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OCBC BANK MALAYSIA CHAMPIONS GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING IN SARAWAK, ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP FOR APGH 2024

From left to right: Dr. Ts. Dr. Nurleyna binti Yunus Head of Energy Division, MEESty; Azrin Abdul Aziz, Associate Director, Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia; Mona Abdul Manap, Chief Executive Officer, Borneo Business Connect Sdn Bhd; Ms Tan Ai Chin, Managing Director, Senior Banker & Head, Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia; YB Datuk Dr Haji Hazland bin Abang Hipni, Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Sarawak; Robert Hardin, Chief Executive Officer, SEDC Energy; Shafiq Sheikh Mohamed, Head of Islamic & Structured Finance, Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia; and, Nur Haziqah binti Kamaludin, Administrative Officer, MEESty


KUCHING, SARAWAK, 26 April 2024 – OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (“OCBC Malaysia") and the Sarawak Ministry of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (“MEESty”) recently took a significant step towards fostering sustainable development and embracing clean energy initiatives.

 

At a meeting between YB Datuk Dr Haji Hazland bin Abang Hipni, Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Sarawak, and Ms Tan Ai Chin, Managing Director, Senior Banker & Head of Investment Banking of OCBC Malaysia, the parties explored avenues for OCBC Group to support the green and sustainable financing of renewable and sustainable energy projects in Sarawak.

 

The discussion underscored the OCBC Group's commitment to leveraging its financial expertise to foster the growth of renewable energy infrastructure in Sarawak. Reflecting this commitment, OCBC Malaysia has taken on the role of Exclusive Financial Institution Partner for the upcoming Asia Pacific Green Hydrogen Conference and Exhibition 2024 (“APGH 2024”), scheduled to take place from 10 to 12 June 2024 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching Sarawak.

 

"We believe partnerships like these are instrumental in making a meaningful impact on Sarawak's sustainability initiatives towards realising the goal of a low carbon and inclusive green economy.  Our pioneering efforts in structuring award-winning bespoke green and sustainable financial solutions are crucial in supporting our business partners in their transition journey towards a Net Zero economy. The exclusive partnership for APGH 2024 further solidifies our commitment in championing the renewable energy agenda and driving innovation in the region." said Ms Tan Ai Chin, Managing Director, Senior Banker & Head of Investment Banking, OCBC Malaysia.

 

APGH 2024, organised by Borneo Business Connect Sdn Bhd in collaboration with the MEESty and supported by Business Events Sarawak (“BESarawak”), is set to attract a diverse and global audience. Anticipated participation includes 100 exhibitors, 500 conference delegates, 50 speakers, and 4,000 trade visitors from various countries, including Japan, Korea, the Nordic Region, Chile, Brazil, Germany, Italy, and Spain, with more expected to join soon.

 

APGH 2024 also holds the potential to not only fuel economic growth and job creation in Sarawak but also to cultivate a thriving ecosystem for young entrepreneurs to engage in the clean energy transition. Sarawak's dedication to empowering its youth through investment opportunities and the development of high-value green jobs aligns perfectly with the conference's objectives.

 

Join the movement towards a greener future! Explore the exciting possibilities of APGH 2024 by visiting www.hydrogenapac.com and register today!



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