The Guest of Honour

Ramesh Kana
President, Global Compact Network Malaysia


Ramesh is the elected President of the Global Compact Network Malaysia, the local chapter of United Nations Global Compact – world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability leadership platform focused on the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices.

He built his career at the Royal Dutch Shell Group, holding key positions in Australia, China, Malaysia, United Kingdom and Latin America. During this time, he successfully established and grew a Finance & Management consultancy business in Asia Pacific, led a Global Merger & Acquisitions team out of London, was the Executive Vice President Finance for Central America & Caribbean based in Latin America; and managed the Finance & Portfolio Strategy for North East Asia based in Beijing.

Since joining Emery Oleochemicals in 2009, Ramesh has played a key leadership role in driving and implementing various growth strategies – decisively positioning the company for its next generation of global expansion in the area of natural-based specialty chemicals.

Today, as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Emery Oleochemcals, he is resolute in driving Emery Oleochemicals’ long-term ambitions through his deep understanding and experience of the company’s business, culture, people, partners and industry.

Ramesh holds a Bachelor degree in Business (Accounting), a Master in Enterprise & Innovation, and is an Australian Certified Public Accountant (CPA).