Group CEO, Sarawak Energy
Sharbini Suhaili is group CEO of Sarawak Energy, a vertically integrated power utility and energy development company that provides electricity to over 630,000 domestic, industrial and commercial customers as well as bulk power to energy intensive industries in Sarawak and export customers. Through its various subsidiaries, the wholly state-owned government corporation is responsible for the generation, transmission, distribution and retail of electricity, and is also mandated to own and develop Sarawak’s coal resources for power generation.
Sharbini joined Sarawak Energy in November 2016 after 30 years of local and international experience in the petroleum industry, working for PETRONAS and Royal Dutch Shell in upstream production, asset development, planning, strategy and commercial as well as business development.
Prior to joining Sarawak Energy, Sharbini was vice president of Group Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) of PETRONAS, where he provided stewardship in the area of HSSE’s system, governance and frameworks, standards, assurance and competency development in creating value for the company. He also served as vice president Upstream International, looking after the oil company's upstream business which operates in more than 23 countries around the world in Europe, Africa, Australasia and the Middle East, with over 50 international partnerships. Before joining PETRONAS, Sharbini worked for Shell in various positions both locally and overseas including at the Shell head office in The Hague. He was general manager of Shell Malaysia's Sabah upstream operations and headed their non-operated joint-ventures before joining PETRONAS in 2010.
He holds a degree in engineering (Hons) from University of Leeds, UK, and a masters in business administration (MBA) from Henley Management College, UK. Born in Sarawak, Malaysia, Sharbini is 53 and is married with one son.