International University Of Malaya-Wales
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Chief People Officer,
Farid Basir, 51, joined MBSB Bank as the new Chief People Officer on April 19, 2021.
With experience in Human Resources (HR) disciplines spanning over two decades, Farid brings along a wealth of professional insights to MBSB, having had career exposures abroad and across industries, ranging from telecommunications, insurance to fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and banking.
Upon graduation in 1994, he started off his career with Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), specializing in HR restructuring, training, succession planning, total rewards, organizational development and policies & procedures.
He then moved to focus on performance and rewards management at the country’s then-largest national insurer, Malaysia National Insurance Bhd (MNI).
Ten years on, Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate Nestle took him on board in 2004, where he assumed various HR roles in Malaysia, Switzerland, The Philippines and South Africa.
Upon his return under TalentCorp’s Returning Expert Programme (REP), Farid was appointed as the Chief Human Capital Officer at Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd in 2016. Thereafter, he returned to TM to assume a similar post until December 2020.
Being a proponent of continuous professional education, Farid has added several business and leadership programmes into his curriculum vitae – with certifications from Cambridge Judge Business School; Said Business School at the University of Oxford; Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires, or popularly known as INSEAD; and the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.
He took centre stage internationally when he was awarded the “Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance 2017” at the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) 2017, held in Kazakhstan; and the “CHRO of the Year” at the World HRD Congress 2018 in India.
A strong advocate of leadership excellence initiatives for the younger generation of workforce, Farid is presently the Vice- President of Malaysian Employer Federation (MEF).
Talent Curator, Organization Advisor & Mentor
Aishah’s journey in HR started more than 20 years ago in Performance Management. She is a strategic and resourceful problem solver with working experience in diverse industries – consulting, financial services (conventional and Islamic), IT, oil & gas, and facilities management. Aishah is a proponent of systems thinking, change management and human dynamics – connecting the dots between people, purpose and technology. With a postgraduate background in engineering, she is a firm proponent of data and technology as the enabler for agility and productivity. She led and achieved business results via business-centric people programs in public listed companies and GLC sectors. Her expertise is also sought by Boards and C Suites for Talent Assessment and Selection. She volunteers as a program curator and mentor in several programs for emerging women leaders.
Areas of Expertise
We’ll try again and we’ll fail again because that’s what progress looks like. Progress looks like a bunch of failures and you’re going to have feelings about that because it’s sad, but you cannot fall apart. And then one day, we will succeed.
Don’t let anything or anyone hold you back from embarking on new experiences or taking on new challenges! Life is too short to live with regrets, live it how you want to!
Hi everyone, my name is Melissa Michael but you can call me Mel. I am 23 and currently in my first year of biotechnology. I am an adventurous person, love to explore new things, and am very easy going and warm-hearted. With that, I am ready to lend my ears, and help out if you have any issues regarding the university or peers. So do not hesitate to just contact me through my social media platform or you can contact me personally. Very much excited to serve as a team in the next Student Council. Hoping to know each and every one of you.
Just because someone stumbles and loses their path doesn’t mean they’re lost forever
Hi, everyone! My name is Shamyl and I am here to make sure this university achieves greater heights and brings back the passion of students and faculty members. I will also ensure everyone feels connected within the university! Contact me @shamylazran on Instagram for any enquiries!
Hello, everyone! My name is Zharif and I will be your IBS representative! I am currently in my third year of Marketing. I plan on building a bridge between students of FOB and the faculty members to ensure we build a communicative environment. If you need any assistance or just friend to listen, contact me on Instagram (@tgzharif)! Stay safe!
Hi eveyone :)) My name is Lakshana but I go by Aksha. I am doing Foundation in Arts here at IUMW. I’ve always been told that I’m a good listener. So if you ever need to rant about anything at all, I am right here. You can reach me through my social media and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, don’t worry whatever you spill stays between us. I can’t wait to work with the new student council team.
Good day to everyone, Tariq Haiqal here and I am currently in my final year studying for Real Estate Management and Auction. During the COVID-19 pandemic over the last couple of years, I noticed a more silent community of students. As a result, I believe that I have a strong sense of calling to join the Student Council in my final year to ensure I gain more experiences and leave this university better off, and with a lot of happy memories with new and old friends.
