Ir. Dr. Sanjayan Velautham was appointed as the Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) in January 2015 reporting directly to the Governing Council consisting of Senior Officials on Energy from each ASEAN Member State (AMS) and a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat as an ex-officio member.
Dr. Velautham has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, academia and research institutes. A registered professional engineer (P.Eng.) with a doctoral degree in Engineering, he has 15 years in the energy industry, and 10 years of research/teaching experience at Kyushu University, Japan, and University of Technology, Malaysia.
He worked in Singapore before taking the assignment as ACE Executive Director, initially with the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) as a Deputy Director, then with General Electric as Country Manager for Power Generation Services business. He had started his career at Tenaga Nasional Bhd. in Malaysia within the Power Generations Division. He had also served as the National Project Manager for the the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Malaysia)’s BioGen Project.
Dr. Velautham has authored several publications, in international conferences, journals and subject modules particularly in the field of energy. He was also a panel member in preparing the Thermal Energy Efficiency Guideline for Malaysia. His interest among others is to continue to engage in the strategy and policy research related to sustainable energy development within the ASEAN region.