Malaysia

The 30% Club is a group of chairmen and business leaders who are committed to bringing more women onto Malaysian corporate boards.

The purpose of the 30% Club is to:

  • raise awareness among chairmen and business leaders of the benefits of gender diversity
  • inspire debate and discussion
  • support initiatives to build the pipeline of women in executive and non-executive roles.
     

The 30% Club believes that gender diversity is good for the overall effectiveness of the boardroom – and therefore is good for business.  The 30% Club is not a call for a quota – the 30% Club supports sustainable business-led voluntary change to improve the current gender imbalance on Malaysian boards.

The Malaysian 30% Club was launched on Friday 8th May 2015, in conjunction with an event organized by PEMANDU (Performance Management & Delivery Unit, Prime Minister’s Department) and Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia Stock Exchange), and in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.

The Prime Minister of Malaysia delivered the keynote address at this high profile business event, which was attended by Chairmen, Board Directors and CEOs of public listed companies and large public companies in Malaysia.  His message was based on the theme “Lead The Change – Getting Women on Boards”.  Elizabeth Passey, Representative of the 30% Club UK attended and spoke at the launch, sharing her thoughts and experiences on the topic.


Members


  • FOUNDING CHAIR 

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    Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar

    Chair, Malaysian Debt Ventures Bhd

    Member of the Board of Petronas Bhd & Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB)

  • FOUNDING CHAIR 

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    Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin

    Ex-Chairman

    Malayan Banking Berhad

  • FOUNDING CHAIR 

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    Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah

    Founder & Chairman

    Sunway Group

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    Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan

    Chairman

    Petronas

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    Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsuddin

    Chair

    Malayan Banking Berhad

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    Tun Mohammed Haniff Omar

    Deputy Chairman Genting Bhd

    Chairman Park May Bhd,. G.Corp.Bhd

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    Tan Sri Dato' Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim

    Chairman PLUS Malaysia Bhd

    Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd, Scientex Bhd

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    Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar

    Advisor, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    7th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia

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    Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rafiah Salim

    Chair, Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd

    BOD - Nestle Malaysia & Allianz Malaysia Bhd

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    Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria

    Chair EUMCCI

    BOD-RHB Bank,Sunway Construction Group Bhd, Hartalega Bhd

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    Tan Sri Choo Boon Saw

    Chairman MRCB-Quill REITS

    BOD - DiGi, RHB Bank

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    Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali

    Chairman MBSB , MDC

    IJM Corporation Bhd

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    Tan Sri Hashim Mohd Ali

    Chairman

    Datasonic Group Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato Sri Wee Chai Lim

    Chairman

    Top Glove Corporation Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman

    Chairman

    IHH Healthcare Berhad

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    Tan Sri Ibrahim Zain

    Chairman Rex Industry Bhd

    Censof Holdings Bhd, Brahims Holdings Bhd

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    Tan Sri Dato' Dr Francis Yeoh

    Managing Director

    YTL Corporation Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Dr Michael Yeoh

    CEO / Director

    Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (asli)

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    Dato' Abdullah Yusof

    Chairman

    AEON Co.(M) Berhad

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    Dato' Mohd Salleh Hashim

    Chairman

    Gopeng Berhad

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    Iain Lo

    Chairman

    Shell Malaysia

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    Ahmad Mustapha Ghazali

    Executive Chairman

    Prolexus Berhad

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    Y.B. Hajjah Normala Abdul Samad

    Chair

    Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad

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    Razman Hafidz Abu Zarim

    Chairman

    Tune Insurance Bhd

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    Datuk Haji Faisal Siraj

    Senior INED

    RHB Islamic Bank Berhad

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    Puan Sri Tong Siew Bee

    Executive Director

    Top Glove Corporation Berhad

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    Datuk Noripah Kamso

    Co Chair Islamic Finance Industry Council at Malaysia U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    BOD - Top Glove Corporation Bhd, BIMB Investment Bank Bhd, MDV Bhd

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    Dato' Zuraidah Atan

    Non-Executive Director Bursa Malaysia

    BOD - Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia .Northport (M) Bhd, Petron, SP Setia Bhd

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    Datin Linda Ngiam

    Non-Executive Director, Star Publications (M) Berhad

    BOD - Heineken Malaysia Berhad

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    Tunku Afwida Tunku Abdul Malek

