Mr Gurmit Singh
Mr Gurmit Singh is an environmentalist, social activist and engineer. He is the Chairman of Centre for Environment, Technology and Development Malaysia (CETDEM). Prior to becoming Chairman, he was the Centre’s founding Executive Director from June 1985 to December 2006. He was appointed as Director of CETDEM’s think tank SUDI in August 2011.
He is also an Advisor of the Environmental Protection Society, Malaysia, (after having served as founder President from 1974 to 1994) and till 15 September 2012 was Regional Coordinator of Climate Action Network, Southeast Asia (CANSEA) for 3 terms. For his dedicated work, the Malaysian Government awarded Gurmit the distinguished Langkawi Award in 1993 and the Sustainable Consumer Award in 2008. UN Malaysia gave him its Environmental Sustainability Award in 2013 while MBPJ presented him its Green Leadership award towards the end of the year. In 2015, the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation gave him the Green Catalyst Award.