Dato’ Mohamed Nor obtained his Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1974 from the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK. Throughout his career, he has attended several senior management courses overseas, including The Wharton Advance Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, United States of America. He sat on several technical committees associated with Scientific and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and was the past President of the Petrochemical Association of Malaysia.
Dato’ Mohamed Nor began his career with Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industry of UK Ltd (“ICI”) in 1974, prior to joining PETRONAS in 1981. While with ICI he was seconded to ICI Chemical and Fertiliser Teeside Complex in the UK for one and half years as a Technical Engineer in a chlor-alkali process plant manufacturing chlorine gas for water treatment.
Subsequently in 1981, he joined PETRONAS as Operations Manager of Asean Bintulu Fertiliser Sdn Bhd and was seconded to Uhde High Pressure Technologies GmbH in Germany to head a project team to carry out the basic and detailed engineering of high pressure technology in the manufacturing of ammonia and urea. He was promoted as the Managing Director cum Chief Executive Officer of Asean Bintulu Fertiliser Sdn Bhd in 1992.
In 1994, he was transferred to Kerteh, Terengganu as the Managing Director cum Chief Executive Officer of Ethylene and Polyethylene Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between PETRONAS, British Petroleum and Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. His last position in PETRONAS was as the Chairman of Kerteh Integrated Petrochemical Complex prior to his retirement in 2007.