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

    Chairman, 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

    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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    Tan Sri Hashim Mohd Ali

    Chairman

    Datasonic Group Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim

    Chairman

    PLUS Malaysia Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato Sri Wee Chai Lim

    Chairman

    Top Glove Corporation Berhad

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    Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali

    Chairman

    IJM Corporation Berhad

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    Tun Mohammed Haniff Omar

    Deputy Chairman

    Genting 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 Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Dr Francis Yeoh Sock Ping

    Managing Director

    YTL Corporation Berhad

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    Dato' Abdullah Yusof

    Chairman

    AEON Co.(M) Berhad

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    Datuk Meriam Haji Yaacob

    Director

    Deloittes

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    Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsuddin

    Chairperson

    Maybank Investment Bank

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    Dato' Mohd Salleh Hashim

    Chairman

    Gopeng Berhad

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    Y.B. Hajjah Normala Abdul Samad

    Chairperson

    Chemical Company of Malaysia 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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    Razman Hafidz Abu Zarim

    Chairman

    Tune Insurance Bhd

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    Tuan Haji Md Ja'afar Abdul Carrim

    Non Independent Non Exec. Chairman

    RHB Islamic Bank Berhad

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    Zainul Rahim

    Chairman

    Hibiscus Petroleum

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    Tan Sri Dato' Dr Michael O.K. Yeoh

    CEO / Director

    Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (asli)

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    Puan Sri Tong Siew Bee

    Executive Director

    Top Glove Corporation Berhad

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    Dato' Amiruddin Abdul Satar

    President & Managing Director

    KPJ Healthcare Berhad

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    Dato' Kok Seng Yau

    CEO

    Tropicana Corporation Berhad

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    Datin Paduka Zaitoon Dato' Othman

    Council member

    Yayasan Sime Darby

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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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    Datin Ida Suzaini Abdullah

    Executive Director

    Ni Hsin Resources berhad

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    Zaidi Ahmad

    CEO

    Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad

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    Stefano Clini

    MD / NIED

    British American Tobacco

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    Dinbock Nichaela

    CEO

    Novartis Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

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    Rejina Rahim

    MD & CEO

    Nomura Asset

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    Bradley Mulroney

    Ex-President & CEO

    Lafarge Malaysia Berhad

  • ADVOCATE 

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    Tunku Afwida Tunku Abdul Malek

    INED, EXIM Bank

    INED, Gamuda Berhad

  • ADVOCATE 

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    Datuk Haji Faisal Siraj

    Senior INED

    RHB Islamic Bank Berhad

  • ADVOCATE 

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    Dato' Zuraidah Atan

    Non-Executive Director

    Bursa Malaysia

  • ADVOCATE 

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    Roy Thean

    Independent Director

    Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Berhad

  • ADVOCATE 

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    Vimala Menon

    Non-Executive Director

    Petronas Chemical Berhad

  • ADVOCATE 

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    Datin Linda Ngiam

    Non-Executive Director

    Star Publications (M) Berhad

  • ADVOCATE 

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    Datuk Noripah Kamso

    INED

    Top Glove Ceorporation Berhad

  • ADVOCATE 

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    Dato' Rosini Abd Samad

    INED

    MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad

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    Poh Ling Tan

    Non-Executive Director

    Euro Holdings Berhad

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    Nur Qamarina Chew

    Ex CEO & Director

    AEON Co. (M) Bhd

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    Dato' Sabariah Hassan

    Deputy Director General Public Services Department (Operations)

    Ministry of Public Services

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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.

  • CO-CHAIR 

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    Dato’ Aziz Bakar

    CEO

    MINDA

  • CO-CHAIR 

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    Anne Abraham

    Founder

    Lead Women

  • PUBLIC POLICY 

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    Tengku Azian Shahriman

    Director of Human Capital Development

    PEMANDU

  • PUBLIC POLICY 

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    YBrs Dr Rose Lena Lazemi

    KSU-Secretary General

    Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development

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    Rosnina Yaacob

    Director of NAM Institute of Empowerment of Women

    Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development

  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

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    Datuk Shireen Muhiudeen

    Founder and Managing Director

    Corston Smith Asset Management

  • C-SUITE 

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    Janet Yap

    Managing Director

    Accenture Malaysia

  • C-SUITE  

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    Tracy Ong

    Country Representative

    ANZ Bank

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    Hamidah Naziadin

    Group Chief People Officer

    CIMB

  • HR 

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    Nora Manaf

    Chief Human Capital Officer

    Maybank Berhad

Working groups

  • KLSE Bursa Top 100 Companies

    Main aims

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    Fatimah Merican

    Group leader

    Fatimah Merican

  • Women C-Suite

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    ​Tracy Ong

    Group leader

    Janet Yap, Hamidah Naziaddin, Tracy Ong

  • Professional Services Community

    Main aims

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    Datin Yasmin Merican

    Group leader

    Datin Yasmin Merican

  • Human Resource Community

    Main aims

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    Nora Manaf

    Group leader

    Nora Manaf, Lily Rozita

  • Investor Community

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    ​Rosnah Omar

    Group leader

    Rosnah Omar

  • Public Policy Community

    Main aims

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    Tengku Azian

    Group leader

    Tengku Azian Shahriman

  • Communications

    Main aims

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    ​Datin Nancy Sim

    Group leader

    Datin Nancy Sim, Aishah Lassim,

  • Secretariat

    Main aims

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    30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Group leader

    Shahjanaz Kamaruddin, Rozita Harun

Events


upcoming



upcoming


  • Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad Boardroom Level 23

     http://www.mdv.com.my/

    Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Chairperson Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad to host the meeting:

    TIME :  9.30am to 11.30am

    VENUE :  Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad , Boardroom Level 23 Menara Bank Pembangunan 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Wilayah Persekutuan, Bandar Wawasan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Restaurant

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

    Guest of Honour and Speaker :-
    Victoria Kwakwa  Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific since April 15, 2016. She oversees a portfolio of more than $32 billion in loans, grants, credits, and trust funds across 23 countries.

    Ms. Kwakwa leads the World Bank’s strategy in East Asia Pacific which focuses on five priority areas: inclusion and empowerment; jobs and private sector-led growth, governance and institutions, infrastructure and urbanization, climate change and disaster risk management. 


Previous


  • New Straits Times

    https://30percentclub.org/initiatives/business-schools

    30% Club Malaysia and Edinburgh Business School (EBS) The Graduate School of Business Heriot Watt University offers a  full MBA scholarship to Malaysian women only. Co-Founder of 30% Club UK and newly appointed Executive Dean at Edinburgh Business School, Professor Heather Mc Gregor was interviewed by New Straits Times before holding a career talk “Is accumulating human capital more important than building social capital ?

    30% Club Malaysia and Edinburgh Business School (EBS) The Graduate School of Business Heriot Watt University offers a  full MBA scholarship to Malaysian women only. Co-Founder of 30% Club UK and newly appointed Executive Dean at Edinburgh Business School, Professor Heather Mc Gregor was in Kuala Lumpur to talk about the scholarship and hold a career talk “Is accumulating human capital more important than building social capital ? 

  • Focus Malaysia Business Weekly

  • BERNAMA, Astro Awani, New Straits Times, The Star Business

  • The Malaysian Reserve

  • Nikkei Asian Review

  • New Straits Times

  • APEC Publications = APEC#216-PP-01.1

    http://publications.apec.org/publication-detail.php?pub_id=1787

    Description

    This report presents the outcome of a survey that was undertaken to establish how women directors enhance corporate values in companies within the APEC region. The mechanism of improving corporate values through the appointment of women directors were demonstrated. Case studies were also conducted through interviews with leading companies in APEC (Canada; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; the Philippines; and Viet Nam) that are considered to have achieved positive impact on growth through gender diversity. 

