Khoo Hsu Chuang
Financial Journalist and Host of The Do More Podcast
Chuang is a financial journalist with twenty five years’ experience covering financial and capital markets in Asia and UK/Europe working with The Edge Communications, Bloomberg LP, Thomson-Reuters Plc and BFM Radio, having also spent nine years in corporate governance advocacy as an analyst at the shareholder activist firm, the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group.
He has a podcast titled ‘Do More - Take Charge Of Your Life’, housed on YouTube and Spotify, where he interviews Malaysian and regional leaders on Entrepreneurship, Investment and Leadership.
CEO, BoardRoom Malaysia
With over 30 years of experience in the corporate governance and corporate secretarial industry, Samantha is a strong advocate for corporate governance and boasts a robust presence within the capital markets in Malaysia. Her passion lies in guiding leaders to build resilient corporate structures that withstand the test of time. As the CEO of BoardRoom Malaysia, she provides leaders in the region peace of mind with her solid advice on corporate needs.
In her free time, Samantha enjoys hiking with her family where she can appreciate nature while she has some time away from the hustle of daily life.
Chari T.V. Thirumala
Chairman, Board Governance and Risk Committee, UEM Sunrise and Chairman Board Audit Committee, Air Asia Aviation Group
Chari is a Business / financial consultant supporting a local listed conglomerate, high-tech 5G infrastructure company, a global forensics & valuation company, large listed aviation infrastructure company amongst others. He is also a Board member of a few listed and non-listed entities in Malaysia and abroad. Chari Tvt served as the Group CFO of Malaysia’s Axiata Group & Celcom Telecommunication up until December 2016. Axiata is one of the largest telecommunications groups in Asia with more than 200 million customers and a market cap of approximately US 10 B. Chari has also served as the CFO of Celcom Axiata since mid-2009 and was responsible for a series of new initiatives which helped Celcom to receive an Award for generating the highest ROIC within Malaysia. Prior to joining the Axiata Group, he was Vice President of Sales for Asia Paciﬁc and Japan at Hewlett Packard and had served HP for over twenty years of which he spent 4 years in Hongkong, 12 years in Singapore and 4 years in Thailand and Malaysia. In his 20 years stint in HP, the first 10 years was spent in various finance positions and the last 10 years in Sales & Marketing, Business Unit head at Asia Pac level.
In his down time , he continues to deliver a range of talks at local and international conferences, on topics like Importance of Analytics, Digital Disruptions, Digital Transformation, Technology Risk Assessment, Purpose Driven Leadership, Business Model innovation , Investment Portfolio Management etc He is an advisory member of a subcommittee of Malaysian Institute of Accountants . He is also a mentor for entrepreneurs under Endeavor Malaysia and an advisory member to a plastic recycling company. He sits on the advisory Board of Centre for Advanced Analytics and Data Sciences He holds an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo, and is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He is an advisory member of MIA’s Subcommittee.
Dr. Nurmazilah Mahzan
Former CEO of Malaysian Institute of Accountant
Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan is an independent nonexecutive director of BIMB Securities and a member of Integrated Reporting Framework Board. She was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). In MIA she led and implemented the transformation of risk management system, governance enhancement technology adoption and branding. She also spearheaded strategic, operational, and financial plan to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. In addition, she was also involved in auditing and accounting regulatory function including financial statement review, audit quality and professional ethics. She has engaged with stakeholders of different sectors locally and globally including ministries, government agencies, companies, media, universities, business leaders and individuals. She also delivered keynote addresses and speeches locally and globally. Her recent work revolves around Integrated Reporting, ESG and the future of Corporate Reporting.
Dr Nurmazilah is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and holds the Certified Risk Management and Assurance qualification. She holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. She recently completed a course on climate change and Net Zero from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Nurmazilah played active roles at International Federation of Accountants, International Integrated Reporting Framework Board and ASEAN Federation of Accountants. She has also served as the MIA Council member, a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, member of Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Honorary Treasurer with Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia. Dr Nurmazilah is a member of MIA, MICPA, and ASEAN CPA.
Tan Sri Andrew Sheng
Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia (ICMR)
Tan Sri Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator in Asia and a commentator on global finance. He is Pro-Chancellor of Bristol University and Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, as well as Chairman, George Town Institute of Open and Advanced Studies, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia. Tan Sri Andrew is the Chief Adviser to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, a member of the international advisory council of the China Investment Corporation, the China Development Bank, and China Securities Regulatory Commission. Tan Sri Andrew served as Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong from 1998 to 2005, having previously been a central banker with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank Negara Malaysia. He also worked with the World Bank from 1989 to 1993. From 2003 to 2005, he chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He was a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia.
He has a First Class Honours in Economics from Bristol University, and Honorary Doctorates from University of Bristol and University of Malaya. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing and Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya. He is author of “From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: An Asian Regulator’s View of Unfettered Finance in the 1990s and 2000s” (2009), and co-editor (with Ng Chow Soon) of the book, “Bringing Shadow Banking into the Light: Opportunity for Financial Reform in China” (2015). He writes regularly on international finance and monetary economics, financial regulation and global governance for Project Syndicate, AsiaNewsNet and leading economic magazines and newspapers in China and Asia. In April 2013, Andrew was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He also appeared in the Oscarwinning film “Inside Job” in 2011.
Partner at ERM and Founder of Thoughts In Gear
Margie’s goal is to translate Sustainability intentions into actions through concise strategy and diligent execution, resulting in measurable outcomes. Margie is the CEO of Thoughts In Gear, an organisation that provides transformation solutions for the sustainability of corporations, governments and non-profit organisations. Her achievements include setting up Southeast Asia’s first Sustainability Accelerator with 100 listed companies, producing Asia’s Best Sustainability Strategy and Report, setting up Southeast Asia’s largest Collective Impact Initiative for education, producing a Harvard-commended SROI Analysis, and most recently producing a COVID-19 Vaccine Management Country Guide that has been used in 8 countries around the world.
Margie holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical degree from University of Technology Malaysia. She is a Certified GRI Practitioner Global Reporting Initiative.