“Hello Everyone! This is Naveen. I am 21 this year and a final year student in Biotechnology. I believe that enhancing IUMW’s student experience is important as it provides students with good memories that they can reminisce over upon graduation. Based on the length of my introduction, you can see that I’m efficient and equipped for the job.
Salutations, my name is Ganeshram and I am your Event Officer. I’m looking forward to working with my other members to come up with some amazing and interesting events which I am sure you will all enjoy!
Greetings, everyone! This is Tiffany Priscilla Robert. I’m currently pursuing my second year in the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology. I look forward to organizing and managing both physical and virtual events to fulfil students’ university life experience although it’s virtual at the moment. I can’t wait to engage with more students to create a better learning environment! Do feel free to contact me in case of any concerns, I’d do my best to assist.
“Hello there, my name is Pattrena! I am a simple person but I am also someone who is determined when it comes to my work. Together each of us can spread positivity and help one another. If you ever need anything, just text me and I’ll be there!
PS: You can just call me Patt 🙂 ”
Hello everyone! My name is Faris, I am 21 and currently in my final year, pursuing Accounting. With the past 3 years of experience as an IUMW student along with the passion that I have, I would love to offer my services to the IUMW student community. Since the pandemic began last year, I know we’re all feeling kind of lost and felt as if our student life was getting robbed. With this role, I aim, and look forward to making the students feel like students again, and that includes me!
I have been a student in Computer Science for over 2 years now, and have come to understand the struggles, requirements and expectations of each student, whether they are academic, personal, or related to one’s future. Therefore I want the university experience of each student to be one that materializes expectations, enhances potential, and instils credible academic merit. To this extent, I want to use my platform to magnify each students’ concerns, however small they may be; to work towards a collaborative development of both the student body and the university.
Assurance Leader, PwC Malaysia
Ching Chuan is the Assurance Leader for PwC Malaysia and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s overall Assurance strategy and driving its initiatives.Prior to this, he was PwC Malaysia’s Financial Services Leader. He has over 25 years of audit and business advisory experience, covering a wide range of clients from banks to other industry groups. In recent years, Ching Chuan has been responsible for multiple banking audits and various IFRS and regulatory compliance engagements.In his role as Assurance Leader, he is responsible for driving a sustainable Assurance practice with strong markets and client focus while upholding the quality agenda.
Ching Chuan graduated from the University of Malaya and he is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He has also been involved in various Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) and MIA sub-committees.
I was one of the students who had the opportunity to study one semester for free in the UK. It was an amazing experience in UWTSD, Carmarthen. I love it there! The lectures in UWTSD were very different from what I experienced in Malaysia; in terms of their teaching styles and teaching environment, it really broadened up my mind. I would advise any of you to grab the chance if you have.
1. Papers shall not exceed 10,000 words in length/not more than 6 pages including abstract, figures, references and appendices. The Manuscripts should be as concise as the subject and research method permits.
2. Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman font with font size 12, single-spaced with an abstract of 200-300 words, and five keywords. The abstract should be placed on a separate page immediately preceding the text.
3. Before submitting your manuscripts please ensure that it has been carefully read for typographical and grammatical errors. If English is not your first language, please have your paper proof-read by an English-speaking person. Papers will be returned if the standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication.
4. Papers should be submitted as a .doc attachment by email to the conference manager. The email address is given on the conference call for papers and is also on the style guidelines sent to authors by email.
5. Authors must STRICTLY follow the templates provided. We suggest that authors copy and paste the content into the given templates. Papers should not contain any header or footer.
6. Papers must not be sent in PDF format and should not be zipped.
7. Put the title of the paper in bold, left-aligned, at the top of the first page only.
8. You can include bulleted or numbered lists.
9. Figures and tables should be placed as close to their reference point in the text as possible. All figures and tables must have titles and must be referenced from within the text. Images must be inserted as picture files (.gif, .jpg, .bmp, .pct, .png, .psd). You may be asked to supply the pictures as separate files.
10. All manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed. To promote anonymous review, authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their writing. Single authors should not use the pronoun “we.” Referencing should follow the APA style (http://www.apastyle.org).
11. Please indicate the corresponding author.
All papers for IUMW International Academic Conference 2021 should be following the proper subject area stated at the conference’s Call For Paper (https://iumw.edu.my/call_for_papers/). The Full Paper Submission Deadline is 31 May 2021. The submitting author(s) will be notified of the acceptance decision before 18 June 2021. All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process organized by the Review Committee consisting of a panel of leading scholars. Please ensure your submission meets the conference’s guidelines for accepting scholarly papers.
1. All submitted manuscripts should report original, unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Submission of a manuscript implies that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
2. The official language is English in both writing and presentation. If English is not your mother language, check your draft by using a professional editor and/or with a spelling and grammar matching application before submitting your manuscript. If your document is hard to read, the conference committee will decline it before sending it to the reviewer.
3. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all other co-authors and takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review.
4. The review team engages in review on a first-come-first-served basis. The team chair notifies authors of the review results soon after the completion of each review. This allows authors enough time to polish their papers. Authors who received a “Conditionally Accepted” or “Awaiting Decision” notification are requested to resubmit their revised (final) manuscripts before a specified date (the tentative deadline is 2nd August 2021).
5. At least one of the authors must register (pay the participation fee) for the conference before 2nd August 2021, to attend and present their papers.
6. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for Compensation.
Articles submitted to the conference should report original and previously unpublished findings. Following the ethical conduct is very critical in the academic world. Hence, any act of plagiarism cannot be tolerated. If an author is found to commit an act of plagiarism, the submission will be automatically dismissed.
Should you have any questions about the submission, please contact the organizing committee via [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
I decided to study at IUMW so I could experience the university collaboration between the University of Malaya (UM) and the University of Wales (UW). I wanted to enjoy the shared resources from both UM & UW and study abroad for 1 semester without additional fees.
My bachelor’s degree was a challenging experience, but luckily I had great lecturers who were always willing to help and support me whenever I faced any difficulties. In IUMW, lecturers don’t just teach, they share so much more. I learned about the trends of technology, what the markets are demanding, and learned about language. They also arrange workshops, talks, and events for us to attend to gain the exposure we need to industry.
My experience throughout the journey of my bachelor’s degree is very precious to me!
I decided to study at IUMW because of its firm establishment, being under one of the country’s top universities, University of Malaya, and the University of Wales. I was particularly interested in the dual awards programme with Wales. I believe it has increased my credibility when applying for jobs.
Studying in IUMW definitely gave my confidence a boost, especially in communication and public speaking, and particularly through implementing the flipped classroom method. My experience shaped me into becoming more open-minded and accepting of others’ opinions. Communication and interpersonal skills are both needed in my career, and IUMW helped me a lot with that.
I wanted to study accounting, so I found the ACCA accreditation of the programme at IUMW an attractive prospect and made it easier for me to achieve my ambition. I also loved that IUMW was located right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur!
I got the chance to spend one semester in the UK and experience student life there. This experience helped me to become independent. I was also fascinated by cultural differences, and experienced so many new things!.
IUMW organised a career fair that helped me to perform my very first job interview. It gave me the opportunity to secure a job in an international company to pursue my dreams! I’m very grateful for the internship part of the programme, as I was lucky to land my permanent job in that firm! I will always be thankful to IUMW.
I decided to pursue an education at IUMW because the course I wanted had interesting modules that would build my knowledge in the finance world, which I have managed to successfully venture into upon graduating! The accessibility to the University of Malaya’s library facilities also had its own unique attraction.
I believe my whole 3 years as an undergraduate at IUMW was an amazing experience and as in life, it was a roller coaster ride! A few things I could highlight during my studies was that my lecturers and peers were very helpful in helping me grow as a student. I also had many opportunities to kick start many initiatives when I was part of the Student Council! These experiences helped me grow my soft skills which are very important in order to be employed in a highly competitive job market.
I decided to study at IUMW because it was affordable, a good university environment and because the certificate is also awarded by IUMW’s partner university in the UK. IUMW also gives students the chance to do a semester in Wales!
IUMW is a place where students can grow because of the hands-on activities. I was given the opportunity to organise an event so instead of just learning theories, we were exposed to real assignments where we do things from start to finish, even engaging with the relevant industries taking part in the event.
Industrial Training is also part of the course which is brilliant. The hands-on experience was impactful and prepared me for the corporate world; I started off as an Intern, and kick-started my career in the same company! I love my job because I am doing something I majored in and all the knowledge I gained throughout university, I am able to apply in my career now.
This university is set apart with its unique class size that provides you the rare gift of personalised attention. This was the key to building excellent relationships among the brilliant minds of my lecturers and peers, contributing to my overall development hence the brilliant start to my career!
