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MENTORS FOR THE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP 2019 PROGRAMME

ALBERN MURTY

CEO, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd

 

Albern was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd on 1 April 2015. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer. Since joining Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd in 2002, he has held roles in Project Planning and Controls, Product Management and Product Development, and as Head of Strategy and New Business, Acting Co-Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Albern holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Advertising Management from Portland State University, Oregon, USA. Before Digi, his previous experience includes business and commercial management roles in Lucent Technologies across the Asian region.

FATIMAH MERICAN
Executive Coach and Board Director

 
Fatimah Merican is an Executive Coach focused on women in leadership. With over 35 years of experience in ExxonMobil in various professional, managerial and leadership roles, juggling career and family, Fatimah is well equipped to coach women aspiring to leadership roles.
 
Fatimah is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, IJM Plantations Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad .
 
Fatimah retired as Vice President and Director, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Inc. in March 2014. In this capacity, she was responsible for the financial services of the company, as well as having oversight for procurement, building facilities and a 700-strong IT support centre.
 
For most of her career, Fatimah was in IT, working in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Fatimah is an advocate for inclusion and diversity, developing and running a program for ExxonMobil IT in support of culturally diversified and dispersed teams.

DATIN JOAN HOI
Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Datin Joan Hoi is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad where she is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She is also a Director of a private investment company with local and overseas property investments.

 

She graduated from Monash University in 1983 and started her career as a banker, staying in the banking industry for 11 years, working with Hong Leong Finance and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

 

She joined Accenture in 1994 specialising in strategic change and the financial services industry. In Accenture, she was the Head of the Finance Service Human Performance Service Line in ASEAN from year 2000 and Lead for Talent and Organization Performance in Kuala Lumpur from 2005. She retired as a Partner of Accenture in 2009 after 15 years.

 

Datin Joan Hoi is the author of “Take on Change”, a book which provides insights and perspectives for managing change in organisations. Take on Change became No 1 on the Borders non-fiction best-seller list after it was launched in August 2012.

 

She supports activities for the marginalised community and those with learning disabilities. She is a mother with three children.

DATIN NANCY SY SIM
Human Resources Consultant and Coach


Datin Nancy Sim has close to 35 years of corporate experience working in three main sectors; 
real estate/hospitality, management consulting, financial services (insurance & asset management).
 
Nancy’s forte is in Marketing & Human Resources and she has worked in more than ten regional countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
 
Currently, Nancy is serving on PLC boards and has been a mentor of the ICAEW-TC-WIL programme for the last three terms. 
She is also a qualified coach and has just completed her first book titled, “ Creating Winning Culture & Building SuperTalent, The Anthrophillic Way, A Toolkit Based Book” which was released in October 2018.

IR. ABD RASHID MD SIDEK

PRESIDENT, MALAYSIAN OIL & GAS ENGINEERING COUNCIL

 

Ir. Abd Rashid Md Sidek is the President of the Malaysian Oil & Gas Engineering Council. He graduated in 1983 with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and immediately joined SHELL in Miri Sarawak working on their Offshore Production Platforms. He left SHELL in 1987 and worked with Brown & Root and Technip in their Kuala Lumpur offices until 1998. He tried his hands in running his own business for two years before joining Toyo Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd in year 2000 and has since held the position of Executive Director. His career covers Project Management, Engineering Design, Procurement and Construction supervision in both upstream and downstream sectors of the Oil & Gas Industry. Ir Rashid received his FELLOW from IEM in 2011.

CHEW MEI LING

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BLUEFOX INTERNATIONAL MALAYSIA

 

Mei Ling has more than 27 years’ experience in both financial services and information technology and her strengths lie in running and managing companies, providing strategic direction and managing sales, marketing and operations within Asia Pacific.

 

Prior to joining Bluefox, Mei Ling was the Country Director/Board Director for Western Union Malaysia. She was selected by Malaysia’s Central Bank (BNM) to set-up the MSB National Association and was also the Council Member of the association and elected as the Chairman for the Remittance Industry in Malaysia. Her role was to lead and guide the remittance players in the country to achieve higher standards based on BNM’s expectations on Malaysia. Mei Ling was the Committee Member of the Disciplinary Committee and Chairman of Membership Committee for the Association. Prior to joining Western Union, Mei Ling was the country manager for Diebold.

