Datin Anita joined PETRONAS in 1989 and spent her early years in the marketing and trading of crude oil before joining the gas and power business. After almost two decades in the commercial business, she was entrusted to lead PETRONAS Motorsports in 2008, where she was pivotal in negotiating the deal to sponsor the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team.
In 2014, Datin Anita expanded her portfolio as Head, VP & Venture Director Office, Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) – PETRONAS’ largest downstream investment in Malaysia. At Pengerang, she subsequently took on the role of Head, Strategic Communications & Stakeholder Management, PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn Bhd (PRPC) for over four years before returning to Kuala Lumpur in 2020 as Head, Stakeholder Relations & Communications, President’s Office, orchestrating the communications for the new president of PETRONAS.
She was appointed as Head, Group Strategic Communications effective 1 January 2021, where she provides stewardship and orchestrates integrated communications strategy encompassing brand management, media relations, communications management, change management and stakeholder relations for PETRONAS groupwide.
She serves as the Chairman of PETROSAINS Board of Directors, Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS Board of Trustees and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors. She is also a Board member of PETRONAS Lubricants International.
Datin Anita holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.