Nadia Azmi (Moderator)
Nadia Azmi is a law graduate, currently pursuing public relations, specialising in media. She is a former journalist and anchor for Astro Awani, as well as news producer for Bernama TV.
She is a freelance event emcee and host, apart from anchoring the Malay and English news for TV3, which includes the primetime Buletin Utama slot and midnight bulletin, Nightline
Datuk Noripah Kamso
Chairman Arabesque Malaysia and former Board of Top Glove
Datuk Noripah is Chairman (Designate) of Arabesque Malaysia. Arabesque Holding PLC is a London based sustainability FinTech company. She was a banker for 30 years. She previously served as chairman of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia, advisor to CIMB Islamic Wholesale Banking, and CEO of CIMB Futures. She was the founding CEO of CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management and pioneered the listing of the world's first regional ASEAN ETF.
The common good and shared values in finance that apply to the principles of Islam, Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability, are universal values close to Datuk Noripah's heart. It is with this passion that Datuk Noripah and her husband co-taught Islamic finance at Drake University, USA, and they currently lecture at St Joseph University, Lebanon. Alongside her position as Global Advisory Board Member of IFN (Islamic Finance News), she was also a visiting Fellow in Islamic Finance at Oxford Center for Islamic Studies (OCIS), University of Oxford, UK, from 2016-2017.
Datuk Noripah wrote the globally acclaimed book "Investing in Islamic Funds. A Practitioner's Perspective"; and was recognised as the most influential woman in Islamic Business and Finance by Cambridge International Financial Advisory in 2019.
Ong Pang Yen
Executive Director, Chairman’s Office, Sunway Group
Mr. Ong Pang Yen holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering from University Malaya and LLB (Honours) from University of London. Mr. Ong is currently Sunway Group’s Executive Director in the Chairman’s Office overseeing Group Brand Marketing and Communications, Group’s Sustainability and ESG agenda as well as the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, the largest of its kind advancing education in Malaysia through a social enterprise model.
Mr. Ong served Malaysia’s Public Works Department for eight years before joining Sunway Group as a Resident Engineer in the Seberang Jaya Town Centre in 1993. He was soon actively involved in Sunway Group’s pioneer overseas investment projects across Cambodia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, India and China. In 2013, Mr. Ong assumed the role of Joint Managing Director of Sunway Property Development division, Malaysia/Singapore. In 2015, Mr. Ong was appointed the Executive Director of Monash University Malaysia, which was a joint venture between Sunway Group and Monash Australia, to oversee its operations in Malaysia, before re-joining Sunway Group to assume his current role in the Chairman’s Office.
CEO, Nestle Malaysia & Singapore Region
Juan Aranols is the Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad and the Region Head of Nestlé Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei since December 2018.
A Spaniard, Aranols joined Nestlé in 1990 and brings over 32 years of experience to the business globally in the Nestlé Group from his key roles across a number of different markets in Europe, Latin America and the global headquarters in Switzerland.
In his previous role, Aranols was the Chief Financial Officer for Zone AOA: Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa based at the Nestlé S.A. Global Headquarters in Switzerland, where he also had management oversight of the Confectionery and Nestlé Professional businesses in Zone AOA.
Group Chief Executive Officer, Pos Malaysia Berhad
Charles serves as the Group CEO of Pos Malaysia Berhad since August 2021, boasting over 35 years of global experience in post, parcel, shipping, and e-commerce sectors. He has held senior leadership roles across Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Prior to Pos Malaysia, he was COO of Canada Post and held various roles at DHL, including CEO for DHL eCommerce Solutions and Regional CEO for DHL Express.
A UK native, Charles attended Lord Wandsworth College, pursued an Advanced Logistics diploma at Cranfield University School of Management, and completed a Senior Executive Management Programme at Henley Business School.
Head of Group Sustainability, CIMB Group
Luanne is the head of Group Sustainability at CIMB, one of ASEAN’s leading banking groups, where she is responsible for transforming CIMB into a shaper of sustainable finance and responsible banking practices in Asia. She is also the Working Group Chair of the CEO Action Network Malaysia.
Luanne has extensive experience in sustainability, strategy and transformation, as well as change management. She has been involved in a number of fields, including financial services and consulting. She was also a founding member of a startup company.
Luanne holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, as well as a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and she has recently completed a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability at the University of Harvard Extension School.
Head, ESG Strategy & Solutions, Group Global Banking, Maybank
Ranita Abdullah is the Head of ESG Strategy & Solutions, Group Global Banking. She is responsible for spearheading efforts to partner clients and develop solutions that enable their decarbonisation and transition towards a low carbon business model in ASEAN and beyond.
The scope of the team covers ideating, identifying, incubating decarbonisation opportunities for clients - while opening new streams of revenue for them, ensuring ESG is integrated in Global Banking risk processes, capability building, as well as elevating thought leadership.
With more than 20 years of experience in credit risk management, corporate and investment banking, she has served in various roles in established foreign banks, a big- 4 auditing firm and a Malaysian conglomerate. Having joined Maybank in 2010, she was previously an Associate Director at Project Finance Advisory team for Maybank Investment Bank where she advised on numerous Public Private Partnership projects as well as various renewable energy projects in ASEAN countries.
Ranita is also a certified Chartered Accountant with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). She graduated with a First-Class Honors Degree in Accountancy from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.