 

Mei Ling is passionate about developing talent within the business and has been involved in mentoring/coaching high performance individuals and new junior colleagues within the company, particularly in dealing with difficult situations or customers. She enjoys seeing them progress up the career ladder and achieve their goals.

WEINA ANG
Partner / Global Employer Services (GES) National Practice Leader, Deloitte

 

Weina graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy. She is a Fellow of the CPA (Singapore) (Australia), an Associate Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

 

As a Partner at Deloitte Malaysia’s tax practice she leads the Global Employer Services (GES) Division and 29 years of experience with Deloitte in Singapore, Japan and Malaysia.

 

Weina supports and mentors the firm’s talents (the managers and the new partners) not only in Malaysia but in South East Asia (SEA) and also Asia Pacific (AP). She is a highly rated Partner facilitator at Deloitte AP University programmes namely AP & SEA Lead Client Service Partners’ Programme, AP Manager’s Milestone Programme and SEA Partners’ Programme.

 

Weina is engaged actively in employees’ affairs. She is the President of the firm’s Sports Club; she is one of the firm’s Talent Partners and presents regularly to the undergraduates on careers and also on her specialised subject matter. As an advocate for gender and diversity inclusiveness, she leads the Firm’s women leadership programme dedicated to high performing female talents in their readiness for their career progression.  She sits on the CPA Australia (Headquarter) Professional Qualification Council and is also a member of the School of Business advisory board at the School of Business, Monash University – Sunway Campus, Malaysia.

CHIN SUIT FANG
Senior Executive Director & Markets Leader, PwC

 

Chin Suit Fang is a recently retired PwC Malaysia partner.

 

Before her retirement Suit Fang was the firm’s Markets Leader and part of the Malaysian Country Management Team and Executive Board of the MYVN firm (the merged PwC Malaysia and PwC Vietnam firms). As Markets Leader she connects the dots between business development, marketing and communications, branding and business research to drive the firm’s growth and strategic agenda. Suit Fang was also the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader and led the firm’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives. 

 

Throughout her time with the firm, Suit Fang has worn many hats including Human Capital Leader and was on the PwC Global Gender Advisory Council. She played a key role in driving the dialogue on trust in business by engaging the youth and in shaping the firm’s inaugural Building Trust Awards for corporates (part of the firm’s Building Trust programme, now in its 3rd year).

 

Suit Fang has mentored many female talents in PwC and externally. She is an active mentor for the ICAEW Women in Leadership programme since 2014.Suit Fang was also an advisor to Young Corporate Malaysians (YCM), Malaysia’s leading and largest corporate and business networking community for young Malaysian professionals from 2010-2015.

 

Suit Fang is a qualified accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

 

A proud mother of two daughters, Suit Fang loves good food and staying young at heart by engaging Gen Ys through her Twitter handle @suitfang.

FRANK LUCAS

CORPORATE ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE DIRECTOR

 

After successfully obtaining a BSc in Chemical Engineering in The Netherlands, Frank was recruited to South Africa by the African Explosives and Chemical Industry. There he worked for five years before starting a career at The Dow Chemical Company, an American multinational chemical company. His 29 years with The Dow Chemical Company lead him on 2-4 year projects to South Africa, Italy, Germany, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the USA .

 

He started his career in various manufacturing positions. During the last fourteen years Frank specialized in change management and organizational development, assigned to integration projects of new international acquisitions and joint ventures. He has proven his skills, being a member of successful corporate integration teams in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Working within the different corporate and local cultures required intensive customization for each assignment, bestowing him with a broad business and cross-cultural experience.

 

Frank currently is an executive coach and mentor, living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

LILY ROZITA MOHD KHAIRI
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Shell Malaysia Limited

 

Lily is currently the Ethics and Compliance Officer looking after Shell’s global downstream E&C interests.  Previously, she was the Head of Legal and Managing Counsel for Downstream, Shared Services, Corporate and Company Secretarial for Malaysia. She has over 20 years Oil and Gas industry experience with significant knowledge in O & G projects and operations, leadership, change management, corporate governance, board management, talent development, litigation management, policy formulation, crisis and risk management and compliance.

 

Her leadership exposure and experience includes advising the Shell Board and management in a public-listed entity, as a director in a few of Shell’s boards and member of its various management team in country,  as a faculty for Shell’s leadership programme and regular speaking engagements in the region on Inhouse Counsel,  Compliance and Governance. She has held various external and leadership positions – Deputy President of the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association, Shell Women Action Network (SWAN) President. an attachment with the Government of Malaysia,  Shell Malaysia’s representative to the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce Legal Affairs Committee and a member of the Kolej Tunku Jaafar Board of Trustees and Governors.

