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Sarawak Energy CEO Awarded CEO Of The Year At The Asian Power Awards 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, 14th SEPTEMBER 2014, SUNDAY: Sarawak Energy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotveit, was awarded CEO of the Year at the Asian Power Awards 2014 held in one of the leading hotels here recently. The award presentation was the highlight of the event which was held in concurrent with the ASEAN POWER WEEK happening in Kuala Lumpur from 10 to 12 September 2014.
Datuk Torstein was recognized for his leadership in transforming the Sarawak State-owned utility company into a modern and agile corporation, in line with its vital role in powering Sarawak’s development through the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).
Appointed as CEO of Sarawak Energy in late 2009, Torstein has vast experience of more than 30 years in various industries, including shipbuilding, oil and gas, petrochemicals and aluminum.
In his acceptance speech, Datuk Torstein attributed the award to the hardworking employees of the company.
“It is not my work alone that had made the achievements possible, but it was a collaborative effort that started from the visionary development agenda of the Sarawak State Government to the relentless combined efforts of my team, from management down to operational levels,” he said.
Datuk Torstein expressed his gratitude to the State Government, the Board of Directors, management and staff of Sarawak Energy for the significant achievements experienced by the company.
The CEO of the Year Award was the main highlight of the awards ceremony. Among the categories of awards were Power Retailer of the Year (Singapore), Smart Grid Project of the Year (Singapore), Coal Power Project of the Year (India), Transmission & Distribution Project of the Year (Hong Kong), Independent Power Producer of the year and the Power Utility of the Year Award, which was also won by Sarawak Energy. In the same event, Sarawak Energy also won the Utility of the Year Award – Malaysia.
The Asian Power Awards aims to set the benchmark of corporate excellence in the power industry. Currently in their 10th year, the awards have been recognising top achievers, best practices and innovations in Asia. Organised by the Asian Power Magazine, the award was presented by its Editor-in-Chief, Tim Charlton.