  • The Star Nation

     http://pressreader.com/@Rozita_Harun.1/-7VEjUAIOK3VfJzIIKZTsw6W9PI2lRN6J0_X5TcY8IA1

    Rohani: More women in workforce vital for progress

    The Star Malaysia
    22 Nov 2016

    PETALING JAYA: There can be no developed Malaysia until the country is able to get women to realise their full potential and participate more effectively in the economic and social development of the nation, said Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.

    Citing a study by the 2016 Peterson Institute for National Economics, she said the presence of more female leaders in top positions of corporate management correlates with increased profitability.

    The Women, Family and Community Development Minister was speaking at the launch of the Women’s Institute of Management’s Conference on Integrity and Governance for Company Directors In the Public and Private Sectors.

    “This proves that women are really needed in decisionmaking positions to boost the success of companies and subsequently, the Malaysian economy,” she said.

    Rohani said that one ongoing effort to achieve this was the establishment of the 30 Percent Club, aimed at boosting the number of women holding top decisionmaking positions in the private sector.

    She said the Government sought to grow the 30 Percent Club by strengthening its affiliation with similar clubs in other countries, such as Britain, the United States and China.

    She added that the percentage of women on boards of public listed companies was at 11.8% as of September.

    The ministry is also working with TalentCorp on a programme to encourage more women to return to the workforce, to bring women’s participation to 59% in line with the target set by the 11th Malaysia Plan.

    Rohani said that while the number of women students attending institutes of higher learning was encouraging, their participation in the workforce often fluctuates.

    “About 71% of university students are women and you’d expect

    About 71% of university students are women and you’d expect a wider participation in the workforce but that is not the case. Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim

    a wider participation in the workforce but that is not the case, as they leave the workforce to start a family,” Rohani said at a press conference after the event.

    As of last year, female participation in the workforce was 54.1%.

    Earlier, in her speech, Rohani stressed the importance of integrity and good corporate governance.

    “These are key drivers that determine not only the capacity of a nation to grow economically and inclusively, but also its competitiveness in the global market,” she said.

    Rohani said it was imperative that all officials discharge their duty with high integrity and proper governance because the consequences of not doing so was huge.

    “Combating mismanagement, abuse of power and corruption is crucial as these erode our values.

    “There is an urgent need to ingrain integrity and good governance in our public and private institutions,” she said.

    On a separate matter, Rohani said she also plans to urge the Transport Ministry to make child seats in cars mandatory, following the death of a twoyearold in Johor after he was accidentally flung out of his parents’ car.

    “The Road Transport Department has mentioned the mandatory use of child seats in cars by 2019, which gives parents ample time to comply.

    “But I would like to discuss expediting the move with the Transport Ministry to avoid a repeat of this tragedy,” she said, reminding parents to always make child safety a top priority.

  • BERNAMA-The Malaysian National News Agency

  • Business News, The Star

  • Sunway University, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Impiana KLCC Hotel

    Christine Wright @HaysSEAsia https://t.co/T9p5R5IagE

    — 30% Club Malaysia (@30percentclub_m) September 25, 2016 ">http://

  • St.Giles Gardens Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur

  • Focus Malaysia - Business weekly paper

  • New Straits Times

  • The Star Nation

  • New Straits Times

  • Maybank Tower, Kuala Lumpur

  • The Star

  • The Malaysian Reserve

  • Lanai Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

  • BERNAMA

  • The Star Online Business News

  • The Star Nation

  • BFM 89.9

  • NSTP

  • Forbes

    Please click here  to read about 3 Amazing Asian Stories on Women and Leadership

  • New Straits Times and Focus Malaysia

    Please click here for media coverage on Women on Boards

  • Bloomberg TV Malaysia

    Oct 2, 2015 (Kuala Lumpur) - Anne Abraham, co-founder of the 30% Club Malaysia Chapter, discussing the national agenda to bring in more talent and diversity into key leadership positions. She also tells Bloomberg TV Malaysia’s Sophie Kamaruddin that boards need to start becoming a real career destination for women as well as part of company initiative.

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Center


Contact


Secretariat : 30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com