 

In addition to her business responsibilities, Lily is passionate about people and talent development and is an active Diversity and Inclusion champion within Shell. Her higher purpose in life is to help others reach their true potential through her mentoring/coaching work and sharing her life and career experience.

 

She read law at Cardiff Law School, United Kingdom and holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management.

 

Her hobby is balancing a full time global career with caring for her special-needs child whilst pursuing the outdoors.

NORA MANAF
Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank Group

 

In addition to Nora Manaf’s role as the Group Chief Human Capital Officer and member of the Group EXCO of Maybank, Nora chairs several national level committees and holds several Board memberships. Nora is also an Adjunct Professor appointed by the College of Business, University Utara Malaysia (UUM).

 

Nora is actively engaged in the country’s FI, Employers’ and Education circles via the leadership roles she holds. In 2018, Nora was appointed to the Malaysian Human Resource Minister’s Advisory Group. She is also Chairman of the Malayan Commercial Banks’ Association, Chairman of the Banking Sector HR Networking Group (HRNG), Council Member of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), a member of the National Labour Advisory Committee (NLAC), Advisory Committee for UUM Master of Science (Finance) and an Advisory Council Member of Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera as well as for the University-Industry Advisory Council Universiti Utara Malaysia. Nora was recognised as a Global Top50 Human Resource Professional, and was appointed into Talent Compact 4.0, an Industry Talent Advisory Panel of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad.

 

Nora’s Board memberships include the Board of Etiqa General Insurace Berhad, Etiqa Life Insurance Berhad, MBB Labs Private Limited, Bangalore and the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE).

 

Nora is also a Member of the Board of Examiners for the Asia Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), Member of the Asia Pacific Industry Advisory Panel for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and a Qualified Person for Training (QPRT) for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

 

Nora is active in her quest to make a difference to empower women. She is the Executive Sponsor for Maybank’s Women Mentor Women Council established in 2013, as well as a Mentor for the ICAEW-TalentCorp Women in Leadership Programme. In 2016, Nora was awarded the “Beacon of Light” award at the National Women in Leadership Summit organised by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. Nora also spoke at a Women in Leadership seminar in Oxford University in 2016.

 

Nora is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Nora also holds a post-grad certification in Human Resource Development from Cornell University and is a certified Gallup Strengths finder Coach Level II. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School

ROSHAN THIRAN
Founder and CEO, Leaderonomics

 

Roshan is a former Executive Director in General Electric and Director of Global Talent at Johnson & Johnson. He currently hosts his own TV show entitled “The Leaderonomics Show” and is a columnist.

 

“I am delighted to support this great initiative to advance women in leadership in Malaysia. I was fortunate to have had several mentors in my early career and I am looking forward to helping develop an aspiring corporate leader on this programme.” quoted by Roshan.

 

TARANG GUPTA

MANAGING DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR, DUTCH LADY MILK INDUSTRIES BERHAD

 

Mr. Tarang Gupta is Managing Director & Executive Director at Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad since January 1, 2018. Previously Mr. Gupta was the Marketing Director of FrieslandCampina Nigeria Plc, a position he has held since 2014. He has 16 years of commercial experience, with global and country roles spanning from strategy, innovation, sales and brand marketing.Mr. Gupta is a graduate of Institute for Technology & Management, Bangalore, India and is an Indian citizen.

 

It is to note that Dutch Lady Malaysia has almost 50% women participation in its board and management team.

CHUA CHAI PING
Human Resource Director
Global Development Centre, Experian

 

Chai Ping joined Experian as the Human Resources Director in their Global Development Centre in Kuala Lumpur.   In January 2018, she was also asked to assume the role of Site Leader in Experian, providing overall leadership for the Centre locally.  Over a career that spans more than 20 years, she joined the “Big 4” fraternity in Consulting before her foray into HR, providing strategic direction and driving the people agenda with the business.  During her tenure in Accenture, she was the Country HR Lead of Malaysia & Vietnam and subsequently became the Asia Pacific HR Business Partner for Accenture Strategy, rolling out the Accenture Growth Model where Accenture reorganised its global operating structures.  She also played a key role in leading and managing Accenture’s International Women’s Day and was awarded Champion of the Accenture Global Inclusion & Diversity Excellence Award in 2013.

