Salleh Hassan brings with him years of experience in corporate governance and professional education.
Salleh is currently the Director of Professional Standards & Qualifications. He oversees the initiatives and activities that lead towards strengthening the competency and capacity of professionals in the Malaysian capital market via the industry-wide competency framework (ICF), certification and qualification, and the award winning Competency Management Systems (CMS). Prior to this, he had led other portfolios including corporate services, consultancy and industry insights.
As the subject matter expert on corporate governance, Salleh also leads in the development of curriculum, courses and industry insights initiatives. He was involved in a project to develop the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard and thereafter, had been an assessor of the Malaysian, Philippines and Vietnamese listed companies against the Scorecard. He has also served as an Associate and as a member of the adjudication committee for the corporate governance award by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group (MSWG).
Salleh is a committee member of the Corporate Integrity System Malaysia initiative, a member of the National Advisory Group for the Business Integrity Country Agenda (BICA) study by Transparency International (TI-Malaysia), a member of the judging panel of the Malaysian Sustainability Reporting Award (MaSRA) organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council Training Advisory Group.
He also advises corporations in their efforts to cultivate corporate governance culture and to develop effective sustainability reporting. He speaks regularly at local and international platforms to directors and senior management of listed and unlisted companies on corporate governance.
He was the Deputy Director of the Nottingham University Business School (Malaysia) between 2005 and 2009. He had published papers on financial reporting, accounting policy choice and corporate governance/sustainability issues and presented them at international conferences.
Salleh holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting & Finance and also a Master of Business (Accounting) from Edith Cowan University, Australia. He is a Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).