Business Ethics Conference 2017


Confirmed Speakers

  • PANELLIST
    Mahendra Gursahani
    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
    Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
    Mahendra Gursahani
    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
    Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad


    Mahendra Gursahani is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad (SCBMB) and was appointed to the Board on 17 February 2015. As the Managing Director and CEO, Mahendra is responsible for the implementation of Standard Chartered’s business strategies and overall Corporate Governance for SCBMB and also for the Group’s operations in Malaysia.

    Prior to this appointment, Mahendra was the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Retail Clients, Standard Chartered Bank Philippines.

    Mahendra’s career with Standard Chartered Bank began over 20 years ago and has varied across its businesses in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and Americas. Mahendra’s experience spans Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Credit Risk Management, Asset Management, Audit, Risk and a variety of roles in Finance.

    Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, he served with the American Express Bank in Mumbai, India. Mahendra started his career with Arthur Andersen in London. An Australian national, Mahendra is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified in London with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
    Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board; and
    Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
    Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
    Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board; and
    Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad


    Tan Sri Dr. Munir returned from his studies and work experience in the UK as a university tutor and research analyst in the City of London at the end of 1978, and started work in Malaysia as leader writer for the New Straits Times. He progressed to the position of Group Editor before leaving in 1986 to become Chief Executive Officer of a small merchant bank Pertanian Baring Sanwa, whose name he changed to Commerce International Merchant Bankers (CIMB), which was then transformed into one of Malaysia’s leading merchant banks.

    In 1993, he was invited by the Government of Malaysia to establish the Securities Commission, where he served as founding Executive Chairman for two terms until 1999. He was instrumental in shaping the legal and regulatory framework of the capital markets in Malaysia, particularly in establishing disclosure-based regulation. He was also responsible for drafting the country’s first code of corporate governance in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98. He was the Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions during his term at Malaysia’s Securities Commission. After leaving 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. He is currently Chairman respectively of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, of CIMB Asean Research Institute and of the 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 writes a fortnightly column, in the Saturday BizStar section of The Star newspaper.

    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.
  • Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour
    Deputy Governor
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour
    Deputy Governor
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour is the Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia and is responsible for the financial sector regulation and development including payment systems as well as the international reserve management and money market operations and foreign exchange administration.

    He is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Management Committee, Financial Stability Executive Committee, the Reserve Management Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Bank.

    Prior to his appointment as Deputy Governor, he was the Assistant Governor for the Bank’s Monetary and Economics Sector, which also includes the international relations and statistical services functions of the Bank. He was on a two-year secondment as the Alternate Executive Director for Malaysia on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, in Washington DC between 2012-2014.

    He started his career in the Bank Regulation Department of Bank Negara Malaysia and during his career in the Bank that spans over 20 years, he has been involved in key areas of central banking, including policy formulation in financial sector development, financial surveillance and prudential policies for the banking and insurance sector.

    Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour has an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Malaya.
  • MODERATOR
    Datuk Shireen Muhiudeen
    Founder and Principal Fund Manager
    Corston-Smith Asset Management
    Datuk Shireen Muhiudeen
    Founder and Principal Fund Manager
    Corston-Smith Asset Management


    Datuk Shireen founded Corston-Smith Asset Management, which incorporates an ESG overlay in their value driven investment process. Prior to Corston-Smith, Datuk Shireen was the CEO of AIG Investment Corporation (Malaysia), with over 28 years of experience in managing funds. She authors the popular monthly column “Governance Matters”, which is published in the largest English Malaysian daily. She was an Independent Director and chaired the Governance Committee of a public listed company from 2011 to 2015, is a member of the International Advisory Panel for Labuan IBFC and was a director of a foreign bank from December 2013 to February 2016. As of end June 2016, she is a member of the Risk Management Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee and board member of a local bank. Datuk Shireen was named one of the 25 most influential women in Asia Pacific for Asset Management by Asian Investor in June 2011 and listed as one of the 50 Asia’s Power Businesswomen 2014 by Forbes Asia in March 2014.
  • MODERATOR
    Richard Thomas, OBE FCSI
    Institutional, Governmental and Multilateral Relationships Gatehouse Bank, United Kingdom
    Richard Thomas, OBE FCSI
    Institutional, Governmental and Multilateral Relationships Gatehouse Bank, United Kingdom


    Managing Director, Sustainable Economy Ltd

    Previously Chairman and CEO of Gatehouse Bank plc, a Shariah-compliant investment bank based in the City of London from the Financial Services Authority in April 2008. The Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Richard now looks after Governmental, Institutional and Multilateral Relationships, at the Bank.

    Richard has recently established “Sustainable Economy Ltd”, to bring together radial and radius threads in the sustainable economic “web” including professionalism, integrity, efficiency, social impact, social infrastructure development projects, responsible communication and education.

    In a career spanning more than 35 years in Merchant and Investment Banking in the City of London, the last 30 years have been entirely in "Islamic Financial Services” and dedicated to establishing the Islamic economic model as viable in the heart of the City of London and in an international context recently spent 4 years in Malaysia with Gatehouse Bank plc. Richard has held senior management and Board executive and non-executive positions in regulated financial services firms in the City of London since the 1980’s and authorised under successive regulatory regimes in various capacities. Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), a member of INCIEF Governing Council and also a British Expertise Advisory Council Member.

    In 2010, Richard received his Order of the British Empire, an honour bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition for civic excellence and his contribution to the UK Islamic Financial Services industry. In 2017 Richard was accorded the Freedom of the City of London.

Introduction

The recent financial crisis and scandals in the West have shaken public trust and confidence in regulators and financial institutions. The financial services industry witnessed new regulatory developments to address the root cause of the crisis as well as to help regain the public’s trust in the industry. Non-statutory initiatives have also been introduced to promote higher standards of behaviour for organisations and individuals in the industry.

This highlights the importance of having in place a strong culture of professionalism anchored on a set of core ethical principles, particularly given the industry’s greater interconnectivity of markets. Adherence to a high standard of professionalism and ethics will not only enhance the overall reputation and public trust in the financial services industry but also contribute towards a more resilient and sustainable industry, and help contain any vulnerability to cross border contagion.

The conference will focus on the awareness and importance of ethical conduct and professionalism across the financial services industry, and its role in sustaining customers’ confidence and trust in the industry. By drawing lessons from advanced jurisdictions and emerging markets alike, the conference will provide an environment that supports greater dialogue amongst financial institutions and stakeholders of the financial services industry on this important issue.

Monday, 24 April 2017
8:00AM Registration and refreshments
9:00AM Opening speech

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board; and Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
9:10AM Special Address

Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour
Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
9:30AM Earning the trust: survey findings

Kee Gek Choo
General Manager, Market Research, Asian Institute of Finance
9:50AM A question of ethics: just how ethical are you?

A highly practical, lively and interactive session which provides an overview of why integrity is crucial in business. Participants will be asked to consider, debate and then vote on options arising from real life case study.

Simon Culhane
Chartered Fellow and Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, United Kingdom
10.40AM Refreshments
Implementing ethics and conduct as an organisation culture:
challenges and key success factors

This session aims to explore measures in bringing professionalism in the financial services industry to its next level by adopting and implementing professional standards locally as well as across borders. This stresses the need for having in place effective implementation systems that integrate the standards with an organisation’s business operations and processes, but also the internalisation of the value and spirit of standards in the overall culture of the organisation.
Keynote 1
11.00AM Building and promoting an ethical and professional culture: making a difference

Professor Thomas Donaldson
Mark O. Winkelman Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Plenary Session 1
12:00PM Embedding ethics into your culture: challenges and critical success factors

Panellists:

  • Keith Stoddart, Managing Director, Senior Advisor of Compliance and Operational Risk Control,         UBS, Hong Kong
  • Bill Howarth, President, International Compliance Association; and Group Managing Director (Risk and Compliance), Wilmington plc, United Kingdom
  • Clare Payne, Consulting Fellow, Ethics in Banking and Finance, The Ethics Centre; and Board Member, The Banking and Finance Oath, Australia

Moderator: Datuk Shireen Muhiudeen, Founder, Managing Director and Principal Fund Manager,
Corston-Smith Asset Management, Malaysia

12:45PM Lunch
Professionalism and ethics:
changing the culture in financial institutions

The session aims to discuss the importance of professionalism and ethics in financial institutions to promote sustainability and stability of the industry. This hinges on the values portrayed and adopted by the younger generation, particularly in light of new developments and challenges such as the change in customers’ behaviour and their growing demand, disruptive technologies, tighter regulatory oversight and increased competition.
Plenary Session 2
2:00PM The current and future role of ethics in the financial services industry

Panellists:
  • Antony Lee, Chief Executive Officer, AIG Malaysia; and Chairman, General Insurance Association of Malaysia
  • Nora Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank Group, Malaysia
  • Dr. Tony Tan, Head, Global Society Advocacy Engagement, CFA Institute, Hong Kong

Moderator: Richard Thomas, OBE, Institutional, Governmental and Multilateral Relationships, Gatehouse Bank, United Kingdom

Keynote 2
2:45PM Contribution of the financial sector to the national economy and the importance of the industry’s reputation

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Group Chairman, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Malaysia 
3:30PM Refreshments
Improving professionalism and ethical conduct

This session aims to analyse regulations and initiatives introduced to improve professionalism and ethical conduct in various jurisdictions affected by the financial crisis, with a focus on the future performance and growth of the financial services industry.
Plenary Session 3
3:45PM Preventive medicine: are new initiatives to improve professionalism and ethics enough to prevent another financial crisis?

Confirmed Panellists:

  • Dato' Yusli bin Mohamed Yusoff, President, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance
  • Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • Simon Culhane, Chartered Fellow and Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, United Kingdom
  • Dato’ Mohammad Faiz Azmi, Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia

Moderator: Rajeev Peshawaria, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Iclif Leadership & Governance Centre, Malaysia

4:45PM Closing remarks

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board; and Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
5:00PM
End of conference

Note: Agenda is subject to change
OPENING AND CLOSING REMARKS
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
    Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board; and
    Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
    Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
    Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board; and
    Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad


    Tan Sri Dr. Munir returned from his studies and work experience in the UK as a university tutor and research analyst in the City of London at the end of 1978, and started work in Malaysia as leader writer for the New Straits Times. He progressed to the position of Group Editor before leaving in 1986 to become Chief Executive Officer of a small merchant bank Pertanian Baring Sanwa, whose name he changed to Commerce International Merchant Bankers (CIMB), which was then transformed into one of Malaysia’s leading merchant banks.

    In 1993, he was invited by the Government of Malaysia to establish the Securities Commission, where he served as founding Executive Chairman for two terms until 1999. He was instrumental in shaping the legal and regulatory framework of the capital markets in Malaysia, particularly in establishing disclosure-based regulation. He was also responsible for drafting the country’s first code of corporate governance in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98. He was the Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions during his term at Malaysia’s Securities Commission. After leaving 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. He is currently Chairman respectively of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, of CIMB Asean Research Institute and of the 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 writes a fortnightly column, in the Saturday BizStar section of The Star newspaper.

    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.

SPECIAL ADDRESS
  • Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour
    Deputy Governor
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour
    Deputy Governor
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour is the Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia and is responsible for the financial sector regulation and development including payment systems as well as the international reserve management and money market operations and foreign exchange administration.

    He is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Management Committee, Financial Stability Executive Committee, the Reserve Management Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Bank.

    Prior to his appointment as Deputy Governor, he was the Assistant Governor for the Bank’s Monetary and Economics Sector, which also includes the international relations and statistical services functions of the Bank. He was on a two-year secondment as the Alternate Executive Director for Malaysia on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, in Washington DC between 2012-2014.

    He started his career in the Bank Regulation Department of Bank Negara Malaysia and during his career in the Bank that spans over 20 years, he has been involved in key areas of central banking, including policy formulation in financial sector development, financial surveillance and prudential policies for the banking and insurance sector.

    Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour has an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Malaya.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
  • Professor Thomas Donaldson
    Mark O. Winkelman
    Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics,
    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Professor Thomas Donaldson
    Mark O. Winkelman
    Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics,
    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA


    He has written broadly in the area of business ethics, corporate governance, and leadership.  His books include: Ties that Bind: A Social Contract Approach to Business Ethics (Harvard University Business School Press), with T. Dunfee, and Ethics in International Business (Oxford University Press). His articles have appeared in publications such as the Academy of Management Review; Harvard Business Review; Ethics; and Economics and Philosophy.

    He was Chairman of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management and a founding member and past president of the Society for Business Ethics.  He has consulted and lectured at many organizations, including the Business Roundtable, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, Walt Disney, the United Nations, Microsoft, The Tata Group, AT&T, JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Shell, IBM, the IMF and the World Bank.

  • TAN SRI ABDUL WAHID OMAR
    Group Chairman
    Permodalan Nasional Berhad
    TAN SRI ABDUL WAHID OMAR
    Group Chairman
    Permodalan Nasional Berhad


    Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar was appointed as Group Chairman of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) on 1st August 2016 following completion of his term as a Senator and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning. Prior to his cabinet appointment, he was President and CEO of Maybank from 2008 to 2013.

    He was formerly Group CEO of Telekom Malaysia Berhad from 2004 to 2008 (prior to the demerger of Axiata). He has also served as Managing Director/CEO of UEM Group Berhad and Executive Vice Chairman of PLUS Expressways Berhad.

    Tan Sri Wahid is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

PLENARY SESSION 1
  • PANELLIST
    Clare Payne
    Consulting Fellow, The Ethics Centre, Australia; and
    Director, The Banking and Finance Oath, Australia
    Clare Payne
    Consulting Fellow, The Ethics Centre, Australia; and
    Director, The Banking and Finance Oath, Australia


    Clare Payne specialises in the field of ethics in banking and finance. Clare commenced her career as an employment lawyer and then moved on to manage the Integrity Office of a global investment bank. Clare initiated – and is now a Director of – The Banking and Finance Oath (thebfo.org).

    Clare holds the positions of Chief Operating Officer with Tobacco Free Portfolios and Fellow for Ethics in Banking and Finance with The Ethics Centre in Sydney, Australia. Clare has also held teaching positions at two Australian Universities and is currently co-writing a textbook on Ethics in Finance. Clare was awarded the Inaugural Ethics in Finance Prize by the Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

  • PANELLIST
    Bill Howarth
    President, International Compliance Association; and
    Group Managing Director (Risk and Compliance), Wilmington plc, UK
    Bill Howarth
    President, International Compliance Association; and
    Group Managing Director (Risk and Compliance), Wilmington plc, UK


    Bill Howarth is the President of the International Compliance Association (ICA), an organisation of which he was the founder and CEO from 2002-2015.

    Originally from a legal and academic background Bill spent more than 30 years lecturing at universities across the world.

    Currently as the Group Managing Director of the Wilmington Risk and Compliance Division, Bill’s mandate and passion is the professionalisation of the status of ‘Compliance’ as a discipline  and bringing training, knowledge and compliance information to the industry.

    Bill has published extensively, including more than 20 books, manuals and texts in a range of disciplines, including law, wealth management, compliance and anti money laundering.

    Bill speaks extensively at international conferences and is an advisor to a range of global regulators in the field of compliance.

    Bill is a member of Malaysia’s Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) and a Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) advisor and assessor.

  • PANELLIST
    Keith Stoddart
    Group Regional Head of Compliance & Operational Risk
    Asia Pacific, UBS, Hong Kong
    Keith Stoddart
    Group Regional Head of Compliance & Operational Risk
    Asia Pacific, UBS, Hong Kong


    Keith Stoddart has been working in Compliance for over 30 years where he started as a Compliance Officer in London in 1986. Since 1997 he has been working as a Head of Compliance in the Asia Pacific Region based in Hong Kong. More recently he was appointed Senior Advisor for UBS AG Compliance & Operational Risk globally. During his time in the Financial Services industry he has worked closely with many International Regulators, Institutes and Associations in promoting and improving Compliance standards. He studied at the City of London Metropolitan University and in his free time has a strong passion for community affairs.

  • MODERATOR
    Datuk Shireen Muhiudeen
    Founder and Principal Fund Manager
    Corston-Smith Asset Management
    Datuk Shireen Muhiudeen
    Founder and Principal Fund Manager
    Corston-Smith Asset Management


    Datuk Shireen founded Corston-Smith Asset Management, which incorporates an ESG overlay in their value driven investment process. Prior to Corston-Smith, Datuk Shireen was the CEO of AIG Investment Corporation (Malaysia), with over 28 years of experience in managing funds. She authors the popular monthly column “Governance Matters”, which is published in the largest English Malaysian daily. She was an Independent Director and chaired the Governance Committee of a public listed company from 2011 to 2015, is a member of the International Advisory Panel for Labuan IBFC and was a director of a foreign bank from December 2013 to February 2016. As of end June 2016, she is a member of the Risk Management Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee and board member of a local bank. Datuk Shireen was named one of the 25 most influential women in Asia Pacific for Asset Management by Asian Investor in June 2011 and listed as one of the 50 Asia’s Power Businesswomen 2014 by Forbes Asia in March 2014.

PLENARY SESSION 2
  • PANELLIST
    Antony Lee
    Chief Executive Officer, AIG Malaysia; and
    Chairman, General Insurance Association of Malaysia
    Antony Lee
    Chief Executive Officer, AIG Malaysia; and
    Chairman, General Insurance Association of Malaysia


    Antony Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of AIG Malaysia. Antony, a Malaysian citizen, has been in the insurance sector for over 14 years. Prior to this appointment, he was CEO of AIG Vietnam from 2011 where his responsibilities included the development of one of the AIG’s key growth countries in the Asia Pacific region. He began his career at AIG in 2001 as VP of Business Development with AIG’s Software International JV based in Malaysia and has served in numerous roles including CEO of AIG Global Services and Regional Vice President of Commercial and Consumer Business for the APAC region.

    Antony holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Diploma in Architecture from University College London and is also a graduate of AIG’s Executive Development Management program.

    He is also Chairman of the General Insurance Association of Malaysia.

  • PANELLIST
    Nora Manaf
    Group Chief Human Capital Officer
    Maybank, Malaysia
    Nora Manaf
    Group Chief Human Capital Officer
    Maybank, Malaysia


    Puan Nora Manaf is currently the Group Chief Human Capital Officer of Maybank Group since September 2008. 

    Prior to joining Maybank, she was with several multinationals and large local organisations across several sectors including telecommunications in Maxis and semicondoctor in Intel, as well as academia. Puan Nora Manaf was with Standard Chartered Group for over 9 years, in key management roles including Head of Human Resources, Scope International (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered UK Plc) and a leadership development role in London and Hong Kong on integration work post SCB acquisition of Chase Retail bank then. She was also Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives in Permata Bank Indonesia where she was part of a 7-member merger and alignment team seconded by Standard Chartered to PermataBank Indonesia, to prepare the organisation for the full divestment of remaining shares held by the government of Indonesia and achivement of the Business Strategy for the bank with the Standard Chartered Group. 

    Puan Nora Manaf is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Puan Nora Manaf  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.

    Puan Nora Manaf is the selected industry leader for Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), for the CEO @ Faculty Programme (CEO@FP), an initiative by Malaysia’s Minister of Higher Education (MOHE).

    Puan Nora Manaf is actively engaged in the country’s financial and business employers’ circles. She is the Chairman of the Malayan Commercial Banks’ Association (MCBA), Chairman of the Human Resource Networking Group (HRNG), Council Member of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and Council Member of the country’s National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC). Puan Nora is also a member of the Advisory Committee for UUM Master of Science (Finance), Advisory Council Member (Financial Services Sector) under the Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera, a member of the HR and Training Committee appointed by the Chairman of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) Board and a member of the Board of Examiners for the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Industry Executive Panel – Asia Pacific, and was inducted into the Global HR 50 World Top 50 Human Resource Professionals. Puan Nora was a Faculty speaker at the 28th Top Management Forum on Corporate Strategies for Driving Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific, organized by the APO in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Japan Productivity Center, in held in Kyoto. She was also a Faculty member for a Next50 HR Professionals Programme conducted at Unilever’s Four Acres, UK and spoke in Oxford University on Leadership in March 2016.

    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).
     

  • PANELLIST
    Dr. Tony Tan
    Head, Global Society Advocacy Engagement
    CFA Institute
    Dr. Tony Tan
    Head, Global Society Advocacy Engagement
    CFA Institute


    Tony TAN is Head of Global Society Advocacy Engagement, within the Standards and Advocacy division at CFA Institute. He is responsible for leading CFA Institute efforts in advocacy, policy development, and regulatory outreach through the 147 member societies globally.

    Tony has worked over 20 years in the international financial markets. During that period, he was involved in financing projects in the oil and gas industry, advised central banks and developmental financial institutions on risk management issues, and ran a global capital markets trading operation.

    Prior to joining CFA Institute, he had an adjunct role with INSEAD, Singapore Management University, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and taught in the areas of ethics and corporate governance. He was also an active volunteer with CFA Institute as a member of their Capital Markets Policy Council.

    Tony received his doctorate from the University of Western Australia. Additionally, he holds a Master of Research degree from the same university and a Master of Science in Financial Economics degree from the University of London. He is also a CFA charterholder.

  • MODERATOR
    Richard Thomas, OBE FCSI
    Institutional, Governmental and Multilateral Relationships Gatehouse Bank, United Kingdom
    Richard Thomas, OBE FCSI
    Institutional, Governmental and Multilateral Relationships Gatehouse Bank, United Kingdom


    Managing Director, Sustainable Economy Ltd

    Previously Chairman and CEO of Gatehouse Bank plc, a Shariah-compliant investment bank based in the City of London from the Financial Services Authority in April 2008. The Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Richard now looks after Governmental, Institutional and Multilateral Relationships, at the Bank.

    Richard has recently established “Sustainable Economy Ltd”, to bring together radial and radius threads in the sustainable economic “web” including professionalism, integrity, efficiency, social impact, social infrastructure development projects, responsible communication and education.

    In a career spanning more than 35 years in Merchant and Investment Banking in the City of London, the last 30 years have been entirely in "Islamic Financial Services” and dedicated to establishing the Islamic economic model as viable in the heart of the City of London and in an international context recently spent 4 years in Malaysia with Gatehouse Bank plc. Richard has held senior management and Board executive and non-executive positions in regulated financial services firms in the City of London since the 1980’s and authorised under successive regulatory regimes in various capacities. Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), a member of INCIEF Governing Council and also a British Expertise Advisory Council Member.

    In 2010, Richard received his Order of the British Empire, an honour bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition for civic excellence and his contribution to the UK Islamic Financial Services industry. In 2017 Richard was accorded the Freedom of the City of London.

PLENARY SESSION 3
  • PANELLIST
    DATO' YUSLI BIN MOHAMED YUSOFF
    President
    Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance
    DATO' YUSLI BIN MOHAMED YUSOFF
    President
    Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance


    Dato' Yusli, graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from University of Essex, England and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as an honorary member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.

    He was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Bursa Malaysia from 10 April 2004 to 31 March 2011.

    Dato’ Yusli has directorships in public companies such as Mudajaya Group Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad, AirAsia X Berhad, Westports Holdings Berhad and Mulpha International Berhad.

    Currently, Dato’ Yusli is the President of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance.

  • PANELLIST
    Mahendra Gursahani
    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
    Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad
    Mahendra Gursahani
    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
    Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad


    Mahendra Gursahani is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad (SCBMB) and was appointed to the Board on 17 February 2015. As the Managing Director and CEO, Mahendra is responsible for the implementation of Standard Chartered’s business strategies and overall Corporate Governance for SCBMB and also for the Group’s operations in Malaysia.

    Prior to this appointment, Mahendra was the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Retail Clients, Standard Chartered Bank Philippines.

    Mahendra’s career with Standard Chartered Bank began over 20 years ago and has varied across its businesses in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and Americas. Mahendra’s experience spans Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Credit Risk Management, Asset Management, Audit, Risk and a variety of roles in Finance.

    Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, he served with the American Express Bank in Mumbai, India. Mahendra started his career with Arthur Andersen in London. An Australian national, Mahendra is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified in London with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

  • PANELLIST
    Simon Culhane
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, UK
    Simon Culhane
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, UK


    Simon was appointed CEO of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in May 2004, having previously worked both with a number of blue chip financial companies and in Central Government. His previous role was at Deutsche Bank where he worked as Director, Chairman’s Office, Global Investment Banking.

    For three years prior to this, Simon was Deputy Director, Prime Minister’s Efficiency Unit, Cabinet Office where he was responsible for the Unit’s work in a number of major Government Departments.

    Simon achieved his professional banking qualifications whilst in his early career with Lloyds Bank plc, undertaking a number of roles including Senior Group Manager, Retail Banking and in Chicago, USA.

    A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Simon was educated at St Paul’s School London and the University of Surrey. He is married with four children and his interests include sailing and supporting AFC Wimbledon.

  • PANELLIST
    Dato' Mohammad Faiz Azmi
    Executive Chairman
    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia
    Dato' Mohammad Faiz Azmi
    Executive Chairman
    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia


    Dato' Mohammad Faiz Azmi is the Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia and has over 30 years of experience in the audit and business advisory services of financial institutions in Malaysia. He has led a number of projects relating to strategy, investigations and merger work both locally and internationally. He has also acted as the Administrator for a national airline.

    He is also the Project Director, leading a team on the Accrual Accounting project together with the Accountant General's Department of Malaysia.

    Dato' Faiz is the President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Chairman of the Islamic Finance Consultative Group of the International Accounting Standards Board. He currently sits on the Financial Reporting Foundation and is a member of the International Advisory Panel of Labuan International Business Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC). He is a Board Member of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC) and Chairman of Malaysia Professional Accounting Centre (MyPAC).

  • MODERATOR
    Rajeev Peshawaria
    Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
    Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre
    Rajeev Peshawaria
    Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
    Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre


    CEO of the Iclif Leadership & Governance Centre in Malaysia, author of Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders (Simon & Schuster 2011), co-author of Be the Change (McGraw Hill 2014) and a regular writer for Forbes, Rajeev has extensive global experience in leadership development with a particular focus on developing and delivering on business strategy. Rajeev’s professional roots are in industry. He has been Chief Learning Officer of both Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley, and has formerly held senior positions at American Express and Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, Rajeev helped found Pine Street - the firm’s acclaimed leadership academy - and headed Pine Street for Europe and Asia. In his early career he was a banker and currency trader.

    He has provided coaching, consulting and advisory services globally. His clients include Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Mitsubishi, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, The World Bank, US Treasury, US Securities & Exchange Commission, Indian Railways, Sinarmas Indonesia, Allianz, Permata Bank Indonesia, PwC, Nestle, Mohammad bin Rashid School of Government Dubai, Prudential, Maybank, Great Eastern, Citibank and many more. He also serves as guest faculty at leading business schools in the US, Europe and Asia.

    Rajeev is a sought after international speaker and has been widely featured in international media platforms such as Bloomberg TV & radio, National Public Radio (NPR), Harvard Business Review, CNBC, Fast Company, Leader to Leader, American Management Association (AMA) magazine, Leadership Excellence magazine, The Times of India, The National Dubai, Mint-Wall Street Journal and the Conference Board. His current research centres around the implications of recent Neuroscience and Quantum Physics discoveries on leadership.

    In 2014 he was named one of Top 100 Global Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business by ‘Trust Across America.’ Rajeev and his family have lived in fourteen cities in eight countries.

 
Main Sponsor
AIA Bhd

AIA Bhd. is a leading insurer in Malaysia, where we have been privileged to do business since 1948. We offer a suite of financial solutions including Protection, Health, Personal Accident, Employee Benefits, General Insurance, Mortgage, Retirement and Family Takaful products to meet our customers’ protection and financial security needs at every life stage. Through our wide and diverse distribution footprint which comprises a 13,500 strong Life Planner force, our exclusive bank partner’s branches nationwide as well as corporate sales teams and brokers, we give our customers the choice of deciding how, when and where they connect with us.

Part of the AIA Group, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group, AIA Bhd. has the financial strength, experience, service centre network and a well-trained team of more than 2,000 staff to serve our 3 million customers nationwide. As at 31 May 2016, AIA Bhd.’s total asset worth was RM48 billion, with a paid-up capital of RM767 million.

Website: www.aia.com.my

 
Exhibitors
AFFINBANK Group

AFFINBANK Group (AFFINBANK) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Affin Holdings Berhad, which is listed on Bursa Malaysia. AFFINBANK provides a suite of financial products and services that caters to retail, SME and corporate customers. The target business segments are categorized under key business units such as Consumer Banking, SME & Commercial Business Banking, Corporate & Public Sector Business Banking and Treasury. The tagline of “Banking Without Barriers” signifies the removal of boundaries within the processes of AFFINBANK, reaching out to customers, improving relationships with them, making each one of them feel privileged and enhancing a new approach to banking and changing the face of conventional banking. AFFINBANK also provides Islamic banking products and services via its Islamic banking subsidiary Affin Islamic Bank Berhad (AFFIN ISLAMIC). AFFIN ISLAMIC, a full-fledged Islamic bank, offers a complete range of Islamic Banking products and services which are in compliance with Shariah principles and laws. For more information, please log on to www.affinbank.com.my or www.affinislamic.com.my or visit an AFFINBANK or AFFIN ISLAMIC branch.

Website: www.affinbank.com.my



The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) is the professional body for the banking services industry in Malaysia. AICB is governed by a Council comprising representatives from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), The Association of Banks in Malaysia, and the Malaysian Investment Banking Association. The Institute’s aim is to elevate professional and ethical standards of banking practitioners and create a banking workforce which subscribes to high standards of professional conduct, knowledge and competence. In line with our mission, AICB continues to ensure that our professional qualifications are aligned with industry needs in order for talent in the banking industry to be equipped with the requisite skills and values through its series of professional qualifications.

Website: www.aicb.org.my

 
Merchandise Sponsor
AIG

AIG is a Global Company with a commitment to serve you. We offer an extensive range of solutions, including car, property, travel, health and identity theft insurance products, deep insurance claims expertise and excellent financial strength. Globally, we are a network of approximately 65,000 people in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions who come together every day to take on the world’s new challenges.

At AIG, we provide the safety that gives companies and individuals the freedom to grow. We work to pinpoint risks and prevent them from becoming losses so our clients are free to create the future; we help our clients identify unseen risks—and stop accidents before they happen.

The world is changing faster than ever. What was true yesterday may not be true tomorrow. But with AIG’s risk expertise, you’ll be more prepared, with less fear for the future. We’re ready to help you seize new opportunities. With AIG, you can be confident that you will receive a high standard of service, anytime, anywhere.

Enjoy the future. Leave the risks to us.

Website: www.aig.my



 
Media Partner
The Malaysian Reserve (TMR)

The Malaysian Reserve (TMR) is an all-business daily that provides insight into the fast-moving business world. As a responsible newspaper, we take pride in being independent, balanced and factual.

TMR is a must-read for businessmen and policymakers. We provide the right information, at the right time on everything business, and a little bit beyond: stocks, technology, markets, wealth management, investments and industry.

We are the platform to give and receive essential business information and opportunities. TMR is aimed at senior management, businesses, policymakers, investors and high net worth individuals who make the decisions. 

Website: www.themalaysianreserve.com






AIF is pleased to offer your company an opportunity to join this conference as a corporate sponsor where you can expect optimum visibility for your brand and access to some of the most senior decision makers from the private and public sector, including senior representatives from regional and global banks. Don’t miss your marketing opportunity at this event!


Sign up today to become a Corporate Sponsor at the Business Ethics Conference 2017 and your company will have extensive exposure to a targeted audience. This is your chance to meet one-to-one with potential customers and showcase your expertise as well as an opportunity to extend your network.

For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Corporate Sponsorship

Name : Ms. Sandra Murugiah
Designation : Manager, Business Development and Marketing
Tel : +603 2787 1940
Email  : sandra@aif.org.my

How to Register

Please complete the registration form and return by mail, fax or email payment to:

BUSINESS ETHICS CONFERENCE 2017
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE

Unit 1B-05 Level 5 Block 1B, Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : +603-2787 1999
Fax : +603-2787 1900
Email : ethics@aif.org.my

Conference materials and badges may be collected at the registration counters (conference delegates & exhibitors) located at Ground Floor, Foyer of Conference Hall 1, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur during registration hours.

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On-site Registration – BUSINESS ETHICS CONFERENCE 2017

Delegates may register on-site at the registration counters located at Ground Floor, Foyer of Conference Hall 1, Sasana Kijang (conference delegates & exhibitors) during the following registration hours:
  • 7:30AM - 2:00PM – Monday, 24 April 2017


Registration Packages and Fees

Full Conference Registration Fee includes admission to conference sessions, exhibition, coffee breaks and luncheon.


Fees per person Early Bird Fee
(ends on 3 March)
Normal Fee
(4 March onwards)
Premier Group Discount
Conference Day RM 550.00 RM 650.00 5% saving for 5 delegates and above 10% saving for 10 delegates and above

This conference is HRDF Claimable.

The above fee is excluding GST of 6%
Deadline for Registration: 20 April 2017



Payment Details

All registration fees are payable in Ringgit Malaysia (RM). Payment can be made by:
  • Cash
  • Cheque (Malaysian Cheque only)
  • Online Banking Transfer
  • Telegraphic transfer (for international delegates only)

Please contact the Registration Centre at +603 2787 1936 / 1940 for more information on payment options.



Terms & Conditions
  1. Confirmation of seat is upon receipt of full payment.
  2. Registration fee is excluding GST of 6%.
  3. To enjoy the early bird rate, registration form must be received on or before 3 March 2017, failing which your conference fee will be reinstated to the standard fee.
  4. Full payment must be received on or before 19 April 2017, otherwise your seat may be released.
  5. All payment to be made in Ringgit Malaysia (RM) only.
  6. All payment to be made payable to Asian Institute of Finance Berhad.
  7. The above Conference fee is valid for one (1) person only and is inclusive of admission to conference sessions, exhibition, coffee breaks and luncheon.
  8. All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email (ethics@aif.org.my) before 3 March 2017 and will be refunded less 50% of the registration fee.
  9. Cancellation after 3 March 2017 is not eligible for refund.
  10. Please note that “No Shows” are liable for the full registration fee. No refund if delegate fails to attend.
  11. Replacement is only allowed for attendees within the same organisation. All replacement notifications must be received in writing via email to ethics@aif.org.my before 5 April 2017.
  12. The conference organisers reserve the right to make changes to the venue, date or speaker, including but not limited to cancellation of the conference warranted by whatsoever circumstances or reasons.



PRESENTATION SLIDES

  • Kee Gek Choo, General Manager, Market Research, Asian Institute of Finance- Link to slides

  • Simon Culhane, Chartered Fellow and Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, United Kingdom - Link to slides

  • Professor Thomas Donaldson, Mark O. Winkelman Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA - Link to slides

  • Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Group Chairman, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, Malaysia - Link to slides



Sasana Kijang
2, Jalan Dato’ Onn,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-9179 2888
Fax: 03-9179 2161


Map of Sasana Kijang



For all matters regarding the Business Ethics Conference 2017, please contact:

Asian Institute of Finance
(Representing the Business Ethics Conference 2017 Organising Committee)

Name : Ms. Manpreet Kaur
Designation : Events Manager
Tel : +603 2787 1936
Fax : +603 2787 1900
Email  : manpreet@aif.org.my


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  1. How can I register? What are the registration rates?
    Please click here for rates, deadlines and other registration information.


  2. Is Conference HRDF claimable?
    Yes this conference is HRDF claimable. Full payment needs to be made to Asian Institute of Finance Berhad. You may then claim from HRDF directly.

  3. Do you accept walk-ins on the day of the conference?
    Yes we do accept walk-ins and payment can be made on the event day. However, we recommend registering and paying in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays.

  4. What is the cancellation policy for the conference? And is the registration fee refundable?
    All cancellations must be received in writing via email (ethics@aif.org.my) before 3 March 2017 and 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. Cancellation after 3 March 2017 is not eligible for a refund.

    Please note that registrants who do not attend on the day are liable for the full registration fee. There will be no refund if the delegate fails to attend. A replacement delegate is only allowed for attendees from within the same organisation. All replacement notifications must be received in writing via email to ethics@aif.org.my before 5 April 2017.

    For more details on the terms & condition, please click here.

  5. What are the parking facilities available?
    Sasana Kijang has parking facilities for delegates. Kindly park your vehicle at LG 5 and parking fee is at RM5 per entry.

  6. I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?
    Upon full payment of conference registration fees, the participant may request an invitation letter by emailing manpreet@aif.org.my. AIF will not supply an invitation letter to unpaid or unregistered participants. Please note that AIF does not give any further support to the visa application process. Obtaining a visa remains the sole responsibility of the participant. Regular cancellation deadlines apply, regardless of whether your visa was granted or not.

  7. Can I advertise in the conference program?
    We have sponsorship packages for your consideration. Kindly email your request to sandra@aif.org.my.

  8. How can my organisation become a sponsor?
    To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact sandra@aif.org.my. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so please call us as soon as possible. For more information, you can also visit the Sponsors and Exhibitors page on our website.

  9. I have already registered for this conference. Can I make changes to my registration information?
    For any changes, kindly email the registration centre at ethics@aif.org.my.

  10. I’ve missed the registration deadline for the conference, can I still attend?
    Yes you can walk-in on the event day and register onsite.

  11. What meals will be served at the conference?
    The meals served at the Conference is Halal certified. If you have any dietary requirement, please email us at ethics@aif.org.my.

  12. What is the dress code?
    Dress code for the Conference is Business Formal.

  13. Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
    A certificate of attendance is available upon request by emailing ethics@aif.org.my after the conference.

  14. How can I reserve a hotel room, and what are the rates?
    The Majestic Hotel, KL will provide conference rates to conference delegates at RM370++ deluxe room with breakfast for one person. Kindly email to shirlyn_ang@ytlhotels.com.my and quote #Ethics2017 to enjoy the rate.

  15. My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?
    Please contact ethics@aif.org.my for assistance.