Jonathan Kan

ERS Energy

As the Managing Director and Co-Founder of ERS Energy Sdn Bhd (“ERS”), Jonathan has grown the business into a leading solar energy company headquartered in Malaysia with a growing presence in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Jonathan founded ERS in 2009, focused on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to develop affordable and sustainable energy in this region. Today, ERS employs and nurtures over 200 talents as a leading solar PV engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) provider in ASEAN, delivering world-class solar PV solutions for clients to generate energy while lowering their carbon footprint towards net zero emissions.

Jonathan continuously builds the business according to current trends and needs, while adopting innovative technological advancements. His acute business management was tested during the recession in 2010 and also during the COVID-19 pandemic, but he successfully steered ERS through. Fast forward to today, ERS has averaged a year-on-year revenue growth of 245% over the past 3 years with signs pointing towards a breakout year ahead.

In the next five years, ERS plans to expand vertically in terms of service offerings to both individuals and enterprises across the Asean region – from energy storage in renewable energy with Energy Storage Systems (ESS), to utility grid balancing and energy control with AI and IoT, whilst keeping a keen eye on the current development of green hydrogen. He has also set environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) pillars for ERS to build on, in order to create lasting and sustainable value for their stakeholders.

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