Ms Catherine Ridu was formerly the Under-Secretary of Regulatory and Industry Development Division in the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water from 25th April 2012 to 31st May 2014. Prior to that, Ms Catherine was serving as the Under-Secretary of the International Relations Unit Strategic Division in the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development late 2010 to early 2012. As an Administrative and Diplomatic officer, Ms Catherine has served a wide span of ministries including the Ministry of Health, MAMPU under the Prime Minister’s Department (Putrajaya and Sabah branch), Women’s Affairs Department in the Ministry of National Unity and Welfare, and the National Land Code Unit, Director General Land and Mines Department, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Prior to joining the Administrative and Diplomatic Service, Ms Catherine was working in the Legal Sector as the First Legal Officer of the Sarawak Rivers Board and as the Legal Assistant of the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC Sarawak). Ms Catherine read her Master’s Degree in Law with specialization in Electronic Law from the University of Melbourne. She has also earned a degree in Law from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and a Diploma in Public Management (INTAN). Ms Catherine is an Ethnic Bidayuh from Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills. Ms Catherine’s legal background, knowledge in energy pricing, involvement with the energy regulatory commission and electricity industry development are deemed as valuable attributes of great relevance to the Authority.
Ir. Akmal Rahimi Abu Samah earned his Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Bristol, UK. He started his career in Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), where he was involved in various power plant, substation, co-generation and other energy-related projects. During his stint in TNB, he has held several positions such as Engineering Manager and Project Manager where he was deeply involved in business development, design & engineering, construction as well as project management.
After 14 years, Ir. Akmal left TNB and joined a few consultancy practices. He undertook projects in the fields of power distribution system, renewable energy, energy efficiency and cooling systems, providing both technical and financial advisories to his clients. During this period, he was also an active trainer, where he conducted public and in-house training programmes in the areas of electrical system design, district cooling system, thermal energy storage and project management.
Prior to joining SEDA Malaysia, Ir. Akmal was General Manager in the Special Projects Division at Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB). He was specifically tasked to establish and manage MRCB’s district cooling business, where he was in charge of the planning, project execution and operation of the plants.
Ir. Akmal is a Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM). He is also a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Ir. Akmal holds a Competent Electrical Engineer certificate from the Energy Commission (EC), Malaysia. He is also an Industry Advisor Panel member for a couple of public universities in the country.
Dr. Wei-nee Chen holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, a Master of Business Administration from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, and a Doctor of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Prior to returning to Malaysia, Dr. Wei-nee was in New Zealand for 14 years serving in the banking, insurance, freezing, and health industries in various cities in New Zealand. From 2005-2010, Dr. Wei-nee served in the capacity of a Technical Advisor in the Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) Project; a project administered by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia with support from Global Environment Facility through United Nations Development Program. Her role in the MBIPV project was to spearhead the awareness and capacity development of grid-connected solar PV systems in the country. From January 2011 to September 2011, Dr. Wei-nee was a member of interim SEDA under the same Ministry. Dr Wei-nee was involved in the development of subsidiary legislations under the Renewable Energy Act 2011 [Act 725], the ICT framework of the e-FiT online system, and strategizing the communications on the Feed-in Tariff. She is also the Malaysian representative for Task 1 (Strategic PV Analysis & Outreach) of the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS). Dr Wei-nee is a climate change advocator focusing on sustainable energy strategies to mitigate climate change and its negative impact. From 2015-2016, she was actively involved in the Practitioners Dialogue on Climate Investments organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). Specifically in 2016, she contributed as an Advisor to the Working Group on Implementing Climate Resilience Measures in Industry.
Ms. Gladys MAK graduated from Louisiana State University, A & M College with a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Biological Engineering and with a minor in Environmental Engineering. She is currently the Director of the Feed-in Tariff Division at the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia. She has almost 12 years of experience in the sustainable energy markets.
Prior to joining SEDA Malaysia she was involved in the Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic Project (MBIPV), a national renewable energy (RE) project by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water Malaysia to promote widespread and sustainable use of photovoltaic in buildings. She was also attached briefly to the Electrical & Electronics Division at the Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU); a unit under the Prime Minister's Department; overseeing the development of the solar PV industry in Malaysia.
