FPLC Federation Of Public Listed Companies Bhd

Harnessing Board Energy and Diversity

25 August 2014 (Monday) Prince Hotel & Residence

As barriers and borders come crashing down in the age of globalisation, attracting investment fl ows has become more challenging. Different markets and jurisdictions have to up their game and become more competitive and attractive in order to draw and retain investors. Financial transparency, just and fair legislation and enforcement, commitment to ethics and sustainability, and quality human capital are just some of the elements that differentiate leading markets from laggards on investors’ radar screens. SPEAKERS Since corporate boards are at the apex of business management Johan Idris and oversight structures, it stands to reason that board quality President is fundamental to inspiring investor confi dence, maximising Malaysian Institute of Accountants business performance and minimising risks. Judicious board composition is integral to board quality; corporations should prioritise the creation of a balanced and diverse board where Johan Mahmood Merican a deep and broad range of skillsets and experiences can add Chief Executive Offi cer Talent Corporation Bhd optimum value to corporate strategy and oversight.

Here in Malaysia, board composition remains a work in progress. Nor Azimah Abdul Aziz Credible research has shown that enhancing diversity and Director, Corporate Development & professionalism can elevate board quality and organisational Policy Division Companies Commission of Malaysia performance. For Malaysian boards to mature, we need to capitalise on gender diversity by appointing more qualifi ed Philip Koh Tong Ngee women of merit as directors and eradicating the barriers to their Senior Partner entry and retention. There is also an urgent need to enhance Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh the fi nancial literacy, professionalism and governance of boards by appointing professional accountants and auditors who are on Professor Dr. G. Suresh Kumar top of the latest fi nancial and taxation developments and uphold Co-founder & Senior Consultant stringent codes of ethics through membership in chartered S.P.E.A.A.R.S International (M) Sdn Bhd professional bodies.

The high-level Corporate Board Leadership Symposium 2014 Rita Benoy Bushon Chief Executive Offi cer is designed to generate vigorous debate and effective ideas on Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG) how to build capacity and quality among Malaysian-domiciled boards. Beyond that, the Symposium aims to encourage corporations to identify untapped and diverse sources of talent Roshan Thiran whose energies and resources can be leveraged to enhance Chief Executive Offi cer corporate boards and steer organisations to greater heights. Leaderonomics

Sridharan Nair Managing Partner OBJECTIVES PwC Malaysia

• To enhance leadership at the board level. Vijayam Nadarajah • To encourage capable and eligible members / individuals to Specialist (Corporate Programme), Accreditation Finance Accreditation Agency join corporate boards. • To prepare potential candidates with the requisite qualifi cations and acumen to be confi dent and effective board Vikram Cardozo Senior HR Director members. GE ASEAN (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND Y.Bhg. Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan Vice President • Corporate Board Members Malaysian Institute of Accountants & President • Senior Management ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee • Senior Members of MIA in Public Practice • Business Owners Special Guest • Those interested in joining corporate boards & potential board Jonathan Allen Yabut members Winner of Apprentice SYMPOSIUM OUTLINE

8:00am Registration & Welcome Refreshments 2:00pm Building Board Capacity and Capabilities through Diversity 9:00am Welcome Address by Quality human capital is fundamental to building Johan Idris competent and internationally competitive boards. Research shows that gender diversity 9:10am Keynote Address by can enhance board competency and risk (Invited) YBhg. Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh management capabilities, while MSWG’s women on board statistics survey report for 8.6% 9:40am Tea break of corporate boards; a correlation between improved fi nancial performance and greater 10:10am Has Corporate Governance Gone Too Far?: numbers of women on boards. Dilemmas in Decision Making for Corporate Boards Boards also need to acquire deeper and broader fi nancial expertise to comply with The legal landscape of corporate governance increasingly stringent accounting and taxation is continually evolving. The introduction of new regulations, which in turn could open up regulations, legislations and codes of practice lucrative new opportunities for accounting coupled multiple regulatory regimes within a and fi nance professionals. To match demand, dynamic and competitive business environment Malaysia urgently needs to develop a larger and global markets mean that corporate boards pool of accounting professionals capable of face escalating compliance pressures and risks. serving on boards. In this high-level session, senior regulators This session aims to assess the value of adding and corporate thought leaders will share their gender and professional diversity to boards. insights into the latest domestic compliance Ultimately, can diversity elevate and transform requirements to assist board members in board performance, thus giving Malaysian thinking through their governance duties in line business and capital markets an edge at the with current requirements and best practices. global level? How should boards proactively behave in order to minimise compliance risk and maximise Panellists: performance? Johan Mahmood Merican Rita Benoy Bushon Panellists: Vikram Cardozo Nor Azimah Abdul Aziz Sridharan Nair Selvarany Rasiah (Invited) Tengku Nurul Azian (Invited) Philip Koh Tong Ngee Moderator: Moderator: Y.Bhg. Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan

Vijayam Nadarajah 3:30pm Best Practices for Board: 11:30am Empowering 4th Wave L.E.A.D.E.R. Strategic Human Capital Could harnessing the power of the mind be the In today’s increasingly competitive environment, key factor to leadership and board success? human capital development should not be Regardless of their circumstances, successful delegated as a HR responsibilty alone, or leaders create a compelling picture of their only championed by organisations who see desired future and outcomes, and use mental human capital as a key business function. For tools like visualisation and positive thinking Malaysian boards to mature, strategic human to actualise their vision. In this mind-blowing capital must be acknowledged as a key priority session, discover how you can unleash the driven by the industry as a whole. strengths of your beliefs and convictions to resolve confl ict, drive win-win relationships and This session stresses the importance of current create a better future. If you can believe in it, corporate boards and senior leaders in setting you can do it. the direction of the industry’s strategic human capital, in order to build leaders for today and

Professor Dr. G. Suresh Kumar tomorrow. 12:30pm Networking lunch Roshan Thiran

1:15pm Luncheon session 4:30pm Networking Refreshments “From Grit to Great: Learnings from ” 5:00pm End of Symposium Jonathan Allen Yabut Winner of Apprentice Asia All information are correct at the time of printing. Corporate Board Leadership Symposium 2014 REGISTRATION FORM Harnessing Board Energy and Diversity Please o the appropriate checkboxes.

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