Our Values: Demonstrating Integrity with Malik Nauman Khalid

At the core of our mission, vision, and values, we have our people! Take a look at what our team members share about their experience working at Yellow Door Energy, and how the company’s core values resonate with them.

What is your name and how long have you been working at Yellow Door Energy?

My name is Malik Nauman Khalid and I am an electrical engineer with over a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector, primarily in designing, executing and operating solar PV systems. I am a big believer in renewable and sustainable technologies as the best way forward. Outside of work, I coach and mentor young sustainable energy enthusiasts to be future experts in the solar PV field. I love to discover new places, enjoy playing cricket and spending quality time with my family.

What is your role at Yellow Door Energy?

Currently I am the VP of Technical Design at Yellow Door Energy. I joined the company in July 2017 and have since grown professionally with the company. In my role, I oversee a team of engineers and coach them to be credible, agile and able to perform in difficult situations. I ensure that our engineering products and processes are robust, solutions-oriented and operationally safe. I also make sure that the end result serves the customers’ needs and the company’s goals.

Why does the value of “Integrity” resonate with you?

To me, integrity means honesty, truthfulness, and equality. It means doing the right thing when no one is watching and standing by your own words. Integrity serves as the root; it shapes one’s character and makes the person reliable to deliver what is required. Integrity is vital to personal and organizational credibility.

My intention is to always work for the betterment of my employer and colleagues rather than performing actions which contribute to my individual performance. Therefore, the value of integrity lives in me all the time and guides me to do the right things rather than the necessary things.

How does the value of “Integrity” help you in your role?

There were many instances where I had exemplified the value of integrity and I am proud of these moments. It may not have been the best move politically, but as Stephen Covey said:

“Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the very best in people.”

Some instances that come to mind include:

When challenged, I stood by the processes and delivered what was in the best interest of the organization, instead of budging under pressure. It is very easy to blame others, but I stood by my words in instances where I could have easily blamed others (sometimes my team members) for my own mistakes and decisions. It is very important to have fair and transparent relationships with vendors, contractors and other third parties, without obtaining any personal gain or benefits.

What is it like to work at Yellow Door Energy?

The journey has been amazing, memorable and very well cherished. I have seen the rise of Yellow Door Energy’s star and feel very fortunate to be a part of this success story.

From its infancy to becoming a strong organization, Yellow Door Energy took the right steps in the right direction and has shown me how to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The company continues to provide improvements in the work culture by introducing rigorous processes, investing in personal and organization growth, and making the employees live the company’s values. All these and more have all enabled me to improve my professional and personal life.

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