Committee Members

With excellent performance, organization and follow through on tasks they develop positive work relationships with team members and keep the team on track.


Hj. Ir. Wan Nazmy Wan Mahmood

Wan Nazmy bin Wan Mahmood is the Chief Distribution Network Officer. He began his professional career with Lembaga Letrik Negara, now Tenaga Nasional Berhad in 1985 and subsequently held various positions in Tenaga Nasional Berhad. Wan Nazmy is also the Board of Directors for TNB’s subsidiaries such as TNB Energy Services (TNBES), Tenaga Cable Industries (TCI), and Malaysia Transformers Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (MTM). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, and subsequently gained a Masters of Engineering (M. Eng.) at the University of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia.

Deputy Chairman 1

Hj. Ir. Mohamed Ghous bin Ahmad

Ir. Mohamed Ghous bin Ahmad, Vice President of CIRED Malaysia is currently the Project Director
(Advanced Metering Infrastructure – Klang Valley) from l 51 August 2018. He is responsible for the
implementation of Smart Meter for Klang Valley.
Began his career with TNB in 1990, Ir. Mohamed Ghous bin Ahmad has served TNB for 28 years.
Within TNB, Ir. Mohamed Ghous bin Ahmad has vast experience in Distribution Operation such as
Operation and Maintenance, Project Implementation, Network Planning, Retail and Customer Service.
He held various positions as Program Director – Group Wide Function, Procument & Supply Chain
Division, General Manager (Penang), Distribution Division and General Manager (Human Resource)
Distribution Division. He was also the Managing Director of Tenaga Cable Industries Sdn Bhd for 4
years from July 2008.
Ir. Mohamed Ghous bin Ahmad graduated from Michigan Technological University with Bachelor of
Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Engineering from UNITEN, Bangi.

Deputy Chairman 2 & Membership Drive (TNB)

Hj. Ir. Rumaizi bin Hamid

HJ Rumaizi bin Hamid has 31 years experience in Distribution System. Current responsibility includes building up Distribution Network infrastructure, managing major projects for 33kV, preparing Asset Development to be a SBU and Identify, evaluate and introduce new technologies for use in the distribution network 

He was a pioneer team in establishing CBM framework for TNB Distribution and Responsible for managing  Engineering Evaluation Practices in   TNBD

  • Direct involvement in Investigation on the case of serious damage to the installation of the distribution network. 
  • 5 years experience as Safety and Health officer
  • TNBR Board director
  • Distribution Code committee member
  • Chairman for Technical Comittee on Power Systems Management and Associated Information Exchange meeting – SIRIM.
  • BE (Elec) University of
    Wollonggong, Australia
  • Master (Engineering
    Management ) UNITEN,
  • Member of Institute of
    Engineer, Malaysia
  • Profesional Engineer with
    Board of Engineer, Malaysia


Ir. Ts. Mohd Faris Bin Ariffin

His attachment with TNB (then LLN) started as early as January 1986 when he was granted with LLN scholarship to pursue his study to attain his 1st degree. He started his working career in TNB since September 1991 after having graduated from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. His first posting was on January 1992 in lpoh, Perak and had worked in Perak for 10 years in various sections and department until June 2002. He received another scholarship in June 2002 to pursue his post-graduate studies in UNITEN and graduated with Master in Electrical Engineering on June 2003. From then on he works in Engineering & Logistics Department, Engineering Department, Asset Management Department and now Asset Management Strategy & Design Standards Department with Distribution Network Division TNB. He is currently Specialist (Overhead Line Systems Design & Diagnostics)

Assistant Secretary

Young Zaidey bin Yang Ghazali

Young Zaidey, assistant secretary of CIRED Malaysia graduated from Loughborough University of Technology, England in 1995 with Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electro-Mechanical Power Engineering. He currently holds a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology , Japan that he received in 2005.

He has 23 years of working experience with Tenaga Nasional Berhad and he is currently the Specialist in Transformer Performance & Diagnostic for TNB Distribution Network. His scope of work includes condition monitoring and life assessment of power transformers, failure analysis, evaluation of transformer technology and development of engineering design specification. He was a part time lecturer in Engineering Diagnostic Tools at University Tenaga Nasional of Malaysia from 2007 to 2016. He is also a Working Group Member under the Department of standards Malaysia on Insulation Oils for Electrical Equipment.


