Palo Alto, CA, May 11, 2015 – Strategic Decisions Group is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Vendor Award by PETRONAS Upstream Malaysia. The award recognizes the high standards of service from SDG’s work to help the company implement Decision Quality principles within its decision-making processes and overall exploration strategy. PETRONAS has chosen SDG for this award following a rigorous review and selection process, recognizing the firm’s exemplary performance, reliability and responsiveness throughout 2014.

“We are honored to receive this award, as it signifies the collaborative value and enthusiastic involvement that our global team has provided in PETRONAS’ Decision Quality journey,” said Girish Shirodkar, Partner and Managing Director at SDG, and lead engagement partner for PETRONAS Upstream Malaysia. “Looking ahead, we remain deeply committed to helping the company improve its exploration strategy through advanced decision-making processes, as we continue to deliver the highest caliber of service and results possible.”

SDG’s cross-regional team, under the direction of Shirodkar and Jennifer Meyer, has included Arun Devanathan, Hitanshu Gandhi, Hasan Khalifeh, Shantanu Gautam, Ammar Tambawala, Varun Agarwal, and Kushal Sinha, along with contributions and guidance from Carl Spetzler, Bruce Judd, Warwick Blyth, Konrad Knell, Aashish Mehra, and Steve Tani.

The award was presented by Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib, Senior Vice President at PETRONAS Upstream Malaysia, on April 20 in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. The event was held to reinforce PETRONAS’ commitment to forming mutually beneficial partnerships with its service providers.

Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) is a strategy consulting firm renowned for its expertise in strategic decision-making, risk management, and shareholder value creation. For more than 30 years, SDG has used its collaborative, team-based approach to Decision Quality to help clients find innovative, creative strategies to thrive today, while also helping them build internal competencies to meet competitive challenges in the future. For more information, please visit