Petroliam Nasional Berhad
Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer
Charlotte serves as the Chief Sustainability Officer of PETRONAS, Malaysia's leading Fortune 500 company. Since joining in 2021, she has turned the company's Net Zero Carbon Emission aspiration into strategy and plans to drive decarbonization and social progress. She engages directly in venture capital investment, digitalization and capability development to accelerate a sustainable energy transition. Previously Charlotte worked for the Norwegian energy company Equinor in the role of Vice President Sustainability, delivering the company's first sustainability strategy that laid the foundation for the company's low carbon focus. She was also the company's representative on the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), the World Bank's Global Gas Flaring Reduction Initiative (GGFR) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). From 2007-14, Charlotte held the position of General Manager Corporate Responsibility for the global steel and mining company ArcelorMittal. Charlotte's earlier experiences include a decade in the telecommunications sector, most notably working for Telefonica and O2, multilateral lending at the Nordic Development Fund, music marketing and diplomatic affairs. Charlotte is a longstanding and active champion of corporate sustainability practices, a frequent top-level speaker, commentator and writer on sustainability, ESG and energy-related matters. She is the recipient of Devex's leadership award for her contribution to international development and was recently listed among the world's leading chief sustainability officers. She serves on the board of trustees of the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre.