Ir. James Ung is Sarawak Energy’s Group Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the vision and strategy of the group’s operating units and oversees the execution of critical and transformative operational strategic initiatives while maintaining engineering and operational excellence.
A mechanical engineer by profession, Ir. Ung has worked with Sarawak Energy’s group of companies since 1990, growing his expertise in technical and leadership roles in power generation and power plant project management. Over the past thirty years, his extensive experience included roles as a technical engineer and power station management for coal, gas and hydro plants in the power generation business and new power plant development.
Prior to this appointment, Ir. Ung was the Chief Executive Officer of SEB Power Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sarawak Energy, responsible for all the power generation business (Hydro, Coal, Gas & Diesel), with a combined installed Generation Capacity of more than 5,500 MW. He was also instrumental in driving Operation Excellence, Digitalization for Sarawak Energy assets, and the development of new Clean Energy as well as responsible for the development of the Matrix Organisation of Experts (MOE) program within Sarawak Energy Group of companies.
Ir. Ung holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Alabama in the United States of America. He is a Fellow of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and a registered Professional Engineer (PE) by the Board of Engineer Malaysia.
Sarawak Energy Berhad is an energy development company and a vertically integrated power utility with a vision to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for Sarawak by meeting the region’s need for reliable and renewable energy.
Built on a strong foundation of 100 years as an effective utility company, Sarawak Energy is taking bold steps to support the transformation of Sarawak in its vision to become a developed state by the year 2030.