Ir. V Subramaniam is presently the Executive Director, Technical Development of Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS). He has worked with the Selangor Water Works Department (JBAS) since 1991 and continued his services with the Selangor Water Management Corporation (PUAS) when the Water Works Department was corporatized in March 2002 and subsequently with SYABAS as the Executive Director Operations when the water supply in Selangor and Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya was privatized in 1.1.2005. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Civil) Degree from University of Malaya.
Ir. V Subramaniam has served in the Public Works Department/Water Supply Department/PUAS/SYABAS in various capacities for the past 37 years since graduation in 1974. He has vast experience in managing water supply and privatization of water supply. Ir. V Subramaniam successfully handled the unprecedented 1998 Water Crisis in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, then as the Deputy Director of the Selangor Water Works Department and published a complete documentation on the management of the water crisis. He has written and presented more than 25 papers on Privatization / Corporatization of water supply and on other technical aspects of water supply at both international and national level seminars, conferences and publications including International Water Association (IWA); Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC); Economic and Social Commission for Asia & Pacific (ESCAP) - United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has also assisted ADB in several studies on water supply in Asian cities as a domestic consultant appointed by the ADB. For his dedication and service to the State and Nation, Ir. V Subramaniam was awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Setia Mahkota Selangor (SMS), Darjah Kebesaran Setia - Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (SSA), Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) and Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK) (Terengganu). He is also the Deputy President of SWAn, the Water Association of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. Ir. V Subramaniam truly has a great passion for the water industry with vast experience in drinking water supply from source to tap. He is also a strong advocate of our piped water quality being clean and safe and believes only in drinking water direct from the tap.