Group Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Berhad
Sharbini Suhaili is the Group CEO of Sarawak Energy, Malaysia’s largest renewable energy developer and primary provider of electricity to the state of Sarawak located in Malaysian Borneo. Under Sharbini’s stewardship, Sarawak Energy is building upon its hundred-year history to advance renewable energy and sustainable hydropower development to progress the Company’s ambition to be a renewable energy powerhouse in Southeast Asia and a digital utility by 2025. Leveraging hydropower, Sarawak Energy’s, notable accomplishments include 99.2% electrification of Sarawak in 2022 with the remainder to be delivered by 2025, and 73% reduction of the main grid carbon emission intensity from 2010 to 2021.
Sharbini serves as an elected board member of the International Hydropower Association (since 2017) and a council member of Energy Transition Malaysia Alliance, a coalition consisting of Malaysian energy leaders to drive energy transition in the country. Sharbini has also been recently appointed as Singapore Management University’s International Advisory Council in Malaysia. A former Royal Dutch Shell scholar who worked with Shell and PETRONAS in senior leadership positions before joining Sarawak Energy in 2016, Sharbini holds a degree in engineering (Hons) from University of Leeds, UK, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK.