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CIMB ASEAN Research Institute in collaboration with ASEAN Business Club held a roundtable discussion on 24th November 2017, with the theme Closing the Talent and Skills Gap in ASEAN. Speakers included Puan Shareen Shariza Binti Dato’ Abdul Ghani, Chief Executive Officer, TalentCorp Malaysia; Mr. Chua Soon Ghee, Partner, Head of Southeast Asia, A.T. Kearney, Singapore; Dato’ CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran, Chief Executive, Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Malaysia; Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin, Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group and Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Foundation.

Discussion summary will be released soon.



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Puan Shareen Shariza

Puan Shareen Shariza Binti Dato’ Abdul Ghani

Chief Executive Officer, TalentCorp Malaysia

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Shareen Shariza Dato’ Abdul Ghani has over 20 years of experience in various industries including retail, capital markets, social and humanitarian sectors as well as in the corporate sustainability space. Before joining TalentCorp, she was the Director of Corporate Responsibility at Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), where she helped shape Khazanah’s Corporate Responsibility strategy and established initiatives such as PINTAR, Yayasan Sejahtera and GEMS Malaysia. Prior to that, Shareen was Chief Operations Officer at MERCY Malaysia, where she served in humanitarian missions to Darfur, Sri Lanka, Iran, Aceh, and remote areas throughout Malaysia.

Shareen has been part of TalentCorp since its early years, in her capacity as Khazanah’s representative on the board of directors of GEMS Malaysia, the TalentCorp subsidiary responsible for upskilling Malaysian graduates through the Graduate Employability Management Scheme (GEMS). She was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of TalentCorp on 1 June 2016.

Shareen was a former board member of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership and a recipient of the Pingat Darjah Paduka Mahkota Perak for her contributions towards humanitarian efforts. She holds a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership from Cambridge University and Master in Public Policy from University Malaya.

Mr. Chua Soon Ghee

Mr. Chua Soon Ghee

Partner, Head of Southeast Asia, A.T. Kearney, Singapore

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Soon Ghee is a Partner with A.T. Kearney in Singapore, and is the Head of the Southeast Asia unit. He has over 20 years of experience in both consulting and industry across Asia. He is the author of “Asian Mergers & Acquisitions: Riding the Wave” which touches on M&A and post-merger integration in the Asian context, “Lifting the Barriers to E-Commerce in ASEAN”, and “The ASEAN Digital Revolution” white papers. He is also a regular speaker on CNBC, BBC, ChannelnewsAsia, and many regional conferences on topics related to digital, transformation and global trends.

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Dato’ CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran

Chief Executive, Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Malaysia

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As Chief Executive of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Dato’ Vicks (as he is fondly known) is one of Malaysia’s most vocal advocates of human capital development, catalysing the up-skilling, re-skilling & multi-skilling of the local workforce and ensuring relevance to industry.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies, Administration & Management – Marketing (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), ASEAN CEO Leadership Programme (Oxford University, UK), ASEAN CEO Programme (Cranfield University, UK); Professional Certification of Human Resource Management (Cambridge University, UK); Professional Certification on Big Data Analytics (Harvard University, USA).

Dato’ Vicks also sits on the Boards of HRDF, the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the ICLIF Leadership Energy Awards 2017 (Advisory Council) and is the President Elect for the International Federation of Training and Development (IFTDO).

Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin

Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin

Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group
Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Foundation

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Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin has 30 years’ experience in HR in the financial industry, of which 27 were with CIMB. She provides overall strategic leadership for HR across ASEAN to develop an agile, high-performing regional workforce.

She has led HR’s transformation from an administrative function into a key business enabler, contributing to CIMB’s rapid growth into the leading ASEAN financial institution that it is today. She strategised the resource integration in successful mergers and acquisitions over the years, within Malaysia and across ASEAN and APAC regions. She has also implemented strategic HR programmes that have earned peer and industry recognition through numerous awards.

She continuously strengthens workplace culture and compliance through employee engagement, and has developed workplace wellness policies and programmes towards sustaining a productive and inspiring work environment.

On top of that, she also spearheads CSR in community development, sports and education initiatives with diversity and inclusion as the guiding principles, to deliver sustainable benefits for the communities in the region. She is passionate about championing thought leadership through industry talks and publications on issues around women empowerment, and education/development for youths and graduates. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Maxis Berhad and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wolverhampton, UK.


Chair

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Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid

Chairman, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute
President, ASEAN Business Club

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Tan Sri Dr. Munir is currently Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute, of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, of the Financial Services Professional Board, of ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Malaysia, as well as President of the ASEAN Business Club. He also sits on the board of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and on the Financial Services Talent Council of Bank Negara Malaysia.

He has an extensive experience and is well known in the Malaysian corporate world. He had been the Group Editor of the New Straits Times, first executive chairman of CIMB and founding chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission. After stepping down from the Securities Commission, he became Independent Non-Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Chairman of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad and Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. He was Founder President of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club, established in 2003 and is a member of the Court of Fellows of the Malaysian Institute of Management.

Tan Sri Dr. Munir obtained a B.Sc (Econ) and Ph.D in International Relations from the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE) in 1971 and 1978. He is an Honorary Fellow of LSE and continues the long association with his alma mater as Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy. Tan Sri Dr. Munir is an associate of Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) at LSE.


 

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