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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. In this capacity, she is Chair of the Nominating Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Management Committees.

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

 

Nancy brings with her close to 32 years of commercial experience spent in sectors like real estate/hospitality, management consulting, financial services (insurance and asset management) and belongs to the new league of HR practitioners that is strong in partnering the business.

 

Nancy’s experience spans the region and she has worked regionally both in the emerging and developing markets.

 

Prior to her regional career in human resources, Nancy was a marketer. Her strength in both functions has helped her operate and execute well in the C–suite and also allows her to have a lot of board contact work.

 

Her strength lies in organisation development, particularly in the context of change and has experience of several HR transformation projects and also mergers and acquisitions.

 

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.

SUSAN YUEN SU MIN
Regional CEO Asia & Country CEO Malaysia

 

Susan Yuen is the CEO of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi Malaysia Berhad (NBAD).  She also assumed the role of CEO Asia for the NBAD Banking Group and is responsible for the growth of the business for the group in Asia.

 

Prior to joining NBAD, Susan served as CEO of ANZ Hong Kong from June 2009 where her key responsibilities were to drive the financial performance of the branch and ensure that the reputational standing of the bank in Hong Kong remains intact.

 

Susan has been a banker for the last 30 years and has served in a number of large banking establishments being Maybank, HSBC Malaysia, and ANZ. She was a board director of four ANZ HK companies and chairperson of the Executive Committee and Assets and Liabilities Committee.

 

She has worked in the Asia Pacific and Australian markets with specific focus in Hong Kong, Australia & Malaysia.  Susan is familiar with the Asian banking sector and has been engaging with regulators in the Australian and Hong Kong markets.

 

She is a graduate from the University of London, UK with BSc Honors degree in Computer Science.

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 has 25 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 has also facilitated at the 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. She sits as an advisory board member at Monash University – Sunway Campus, Malaysia.

 

She is 47 years old, married and has a daughter.

CHIN SUIT FANG
Senior Executive Director & Markets Leader, PwC

 

As Markets Leader, her role encompasses Strategic Planning, Business Development, Marketing & Communications, Branding and Business Research and Knowledge Management.

 

She works with the firm's leaders in driving the growth and strategic direction. She also plays an oversight role for the firm’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives.

 

Qualifying as an accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and being a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants has opened doors for her to an enriching career with PwC Malaysia. She has pioneered three Internal Firm Services Centres - Business Development, Training and Human Resource.

 

Suit Fang takes a personal interest in developing PwC Malaysia's next generation of leaders. She plays an active role in mentoring and coaching several of the firm's directors and managers. She also speaks actively on gender diversity and managing Gen Y talent at various forums. Womentum, a pilot mentoring programme for female talents was initiated by her last year and is now being broadened as a firm-wide mentoring programme. She is PwC Malaysia's Diversity Leader and was a past member of the PwC Global Gender Advisory Council.

 

Suit Fang is also an advisor to Young Corporate Malaysians (YCM), Malaysia’s leading and largest corporate and business networking community for young Malaysian professionals. She regularly mentors the YCM committee, both in her professional capacity and as a personal friend.

 

Suit Fang actively engages with her staff, the Gen Y and other external stakeholders on Twitter. A proud mother of two daughters, she loves good food and enjoys learning from her children and Gen Ys who keep her young at heart.

 

FRANK LUCAS

FORMER OIL & GAS ENGINEER

 

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
Downstream Business Compliance Officer, Shell Malaysia Limited

 

After 8 years leading Shell Malaysia Legal as its Head of Legal and Managing Counsel for Downstream, Shared Services, Corporate and Company Secretarial, Lily has recently stepped into the role of the Downstream Global Business Compliance Officer, leading the ethics and compliance matters in over 50 countries. 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 exposure and experience includes advising the Shell Board and management in a public-listed entity, as a certified in-house trainer for Shell leadership programme, Antitrust and Anti-Bribery & Corruption compliance, regular speaking engagements in the region on Compliance, Governance and decommissioning of offshore installations and as an active Diversity and Inclusion champion within Shell.

 

She has held various external and leadership positions – Deputy President of the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (2006-2010), Shell Women Action Network (SWAN) President (2010-2012), an attachment with the Government, Shell Malaysia’s representative to the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce Legal Affairs Committee, a member of the Kolej Tunku Jaafar Board of Trustees and Governors, a Shell nominated director to a few of Shell’s boards and a member of the Shell Malaysia Country Leadership Team.

 

In addition to her business responsibilities, Lily is passionate about people and talent development. Currently, she is engaged under the Women In Leadership programme co-hosted by ICAEW and Talent Corporation for the enhancement and development of top female talents from across the industries.

 

Her most recent achievement is the recognition by Financial Times in 2014 for her Legal team as one of the “Highly Commendable” Innovative In-house Counsel in Asia Pacific. She read law at Cardiff Law School, United Kingdom and holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management.

 

In her free moments, she indulges in hiking, cycling, house decorating, swimming and running. Her pet project currently is finding new cycling routes around Selangor.

NORA MANAF
Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank Group

 

Prior to joining Maybank, Puan Nora was with several multinationals and large local organisations across several sectors.

 

Aside from leading the People transformation programme of the Maybank Group since 2009, Nora is also actively engaged in the country’s financial and business employers’ circles in her roles which include Chairman of the Malayan Commercial Banks' Association (MCBA), Chairman of the Human Resource Management and Development Group (HRMDG) under the sponsorship of IBBM and BNM (Bank Negara Malaysia) and Vice-President and Council Member of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). Nora was appointed for a second term as a Council Member of the country’s National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC). In 2013, Nora was inducted into the Global HR 50 World Top 50 Human Resource Professionals.

