Monday, 11 April 2011 04:53

Ahmad Jauhari Yahya Appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Renewable Energy

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11, 2011 – PREMIUM RENEWABLE ENERGY SDN BHD (“Premium RE”) today announced that Mr. Ahmad Jauhari Yahya has been appointed its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2011 taking over the helm from Mr. Anand Selvaratnam who has been appointed Senior Executive Director.

Prior to joining Premium RE, Mr. Ahmad Jauhari Yahya was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Malakoff Corporation Bhd, Malaysia’s largest independent power producer with an installed capacity of over 7,000MW for 16 years. He was also the President of Penjanabebas, Malaysia’s association for independent power producers. He presently sits on the boards of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd and Camco South East Asia Ltd as a nominee Director for Khazanah Nasional.

"Ahmad Jauhari is a veteran executive with solid corporate leadership experience and track record," said Datuk Razman Hashim, the company's Chairman. "His leadership will ensure the company delivers on its commitments to Malaysia to commercialise second generation biofuels namely pyrolysis oil or bio oil under the Palm Oil & Rubber National Key Economic Area of the Economic Transformation Programme," added Datuk Razman.

Mr. Ahmad Jauhari Yahya’s senior executive roles prior to Malakoff Corporation Berhad include stints as Managing Director at Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd and Time Engineering Bhd. He was also the Senior Group General Manager for Production and Circulation at the New Straits Times Press Bhd. During various periods in his career, he has been on the board of directors of some of Malaysia’s leading listed companies most recently being, MMC Corporation Bhd.

 

Premium Renewable Energy (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Company No. 787884-A) established in 2007, formed a partnership with Ensyn Technologies, Canada (“Ensyn”) in 2008 and will use Ensyn’s patented and proven commercial Rapid Thermal Process (“RTPTM”) technology to convert oil palm biomass to pyrolysis oil also known as bio oil for green renewable power generation and for the conversion to “drop-in” renewable transportation fuels production such as green gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Premium RE holds the exclusive rights to commercialise Ensyn’s proven RTPTM technology in Malaysia and other parts of the region.

 

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