Most of the courses at IUMW require critical thinking and understanding, and the course also trains us to explain concepts in a cohesive way. I was able to explain creative concepts during job interviews, and that helped me land the job I’m working today, at PETRONAS!
I chose to study psychology at IUMW because of my passion to explore human behavior, and curiosity to discover why people think and behave the way they do. I have a strong interest in psychology, and love working with people! I learned so many important things at IUMW, but the three most important things I learned – surround yourself with good people, it will determine your end; to appreciate where I am on my journey – every season serves its purpose; and finally don’t always say yes to please others – learning when to say no meant I was able to better manage my time and focus on the things that were important to me.
My favourite moments are definitely during class because of my amazing classmates. I’m grateful to have been with them, and they are the main reason I completed my studies so successfully. They allowed me to be myself and I cherish every moment with them, we are a family and they will make great psychologists.
The teaching quality is fantastic; one of the first things I noticed is that the lecturers all have a deep understanding of their field, and they know how to present their knowledge to us, which is everything you can ask for! This course is a really worthwhile degree to do; the skills you will obtain by doing this course will be very attractive to potential employers.
One of the most important things I learned during my time at IUMW was to be a little cheeky! I do not have a sense of shame when it comes to any doubts I have – there is no point in hesitating to ask questions about things I don’t understand. As the Chinese saying goes, I will always “break the casserole to ask until the deepest part”. Thus, entering the lecturer’s office was more like a daily routine for me!
I have so many memorable moments from my time at IUMW. One of my favourites was participating in the volleyball competition for Sportacular Week. My teammates and I had the best time playing in the rain and I had not felt that good in ages. Aside from that, I cherish the moments where I’d be laughing with my classmates and lecturers in-between lessons. These memories will never be forgotten.
Lessons were fun and interesting as there were a lot of interactions. I loved having a smaller class size because I got more one on one attention from the professors and felt more comfortable speaking in front of others. Plus, everyone here is very helpful and friendly.
Although I started out wanting to do a PhD for career development, I now realise that my expertise and research findings on social media engagement can greatly contribute to community development. I have been part of the Malaysian broadcasting industry for 16 years and active for 20 years in the volunteerism sector. With the digital revolution, communication processes were changing rapidly and there were many challenges engaging with young people. I experienced this myself first- hand in my volunteer work and so it was only natural for me to explore this area of research, particularly social media.
Since my PhD at IUMW, I’ve started training programmes on communication towards sustainable community development. This is an under-served area of communication in both the government and private sector. I am also working on several proposals alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I would like to assist with policy-making in relation to media literacy among young people. Social media is a tool, and it should be used wisely and responsibly.
This programme is filled with fun activities that never leaves you bored. The university turned out to be one of my greatest and most enriching experiences in terms of learning, skill development and skill diversification.
I was truly blessed to have been given such a huge opportunity to start my career right after I finished my internship, which was just a few weeks after returning from my semester Wales. The programme at IUMW was impactful in that it prepared me for the real world – I am definitely practicing what I learned in there and in particular what I learned during my semester studying at UWTSD.
I’m now a graphic designer cum business strategist for the company where I interned. I love my job as it allows me to unleash my creativity every day and gain new knowledge from a variety of perspectives.
I will cherish every moment at IUMW, but one of my favourite times IUMW was when my classmates and I decided to hold a thrifting event (Conscious Clothing) in an effort to reduce fast fashion pollution for our Communication Campaign subject. It was a huge success and I love how everyone worked so well with each other!
I find studying at IUMW to be an enjoyable experience. The best part is the experienced and helpful lecturers from University Malaya and University of Wales, who provided so much help and support. They really helped me a lot! The classes were smaller and that made it easier for students to get to know each other.
I really wanted to study biotechnology as its an incredibly vast field that is rapidly evolving and offers me various career options and opportunities to explore new frontiers of science. My favorite moments from studying the programme at IUMW are the small accomplishments and the recognition I received for the work I did along the way – be it lecturers’ compliments, receiving the academic excellence award, or even handing in my thesis in the final year as the final sprint towards graduation.
University life taught me many things. It has taught me to be independent, to step out of my comfort zone, and the importance of supporting and complementing those around you in order to succeed! I am truly indebted to many people for my journey to becoming a graduate, especially my family and lecturers at IUMW for giving me the strength and ability to embark on this journey with perseverance!
