KUALA LUMPUR – Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia has appointed Ahmad Zairin Ismail as its new chairman, effective May 15.
In a statement today, SEDA said it is confident that Ahmad Zairin will be able to spearhead the country’s sustainable energy agenda in the country and achieve the target to increase the share of renewable energy (RE) in the national installed capacity mix to 31 per cent by 2025 and 40 per cent by 2035.
“SEDA looks forward to Ahmad Zairin’s leadership to further drive the sustainable energy agenda to greater heights.
“His extensive industry background and profound expertise in the energy sector are highly pertinent qualities that bring significant value to SEDA,” it said, adding that Ahmad Zairin has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry.
He joined the Malaysia Energy Centre, a non-profit organisation under the Ministry of Energy Malaysia in 1999 to drive various national initiatives in energy efficiency and RE in Malaysia.
Previously, he had served as chief operating officer/ senior vice-president of the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (MGTC).
During his tenure, he oversaw the implementation of the United Nations Development Programme/Global Environment Facility-funded National Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project and the Biomass Power Generation and Cogeneration Project in the palm oil industry.
Ahmad Zairin was also honoured with the ‘Excellence in Energy Management’ award under the ASEAN Energy Cooperation Programme in recognition of his exceptional leadership in the energy sector.
Source: The Malaysian Reserve