Narendran was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) in August 2019. His role is to spearhead the company to undertake the vital task of ensuring that Malaysians today and in the future will be able to enjoy a clean and healthy environment through a proper and well-maintained sewerage system. Narendran had previously served in IWK from 1998 to 2005 as planning engineer and planning manager. He has over 20 years of successful experience with combined professional experience in Strategic Planning, Business Development, Planning of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and Operations of Water and Wastewater Services including project financing. In his tenure in IWK, he has expanded the company’s coverage area to cover the whole of Peninsula Malaysia, extended the concession period to 2034 to include non-core initiative related to Circular Economy approach focusing on water recycling , treated sludge reuse and increase production of Bio Gas. He has also managed to restructure the tariff that was not increase for the last 28 years. He has also brought improvements to salary wages & health benefits and initiated Culture Transformation Programme with the prime objective of improving the working environment at levels within the Organisation.
Prior his appointment as CEO of IWK, Narendran was the Chief Executive Officer of Ranhill Water Technologies Sdn Bhd (RWT) from June 2017 until August 2019. Through career experience and expertise in implementing operational, strategic and organisational changes to manage risk and mitigate underperformance, he successfully led RWT to profitable with revenue increase by 150% in FY2018 vs the previous financial year. Before taking the role as CEO of RWT, he was involved in Business Development, Strategic Planning and support to the Group Chief Executive of the Company for Ranhill Utilities.
Narendran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Degree from University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 1998, and obtained a Masters in Engineering (Civil – Environmental) from University Teknologi Malaysia in 2003. He is registered with Board of Engineers (Malaysia) and a member of the Malaysian Water Association (MWA).
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