"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," said Luke Joseph, Head of Country, bp Malaysia.
British multinational oil & gas company, bp, has completed the transformation of its Bangsar South City office in Kuala Lumpur, as part of its global plans to embrace more flexible working patterns post-pandemic.
Occupying nine floors, the new workplace includes more collaborative areas, ergonomically designed workstations, and advanced digital tools and platforms "for seamless interconnectivity and agile working", bp said in a press release. All these, it added, deliver 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 its work/life agenda.
Sharing his comments, 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."
Raymond Siva, Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Investment, MDEC added: "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."
Having been present in Malaysia for more than 50 years, bp currently has a workforce of about 1,000 employees in the country. 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.
The opening ceremony of the revamped space took place in early October, and was attended by MDEC's Raymond Siva and Jennifer Lopez, CEO, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, alongside bp executives.
Photo / Provided [Pictured from L-R: 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, and Raymond Siva, Head of Digital Investment, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation.]