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Ramesh Kana Elected President of Global Compact Network Malaysia

Group Chief Executive Officer at Emery Oleochemicals to accelerate local chapter’s reach in corporate sustainability


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 25 Jan 2016 -  Emery Oleochemicals’ Group CEO, Ramesh Kana, has been elected the new President of Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCLN-MY) – the local chapter of United Nations Global Compact, with effect from 22nd January 2016. He succeeds Mohd Shah bin Hashim who has been the President since 2014.

Bringing substantial international experience in oil and gas, mining services, investment banking and accounting sectors, Kana stepped into the Group CEO role at Emery Oleochemicals in January 2015 having joined the company in 2009 as its Group Chief Financial Officer. With a career history that included key positions in Australia, United Kingdom, Latin America and China, Kana‘s extensive knowledge and understanding of strategic leadership and the successful implementation of corporate sustainability initiatives, compliments his unique understanding of issues of global governance and in particular, global sustainability.

His passion for corporate sustainability has been instrumental to the rollout of the “Sourcing with Respect“ Guidelines (SRG) in 2014 at Emery Oleochemicals. Premised on the10 Principles set forth by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) covering areas such as human rights, labor rights, environmental sustainability and anti–corruption, the guidelines and business best practices it advocates resonates with Kana and the leadership team at Emery Oleochemicals.

“I‘m deeply committed to promote wider uptake and understanding of corporate sustainability,” Kana said. ”The Principles promoting ethical business operations is one that I support wholeheartedly. Additionally, going beyond the Principles upon which UNGC‘s mission is built, I believe in the long-term societal improvements that shared responsibility between private organizations can bring."

The United Nations Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. Endorsed by chief executives, it seeks to align business operations and strategies everywhere with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With over 12,000 signatories from 170 countries having pledged to uphold sustainable corporate governance and practices based on the 10 Principles, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.

Learn more about the UNGC‘s 10 principles and its Mission

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