Forum Panelist

Dr. Ng Sing Muk

General Manager, Research & Development Department, Sarawak Energy Berhad, Malaysia.

Dr Ng Sing Muk is currently heading the Research and Development Department for Sarawak Energy, a vertically integrated power utility and energy development company that serves the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. He is driving technological innovation by focusing on key areas such as distributed energy resources, emerging robotic innovation, environmental sciences, and chemical testing advancement. He is working with a team of diverse background to develop new technologies through design thinking strategy to match local context needs, while emphasising sustainability and best practices. Dr Ng has represented the company to various working groups at the national and regional levels. His technical research interests are in the field of sensors and remote monitoring, where he develops novel sensing materials and nanomaterials, integrates portable sensor devices, and correlates an array of sensing signals into new applications. He is also passionate about translating research into practical applications, cultivating disruptive innovations, and developing strategies to thrive in the age of technological disruption.

Mr. Eiji Ohira

Strategy Architect, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Eiji Ohira is the Strategy Architect of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology Office. In this capacity, he has been responsible the overall strategy, execution and coordination of NEDO’s research, development and demonstration project on fuel cell and hydrogen since 2013. He has also coordinated fuel cell and hydrogen activities with international stakeholders, through International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Program (IEA Hydrogen TCP (Vice Chair), Advanced Fuel Cell TCP), and International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE). He joined the NEDO in 1992, just after graduation from the Tokyo University of Science. He served as a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997–1998. Before taking up the current position in April 2013, he served in several positions, including Representative at NEDO Asian Representative Office, Director of the Energy Storage Technology Division.

Mr. Nazri Muslim

Head of Hydrogen Technology Program, Group Technology & Commercialization, PETRONAS

Mr Nazri Muslim has had an illustrious career in both technical and management domains spanning more than two decades. It began in 1996, when he joined a petrochemical plant as a process engineer before moving on to PETRONAS in 2001. He delivered several critical projects such as the base oil pilot study, new technology for contaminants removal using ionic liquids (IL) and new growth areas of bio-based speciality chemicals for various stakeholders within PETRONAS businesses. He is now the Head of the Hydrogen Technology Program and is responsible for leading the team to deliver hydrogen technologies from R&D towards field deployment and commercialization. His role includes steering and strategizing technology development for the hydrogen value chain through fostering international and local partnerships with both academics to industries to drive innovation with pace. 

Ms Sandra Liz Hon

Executive Director, H2 Energy Sdn Bhd.

Ms Hon has been serving as the Executive Director of H2 Energy Sdn Bhd since its founding in 2017. H2 Energy is an integrated green solution provider for Offgrid facilities and communities. Ms Hon is an avid proponent of green energy and passionately advocates the continued development and adoption of green hydrogen technology at forums, conferences, and industry events. Ms Hon holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.


Prof. Dr. Mohammad Kassim

Deputy vice-chancellor (Academic & International Affairs), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia.