indonesia, Vietnam, Sudan, Turkmenistan and South Africa.

    Ramli has also presented papers in major HR-related conferences locally and abroad.


    • Competency Modelling
    • Learning Evaluation
    • Learning Design and Development

    Selected Papers / Presentations

    • ‘‘Enhancing Learning Programmes Through Experiential Learning’, in Asia HRD Congress 2009 in Palace of The Golden Horses, Kuala Lumpur,  15 May 2009
    • Developing Learning Specialists – The PMTSB Experience’ in the HR Roundtable Meeting, Bangkok, 28-30 January 2010
    • ‘PERMATA’s Experience in Leveraging Technology to Evaluate Training Effectiveness’ in Asia HRD Congress 2011 in KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur,  19 April 2011
    • ‘Learning Evaluation in an Oil & Gas Leadership & Management Training Institute: A Case Study on PETRONAS Leadership Centre’ in the International Conference in HRD, Johor Bahru, 23 June 2011
    • ‘Leveraging Quality Mark for Best Practices in L&D Organisations’ in the Evolving Corporate Universities, Hong Kong, 5 June 2012
    • ‘Leveraging HRD Best Practices for Organisational Excellence’ in the Seminar on HRM for SMEs Business Owners, Johor Bahru, 25 June 2012


    • Harnessing the Potential of Kirkpatrick’s Level 2 Evaluation
    • Learning Evaluation: What Employees Think?

    search Area

    • Leadership Practice and Development in Malaysia



    • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
    • Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, Australia
    • Certificate in Coaching, University Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCED)
    • Certified in MBTI® Step I & Step II (EIR)
    • Certified DISCTM 
    • Certified Quality MarkTM Assessor




  • KHAIRUL FAIZI ABDUL KARIM Learning Specialist

    Khairul Faizi is an experienced programme designer particularly in the area of leadership transition. From 2006 to 2007, he was part of the team that originally developed the highly successful, home-grown leadership intervention programme for PETRONAS managers, Maximising Your Leadership Success (MYLS). 

    He is a certified coach in the Solution Focused Coaching, with wide experience in the area of coaching, applying psychometric instruments (DiSC, EQi) and developing leadership programmes.

    In the past few months, Faizi has focused on researches related to leadership.  He was part of the team that conducted a research on “Coaching Impact to Leadership Development”.  He has also researched and written two case studies on “Creating Coaching Culture”.

    Faizi enjoys reading and photography.


    • Customised leadership development interventions
    • Coaching
    • Leadership transition and transformation

    Selected Paper Presentations

    • PETRONAS Talent Management Practices
    • Case Studies on Creating a Coaching Culture

    Research Interest

    • Creating Coaching Culture
    • Managing High Potential Staff and Succession Management


    • Certified Solution Focused Coach, CSFC
    • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment (Australian National Training Authority)
    • Certified in EQi 360 Coaching
    • Certified DISCTM 










  • ZAINUBIAH A AZIZ Learning Specialist

    Zainubiah is a Learning Specialist in the area of Leadership Development at PLC. She has a grounded experience in human resources management, mostly in human resource development, as a practitioner and consultant, for more than 15 years.

    With a career as a consultant at service to many spectrum of organisations, she brings different perspectives in providing solutions and initiatives for human performance improvement in PLC’s services. A strong believer in learning and human potential, she facilitates in giving participants a ‘teachable point of view’ experience that can create change.

    Her greatest personal achievement is in the design and development of a programme for Institut Integriti Malaysia which is in the offering at National Level.


    • Integrity in leadership development


    • Effects of Leadership Style to Organisational Climate in PERMATA (co-authored)

    Research Interest

    • Leadership Development
    • Organisation Culture


    • Certified MAPP Counsellor
    • Talent Finder Assessment
    • SHL Assessment Tool.










  • LING SIE HOOK Learning Specialist

    Ling Sie Hook has over 15 years of working experience in the design and development of learning evaluation strategies that are directly linked to business measures using evaluation, assessment and ROI/ROE methods.

