PUTRAJAYA: Azhar Omar has been appointed the new chief executive officer of the Energy Commission, for a period of one year effective April 2.
In a statement here Saturday (April 14), the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry said the commission also appointed Abdul Razib Dawood as its new chief operating officer, effective April 9.
The ministry said the two senior officers had vast experience in the field of energy in the country, and it was hoped their knowledge and experience could be utilised in strengthening the commission as the credible regulatory authority of the industry, as well as spurring growth in the energy sector.
Azhar, who graduated from the University College Cardiff in Wales with a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronics engineering, was appointed acting CEO of the commission from July 1, last year until April 1. He joined the commission in 2002.
Abdul Razib holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and a master's degree in power electronic engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada.Previously, he led the Electricity Market Operations Unit at the commission prior to holding the post of CEO at the Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation from Sept 2017. – Bernama
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