 

Puan 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 Gallup Strengths Level II Coach. Puan Nora Manaf was recently being conferred with an Honorary Adjunct Professorship from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) College of Business.

 

Nora accepts a few speaking invitations annually, and has presented in forums in Malaysia, UK, Japan, India, Singapore, Indonesia, China and Hong Kong.

 

Puan Nora was awarded the “Beacon of Light” at the National Women in Leadership Summit and Exhibition August 2016. Organised by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) and the National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO).

 

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 & Director at Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad since January 1, 2018. Mr. Gupta is the Marketing Director of FrieslandCampina Nigeria Plc, a position he has held since 2014. He has 16 years of commercial experience, including tenure with Sara Lee International in Kuala Lumpur. Previous to his current role, he was the International Marketing Director, Infant & Toddler Nutrition for FrieslandCampina AMEA, Singapore from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Gupta is a graduate of Institute for Technology & Management, Bangalore, India

CHUA CHAI PENG
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.

JANET YAP
Country Managing Director, Accenture

 

Janet Yap was appointed Country Managing Director in May 2014, making her the first woman to helm this post in Accenture Malaysia. She is also the Accenture Technology Lead and has very recently relinquished her post as Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Lead which she held for the last four years in Malaysia.

 

Janet has built a 26-year career in Technology that spans across various industries such as Consumer Goods and Services, Telecommunications and Media, Travel and Transportation, Utilities and Oil and Gas.

 

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

 

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

 

As the I&D Lead, she spearheaded the Women’s Inspiration Network (WIN) creating a platform for women to aspire, to connect and to inculcate leadership qualities. She is passionate about women-related causes and continues to be actively involved.

 

Janet is a self-confessed geek and her passions include science fiction & fantasies like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, and reviewing the latest gadgets and gizmos.

 

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Information Science and Economics from the University of Guelph in Canada.

 

She is married and has a daughter.

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

 

 

Chooi Lee has 30 years work experience focusing on marketing and sales with more than 15 years in the dairy industry. After 10 years as a pure marketer, Chooi Lee decided to build a career also in Sales which has helped her to be a better leader in her roles as GM/MD in the last 10 years. Superiors, peers and subordinates often praised her for her commercial skills, result orientation and ability to spot and build talents. Chooi Lee’s passion is to lead young managers to become responsible adults/citizens.

 

Chooi Lee’s journey of greatness started with humble beginnings in a small town called Bagan Serai in Perak, Malaysia. The youngest daughter in a big family, Chooi Lee overcame many challenges with tenacity, sheer drive, foresight and optimism. She studied hard to get a placement into boarding school at Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (aka Mara Junior Science College) and she was able to secure scholarships to land a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.

 

It was this ambition and strength of character that has brought her to the top of her field in a very competitive, FMCG Industry. Chooi Lee’s life is all about milestones and accomplishments, serving in many managerial positions by the time she was in her 30s. Her legendary drive and strength have changed the trajectory of quite a few businesses in Asia for FrieslandCampina and most notably in China.

 

Chooi Lee started her career joining the Unilever Management Trainee Program in 1989. Since then, she has held various senior Managerial positions within the FMCG industry. She joined Dutch Lady Malaysia (aka FrieslandCampina Malaysia) in 2003 as a Commercial Director till March 2008, and where she was then appointed as the General Manager for FrieslandCampina Hong Kong. She was promoted in 2011 to Managing Director, FrieslandCampina China and in 2015, she was appointed as the Managing Director for Dutch Lady Malaysia & Singapore breaking all boundaries to become the first woman to hold this top position. From 2018, Chooi Lee will take on a different role as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Board of Director for Dutch Lady Malaysia.

 

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. Prior to iflix, Emmanuel was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Walt Disney International, where he oversaw IT operations across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Over his career spanning 15 years at the Walt Disney Company, Emmanuel served as Vice President of IT Strategy Planning and Operations, Director of Technology and International Projects and Senior Manager of Technology. During this time, Emmanuel led the re-architecture of the company’s infrastructure and implemented a streamlined IT organization focused towards service delivery and operations excellence.

JOACHIM RAJARAM

CHIEF CORPORATE AFFAIRS OFFICER, DIGI MALAYSIA

 

Joachim was formerly Growth and Partnerships Lead at Digi’s venture building arm, Digi-X, where he drove business development, and partner and stakeholder engagement for the company’s FinTech, IoT, and eCommerce offerings. He has been with Telenor for close to 10 years, and has held various senior roles in this period including VP – Head of Corporate Communications in Telenor Myanmar, and Head of Communications and Sustainability at Digi. Joachim has two decades of experience in corporate communications, sustainability planning and governance, public affairs, and business environment management. 

Joachim holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 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
Executive Director and Group Representative, ANZ Banking Group Limited

 

Tracy is the Country Group Representative of the Australia and New Zealand (“ANZ”) Banking Group Limited in Malaysia. Prior to ANZ, she was Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Tracy has been in the banking industry for almost 30 years and has served in various senior positions which include Chief Executive of Bank of America Malaysia Berhad, Deputy Chief Executive of Danajamin Nasional Berhad, Chief Commercial Officer of Aseambankers Malaysia Berhad and Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Banking, Maybank Group.

 

Tracy has a career-long interest in mentoring and developing colleagues to realise their potential, with a particular interest in helping female colleagues to develop their confidence and profile to match their capabilities. As a mother of three children, she finds her balance in career, community work and family life. Together with her husband, they are facilitators for the Catholic Marriage Preparation Course. In her spare time, Tracy likes travelling, yoga and watching movies.