Ms. Mak was also a key member of a dedicated team advising and assisting the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water on a new Renewable Energy Policy and Action Plan which included the introduction and implementation of a Feed-in-Tariff mechanism in Malaysia. She was also a member of a Technical Working Group (TWG) for RE development under the Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-2015); drafting the framework for RE development programs beginning 2011 to 2015. Apart from this, she was also involved in identifying Solar PV Industry as a National Key Economic Area for Malaysia where she has produced (together with a team) a concise report for the Malaysian Government on this subject. She is also the official alternate representative for Malaysia in Task 1 (Exchange and Dissemination of Information on PVPS) of the International Energy Agency-Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS).
Pn. Azah Ahmad obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University, USA 1998 and Master of Science in Energy Technology from UKM in 2004. She has extensive years of working experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy. She was the focal point representing Malaysia for the ASEAN Energy Efficiency & Sub-sector Network from 2003 to 2005 and a Technical Committee member on Performance of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, SIRIM during her tenure with Pusat Tenaga Malaysia. In 2005, she joined the Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) Project, a project funded by the Government of Malaysia and UNDP/ GEF. She is a certified ISPQ PV installer by the International for Sustainable Power (ISP). Her main role was to manage BIPV systems installations within the MBIPV project including designing, checking system design by the service provider, supervising up to commissioning. From January to September 2011, she was part of the Interim SEDA team.
Mr. CF Leong holds a BSc. (Hons) degree in Computer Science from University of Science (1985) and received his Project Management Professional (PMP@) credential from Project Management Institute in 2010. He started his career as a systems analyst in the Public Works Department before leaving for Japan in 1992 for a 2-years Mombusho Post-Graduate Research Studies (NMS & Adv. Networking Technology) at The University of Tokyo. Prior to SEDA Malaysia, Mr. Leong was involved in the development of the 2400MW Hydroelectric project in Bakun, Sarawak from its early day until 2 of its 8 turbine units started commercial operation in late 2011. Mr. Leong has over 20 years of extensive ICT and project management experiences in the engineering and utility industries. In the development of the KL International Airport and Bakun 2400MW Hydroelectric projects, he has played a major role in establishing, planning, setting up and directing ICT infrastructures, VSAT telecommunication and computer systems that have supported the National Visions and Goals.
Pn. Nor Radhiha Mohd Ali graduated in 1996 from Universiti Utara Malaysia with a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Business Administration and a Diploma in Marketing from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin. She has extensive years of working experiences serving in areas such as administration, marketing, human resource, etc. In 2000, she joined Pusat Tenaga Malaysia (now known as Malaysia Green Technology Corporation) as an Office Executive and from there she was exposed to energy related projects and activities. Later she joined the Corporate Affairs and Business Development Unit as Human Resource Executive for another two (2) years. In 2005, she was offered to be a Senior Officer in the Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) Project, a solar PV supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), the project was implemented by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia via the MBIPV Project team. The objective of the project was to promote widespread and sustainable application of grid-connected photovoltaic systems in buildings. She was in-charge of administrating the ISPQ PV training, organising events relating to PV, subsuming IT roles such as updating the website as well as administrating email accounts and coordinating the Approved PV Service Providers (APVSP) programme. At the end of the MBIPV tenure, in 2011, she was part of Interim SEDA team (under KeTTHA) and was directly responsible for SEDA’s office renovation and administrative preparation as well as in all aspects of human resource activities including recruitment, selection, establishment of HR policies, and office administrations. Puan Radhiha’s proficiency in SEDA Act 2011 [Act 726] and past record earned her a position today as a Director of HR & Administration in SEDA.
En. Mohd Hafiz Mohd Suib holds an honour degree in Accountancy from the University Putra of Malaysia in 1999 and a Registered Accountant with Malaysia Institute of Accountant (MIA). He has over 10 years of accounting and finance experience in managing Renewable Energy programme mainly with Biomass, Biogas and Solar PV Project. In 2002, Mohd Hafiz joined Biomass based Power Generation in the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry (BioGen) Project, a Renewable Energy collaboration project between United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water as a Finance Officer. In 2006, he moved to Malaysian Building Integrated Photovolatic (MBIPV) Project and was responsible for finance and account of the project. Prior to joining SEDA Malaysia in 2011, he was part of the Interim SEDA team which involved in the process of drafting of the RE Act 2011 and SEDA Act 2011 and also setting up the office of SEDA Malaysia. As a Finance Director, he is responsible to the finance and account of the SEDA Malaysia Fund and Renewable Energy Fund and has been instrumental in the establishing of the Finance Division at SEDA Malaysia.
