ROLE PLAYERS 2017 - R. Puvaneswari

R. Puvaneswari


The Malaysian Biomass Initiative (MBI) formulated under Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) endorsed by The Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Puvaneswari holds a bachelor degree in Environmental Science and a Masters in Environmental Management from the National University of Malaysia (UKM).

Puvaneswari leads the country's initiatives to spearhead the development of high value green chemical biorefinery from biomass as a source of sustainable feedstock. The intent of the project is to position Malaysia as a green chemical hub while moving up the biomass value chain. As a subject matter expert in green technology, her previous appointment was with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) under the purview of Prime Minister's Department, as Senior Principal Analyst. She is also a pioneer member of GSIAC Secretariat, establishing strategic programme for the country in realising Vision 2020. In this capacity, she coordinated local and international GSIAC council members including world renowned scientist, Nobel Laureates, Captain of Industry, Heads of Corporations, Economists, Senior Government Officials and Academia.