About the speaker

About The Speaker [Lya Rahman]


Lya Rahman
Adviser, Institutional Investors Council Malaysia



Lya Rahman is currently the Adviser/Council Member of the Institutional Investors Council Malaysia established in July 2015. She is the Chairperson of the Sustainable Investment Platform (SIP) which was jointly established by the IIC and Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM) and is currently the member of the Integrated Reporting Steering Committee (IRSC) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). She is a member of the ICGN Global Network of Investor Association and ICGN Global Stewardship Codes Network and was the judge for the ICGN Global Stewardship Awards for 2018 & 2020.

Prior to that, she spent 18 years with the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG) and have often raised pertinent issues of concern relating to corporate governance and rights of minority shareholders at the PLCs’ general meetings. Lya was the ASEAN CG Experts representing Malaysia since 2012 until she left MSWG in 2019, and headed the ASEAN CG Assessment for the Malaysian PLCs under the MSWG-Malaysia CG Index Project during her tenure with MSWG.

Lya Rahman is very passionate on Corporate Governance and shareholder activism matters and have written articles on the subject matter which were published in the StarBiz, The Edge Financial Daily and FocusMalaysia. She frequently speaks and participates as panellists at several platforms – both locally and internationally.

Prior to joining MSWG, she held various positions at the senior managerial level with various organisations and has been exposed to various businesses, diverse cultures and management styles, which include the State and Federal Government Departments & Agencies as well as Regulatory Bodies.

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