Experience

  • Consultant, Sustainable Finance

    at Environmental Resources Management (Shanghai) Limited

    May 2019 - at Present

    Shanghai Shi

    Enhanced corporate sustainable decisions and built capacity across numerous clients including Apple Inc., Rabobank, Bank of China, Asia Investment Capital, in a matter of less than two quarters. Elevated sustainability performance of cross border investment projects (e.g. Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline project, IFC-funded agricultural formulation complex in Myanmar) through strategic integration of environmental, social, safety and health due diligence approaches. Integrated Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria and other established responsible financing standards (Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, UN PRI) into investment decisions for the benefit of clients, planet and people.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

    at Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

    October 2016 - April 2019

    Kuala Lumpur

    Redefined and streamlined RSPO’s strategies on sustainable production, environment, community, markets and workers to meet the UN SDGs, and successfully developed the inaugural RSPO sustainability roadmap. Implemented the roadmap, resulting in a restructuring of the RSPO Standard and introduction of a shared responsibility concept which accelerated transformation of the palm oil supply chain consisting of over 4,000 RSPO members. Gained buy-in and consensus on desired impacts for People, Planet and Prosperity through strategic engagement and tailored capacity building with all RSPO stakeholders including those from AAK, Mondelez, WWF, Oxfam, Rabobank, Malaysian Palm Oil Alliance, and Retailers Palm Oil Group. Conceptualized and identified KPIs and tracked performance metrics for key RSPO strategies in targeted regions e.g. Asia, Europe, China and India. Systematized a database to capture the intended impacts from RSPO certified producers operating in more than 16 countries.

  • Environmental Consultant

    at Integrated Envirotech Sdn Bhd

    July 2014 - September 2016

    Kuala Lumpur

    Consulted on regulations, compliance, auditing and management with a specialization in the Oil & Gas Industry, for a strong client pipeline of Shell, PETRONAS, Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority, and Exxon Mobil. Engaged and built relationships with key stakeholders (government agencies, communities, NGOs, technical experts) at all stages of a project lifecycle, ensuring clients obtained support in addressing critical environmental and social issues and a social license to operate. Managed budget, vendors and subcontractors for smooth delivery of project sustainability objectives.

  • Environmental Consultant

    at ASMA Environmental Consultancy Sdn Bhd

    April 2013 - February 2014

    Selangor

    Strategic advisory and technical expertise in infrastructural developments in the country, with focus on establishing environmental and social risk management frameworks.

  • Environmental Monitoring and Laboratory Manager

    at Kiwiheng Wood and Environmental Consultants Sdn Bhd

    October 2008 - March 2013

    Sabah

    Led the operation and management of the Environmental Monitoring and Laboratory Division with a team of 10 people, and shortened project delivery time without compromising quality or scope. Designed, developed and executed regulatory and internationally aligned impact assessment frameworks, mitigation measures, management and auditing plans for over 40 environmental and social projects across key sectors of agriculture, oil and gas, chemicals, construction, infrastructure, and renewables. Fully operationalized an analytical laboratory (Enfirst Laboratories Sdn Bhd) within six months and expanded the company’s source of revenue. Improved credibility of the laboratory within two years by obtaining the MS ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.

Education

  • MSc Urban Water Engineering and Management

    at The University of Sheffield

    2011 - 2012 (1 year) Sheffield

  • BSc (Hons) Industrial Chemistry

    at Universiti Malaysia Sabah

    2005 - 2008 (3 years) Sabah

Languages

  • English Native

  • Malay Native

  • Chinese Negotiation

  • Japanese Conversation

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