Event Details

Join AMCHAM for our first Energy Forum on October 27, 2016 from 2.30pm - 5pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton for the latest updates on Energy Development in Malaysia and Insights on our Energy Future featuring our panel of industry experts from Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA), First Solar Malaysia and GE Malaysia. AMCHAM is also pleased to welcome Mr. Amos J. Hochstein, U.S. Special Envoy to Bureau of Energy Resources on his official visit to Malaysia.

​Topics that will be covered:

Keynote Speech :Insights on our Energy Future by Amos J. Hochstein, U.S. Special Envoy to Bureau of Energy Resources

Presentation : Powering Malaysia by Catherine Ridu, CEO at Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA)

Panel Discussion on Energy Development in Malaysia
Moderated by Lee Yuien Siang, Executive Director (Capital Projects & Infrastructure) at PwC

For further clarifications, kindly contact Ms Nadeeka Sarah at nadeeka@amcham.com.my or the Executive Office 603 2283 3407


2 PM - 2:30 PM
Registration & Arrival of Guests
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM
Opening Remarks by AMCHAM
2:40 PM - 3:15 PM
Keynote Speech : Insights on our Energy Future
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Presentation on Powering Malaysia
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
4:45 PM - 5:05 PM
Closing Remarks & Networking


  • Amos J.  Hochstein (U.S. Special Envoy at Bureau of Energy Resources)

    Amos J. Hochstein

    U.S. Special Envoy at Bureau of Energy Resources

    Amos J Hochstein currently serves as the Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs leading the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the U.S. Department of State. He oversees U.S. foreign policy engagement in the critical intersection of energy and national security. In this role, he advises the Secretary on global energy security and diplomacy, as well as promotes U.S. interests to ensure energy resources are used to increase economic opportunity, stability and prosperity around the world.

    Special Envoy Hochstein also advises the Secretary on U.S. strategy to advance global integration of renewable and clean energy sources. Prior to this role, Mr. Hochstein served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy and in that capacity oversaw the Office of Middle East & Asia and the Office of Europe, the Western Hemisphere & Africa where he lead the bureau’s energy diplomacy efforts. Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Hochstein spent more than 15 years advising U.S. elected officials, candidates for public office and thought leaders on domestic and global energy policy initiatives.

    He began his career in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill where he served in a variety of senior level positions, ultimately serving as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Hochstein first served as the principal Democratic staff person on the Economic Policy, Trade & Environment Subcommittee where he oversaw work authorizing Ex-Im Bank, OPIC and USTDA, as well as drafting legislation on export controls and trade-related multilateral organizations and regimes. Mr. Hochstein served as Policy Director to Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT). Prior to his work with Sen. Dodd, he worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to Senator (then Governor) Mark Warner (D-VA). Harnessing his experience in the policy, campaign and public sector, Mr. Hochstein moved to the private sector as Executive Vice President of International Operations at Cassidy & Associates. Throughout his career, he has been a counselor for both domestic and international oil and gas companies, as well as companies focusing on renewable energy. In this capacity, he assisted corporations in assessing potential new markets and the development of alternative sources of power and best strategies to bring them to market.

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  • Catherine Ridu (CEO of Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA))

    Catherine Ridu

    CEO of Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA)

    Ms Catherine Ridu was formerly the Under-Secretary of Regulatory and Industry Development Division in the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water from 25th April 2012 to 31st May 2014. Prior to that, Ms Catherine was serving as the Under-Secretary of the International Relations Unit Strategic Division in the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development late 2010 to early 2012. As an Administrative and Diplomatic officer, Ms Catherine has served a wide span of ministries including the Ministry of Health, MAMPU under the Prime Minister’s Department (Putrajaya and Sabah branch), Women’s Affairs Department in the Ministry of National Unity and Welfare, and the National Land Code Unit, Director General Land and Mines Department, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Prior to joining the Administrative and Diplomatic Service, Ms Catherine was working in the Legal Sector as the First Legal Officer of the Sarawak Rivers Board and as the Legal Assistant of the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC Sarawak). Ms Catherine read her Master’s Degree in Law with specialization in Electronic Law from the University of Melbourne. She has also earned a degree in Law from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and a Diploma in Public Management (INTAN). Ms Catherine is an Ethnic Bidayuh from Sarawak, the Land of the Hornbills. Ms Catherine’s legal background, knowledge in energy pricing, involvement with the energy regulatory commission and electricity industry development are deemed as valuable attributes of great relevance to the Authority.