Dato' Hisham Hanif bin Khamis

Management Business Administration (Marketing)
University New England
Bachelor of Accountancy, University Putra Malaysia
Managing Director, ITEM Industrial Engineering Sdn Bhd
(Manufacture Medium Voltage Switchgear)

Chairman, Milan Fountain Sdn Bhd (Manufacture LED Street Lantern)

Director, SGB –SMIT Sdn Bhd (Manufacture Transformer)

Director, JC Smale Malaysia (Specialize Metal Fabrication)

Director, Sabaruddin Othman & Ho. (Law firm)
General Manager, Consolidated Cable Sdn Bhd

Sr. Manager, Neuformation Group of Companies

Corporate Affairs, McDonald’s Malaysia

Management Executive, Plus Berhad

Treasurer, Pertubuhan Cired Malaysia

Ikatan Rela Malaysia ( RELA )

President, Cheras Idaman Housing Committee

Board of Director, Koperasi Jorak, Muar Johor.

Committee Member & Training and Short Course

Hj. Ir. Ismail bin Lam Din

Ir. Ismail Bin Lam Din, Head of Membership Drive for CIRED Malaysia is currently the General Manager (Asset Planning & Performance) Distribution Network Division, Tenaga Nasional Berhad starting from 1st July 2016. Asset Planning & Performance Unit under his leadership has been entrusted to optimize network performance and investments to meet network planning & supply connection in a timely manner in tandem with growth and Incentive Based Regulation (IBR).

Began his career with Tenaga Nasional Berhad in 1986, Ir. Ismail Bin Lam Din has served TNB more than 32 years and has gained a vast experience in utility business. Ir. Ismail Bin Lam Din has held various positions such in Network Maintenance, Network Planning & Construction and Customer Service.

Ir. Ismail Bin Lam Din also graduated from University of Syracuse with B.Sc in Electrical Engineering and registered Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate (PEPC) with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He also a member of IEM.

Committee Member & Conference and Seminar

Ir. Dr. Kannan M Munisamy

Started career as a Mechanical Engineer in Thermal Power Plant with power utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad in Malaysia. Mainly on boiler and turbine maintenance and operation. Then, pursued my Master studies in Cranfield University, UK on Aerodynamics Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFO). Joined Universiti Tenaga Nasional as Lecturer and CFO Consultant. Practising as Mechanical Engineer through the consulting arm UNITEN R&D Sdn. Bhd. Have obtained professional engineer status in Malaysia, Charted Engineer in UK and Charted Professional Engineer in Australia. Mainly involved as Green Building and CFO consultant in fluid flow and heat transfer problems especially in utility boiler furnace simulation, gas turbine cooling issues, hydro-power plant river flow, smoke spill simulation, underground car park ventilation and fire simulation, CFO simulation on natural ventilation for human comfort, Green building energy simulations expert, stress analysis on swirl flange for oil and gas application. Expert in jet fan smoke spill system design evaluation using CFO. Turn around Tenaga Cable Industries Sdn. Bhd., subsidiary of TNB from March 2016 till February 2017 as Chief Operating Officer. Currently leading Centralised Billing Project under TNB Distribution.

Committee Member & Publication and Promotion

Ir. Dr. Izham Zainal Abidin

Ir. Dr. Izham Zainal Abidin is currently working at Universiti Tenaga Nasional as a Professor and Dean for the College of Engineering. His current interest in Power System Studies and Cybersecurity Applications to Utility operations. He is a Senior Member for the IEE Power and Energy Society and has served to various government and non-government committees.

Committee Member & Membership Drive (Industry)

Mohd Zawawi Ramli

Mohd Zawawi bin Ramli joined Power Cables Malaysia Sdn Bhd (a Joint Venture company between Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, LTAT and Prysmian Group, Italy) in July 2014 as Head of Sales & Marketing and was entrusted to lead the organization as its General Manager in January 2015 for a period of 2 years. His key responsibilities as the Head of PCM were to manage overall operations and strengthen PCM as one of the market leaders in the cable industry. Throughout the 2 years leading Power Cables Malaysia, he had successfully turned around PCM into a profitable organization with a stronger market base. Currently, he serves as the General Manager, Sales & Marketing of Power Cables Malaysia Sdn Bhd to look after the strategic business and market management of the organization. Prior to joining PCM, Zawawi held various positions at Tenaga Switchgear Sdn Bhd, a TNB subsidiary company (General Manager Business Development and Project Management), Ranhill Power Berhad, and EPE Power Corporation Bhd.

An Electrical Engineer by qualification, he has 29 years’ experience in electrical power related industry and manufacturing companies. His hands-on experience covers Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Strategic Management, Strategic Alliance, Contracts, Project Management and Risk Management.

Zawawi graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), with a Masters in Business Administration (2005) and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1993) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). 

Committee Member

Dr. Abu Hanifah bin Hj Azit

Dr Abu Hanifah Azit joined LLN / TNB since 1983. He has served in various department in Transmission and Distribution Division. His last post was in Distribution Engineering Department as General Manager. During his tenure, he works closely with Energy Commision and Ministery of Enegry office in developing policy and act for Renewal Energy and Energy Efficiency.

Presently he plays as Technical Advisory to Companies that is related to Renewable Development especially Solar farm.

Committee Member

Ir. Dr. Mohd Dr Fadzil Mohd Siam

Dr Fadzil is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at TNB Research Sdn Bhd. Prior to that he was the General Manager (Transmission & Distribution) and he has been leading and involved in various innovation and technology initiatives including smart city & smart grid issues, power quality, energy storage, network efficiency and renewable energy. 

Dr Fadzil graduated from University of Southampton in the field of Electrical Engineering in 1994. He obtained his PhD in 1998 from Heriot-watt University, Edinburgh and MBA from UNITEN-Melbourne Business School in 2018. He has been working with TNB and TNB Research undertaking various technical and managerial tasks. 

He is a registered professional engineer with Board Engineers Malaysia and Institute of Engineers Malaysia. He contributes in various national standard development committees, professional technical committees and working groups. He is currently appointed as Adjunct Professor at UNITEN and has also contributed as departmental Industry Advisory Panel at UNITEN, UKM and UPM.

Committee Member

Ir. Mohd Yusmanizam Mohd Yusof

Ir. Mohd Yusmanizam started his career at Tenaga Nasional Berhad since 2012. Throughout his tenure at TNB, he has been given various responsibilities. Among them include:

  • Senior Construction Engineer
  • Area Manager TNB Nibong Tebal
  • Area Manager TNB Sg Petani
  • Head of Unit, Group Internal Audit
  • Principal Engineer TNB Selangor
  • Chief Engineer Network Planning (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Project Director Distribution Digital Transformation
  • Head Of Unit, Program Management Office
  • Head of Transformation Management Office, CEO Office, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Committee Member

Ir. Chew Shee Fuee

Ir. Chew Shee Fuee has 41 experience in electrical relay & control engineering adn testing, Electrical substation testing up to 500kV, Service and maintenance work on electrical power equipment.

Hope to contribute to CIRED Malaysia, his knowledge and networking in order to continuously keep the industry on the forefront of development.

Committee Member

Lau Kim Swee

Lau Kim Swee was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Syarikat SESCO Berhad (SESCO), the utility arm of the Sarawak Energy Group in 2016.

Lau joined SESCO in 1988 after completing his Undergraduate Degree from Monash University, Melbourne in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. Lau has 30 years experience in the state utility operations and as the chief decision maker for SESCO, Lau is accountable for the end to end operational functions of SESCO, covering Transmission, Grid System Operation, Distribution, Retail and Asset Management.

Under Lau’s strong leeadership, there have been visbiole and continious improvements in SESCO’s operations, especially in process simplification, advancement in technology and people empowerment that drive impact changes in company.

He introduces and internalize SESCO’s winning behaviors: having the Right Customer Service Mind-set,Proactive in approach and having Sense of Urgency (CPU) as a guiding principle for his team to deliver quality service and reliable supply to its customers, in support of the group’s High Performance Culture.

With the vision of the Digital Utility 2025, Lau is instrumental in the transformation of the network system, introducing many automation and digitization initiatives into the network, as smart grid drivers.

Committee Member

Ir. Looi Hip Peu

Ir. H.P. Looi is a managing director of Mektricon Sdn Bhd (Consultant Engineers) with over3 decades experience in the construction industry. He was involved in industrial, infrastructure, commercial and residential projects, large and small and has commissioned projects within Vietnam, China and India.

Ir. H.P. Looi is also an active member of the engineering community have serve in various capacity in public advocacy, education and technical standards. Notable past service include:

(a) Hon. Secretary of the Asso2003-ciation of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM)
from 2003-2006 and again in 2009-2012;
(b) One of the founding member of the GreenBuildingIndex Accreditation Panel (GBI-
AP) in 2009 and remain as GBI panel member up to 2016;
(c) One of the founding member of the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC)
and was President of MGBC from 2014-2016.
(ci) Was active contributor to National Standards, being member since 2001 in TC10
(wiring standards), TC-LV Switch Gear, TC-Lighting etc.

Committee Member

Azhar Abd Aziz

Mr. Azhar Abd. Aziz is the Chief Operating Officer in PSI Incontrol Sdn. Bhd. After graduating from Kansas State University in 1985, he started his career as a Protection Engineer in TNB(LLN) Transmission Division. In 1996 he continued his career in ABB Malaysia. After 5 years, in 2001 he joined PSI InControl Sdn. Bhd.

Internal Auditor 1

Ahmad Fithri

Internal Auditors 2

Dr. Yasmin Hanum Md Thayub