ELINA BINTI JANI
With more than 15 years of experience in diverse portfolios in the green technology and biotechnology industry, Elina possesses a strong background in the public sector, as well as extensive experience in corporate sector.
Elina Jani is currently the Director for Green Innovations in Malaysian Green Technology & Climate Change Centre (MGTC), executing company strategies aimed at nurturing local R&D, technologies and innovations for adoption and deployment in spurring the green economy for Malaysia. With regards to her achievements in the sector, she has been leading the development and implementation of communications, branding, and promotion strategies to build the value proposition of GreenTech Malaysia, the Nation of Malaysia in order to build stakeholder buy-in and commitment to green technology initiatives for the past 5 years.
Elina has delivered more than RM15 billion worth of potential Investments for Malaysia’s Green Technology Sector from 2016-2018 from various projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, low carbon mobility, waste, sustainable water and sustainable manufacturing of green products.
She has personally engaged and nurtured hundreds of companies in the green technology sector, and involved in changing the mindset of hundreds more companies originally not in the green space, to pursue sustainability for the future. She has also personally engaged and nurtured hundreds of green products and services for public and private green purchasing in Malaysia since 2016. In addition to that, Elina has been directly involved in human capital development training programs for the green technology sector which has produced over 600 participants from the existing workforce, and 300 youths through the human capital development programs for the schools and universities all over Malaysia.
Elina graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) and a Master in Biotechnology (Bioprocess Engineering) from University Malaya. She is a life member of several professional societies, among them are International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Malaysian Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Society and Malaysian Society for Microbiology.