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Energy Commission Members

The Energy Commission consists of the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, three members representing the government and not more than six other members with vast knowledge and experience in matters relating to finance, engineering, business or administration or other relevant areas. The members of the Commission are appointed by the Minister in charge of energy.

The board representations of the Commission members will enhance the credibility of the Energy Commission and safeguard the interest of its stakeholders.

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Dato' Azian Bin Osman (Chairman)

Dato’ Azian Bin Osman, a lawyer by training, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in 1984 from the University of Malaya. He then began his career as an advocate and solicitor from 1986 until 2005 with vast expertise in various legal fields including a stint as a member of the Malaysian Bar’s disciplinary committee before venturing into the corporate world in an impressive array of valuable tenures.

Prior to joining the Energy Commission, he served as the chairman of the National Housing Development Company also known as Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) from 2006 to 2010 before leading GIATMARA Malaysia as well as the Lumut Maritime Terminal Sdn Bhd. Previously, he also spent four years as a member of the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) and more recently as a member of the trust board for TEKUN Nasional.

He also served as a board of director for esteemed government agencies and corporations including Lembaga Kemajuan Pertanian Negeri Perak (2003-2008), Perak Corporation Berhad (2003-2009), Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (2003-2006) and Opus International Group plc. (2003-2006).

Dato’ Azian Bin Osman was appointed as the Chairman of the Energy Commission on 8 May 2020.

 

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Puan Noor Afifah Binti Abdul Razak

Puan Noor Afifah Binti Abdul Razak graduated from the Universite de Picardie, Amiens, France with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry in 1992 and 1993 respectively. She also received a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) in 1995.

Puan Noor Afifah Binti Abdul Razak served as the Assistant Director for various Government offices including the Implementation Coordination Unit, under the Prime Minister’s Department from 1997 to 2003. She was then appointed as the Principal Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia from 2003 until 2010, under the Energy Division. She was the Senior Undersecretary for the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water before she was appointed as the Deputy-Secretary General for the Energy Sector, under the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change in November 2018.

Puan Noor Afifah Binti Abdul Razak was appointed as a Member of the Energy Commission on 3 December 2018.

 

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Dr. Mohammed Shaharin Bin Umar

Dr. Muhammed Shaharin Bin Umar graduated from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1995 before pursuing his Master of Science in Science and Technology Policy in the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He was then awarded a Doctor of Philosophy specialising in Renewable Energy in 2014 from Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Dr. Muhammed Shaharin Bin Umar started his career in 1996 at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. He then became the Senior Private Secretary of the ministry in 2008 before moving to the Ministry of Works in 2009. He was then appointed as the Deputy Director of the Energy Sector for the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in November 2014 before he became the Director in July 2016.

He has contributed to the development of several academic publications, including the publications of Strengthening the Palm Oil Biomass Renewable Energy Industry in Malaysia and Generating Renewable Energy from Oil Palm Biomass in Malaysia: The Feed-in Tariff Policy Framework.

Dr. Muhammed Shaharin Bin Umar was appointed as a Member of the Energy Commission on 1 November 2018.

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Dato' Dr. Rosli Bin Mohamed

Dato’ Dr. Rosli Bin Mohamed graduated from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry in 1981 and continued his studies at the University of Leeds and the University of Hull, both in the United Kingdom, earning him a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1988 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Strategic Marketing in 1998 respectively. He also obtained a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom in 1992.

Dato’ Dr. Rosli Bin Mohamed started his career with the Government in 1983 at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He joined the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department in 1998 where he was appointed as the Director of the Energy Section in December 2006 until May 2010. He was then appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General (Management) and in October 2010 as the Secretary-General (Ministry of Education).  In June 2013, Dato’ Dr. Rosli Mohamed assumed the position of Secretary-General under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation until July 2014.

During his service, he was a board member for a number of energy-related organisations, such as Sabah Electricity Board, Sarawak Hidro Sdn. Bhd. and Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation. 

He has contributed to the development of the Eighth - Tenth Malaysia Plans, the National Energy Policy, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies, Privatisation Policy and Restructuring of the Electricity Supply Industry, Development of the Bakun Hydroelectric Project, Tariff Structure for Independent Power Projects (IPPs) and Gas Pricing and Subsidy Rationalisation Policy for the Energy Sector.

Dato’ Dr. Rosli Bin Mohamed was appointed as a Member of the Energy Commission on 1 September 2015.

 

Dato’ Ir. Dr. Shaik Hussein Bin Mydin

Dato’ Ir. Dr. Shaik Hussein bin Mydin graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2012 with Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Construction Technology and Management, after pursuing  his Master of Science in Project Management at Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2002. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Shaik Hussein has also obtained a  Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1998.