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  • Lee Yuien Siang (Executive Director (Capital Projects & Infrastructure) of PwC)

    Lee Yuien Siang

    Executive Director (Capital Projects & Infrastructure) of PwC

    Yuien Siang has advised clients in the government and the private sector on a range of issues relating to capital projects and public private partnerships for more than 17 years. His main practice areas are in power, utilities and transport in disciplines covering project feasibility appraisals, business valuations, financial modelling, M&A support and financial performance reviews.

    Yuien Siang has supported investors in reviewing power sector investment opportunities in Malaysia and overseas, bidding for greenfield projects as well as M&As. He has also worked with the Malaysian Energy Commission in its award of new power generation capacity. His experience in the power sector ranges from thermal power generation, renewables to district cooling and waste-to-energy plants.

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  • Dato’ P’ng  Soo Hong  (Managing Director of First Solar Malaysia)

    Dato’ P’ng Soo Hong

    Managing Director of First Solar Malaysia

    Dato’ P’ng Soo Hong (P’ng) is the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Managing Director of First Solar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. He oversees the company’s overall strategic direction and is responsible towards the company’s operations, EHS, Quality & Reliability, Human Resources, Finance, IT and Supply Chain performance.

    P’ng joined First Solar in October 2008. Prior to First Solar, he was attached to Intel Corporation and had served the company for 17 years after graduating from university.

    While at Intel, P’ng had the opportunity to lead several major functions, which include Operation Management, Manufacturing System/Process, and Supply Chain Management development. He was the General Manager for Intel’s largest Assembly-Test Chipset Operation in Chengdu, China, from 2004 to 2007. It was also the company which he helped start-up. After his assignment there, he was relocated to Intel’s 300mm Fab at Arizona.

    P’ng currently is the Chairman of Malaysian Alternative & Renewable Industry (MARI), the President of Kulim Industrial Tenants Association (KITA), the Board of Governor of American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), the Director of Junior Achievement (JA) Malaysia, the Board of Director of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT), the Board of Director of Penang State Sports Council, and the Vice President of Penang Volleyball Association.

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  • Azli  Mohamed (Chief Operating Officer at GE Malaysia)

    Azli Mohamed

    Chief Operating Officer at GE Malaysia

    Azli Mohamed is currently the Chief Operating Officer, GE Malaysia. In this role, he is in charge of Malaysia’s operation and tasked in driving GE’s growth in the country by executing the overall GE “Go-To-Market strategy” by building strategic and tactical capability in increasing market penetration & profitability. In addition, Azli is responsible in overseeing GE’s global strategic account implementation for the key customers & strategic investment partner in the country.

    Azli is also the Chairman of SIRIM Berhad’s Energy & Environment Flagship Research Committee, Member of MDEC’s IoT Advisory Board as well the Vice-Chair for US-ASEAN Business Council Malaysia Chapter.
    Having started his career in investment banking, Azli then focused in structured finance with strong emphasis on strategy, merger & acquisitions, business development and private equity in a cross-border environment. He joined GE from Mubadala – the Abu Dhabi government strategic investment vehicle and was based in the UAE for 5 years prior to his return to Malaysia.

    As part of his GE’s responsibility, Azli has been involved with numerous US to Malaysia advocacy initiatives as well as supporting AMCHAM since 2010. He was a key member in AMCHAM’s Malaysia Renewable Energy Initiatives (MARI) Committee as well as a speaker/panelist in AMCHAM’s engagement & though leadership program. Azli is keen to leverage on his core competencies and global & local networking in assisting AMCHAM towards greater recognition in the future. Azli has attended Executive Financial Leadership Program by INSEAD, holds a Master of Science in Information Management from Mara University of Technology Malaysia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from University Utara Malaysia.

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  • Ismail  Tuan Haji Abd Rahman (Senior General Manager, Regulatory Economics & Planning at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB))

    Ismail Tuan Haji Abd Rahman

    Senior General Manager, Regulatory Economics & Planning at Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

    Mr. Ismail bin Haji Abd. Rahman is currently a Senior General Manager of Regulatory Economics Department,Regulatory Economics and Planning Division, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). He obtained a Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, a Master of Science (Engineering Business Management) from Warwick University, United Kingdom and attended Senior Management course conducted by Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia.

    He has served TNB for 33 years in various positions,mostly in Distribution Division including State General Manager (Putrajaya/Cyberjaya), State General Manager (Pulau Pinang) and was also seconded to the KeTTHA formerly known as Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia to advise on energy related issues.

    He was also,former Malaysia Country Coordinator for HAPUA (ASEAN – Head of Power Utility and Authority) from 2009 until 2014.

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