Dr. Chen Shiun is the Senior Vice President for Strategy & Corporate Development in Sarawak Energy. Prior to undertaking this role, he was the Vice President for Rural Electrification overlooking the progress of Sarawak’s rural electrification initiative to ensure full electrification for the state.
Dr. Chen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a PhD (Power Systems) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Before returning to Sarawak in 2008, he served as associate professor with Nanyang Technological University of Singapore for over 10 years.
Upon joining Sarawak Energy in 2008, he set up the research and development department, focusing on improving the performance of generation, transmission and distribution systems while exploring new energy resources, smart grid solutions and innovative use of ICT, drone and GIS technologies. Entrusted with a special function to steer rural electrification since 2009, he led in deploying new grid designs, solar, micro hydro and micro grid systems for powering remote villages. From January 2019 till recently, he led the team that accelerated the state’s rural electrification agenda to achieve full electrification by 2025.