MBIC Board of Executive Committee 2018 - 2020






DATO' LEONG KIN MUN
President
 




Dato’ Leong Kin Mun has contributed to the growth of the Malaysia biomass industries within his capacity as Technical Advisor to the European Union (EU) – Malaysia Biomass Sustainable Production Initiative (Biomass-SP) between 2010 and 2014, where he has successfully created awareness for the biomass industries as a recognized industry in Malaysia.

Dato’ Leong is a Green Finance and Sustainability expert and recently has been appointed by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) to spearhead low carbon city business models and green financing mechanism for UNDP initiative i.e www.gtalcc.gov.my. He is also honoured to have represented Malaysia in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)’s Green Finance Initiatives 2016/2017 as the resource person & speaker.






KESTER CHIN
Deputy President
 




Kester Chin is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenearth International Sdn. Bhd., a company involved in the production of enhanced organic bio-fertilisers from oil palm biomass. Hailing from the state of Sabah, he has had extensive experience in power generation and alternative agriculture through his long-standing works with Hitachi Powers.

Mr. Chin is well versed on the issue of waste management, conversion of waste and commercialisation of high value-added products. Greenearth International produces BlackGold®, a renowned brand of Organic Fertiliser consisting of Bio NPK, water-retaining and disease control properties.






DANNY NG
Vice President
 




Mr. Danny Ng is the Chief Executive Officer of MTS Fibromat Sdn. Bhd., an award-winning company with extensive experience and expertise in the manufacturing of Erosion Control Products from paddy, coconut and palm fiber biomass for consumption in Malaysia as well as abroad.

His passion for geosynthetics has led him to be actively involved in related organisations such as the International Erosion Control Association as well as the International Geosynthetics Society Malaysia (MyIGS). Mr. Ng was a recipient of the APEA Award 2010 for Most Promising Entrepreneurship.






DATO’ MIZAN YAHYA
Vice President




Dato’ Mizan Yahya is the Executive Chairman of Waste Management Systems Sdn. Bhd. (WMS), the appointed operator for the upcoming food waste treatment facility envisioned under the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley National Key Economic Area Entry Point Project #9 – Developing an Efficient Solid Waste Management System.

The project will involve first of its kind facility in Malaysia for the Co-siting and Co-digestion of Source-Segregated Food Watse and Municipal Sewage Sludge at an existing Sewage Treatment Plant, merging of two currently separate waste streams and transitioning the waste management scenario and landscape towards a more holistic, integrated and symbiotic approach across all types of waste streams in Malaysia.






IVAN HO
Vice President
 




Mr. Ivan Ho is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Biotechnology Group of Companies which was established to spearhead the development of agricultural-biotechnology industries in Malaysia. He is highly experienced in the field of agricultural-biotechnology as well as bio-conversion processes through R&D collaboration with various local and international institutions, and has been involved in many programmes under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

Aside from his work on biomass, Mr. Ho is also an active community leader, taking role as board member and advisor to a number of native clan associations.






TAN ENG HAU
Secretary General




Mr. Tan Eng Hau is the Managing Director of Treehouz Asia Sdn Bhd. The company focus on design and build high efficient biomass processing plants to ensure profitability and sustainability of operation. As an automation enthusiast, Mr. Tan has extensive experience in plant engineering and process control systems. His passion is the driving force for Treehouz Asia to manufacture process equipment for the highly automated plants typical of today's engineered wood and biomass industries.






JACKSON TAN
Treasurer




Mr. Jackson Tan is the Chief Operating Officer of Greenearth Group of Companies, a company that strives to produce sustainable Bio Organic fertiliser to compliment the food production sectors in the Asean Countries.

Mr. Tan received his Bachelors Degree in International Marketing from Latrobe University in Melbourne Australia, and has been instrumental in helping Greenearth factories attain the “LCA” Qualification for Bio Fertiliser production in Malaysia. Already serving two terms as an Exco member, Mr. Tan looks forward to contribute more towards building a better MBIC.