En. Roslan has over 20 years’ of hands-on experience in the corporate sector providing leadership and strategic counsel on corporate communications and marketing best practices to executives.
His vast achievements include proven excellence in creating and executing Public Relations and Marketing strategies with maximized results for some of the most recognizable organization in the country, spanning a variety of industries that includes Telecommunications, Government Services, Retails, Engineering and Media.
Prior to assuming the current position, his communication career portfolio includes roles as Head of Corporate Communication at SELIA Group, Director of Corporate Communication at Ministry of Plantation, Industries and Commodities, Head of Marcom at TM Sales & Services and Head of Advertising and Promotion at Radio Rediffusion.
En. Roslan is a graduate of the University Technology MARA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art & Design.
Steve Anthony Lojuntin currently the Head of Energy Demand Management Unit, which responsible on the planning, implementation and monitoring of activities and programs related to energy management initiatives under SEDA Malaysia.
He received an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya in 1997, an energy manager by practice and a qualified Green Building Index Facilitator (GBIF) and committee member of the Malaysia Energy Professional Association (MEPA).
He started his carrier as IT system engineer for TELEKOM’s MSC test-bed project and later as mechanical engineer designer with Majutek Perunding Sdn Bhd. He also has working experiences with various local and international leading energy management organisations such as Malaysian Green Technology Corporation @ GreenTech Malaysia (formerly known as Pusat Tenaga Malaysia), ECO Energy Sdn Bhd, Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) and Gagasan Sentral Sdn Bhd. He involved in various type of energy management services such as conducting energy audits in commercials & industrials, providing energy managers training, assisting on energy efficient design inputs, energy management & control system, retrofitting, re-commissioning & fine tuning/stabilising building services, energy performance & monitoring, operation & maintenance, low carbon green building, low carbon cities programme, green ICT, green technology, etc.
He had experience working fulltime at the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water (KeTTHA) as the Local Technical Advisor (Energy Design Consultant) with DANIDA for the KeTTHA’s Low Energy Office Building project in Putrajaya, had been involved in the development of the GreenTech Malaysia Green Energy Office (GEO) (formerly known as Pusat Tenaga Malaysia Building Zero Energy Office – PTM ZEO building) in Bangi and experience in providing technical assistance to Public Works Department (JKR) on energy efficient design improvement of public buildings in Malaysia. In 2010 he had lead the development of KeTTHA’s Green Township Programme, Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) and CIDB’s Construction Industry Standard (CIS) 20, GreenPASS.
He also actively involved in several government agencies technical committee such CIDB, Green ICT Committee (Malaysia Communications & Multimedia Commission) Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK-MOHR) as NOSS panel expert reviewer, Building Services Energy Efficiency Project (BSEEP-JKR-UNDP), SIRIM’s standard committee.
Pn. Sharina Ali Pitchay is currently the Legal Advisor for Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia. She read her Masters in Law (LLM) from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and holds a Bachelor in Laws from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
She was recognised with Bintang Khidmat Terpuji (BKT) by Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka on 2008. Prior to her role in the Authority, she has 13 years of experience with the Judicial and Legal Service of Malaysia. She was widely exposed to practical side of legal environment and have published several significant publications in relations with Islamic Banking and Finance in Malaysia. She has vast experience in the legal industry and won twofold Anugerah Khidmat Cemerlang from the Chief Registrar Office of the Federal Court Malaysia.
Pn. Sharina also involved directly in drafting subsidiary legislations on proposed Amendments to the Renewable Energy (Allocation from Electricity Tariffs) Order 2016, proposed Amendments to the Renewable Energy (Feed-in Approval and Feed-in Tariff Rate) Rules 2016; and the revised version of SEDA’s Guidelines and Determination 2016.