BCSD Malaysia Appoints Hei Zel Tan as Programme Director and Advisor

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 FEBRUARY, 2023 BCSD Malaysia Berhad, also known as The Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia, has announced the appointment of Hei Zel Tan to its new secretariat leadership as Programme Director and Advisor.

Roberto Benetello, the Founding Director, will hand-over the day-to-day operations of the association to Tan, effective from March 1, 2023, but will remain a Board Director.

Tan, a civil litigation lawyer with dual qualifications in England & Wales and Malaysia, brings with her experience in ESG policy development in areas such as marine conservation, fisheries management, gender responsive budgeting, anti-trafficking, and human rights.

“We welcome Hei Zel to the Association, and confident that with her expertise and impressive track record, the organisation is well-positioned to support sustainable businesses and accelerate the system transformations necessary for a net-zero, nature-positive, and equitable future through its affiliation with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development,” says Prof. Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Chairman of BCSD Malaysia.

“We also want to thank Roberto for his important role over the last few years to lay a solid foundation for BCSD Malaysia’s growing presence, and we are glad that he will continue to play an important role to the sustainability agenda of Malaysia,” he adds.

Roberto Benetello will become the new CEO of the Malaysian Recycling Alliance Berhad (MAREA), a voluntary, not-for-profit, industry-driven EPR platform, beginning in March 2023.

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