 

Prior to joining Experian, Chai Ping was the HR Director of Mondelėz Malaysia.  In addition, Chai Ping is one of TalentCorp’s Diversity Advocates and has been featured in various publications and the media.  She is a Member of the MIHRM National Council, Mentor for the APEC Women in Transportation Mentoring Programme and an Industry Adjunct Faculty for INTI International Universities & Colleges.  In August 2017, Chai Ping was bestowed the Asia HRD - Contribution to HR Community Award 2017.  Most recently, Chai Ping received the TalentCorp Life At Work CEO Champion Award in 2018.  The CEO Champion Award recognises a true leader as someone who champions diversity & inclusion in creating workplaces that are family- and women-friendly.

JANET YAP
Managing Director, Technology Delivery Lead Executive, Accenture

 

Janet Yap is a managing director leading the Accenture Technology Delivery team. She has built her 30+ year career in Technology spanning various industries such as Consumer Goods & Services, Telecommunications & Media, Travel &Transportation, Utilities and Oil & Gas.

 

A versatile leader, Janet relocated to Accenture China (Hong Kong office) in 1995 where she led the Enterprise Business Solutions group covering Greater China. Six years later, she moved to Singapore to work with clients in Oil & Gas and Utilities.

 

Janet returned to Kuala Lumpur in 2003 to establish the Accenture Technology Solutions group, which has now been reorganised as Accenture Technology and is the largest workforce in Accenture Malaysia.

 

Janet is passionate about diversity-related causes and was the first woman to helm the Country Managing Director post in Accenture Malaysia and led the company in the area of Inclusion & Diversity. She was actively involved as a mentor for the ICAEW’s Women in Leadership 2015 program and a member of the steering committee for The 30% Club, Malaysian chapter.

 

In addition to this, Janet is also on the Board of AMCHAM and World Vision Malaysia.

 

Janet enjoys spending time with her daughter learning about anime and online games. She is an avid collector of new tech gadgets, a big fan of Star Wars, and reads many science fiction books.

MARZIDA BINTI MOHD NOOR

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ALLIANZ MALAYSIA BERHAD

 

Marzida has an extensive experience in leading information technology (IT) business change and transformation, IT management and operations, programme management, outsourcing and management consulting. She started her professional career with a merchant bank and subsequently as an IT Management Consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick. She then joined Malaysia Airlines in 1992 and held various leadership and management positions including in the Corporate Planning Division, the Chairman's Office and subsequently as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2001. 

While in Malaysia Airlines, she implemented a change programme to stabilise, rationalise and transform the Airline's IT landscape. Key achievements included improvement of the IT operations services, an annual savings of 24% on key IT spend areas, set up of a global IT helpdesk, a successful upgrade of hardware and network infrastructure across more than 190 destinations worldwide. Marzida also negotiated and successfully implemented a multi-year IT operations outsourcing agreement as part of the Airline's IT transformation agenda. 

During her tenure as the CIO, Marzida served as a Board member of the Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques (SITA), an air transportation member-based organisation which offer advanced technology solutions to airlines and airports worldwide, representing Malaysia Airlines. She was also a member of the Gartner CIO Roundtable. 

In 2007, Marzida joined Shell Malaysia as the Head of IT Strategy and Planning and subsequently as the Head of Programme Delivery of SAP Human Resources System globally. In the latter role, she set up and transitioned the IT delivery centre from Europe to Malaysia achieving a total cost reduction of more than 50% and an increase in the number of projects delivered from Malaysia (from 10% to 70%). 

Upon leaving Shell, Marzida became an entrepreneur as a licensed financial consultant, an investment coach and an entrepreneur in the financial services industry.  She regularly conducts financial awareness talk to corporations and the public.

Marzida is currently an independent Non-Executive Director of Allianz Malaysia Berhad, lending her experience as an IT practitioner by providing oversight on the company’s IT and digital transformation programme. She is an active advocate of the 30% Club Malaysia particularly in helping to build a healthy pipeline of potential women board talents. The 30% Club is a business campaign supported by corporate leaders, champions and advocates who are committed to encouraging more women onto the Malaysian corporate boards.

