bp recently announced that it has completed a transformation of its Bangsar South City office in Kuala Lumpur as part of the company’s global plans to embrace more flexible working patterns post-pandemic.
From left to right: Gan Wee Kiong, Market Sales director, Malaysia and Singapore; Chiang Ching Wan, Vice President Digital System of Work, bp; Luke Joseph, Head of Country, bp Malaysia; Camille Drummond, Senior Vice President – Global Business Services, bp; Jennifer Lopez, Chief Executive Officer, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce; Raymond Siva, Head of Digital Investment, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

The new workplace occupies nine floors and is designed for a hybrid working model with more collaborative areas, ergonomically designed workstations, and advanced digital tools and platforms for seamless interconnectivity and agile working. All of which are in delivery of an enhanced workplace experience as the company shifts towards a 60-40 split between office and home working in Malaysia and internationally.

This hybrid working model and workspace overhaul comes as bp embarks on a workplace modernisation programme in line with bp’s work/life agenda.

Signing of inauguration plaque by Camille Drummond, Senior Vice President

The opening ceremony was attended by Mr Raymond Siva, Senior Vice President, Digital Investment, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Ms Jennifer Lopez, CEO, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, alongside bp executives.

Luke Joseph, Head of Country, bp Malaysia, said, “We are thrilled about the transformation of our Malaysia office. Changes implemented during the pandemic taught us that working flexibly can be highly effective across many parts of our business and offer our workforce a better work/life balance. We are currently on a journey to build a more flexible, digitally empowered workforce so that our processes, tools and people, can be more agile. We hope the remodelling of this office will help our current employees to embrace the future of work and attract our industry’s next generation of leaders.”

Revealing of the inauguration plaque by Luke Joseph, Head of Country for bp Malaysia and Camille Drummond, Senior Vice President - global services bp

Raymond Siva, Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Investment, MDEC, said, “bp is an important partner for Malaysia and we commend them for placing digital transformation high on the agenda. Their commitment is further evidence of the continued confidence shown by investors and their presence and expertise will continue to elevate Malaysia as a globally viable digital hub, in line with the goals of the Malaysia Digital national strategic initiative.”

Malaysia digital showcase by Raymond Siva, Head of Digital Investment for MDEC

With a workforce of approximately 1,000 employees in the country, bp has progressed significantly in Malaysia over the past 50 years. Today, it is one of three Global Business Services hubs for bp, providing business support services ranging from procurement, finance and tax to human resources across 60 countries.

bp Malaysia is also home to a team of innovation and engineering employees who support bp’s global core processes, with a focus on digital security. Additionally, the Castrol team in Malaysia also manages the regional marketing hub and a recently expanded lubricants blending plant based in Port Klang, Selangor.