Datu Sharbini Suhaili is Group CEO of Sarawak Energy, an energy development and integrated utility group based in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo that generates, transmits, distributes and retails electricity to 680,000 domestic, bulk power and export customers, and is the largest employer of skilled Sarawak talent.
Under Datu Sharbini’s stewardship, Sarawak Energy continues to advance hydropower which currently accounts for approximately 75% of installed generation capacity in Sarawak, powering residential, commercial and industrial activities, and driving the government’s economic growth strategy. In accelerating rural electrification, Sarawak Energy is delivering on Sarawak’s mission to achieve 99% electrification coverage by 2020, together with the Ministry of Utilities.
Datu Sharbini is strongly committed to managing Sarawak Energy’s business to minimise any negative impact of its operations and maximise the positive impact of what it does for the community, as a socially responsible corporate citizen. Datu Sharbini is also a strong advocate of safety as a key focus area for the corporation.
Sarawak Energy has been an International Hydropower Association (IHA) platinum member and sustainability partner since 2010. On the IHA Board since 2017, Datu Sharbini is also a director of Petros, a wholly government-owned petroleum company. In 2018, he was conferred the Darjah Jasa Bakti Sarawak (D.J.B.S) which carries the title Datu, on the occasion of His Excellency the Governor of Sarawak’s birthday.
Datu Sharbini holds a degree in engineering (Hons) from University of Leeds, UK, and a masters in business administration (MBA) from Henley Management College, UK.