Hello everyone! I’m Priscilia Sharathi (Pris) representative of Faculty of Arts & Science. I’m 19 and currently pursuing Bachelors in Computer Science, year 1. I’m sociable and love making new friends. I am always open to hear out your opinions/issues or problems faced in campus. You can count on me to assist you in any way I can. Looking forward to get to know each and every one of you.
Hi everyone, I’m Nisma! I’m 21 & currently in my 2nd year of Biotechnology. Love to help around, so if you need help settling in or someone to have a rant session with, don’t hesitate to contact me through social media platforms. I’ll try my best to assist you.
Hello! Jeffrey here, your faculty representative for the School of Psychology! I’m here with the intent of enhancing student engagement in IUMW so please come to me if you’d like to talk about current events, past events, possible events or anything in general that you’d like to see happen for us! I really hope we can enhance our academic experience and quality and this is best done together!
My goal is to make students of FCAM industry ready and create a community that encourages teamwork and togetherness. Also I will continue to make FCAM a vibrant and exciting faculty by encouraging engaging activities and events. At FCAM we are connected together. #commsquad #FCAMconnectedtogether
Hi everyone, I’m Liyana and Ii am your IBS Representative! I am currently in year 1, International Business. I plan to encourage volunteering and career-based activities for students to engage in! If you need a friend, have any ideas that are career-based or volunteering related, hit me up on Instagram @liyanaizyani_ and Ii will try my best to help you out! 😀
Hello everyone! My name is Taarini and I’m currently completing my foundation in science here at IUMW. I see myself as a relentless problem solver and I’m always up to a new challenge. If you ever need an ear to let out or express your feelings, I’m all yours, just know that I have your back when you need me. I’m excited to serve the new term of the student council, thank you and stay safe everyone!
Hello everyone! I’m Aliah Iman, your Student Welfare Officer for the 20/21 Student Council! I’m 20 years old and am currently taking my 2nd year of Bachelors in Psychology. I love being involved in social work that connects me with people and understanding their unique perspectives and experiences in life. I also do my best to gradually bettering myself through self-education. I’m thrilled to bring to all students an efficient platform that introduces improved and easier access to help in IUMW. My DMs are always open if you want to express anything or just for a friendly chat!
Hi everyone, I’m Thulasi Nadarajah your Sports Development Officer. I’m 20 and currently pursuing a Bachelor in Human Resources, year 1. I love baking and travelling. I am always open to hearing out your opinions or problems. Do buzz me if you need any help.
Hi everyone, Izrafil here! I am 23 this year and a final year student in Islamic Finance. Since I am the events officer of IUMW for 2020/2021, I already have some plans in mind which I hope to execute during my tenure here and hopefully will benefit all students in our university. Just ping me anytime if any of you would like to share your ideas for future events and we can work this out together. Cheers!
Hello peeps! I’m Aisha, International Student Officer, currently enrolled in Psychology and completing my second year. I am a people’s person and I like to share ideas with others to come up with creative and efficient results. I enjoy a bit of a challenge and always trying to implement new things. I like being there to assist with any matter and I’m an open person, so if anyone would like to have a chat with me I’m just a text message away. I’m always here to listen, not only to international students – this is open to all!!
Assalamualaikum and Hi! If you would like to plan to meet or have a conversation with me, just straight away ‘dm’/call me, “Hey Jiha!”. I would be more than happy to have a great conversation and get to know you. Having the opportunity to represent the IUMW students is not about the recognition, but the strong responsibility that comes along with it. Let’s together work as a team, to uplift and improve the wellbeing of the students throughout our university life. You raise the concerns, we acknowledge and address.
Hello! My name is Khairunnisa, your Executive Secretary and Public Relations representative, but you can call me Nisa. I am 21 this year and currently in Psychology 5th semester. With my past experience and passion, I believe I will be a great representative to help you with any issues you’re facing on campus. I am not only your representative but also your friend, so if you want someone to talk to or want to share any problem you’re facing with just hit me up on any of my social media, email or you can meet up with me in person! I will also be honest with you on any challenges our university faces and will do my best to communicate with you and keep you informed.
Hey fellow students. This is Irdina, your VP of the Student Council. I am humbled by this responsibility as I look forward to working with the exco, the university management and students to achieve common goals. Let’s change for the better! See you guys around.