NORLIDA AZMI

HEAD, HUMAN RESOURCES, HSBC MALAYSIA

 

Norlida has over 20 years of international and regional strategic development and management experience. She recently began her role as Head of Human Resources at HSBC after 4 years as Group Chief Human Capital Officer at UEM Group. 

Prior to joining UEM Group, she was the Global Head of Talent Management at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) where she established and implemented an integrated talent management framework with her “talent book” which identified senior talent and high potentials, succession planning, regional and international resourcing and mobility programmes. In 2009, she became ADIB’s Chief Operating Officer / Head of Business Development & Strategy Wholesale Banking Group.

She also held Executive General Manager role in a Commercial Bank Group where she spearheaded the Group Human Resource and Corporate Communications.

SAW CHOOI LEE
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director 
Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad

 

 

30 years of working experience with more than 15 years in the dairy industry. After 10 years as a pure marketer, I decided to switch and build a career also in Sales which have helped me to be a better leader in my role as Managing Directors. Besides Malaysia, I have lived and worked in USA, Hong Kong and China. My favourite part of working is coaching and leading young co-workers to become responsible adults/citizens.

Chooi Lee was formerly the Managing Director for Dutch Lady Milk Malaysia and Singapore from 2015 to 2017.  She was redesignated as Non-independent Non-Executive Director with effect from January 2018.   

Chooi Lee started her marketing career by joining the Unilever management training programme and since then, she has held various senior managerial positions within the fast-moving consumer goods industry. She first joined Dutch Lady Malaysia (a.k.a FrieslandCampina Malaysia) in 2003 as a Commercial Director.  She was transferred to Hong Kong in March 2018 as the General Manager, FrieslandCampina Hong Kong and then promoted to become the Managing Director for FrieslandCampina Mainland China from 2011 to 2014.

She was also one of the 2018 mentors for ICAEW Women in Leadership programme partnering with Talent Corp Malaysia and Lead Women Organization. She was recently appointed as the Adjunct Professor for UKM -Graduate School of Business.

 

TOBIAS EISMANN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, BMW CREDIT MALAYSIA SDN BHD, BMW LEASE MALAYSIA SDN BHD, BMW FINANCIAL SERVICES SINGAPORE PTE LTD

 

Tobias Eismann acts as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of BMW Credit
Malaysia Sdn Bhd, BMW Lease Malaysia Sdn Bhd and BMW Financial Services Singapore Pte,
part of BMW Group Financial Services, for the past 2.5 years.
From March 2012 until June 2016, Mr. Eismann was the Head of Pre-Owned Vehicle/Car and Sales
Channel Development in the BMW AG (HQ) in Munich, where he developed international sales
channels for BMW cars/vehicles with the focus on the Direct Sales Channel Development. This
incl. new product development, advancement of e-finance and online channel exploration.
At the same time he was leading the strategic Initiative Pre-Owned Vehicles across divisions of the
BMW Group from Financial Services perspective. Here he focused on the development of
innovative services and products for customers to solve their problems throughout the customer
journey.
During his time at BMW Group Mr. Eismann was responsible in different roles at the division
Financial Services as Head of Sales Steering, Head of Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales (Remarketing)
and Head of CRM. He has contributed with his customer focused passion and knowledge
successfully in various topics namely on the development of new sales and service channels for
customers, sales steering tools for regional field force, dealer bonus schemes, incentive programs,
implementation of dealer value model and on the establishment of indirect and direct vehicles
processes.
Prior to his BMW experience he was the founder and CFO of a Biotechnology company managing
the funding of the company via Venture Capitalists. Before that he founded an Internet e-commerce
platform in the travel industry. In the 90s he was working at international banks in Germany and
Spain in the area of private and corporate banking.
Mr. Eismann is a graduate in Business Administration with distinction.
Before this he graduated as a certified finance and banking specialist within the German Dual
Vocational Training programme at a German Bank.
He is married with two daughters and speaks fluently German, Spanish and English.