    As Learning Specialist, he led the enhancement of two major human performance improvement projects for PETRONAS, namely PETRONAS Leadership Learning Series (PLLS) and “Leaders Develop Leaders”. Ling, as he is fondly known has vast experiences in conducting quantitative research and assessing organizational climate.

    Ling has spent two years in the corporate division of PETRONAS, working and learning about technical capability management, performance planning and undertake impact research on capability development programme.

    He graduated with a MSc in Applied Statistics from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a Bachelor in Mathematics with Economics from Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


    • Learning Evaluation System and Methodology
    • Instructional System Design (ISD) Research
    • Employee Opinion and Organisation Climate Survey Design

    Research Interest
    • Learning Evaluation and ROI Methods

    • Certificate in Training Practice (CIPD)
    • Certified in MAPP

  • MAS ZETTI ATAN Learning Specialist

    Mas Zetti’s experience in leadership development included conducting and facilitating training programmes ranging from for tertiary students - the future leaders - to leaders who are transiting fro one position to another - often times to more senior leadership positions.

    Prior to her appointment as a Learning Specialist for PLC, Mas Zetti was Programme Leader and Lead Facilitator for MYLS, the highly successful leadership transition programme compulsory for new PETRONAS managers.

    She was later Programme Leader for the Coaching and Mentoring Series; and has been credited for developing and introducing structured coaching in the leadership transition programme, often cited by graduates of the programme as a key success factor in their leadership progress. Mas Zetti is a Certified Solution Focused Coach.

    She has a keen interest in music, photography and the arts, and occasionally blogs on travels and art exhibitions.


    • Leadership transition
    • Coaching & Mentoring as leadership tools
    • Self-reflection in leadership development

    Selected Paper Presentation

    • Leadership Coaching Conference 2012: “Coaching as a Critical Success Factor in Leadership Transition”


    • Coaching Framework in MYLS
    • Coaching as a Critical Success Factor in Leadership Transition for Middle Managers
    • Coaching Your Gen Y Research Interest
    • Coaching in leadership transition
    • Inherited wisdom as leadership tool

  • HALIMATOLHANIN M KHALID Learning Specialist

    Halimatolhanin’s experience in elearning started way back in 2002 at the Open University Malaysia. Prior to that she has worked with the Ministry of Education for 13 years.

    She joined PLC in 2013 as the Head of Learning Technology & Instructional System Design at the Core Leadership Division. She was appointed as a Learning Specialist in March of 2014.

    Starting early 2015, she is one of the Learning Specialists at Learning Consultancy Division of PLC. Her focus are on Capability Development as well as the 6Es and elearning.

    Halimatolhanin has received a Certificate in Integrated Talent Management (ITM) from the Assocation for Talent Development (ATD).


    • Instructional System Design/6Es
    • Virtual Learning Environment & e-learning
    • Learning Technology

    Paper Presentation
    • Papers on e-learning presented in academic international conferences between 2004 - 2012

    Research Interest
    • Institutional Capability Development
    • Learning in Virtual Environment
    • Integrated Talent Management

    Learning Consultants

  • NASIRUDDIN M IBRAHIM Learning Consultant - Downstream

    Nasiruddin M Ibrahim graduated in Master of Business Administration from Universiti Utara Malaysia, and received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, USA.

    He spent nearly 15 years in Consumer Electronics, Process Control & Instrumentation, Power Transmission & Distribution, Fuels, and Lubricants in various capacities prior to joining PLC in 2008.

    Working in different industries gave him first- hand insights of the challenges and steep learning curves required of each profession.

    The broad workplace exposure and experience in diverse industries and organisations, from a small start-up companies to multinational corporations, gave Nasiruddin a wealth of real world experience. 

    As a Learning Consultant, these experiences enable him to understand and emphatise with the learning needs of his clients and design appropriate solutions for them.


    • Learning Needs Analysis
    • Design of learning solutions