Hello, This is Latifa. You may or may not have heard of the Student Council, I am its President and a part of a team that is very much dedicated to the bigger team; all of you. We are all here for you, feel free to come by and share anything – complaints, concerns, feedback, or suggestions with me. It will always be seriously regarded as I believe that You know, You tell me.
Upon official Deferment of the semester, student are entitled for fees transferable as follow :
NLP Certified Executive Coach
A game-changer, TEDx speaker, High-Performance NLP Certified Executive Coach, and among the top 100 most inspirational LinkedIn icons in Malaysia, Andreas is an award-winning marketing maverick, ex-CEO of many top tier media agencies in Asia, and the first non-Malaysian CEO of Star Media Group.
A catalyst for positive change, Andreas has transformed many businesses, MNCs, SMEs, start-ups, and many executives to define their purpose and achieve exponential growth & success. In his tenure, he has built & managed several media agencies for Publicis, Omnicom, WPP, and Havas, leading them to flagship positions in their respective markets.
Since 1997 in Asia, Andreas has successfully navigated companies through two recessions, a global monetary crisis, two global pandemics, and brings to the forefront extensive experience on critical business areas, such as:
People Development & Business Growth
New Business Acquisition & Client Retention
Transformation & Organisational Structure
Corporate Strategy & Brand Building
Marketing, Advertising & Media Strategy
Purpose Creation & Leadership Coaching
Vision & Mission Creation & Implementation
A High Honours Advertising graduate, Andreas has forged a life journey from Greece to New York, to Tokyo and Taiwan, until he made Malaysia his home in 2006. Over the years, he has served in numerous industry associations, several industry committees & boards, on many university boards, and on multiple award juries.
Vice President, Business Development, Dentsu Aegis Network
Neal Estavillo is the Vice President in charge of Business Development at Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN). Neil is responsible for positioning the group’s integrated Media offering, combining cultural insight and creative content together with data and analytics expertise to drive business growth. With a strong creative, media, and content background, he has over 2 decades of brand marketing and communications experience.
With over 25 years in the business, Neal Estavillo has expertise in company and culture leadership, marketing and communications, and business to business/ customer environments. He has proven success in securing big new businesses and developing strong client relationships, having overseen and led significant regional and local pitch wins including Celcom, Sunway Group, Coca-Cola, P&G, and Fonterra.
Director, Matrix Communications
Doris Lim is currently the Director of Matrix Communications. She is a member of the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia and holds a Master of Arts (Communication Management) from the University of South Australia.
As Director of Matrix Communications, she is responsible for managing diverse corporate communications & MARCOM tasks, and has worked with plantations, gloves, SMEs, and manufacturing industries; she has also managed high profile bank mergers (CIMB), insurance mergers (Aviva-Sun), and the UEM Group, among others.
Over four decades of career experience, Doris Lim has garnered a wealth of professional insights in public relations, brand management, corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, and has worked with notable companies including Unilever, GAB, Nestle, and the Sapura Group.
Doris is also a part-time academic, free time scriptwriter and content generator, leisure time social activist – tv producer, and dedicated Public Relations practitioner.
Chairman, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd
Nasir is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom, and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He also holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
His career started in 1979 as a Trainee Accountant with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). He went on to hold a number of different positions before being seconded to Malaysia Transformer Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, (a subsidiary of TNB) as the Financial Controller in January 1993. He was later made the Chief Executive in June 1994. In January 2000 he moved to SPK Berhad as its Chief Executive Officer. On 1 June 2001, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad, a position he held until his retirement on 1 June 2011.
Currently, he is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, CIMB Bank Berhad, and CIMB Bank PLC (Cambodia). He is also a Director of SIRIM Berhad, Prokhas Sdn Bhd, and a Trustee with Yayasan Canselor UNITEN.
His past board positions include among others, Chairman of Media Prima Berhad, Chairman of Sistem Television Malaysia Berhad, Independent Director of Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad, Pelaburan Mara Berhad, Bina Darulaman Berhad, MIMOS Berhad and member of the Board of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He was Chairman of the Association of Development Finance Institutions of Malaysia from April 2008 to May 2011, President of ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee from March 2009 to February 2011, President of Malaysian Institute of Accountants from August 2011 to July 2013 and currently a Council Member of ACCA (UK) since September 2013.