    Director - Asia Equity Research

    BOD - EXIM Bank,Gamuda Berhad, Telekom Msia

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    Datin Paduka Zaitoon Dato' Othman

    Council member

    Yayasan Sime Darby

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    Tuan Haji Md Ja'afar Abdul Carrim

    Non Independent Non Exec. Chairman

    RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, BOD EPF

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    Zainul Rahim

    Chairman

    Hibiscus Petroleum

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    Vimala Menon

    Non Exec. Board Director

    Petronas Chemical Berhad, DiGi

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    Dato' Kok Seng Yau

    CEO

    Tropicana Corporation Berhad

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    Dato' Soo Min Yeoh

    Executive Director

    YTL Corporation Berhad

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    Dato' Amiruddin Abdul Satar

    President & Managing Director

    KPJ Healthcare Berhad

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    Datin Stacey Tan Siew Ching

    Executive Director

    JAG Berhad

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    Madam Leong Yuet Mei

    Executive Director

    Mah Sing Group Berhad

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    Suhana Dewi Selamat

    Director

    Khazanah Nasional Berhad

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    Datin Ida Suzaini Abdullah

    Executive Director

    Ni Hsin Resources berhad

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    Chye Neo Chong

    Managing Director

    IBM Malaysia

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    Roy Thean

    Independent Director

    Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Berhad

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    Dato' Rosini Abd Samad

    INED

    MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad

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    Datuk Sutinah Sutan

    Director

    MRT Corp

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    Zailah Tun Dr Ismail Al-Haj

    INED

    UEM Edgenta Berhad

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    Datin Isharidah Ishak

    Director

    Axcelasia Inc

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    Mazidar Abdul Malik

    INED

    Alliance Investment Bank Berhad

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    Nur Qamarina Chew

    Ex CEO & Director

    AEON Co. (M) Bhd

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    Siobhan Das

    Executive Director

    American-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)

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    Datin Grace C.G.Yeoh

    Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co

    BOD-Bursa Malaysia Berhad & CIMB Bank Berhad

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    Datuk Meriam Haji Yaacob

    Director

    Deloittes

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    Rejina Rahim

    MD & CEO

    Nomura Asset

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    Dinbock Nichaela

    CEO

    Novartis Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

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    Stefano Clini

    MD / NIED

    British American Tobacco

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    Bradley Mulroney

    Ex-President & CEO

    Lafarge Malaysia Berhad

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    Poh Ling Tan

    Non-Executive Director

    Euro Holdings Berhad

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    Zaidi Ahmad

    CEO

    Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad

Advisory Committee

  • Advisory 

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    Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar

    Founding Chair

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    Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin

    Founding Chair

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    Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah

    Founding Chair

  • Advisory 

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    Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan

    Co Chair

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    Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsuddin

    Co Chair

  • Executive 

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    Dato' Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar

    Co Founding Chair

    MINDA

  • Executive 

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    Anne Abraham

    Co Founding Chair

    LeadWomen

Steering Committee

The 30% Club is run by a Steering Committee that is made up of senior men and women who volunteer their time and skills.

  • EXECUTIVE CO-CHAIR 

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    Dato’ Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar

    Executive Director - MINDA

    BOD - Alkhair International Islamic Bank

  • EXECUTIVE CO-CHAIR 

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    Anne Abraham

    Founder-Lead Women

    BOD - Media Prima Bhd & Metrod Bhd

  • PUBLIC POLICY 

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    Tengku Azian Shahriman

    Director of Human Capital, PEMANDU Development

    BOD - Sunway REIT Management Sdn Bhd

  • BOARDROOM EFFORTS TOP 100 

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    Fatimah Merican

    MD Fatimah Merican Resources

    BOD - UOB Bank

  • BOARDROOM INVESTOR GROUP 

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    Rita Bushon Benoy

    Managing Partner, IEDEAS Sdn Bhd and Partner FNW Capital Partners

    Advisor, Regulatory Affairs and Trade, Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia

  • PIPELINE EFFORTS C-SUITE 

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    Pauline Ho

    Partner, Assurance

    PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  • PIPELINE EFFORTS HR Community 

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    Nadiah Tan Abdullah

    Chief Human Resource Officer

    SP Setia Berhad

  • RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYTICS 

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    Mei Ling Tan

    Country Operations Officer

    The World Bank Group

Working groups

  • BOARDROOM EFFORTS

    Main aims

    Boardroom efforts aim at  Large Companies on the FTSE Bursa Malaysia top 100, and Companies with market capitalisation of RM2 billion and above.For Large Companies the board must have at least 30% women directorsas defined in the latest Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance (MCCG) launched on 26  April 2017.