EMMANUEL FRENEHARD

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, IFLIX

 

Emmanuel Frenehard is one of the world’s foremost digital technology experts and strategists. As Chief Technology Officer, Emmanuel is responsible for iflix’s global technology strategy and operations. He oversees a team of technology and product professionals that span multiple geographies with the leadership team headquarter in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Prior to iflix, Emmanuel recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Walt Disney International, where he led technology strategy and operations across all subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

JOACHIM RAJARAM

CHIEF CORPORATE AFFAIRS OFFICER, DIGI MALAYSIA

 

Joachim Rajaram is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Digi, and has overall responsibility for the company’s regulatory, government affairs, legal and governance, corporate communications, and business sustainability functions. He has been with Digi and Telenor Group for more than 11 years. His previous roles included Growth and Partnerships Lead at Digi’s venture building arm Digi-X, Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications in Telenor Myanmar, and Head of Communications and Sustainability at Digi. Joachim has two decades of experience in public affairs, corporate communications, business environment management, and sustainability planning and governance. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of London, and has attended executive education programmes at London Business School.

DATIN MAZNAH MAHBOB
CEO, AmInvest, the Funds Management Division of AMMB Holdings Bhd

 

Since 2001 Datin Maznah Mahbob has been the Chief Executive Officer of the AmInvest, the funds management business of AMMB Holdings Berhad. AmInvest currently comprises AmInvestment Services Berhad and AmIslamic Funds Management Sdn Bhd (licensed Islamic company under Securities Commission).

 

Datin Maznah has been in the funds management industry since 1987. Prior to this, she was in the Corporate Finance Department of AmInvestment Bank for three years. She is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and holds the Capital Markets Services Representative's License. She sits on the Boards of AmInvestment Services Berhad and AmIslamic Funds Management Sdn Bhd, and on the Boards of AMMB Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd, AMMB Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd and AMMB (Labuan) Ltd.

 

She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Hearts of GOLD (Generating Opportunities for Learning Disabled) Foundation, which supports social entrepreneurship projects for the economic empowerment and independence of the learning disabled.

 

She is married with four children.

PUN TIAN-POUW
Principal, Korn Ferry

 

Tian Pouw (TP) has for the past seven years managed searches for independent board positions, C-suite and management positions across various industries in Malaysia and the region. He is humbled to have played different roles, be it as a mentor or a coach, in the career journey of many.

 

Throughout his 27 years of line and consulting experiences, TP has worked with boards and leaders throughout Asia Pacific including India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. His interest and experiences cuts across board and executive searches, board and C-suite leadership assessment and development, strategic human capital and talent management. Prior to Korn Ferry, TP has assumed leadership roles in Andersen Consulting, Hong Leong Group (Malaysia) and Hewitt Associates.

 

TP is also a faculty member of the Women Directorship Program organized by LeadWomen in collaboration with NIEW and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. He feels honoured to be a Diversity Advocate nominated by TalentCorp Malaysia to help address the talent needs of our nation, particularly in areas related to diversity and flexible working arrangement.

 

He has been a volunteer with the Befrienders Worldwide for the past eleven years, providing emotional support to those distressed and in despair. He was a board member and took a year off to be the Executive Director for the Befrienders Kuala Lumpur. He is currently a life skills coach for underprivileged children. TP enjoys public speaking and partaking in career counselling and leadership assessment and development programs.

SEAN O. FERGUSON

ASSOCIATE DEAN, ASIA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (ASB)

 

Mr. Sean O. Ferguson is currently the Associate Dean at the Asia School of Business (ASB) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Prior to HKUST, Mr. Ferguson was Associate Dean of MBA & MSc Programs at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(HKUST) Business School. Prior to joining the board of MBACSEA, Ferguson served on the boards of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management, the American Chamber of Commerce-Hong Kong, and the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). Ferguson received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and his MBA from Rice University.

TRACY ONG
CEO, ANZ Banking Group Limited in Malaysia

 

Tracy Ong is the CEO of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited in Malaysia.  She has more than 30 years of experience in banking and financial services where she held several senior positions.  Prior to ANZ, she was Managing Director and CEO of Bank of America Malaysia Berhad.  Her other previous roles include Deputy CEO of Danajamin,  Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Banking in Maybank Group and Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Debt Markets in Maybank Investment Bank.

 

Tracy has a career-long interest in mentoring, with a particular interest in helping her mentees develop their confidence and profile, to match their capabilities and realize their potential.   She is currently an executive member of the Malaysia Australia Business Council and she chairs the sub-committee for Women in Business.  She is a mentor for the ICAEW Leadership Programme since 2014 and was a member of the 30% Club Malaysia steering committee at its inception in 2015. 

 

Tracy has a daughter and 2 sons who are working professionals.  She is active in community work and together with her husband, they are facilitators for the Catholic Marriage Preparation Course since 2008.

 

Tracy holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Malaya.