An Energy Efficient Nation – Who’s Paying for It?


At the upcoming edition of ETP Industry Speaks, we talk about “An Energy Efficient Nation – Who’s Paying For It?”

Did you know that Malaysians use 34% more than our peer countries? Did you also know that the true cost of energy is hidden due to subsidies and uncalculated externalities such as price of coal usage (loading cost) in producing energy?

We need to improve on our power and fuel consumption by being more energy efficient and with the inevitable rising cost of energy, how are we – the businesses, the end consumers, or the government – going to manage this? What is the way to move forward?

Come hear a panel of experts discuss this issue at the upcoming edition of ETP Industry Speaks onthe afternoon of 29th November 2013.

Event details
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Date: 29
th November 2013
Venue: Silver Spoon, Publika (Level G2, Lot 33)


Dato’ Abdul Razak Bin Abdul Majid, CEO of MyPOWER

Dato’ Abdul Razak bin Abdul Majid graduated with B.Sc. (Hons.) Electrical  Engineering and started work with Lembaga Letrik Negara, now Tenaga Nasional Berhad in 1973.  He completed his service to retire from the position of Senior Vice President (Corporate Affairs Division), Tenaga Nasional Berhad, having served the Company for 36 years.  He had served as the Vice President (Generation) from 2004 till 2008 overseeing the successful turnaround of this core-business activity amidst the emergence of competitive performance from Private Powers Producers.

His career advancements in TNB included assignments on Planning and Construction and Operations in all three core divisions of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of the Utility Company.  Upon his elevation as a Member of the Senior Executive Committee, he also served as Director on a number of Subsidiary Companies, involved in Project Development, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Fuel Procurement & Logistics and Overseas Investment Undertakings.  His exposure included various interactions with fellow Executives amongst the ASEAN Utilities on technical exchange initiatives. Presently, he also holds the chair of the Energy Council of Malaysia.

His experiences also recorded a three-year secondment term (1998-2001) to the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, to assist in the studies and assessment on the prospects for the restructuring of the Malaysia Electricity Supply Industry.

Dato’ Abdul Razak Majid is currently engaged as the Chief Executive Officer of MyPOWER Corporation, a Special Company sponsored by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water.  The primary objective of MyPOWER is to review and recommend reform initiatives for the Malaysian Electricity Supply Industry.

Ir. Dr Philip Tan Chee Lin, Member of FMM Energy Management Committee

Ir. Dr. Philip Tan Chee Lin graduated from University of Malaya with B.E (First Class Honors) in Mechanical Engineering and obtained his Ph.D in Engineering from the University of Southampton, England. He began his career with the then National Electricity Board in 1969 where he held various technical and engineering positions until his retirement in 31 December 1995. Ir. Dr. Philip Tan subsequently joined Genting Sanyen (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and was seconded to Genting Sanyen Power Sdn. Bhd. as Executive Vice President until June 2007 when he relinquished all his duties to his successor. He was appointed as the Member of the Energy Commission on the 1 September 2009.

Ir. Dr. Philip Tan Chee Lin holds various memberships as well as serves or had served in several committees such as Council Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Member of the Energy Consultative Panel, Committee Member of Energy Council Malaysia, Member of SIRIM’s Technical Committee on Petroleum and Gas Measurement, Member of Steering Committee of the Malaysia Electricity Supply Industries Trust Account, Member of Malaysian Productivity Corporation Utility Consultative Panel for Establishing benchmarking KPIs for the various types of power generating plants, Member of Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Energy Management Committee, Member of the Board of Trustee of Cancerlink and Member of Industrial Advisory Panel in the Faculty of Engineering and Science, University Tunku Abdul Rahman.

He has been involved with the electricity power industry for the last 40 years. He is the past Honorary President of Penjanabebas for the previous three terms.

Encik Azli Mohamed, Director of Growth Initiatives & Key Account, Global Growth & Operations, General Electric, ASEAN

Azli Mohamed is currently the Director of Growth Initiatives & Key Account, Global Growth & Operations, GE ASEAN. In this role, he is in charge of Malaysia’s growth initiatives’ by driving the overall GE “Go-To-Market strategy” and building strategic and tactical capability in increasing market penetration & profitability. He is also responsible for leading a consolidated commercial OneGE game plan where needed and constantly explore opportunities to expand GE businesses. In addition, Azli is responsible in overseeing GE’s global strategic account implementation for the key customers in the region.

Having started his career in investment banking, Mr. Mohamed then focused in corporate finance with strong emphasis on strategy, merger & acquisitions, business development, investments, structured finance and private equity in a cross-border environment. He has been transacting deals across South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, North America & Europe in industries such as renewable energy, oil & gas, shipping, telecoms & media, financial sector, aerospace, power and utilities. In Malaysia, he has served several GLCs such as RHB Investment Bank (then RHB Sakura Merchant Bank), MISC Bhd. and Axiata Group (then TM International) in corporate planning & strategy roles. He lived in the Middle East for 5 years where he served Etisalat – one of the largest regional telco and Mubadala – the Abu Dhabi government strategic investment vehicle, prior to his return to Malaysia.

Azli has attended Executive Financial Leadership Program by INSEAD, holds a Master of Science in Information Management from Mara University of Technology Malaysia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from University Utara Malaysia.

(Moderator) Encik Zan Azlee, Editor, Magazine Desk, Astro AWANI

Zan Azlee is a media professional based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was a correspondent for The Netherlands’ VPRO Metropolis TV (award-winning Dutch documentary series) and a video journalist for VJ Movement (Dutch-based news agency) and a contributor to Al Jazeera International and GlobalPost (US-based news agency). He also writes a column and provides video and multimedia content for The Malaysian Insider.

Zan is an independent filmmaker who has produced and directed numerous films that have gone on to screen at local and international film festivals such as the Malaysian Video Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Bangkok International Film Festival, New York Asian-American Film Festival and Singapore International Documentary Film Festival. His documentaries have won awards at the Festival Filem Malaysia, Anugerah Seri Angkasa and Malaysian Video Awards.

Zan holds a MA in Broadcast Journalism from Staffordshire University, UK, and is also a broadcast journalism and documentary lecturer at several local universities. He is also regularly invited to conduct lectures, talks and workshops.

3.30pm Registration
4.00pm Panel Session
4.45pm Q&A
5.00pm Networking & Refreshment

Who Should Attend
Corporate executives, entrepreneurs, working professionals, NGOs, and interested individuals.

Admission is FREE. Seats are however limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


Industry Speaks presented by Business Circle is a new platform that aims to create dialogue between leaders and experts within a particular sector, provide an avenue for immersive discussions, and share new ideas across a range of topics. It is held regularly and open to the public. For more information on previous Industry Speaks event, click here: /section/industry-speaks/

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Please RSVP by 25th November 2013 by visiting Eventbrite.

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