Board of Governors
Marina Yong Poh Nyuk
Marina Yong has worked as a consultant and advisor in the sustainability space for 30 years covering a range of environmental, occupational health and safety and energy domains. She has worked with numerous sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, consumer goods, electronics, and telecommunications, among others. She continually scans the renewable energy and energy storage technology space which has been helpful in the recent development of a net zero target for a board listed company. She started her consultancy firm in 1995 and now works independently.
Her public sector engagements also include designing environmental audit guidelines for the Department of Environment Malaysia and the Ministry of Environment Qatar, energy efficiency policies for Malaysia's building sector as part a UNDP project, and chemical health risk assessment guidelines for the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia. Other work include collaborating with the Public Works Department and UNDP to create a RM200 million financing facility for energy efficiency retrofits and creating the supplementary financing to support the drafting of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act for the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change.
Marina currently serves on the board of Pengurusan Air Selangor (PUAS), where she is also on the audit committee. She is supporting Air Selangor on the strategic direction for a Net Zero water utility business. Marina is also on the board of Proforest Malaysia to advise the strategic direction of forest and resource management for agro-plantations.
Marina's formal training was in marine biology (BSc) and biological oceanography (MSc). Her interests continue to expand with recent training in Policy Coherence For Sustainable Development (National University Singapore – UN System Staff College), Futures Thinking (NUS) and Sustainable Finance (Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership).