Malaysia, Director of Business Development

Location: Malaysia
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Aliya Azhar
Email: email Aliya
Reference: BBBH11210_1700555829
Posted: 3 months ago

Title: Director of Business Development

Location: Malaysia

About NextWave
NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, Climate-Tech & Technology sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role

NextWave Partners is working with a renewable energy developer who is looking to develop C&I Solar projects across South East Asia, and are looking to accelerate development across the region, with Malaysia being a core target market.

For that purpose, they are looking for a Director of Business Development to lead all aspects of business development within Malaysia and potentially regionally.


  • Lead negotiations, structuring, and implementation of C&I solar PPA's across Malaysia
  • Develop and own relationships with industry players and potential partners for the company in the country
  • Manage Business Development team in Malaysia
  • Review and extract relevant project information (project planning, permitting, land/seabed lease, supplier/EPC contracts, grid connection, financing and PPA/offtake agreements)
  • Perform due diligence on this documentation; summarise key technical, commercial and financial risks and opportunities to support financial close / investment committee processes
  • Develop, review and optimise the project business case
  • Drive business case development, optimisation and risk management, discussing with partners to form an aligned, factual and realistic case
  • Manage local stakeholder groups close to project sites
  • Deliver analysis and advisory on key renewables policy and regulatory issues, evaluating key project risks and opportunities


  • Proven track record of successful business development and sales in the C&I solar industry, with circa 10 years of relevant experience (Sales/Business Development, Engineering or other Renewable Energy experience)
  • Strong network and relationships within the C&I solar industry.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Knowledge of sustainable energy trends and regulatory frameworks.
  • Strategic thinking and strong problem-solving skills.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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