WILLIAM TONG
Deputy Treasurer




Mr. William Tong was the General Manager of Millenium Partners Sdn. Bhd., a company primarily involved in the manufacturing of industrial solvents using palm-based esters. Under the EU-Malaysia Biomass Entrepreneurs Nurturing Programme (EUM-BENP), Mr. Tong has helped Millenium Partners obtain the Eco-Labeling Certification, the first in Malaysia.

More recently, Mr. Tong has diversified into event management focusing on Renewable Energy and is in the midst of producing an inaugural publication of the China-ASEAN Renewable Energy and Resources Business Guide.






DATO' AZMAN SHAH MOHD YUSOF
EXCO Member




Dato' Azman Shah Mohd Yusof is the Chief Executive Officer of Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, the operator of Northport, Port Klang, one of Malaysia's most important gateway ports. Northport is part of the MMC Ports Group which also consists of Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor Port, Penang Port and Tanjung Bruas Port. MMC Ports is the 8th largest port operating group in the world based on TEUs handled in 2015. MMC Ports also owns two haulage companies and a rail cargo joint venture company with KTMB, and is able to provide customers with end-to-end rail, road and sea logistics solutions. Azman joined Northport in February 2016 and is pursuing the vision of creating a regional biomass logistics hub in Port Klang.






PAUL WONG
EXCO Member




Mr. Paul Wong Kok Kiong as the Under Secretary (Policy Division) of the Green Technology Sector, Ministry of Energy and Water (KETTHA). Currently, he is spearheading government efforts to turn " waste to wealth" for biomass and creating low carbon islands. He is also a Deputy President of Electric Vehicle Association of Malaysia (EVAM).






ERNEST NAVARATNAM
EXCO Member




Mr. Ernest Navaratnam is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd having been appointed in June 2017. Cenergi is a clean energy developer and investor in Malaysia & SEA region, operating in biomass, biogas, energy efficiency, solar and mini-hydro projects. Cenergi is a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Mr. Ernest was previously the Senior Vice President of Malakoff Corporation Berhad and involved in Malakoffs International investments like Shuaibah IWPP in Saudi Arabia, Dhofar Power in Oman, Tlemcen Water Desalination Projects in Algeria and Central Electricity Generation in Jordan. He has been involved in the power generation industry since 1995 and has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada. accumulated vast experience in bridging international collaborations through partnerships with European and American technology providers, and is actively involved in the Group’s merger and acquisition activities.






SIVAPALAN KATHIRAVALE
EXCO Member




Mr. Sivapalan Kathiravale is the Program Director of Strategic Intelligence and Foresight (SIFt) at the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). He has extensive experience in area of waste management and the renewable energy industry where he established the National Waste Grid Program in Malaysia which promotes Holistic Waste Management. This program will help Malaysia change the waste industry which is very dependent on government expenditure to one driven by market creation based on new green products.

Mr. Sivapalan is currently also the leader of a team of consultants that are in the process of establishing a Standard Test Method for the Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste in Malaysia. This team is working closely with SIRIM and the JPSPN in establishing the standards.






VICTOR SOOSAI
EXCO Member




Victor Soosai has been involved in several diverse industry. His experience covers the Construction (Civil and Building), Pharmaceutical (Manufacturing & Marketing), Forest Governance (Anti-Corruption) and currently Sustainability and Environmental Programmes.

Formally he was with Transparency International Malaysia as a Project Manager for the Forest Governance Integrity Programme for 5 and a half years, till year 2014. He then moved on in 2015, till to date, to a Dutch Certification and Inspection company, Control Union Malaysia, as an Auditor and is currently an Auditor/ Marketing Manager in the organization.






ALYSIA LIM
EXCO Member




Ms. Alysia Lim Wee Loo is the Founder and Director of Biotechnology Group of Companies which was established to spearhead the development of agricultural-biotechnology industries in Malaysia. She is highly experienced in the field of agricultural-biotechnology as well as the bio-conversion process through R&D collaboration with various local and international institutions and has been involved in many programmes under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

Aside from her work on biomass, Alysia is also an active community leader, taking role as board member and advisor to a number of native clan associations.


 

 

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