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.
Puan Shareen Shariza Binti Dato’ Abdul Ghani
Chief Executive Officer, TalentCorp 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
Partner, Head of Southeast Asia, A.T. Kearney, Singapore
Dato’ CM Vignaesvaran Jeyandran
Chief Executive, Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Malaysia
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
Group Chief People Officer, CIMB Group Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Foundation
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.
Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid
Chairman, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute
President, ASEAN Business Club
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.