     ZERO women on boards will have greater attention in plans for more business networking engagements with the Chairs of those companies.30% Club will work closely with stakeholders.

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    Fatimah Merican

    Shareen Shariza

    Zunaidah Idris

    Group leader

    Fatimah Merican Shareen Shariza

    Bursa TOP 100

  • BOARDROOM EFFORTS

    Main aims

    To intensify boardroom efforts and encourage corporate governance best practice to  Investor Council and investment groups to advocate boardroom diversity. It is stated in the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) that a diverse board can offer greater depth and breadth compared to non-diverse boards. Director candidates should be sourced from a diverse pool. In pursuing its gender diversity agenda, each company should take steps to ensure that women candidates are sought in its recruitment exercise for board and senior management positions .

    It is embedded in MCCG that The Board discloses in its annual report the company’s policies  on gender diversity , its targets and measures to meet those targets. 

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    ​Rita Benoy Bushon

    Lya Rahman

    Chow Mei Mei

    Group leader

    Rita Benoy Bushon

    Investor Community

  • PIPELINE EFFORTS

    Main aims

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    Pauline Ho / Salika

    Khadijah Abdullah

    Tracy Ong

    Group leader

    Pauline Ho

    Professional Services & Women in C-Suite

  • PIPELINE EFFORTS

    Main aims

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    Nadiah Tan Abdullah

    Wan Yon Shahima

    Marzidar Md Noor

    Group leader

    Nadiah Tan Abdullah

    Human Resource Community

  • GOVERNMENT & STAKEHOLDERS

    Main aims

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    Tengku Azian Shahriman

    Nadia Zainuddin

    NIEW

    EPU

    Talentcorp

    Group leader

    Tengku Azian

    Public Policy

  • Research

    Main aims

    In collaboration with The World Bank Group , 30% Club Malaysia has intiated a research study“ Effect of Women on Boards on corporate performance of public listed companies in Malaysia”.

    http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/malaysia

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    Tan Mei Ling - World Bank Group

    Dr Marcella Lucas - LeadWomen

    Tan Mei Ling

    WORLD BANK GROUP - Global Research Hub in Malaysia

  • Media

    Main aims

    Media engagement for support in  news coverage on  corporate and professional women for widespread reach of women on boards. The campaign has gained ground with global news alerts. A dedicated Media work group is taking place for a public awareness campaign. 30% Club continues to be given speaking platforms to advocate.

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    Rowina Ghazali

    Datin Linda Ngiam

    Rozita Harun

    Group leader

    Rowina Ghazali

    Communications

  • Secretariat

    Main aims

    The Secretariat  facilitates board candidate sourcing opportunities. Please click on links to register search :-

    http://www.wcdregistry.com/v2/index.php

    http://www.minda.com.my/directorate/

    https://lead-women.com/bsrf/

    contact

    Secretariat

    30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Mobile no : +6 016 2188 947

    Group leader

    Shahjanaz Kamaruddin - Writer | Rozita Harun - Campaigner & Recruiter

    Admin. | Membership | Board candidate sourcing | Website | Twitter

Events


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  • Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    https://www.icgn.org/icgn%E2%80%93university-malaya-academic-practioner-day

    International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

  • Hilton Kuala Lumpur

    30% Club Malaysia Boardroom Luncheon
    In conjunction with
    Launch of Board Mentoring Pilot Scheme

    Agenda

    12.00 pm    Arrival of guests + registration

    12.30 pm    Welcome remarks

    12.35 pm    Lunch

    1.00   pm    Fireside chat with Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan – Sime Darby Berhad

    1.45   pm  Dessert

    2.00   pm  End

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

    http://www.malaysiangas.com/portal/document/content/1496999903_MGA's_Foru.pdf

    Themed “Women – Driving Energy Liberalisation”, the forum will discuss involvement of women in the energy sector and role of women in driving energy market liberalisation.

    The forum is hosted by OGA 2017 and is supported by the 30% Club, an organization promoting gender diversity in boardrooms.
    OGA 2017 is the 16th Asian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition to be held from 11 to 13 July at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. 


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