CEO, Minority Shareholders Watch Group
Devanesan Evanson is currently the CEO of the Minority Shareholders Watch Group (MSWG). He is a qualified Accountant (FCCA) who is also a Chartered Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and holds a law degree (LLB Hons) from the University of London. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (FIIAM).
He is an adjunct professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Devanesan also sits on the Board of AKPK (Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit) as an Independent Director and is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Devanesan is a Past-President of the ACCA Advisory Committee, Past-President of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia and a Past-Council Member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants.
He retired from Bursa Malaysia in 2010 after serving Bursa Malaysia for eighteen years. Having started his career at Bursa Malaysia as Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, he was also, at one time, the Chief Regulatory Officer and later, the Chief Market Operations Officer of Bursa Malaysia.
Managing Director & Clinical Psychologist, SOLS Health
Ellisha is a Clinical Psychologist at SOLS Health, a community-based behavioral health centre. Prior to her career in psychology, she pursued a career in corporate finance. As the current Managing Director of SOLS Health, she focuses on leading the organisation to provide sustainable and accessible behavioural health services especially to the marginalised and underserved population with a community development approach.
In her role as a clinical supervisor and honorary lecturer for the University of East Anglia UK, she focuses on developing and nurturing socially-responsible mental health practitioners in-training from Malaysian and international universities. As a clinician, she is predominantly trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Adlerian Psychology. Ellisha has worked with children and adolescents as well as the adult population on a myriad of psychological and developmental disorders, behavioural management, parenting skills, chronic pain, and trauma intervention.
Her prior research areas include studying mood and anxiety disorders amongst those with learning disorders and the gynecological cancer population, and currently focuses on the impact of community based behavioural health interventions. Ellisha is fluent in English and Malay and is an active member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) as a strong advocate of her profession, and served as the Honorary Treasurer from 2017-2019.
Sri Sempurna International School, KL
Dr Ng is currently the CEO of Sri Sempurna International School and a certified trainer of HRDF. He graduated with a PhD and MBA, and is a Fellow of ACCA and CIMA. He worked a total of 25 years in the IT industry, gaining his experience from both the ASEAN and European regions. He has served in various capacities as Finance Director, Regional Director, and Chief International Auditor.
Dr Ng is an active committee member of MIA-PAIB and the immediate past chairman of MIA-Digital Technology working group. He served a total of 15 years as a member of the ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee and member of the ACCA SME Committee. He is also the past Branch Committee Chairman of CIMA Malaysia.
Dr. Ng is passionate about fusing IT and accounting knowledge for data analysis and analytics for management reporting. The experiences he gained from the IT industry, combined with his accounting expertise and his skill at research has given him a unique competence as an accounting professional.
CEO, Bioeconomy Corporation
Mohd Khairul Fidzal Abdul Razak joined Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation) as the Chief Operating Officer on 1 April 2018 before he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer on 17 November 2020. He was previously the Vice President of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT).
Mohd Khairul Fidzal held a senior position in MiGHT Technology Nurturing and simultaneously headed the Malaysia–Korea Technology Centre and Knowledge Event Sdn Bhd.
It was during his tenure with MiGHT that he was seconded to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as the Private Secretary to the Minister, after which he became the Special Officer to the Science Advisor. Prior to MiGHT, he was with United Overseas Bank.
Mohd Khairul Fidzal holds a Bachelor of Economics from University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
CEO, International Compliance Association, Asia Pacific and Middle East
Helen is the CEO of the International Compliance Association (ICA), responsible for meeting the training, education and membership needs of the compliance community in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Having worked with ICA for over 13 years, Helen brings a great deal of experience and insight in terms of inspiring and educating the professionals of today and tomorrow.
Having started her working life with the Financial Times Helen has been working in and alongside the financial community for some 30 years. Helen finds working for the ICA incredibly rewarding as the focus and ambitions of the organisation are to make a difference to those they represent. Members and students are at the very heart of all that goes on in ICA.
Throughout her working life, Helen has learned and understands a great deal about the challenges and opportunities the global compliance community face. Everyone lives and works in constantly shifting and evolving times, sometimes exciting, sometimes daunting, and the importance of facing these times as a united community has never been more important. The purpose of ICA is to inspire, educate and engage the international compliance community to think more, perform better and conduct business the right way. Helen will bring the same passion and enthusiasm she has for ICA to IUMW.