Dato’ Ir. Dr. Shaik Hussein bin Mydin started his career in 1998 and has more than 20 years of professional experiences having worked for engineering consultancies companies. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Shaik Hussein served as the Design Engineer and then appointed as the Professional Director, starting 2001. In 2013, Dato’ Ir. Dr. Shaik Hussein was appointed as the Deputy Chairman for Lembaga Kemajuan Wilayah Pulau Pinang (PERDA) until 2018. Prior to joining the Energy Commission, he was the Board of Director for Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), and respectively the Commissioner for Suruhanjaya Penerbangan Awam Malaysia (MAVCOM).

Throughout his career, Dato’ Ir. Dr. Shaik Hussein has contributed to the development of few articles and journals, such as Buildability Attributes at Design Stage in Malaysian Building Construction, for International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology, and Buildability Problems in Malaysian Building Construction, for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference.

Dato’ Ir. Dr. Shaik Hussein bin Mydin was appointed as a Member of the Energy Commission on 14 May 2020.

 

Dato’ Ahmad Nazim Bin Abd Rahman

Dato’ Ahmad Nazim studied economics and public policy at Sciences Po in Paris and was a J William Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University, Washington DC, where he obtained his master’s in Public Law. He read law for his first degree at International Islamic University Malaysia.

He is currently the Managing Director for Southeast Asia at Allied Investment Partners PJSC, an investment firm in Singapore, where he is responsible for expanding the firm’s investment and corporate finance advisory portfolio across the region. He has been engaged to advise government and corporate entities on policy initiatives and various aspects of fund-raising, mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, Dato' Ahmad Nazim had a five-year stint as Chief Executive of Pelaburan MARA Berhad. In his role, he oversaw the investment and fund management business and spearheaded the formation and development of an Islamic financing subsidiary in partnership with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank. Having served at the intersection of private and public sectors, he was involved in the formulation of economic programmes under Eleventh Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) and the execution of various socio-economic policies.

Dato' Ahmad Nazim has served on the Boards of financial institutions, government agencies and listed corporations. Other than the Energy Commission, he is currently a Member of the Boards for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), Omesti Berhad, Regulus Advisors Pte Ltd and Future Capital Advisory Pte Ltd, both of which are fund management and advisory firms in Singapore. He previously sat on the Boards of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (M) Berhad and UDA Holdings Berhad.

A keen participant in public and international affairs, he heads the secretariat for Asia Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, a Paris-based NGO, and was an International Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a policy think-tank in Washington DC. He writes for Malaysian financial dailies and weekly magazines such as The Edge, Malaysian Reserve and Awani Review on various economic and policy issues.

Dato’ Nazim was appointed as a Member of Energy Commission on 14 May 2020.

Adnan bin Seman @ Abdullah

Adnan bin Seman @ Abdullah graduated from Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia with Bachelors of Law (LLB) with Honors in 2000 before being called to the Malaysian Bar in February 2002. He also obtained Masters of Management from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak in 2012.

 
Adnan served as the Legal Assistant at Messrs. Hisham Sobri & Kadir from 2002 to 2004. In July 2004, he established his own firm named Messrs. Adnan Seman & Associates which was then merged with two other firms in 2005 until June 2009. Adnan then demerged and changed the name of his firm to Messrs. Adnan Sharida & Associates, and to date, he is still a practicing Advocates and Solicitors.
 
Adnan’s area of practice is Civil Litigation with a broad 18 years of experience in representing clients in Court including celebrities, minister or former ministers where he specializes in handling defamation cases, construction and contractual disputes and other general litigation matters. Adnan had also represented private companies in International Arbitration proceedings and numerous Court cases were reported in law journals and reported in the news.
 
As a former Exco of Muslim Lawyers Association, he had participated in continuing education and community services where he regularly appears in various television interviews, online portal news and written newspapers on politics and legal issues.
 

Adnan Seman was appointed as a Member of the Energy Commission on 14 May 2020.

 

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Encik Abdul Razib Bin Dawood (Chief Executive Officer)

Encik Abdul Razib Bin Dawood graduated with a BTEC National Diploma in Engineering in 1991 from the Coventry Technical College followed by an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom in 1994. He was then awarded his Master of Science in Power Electronic Engineering from the University of Manitoba in Canada in 1996.

Encik Abdul Razib Bin Dawood started his early career with Tenaga Nasional Berhad Engineers Sdn. Bhd., and has more than 20 years of professional experience, having worked for both Malaysian and Australian national power utilities, independent power producers, TNSP and as a consultant for renewable energy. During his career highlights, he had held many roles such as a construction engineer, project manager, technical advisor, systems planning engineer and a power system study specialist.

From October 2012 to August 2017, he was the Head of Electricity Market Operations with the Energy Commission before assigned by the Prime Minister’s Department to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation from 2017 to 2018. On 9 April 2018, Encik Abdul Razib Bin Dawood was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Energy Commission. On 2 April 2019, he was appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer responsible for the overall administration and management of the functions of the Energy Commission.

Encik Abdul Razib Bin Dawood was appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission effective 1 August 2019.