Malaysia

WELCOME to The 30% Club Malaysia Chapter!

The 30% Club started as a campaign in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards.  The 30% Club was launched in Malaysia on 8th May 2015 by the Prime Minister attended by Chairmen, CEOs, and business leaders who are committed to bringing more women onto Malaysian corporate boards.

The purpose of the 30% Club is to:

• inspire debate and discussion at corporate leadership and board levels on gender diversity and its benefits to business
• assist corporate boards in their engagement of qualified, board-ready women
• support initiatives to build a pipeline of women in executive and non-executive roles

The 30% Club is not a call for a quota – instead the 30% Club supports sustainable business-led voluntary change to improve the current gender imbalance on Malaysian corporate boards.

Please be welcomed to contact the Secretariat at email : 30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

• If you are interested to explore opportunities as a Woman Director, or
• If you are interested in engaging qualified women onto your Boards, or
• If you wish to offer yourself as volunteer in The 30% Club.


Members


  • FOUNDING CHAIR 

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    Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar

    Chair, Malaysian Debt Ventures Bhd

    BOD - Petronas Bhd & PNB Bhd

  • FOUNDING CHAIR 

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    Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah

    Founder & Chairman

    Sunway Group

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    Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin

    Chairman FELDA

    Federal Land Development Authority

  • CO-CHAIR 

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    Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan

    Chairman MDEC

    Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation

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    Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsuddin

    Chair

    Malayan Banking Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar

    Chairman - Sime Darby Property Bhd, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank & 7th Governor of BNM

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    Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rafiah Salim

    Chair - Allianz Malaysia Berhad & Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd

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    Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria

    Chair - EUMCCI

    Executive Director-APEC Secretariat

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    YAM Raja Dato' Seri Eleena Sultan Azlan Shah

    BOD - Gamuda Bhd

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    Datin Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar

    Chairperson Caring Pharmacy Group Bhd & Turiya Bhd

    BOD Hai O Enterprise Bhd

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    Dato' Zuraidah Atan

    SP Setia Berhad, Petron,

    Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia .Northport

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    Tan Sri Choo Boon Saw

    Chairman MRCB-Quill REITS

    BOD - DiGi, RHB Bank

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    Dato' Azmi Mohd Ali

    Senior Partner,M/S Azmi & Associates

    PNB , SP Setia Bhd,CCM, Cliq Energy Bhd

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    Dato' Seri Idris Jala

    Chairman Heineken Malaysia Bhd

    & Sunway Berhad

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    Datin Mariam Prudence Yusof

    BOD - Bursa Malaysia Berhad

    C.I. Holdings Bhd

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    Datuk Chin Kwai Yoong

    BOD - Bank Negara Malaysia

    Genting Bhd & Deleum Berhad

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    Su Yin Teoh

    BOD - CIMB Group Holdings Bhd

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    Datuk Iain Lo

    Chairman

    Shell Malaysia

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    YAM Tunku Ali Redhaudin ibni Tuanku Muhriz

    Chairman

    Bumi Armada

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    Dato' Dr Thillainathan

    INED

    Genting Berhad

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    Dato' Lawrence Lee

    INED

    Sime Darby Berhad

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    Mr Phillip Tan Puay Koon

    SP Setia Bhd, Cagamas Bhd

    Danajamin Nasional Bhd

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    Datuk Yusli Mohd Yusof

    Chairman Mudajaya

    BOD - YTL International Power Bhd

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    Zainul Rahim

    Chairman

    Hibiscus Petroleum

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    Dato' Izzaddin Idris

    Group MD/CEO UEM Group Bhd,

    Axiata Bhd - INED

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    Dato' Tin Yow Voon

    Executive Director

    Eco World Development Group Bhd

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    Datuk Bazlan Osman

    Executive Director, Telekom Malaysia Berhad

    VADS Bhd, Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd,

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    Datuk Anthony Bujang

    Group CEO

    Petra Energy Berhad

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    Datuk Hamidah Nadziadin

    INED

    Maxis Berhad

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    M.R. Chandran

    Senior INED

    IJM Plantations Berhad

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    Chuan Keat Khoo

    BOD

    Cuscapi Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub

    BOD Top Glove Corp. Bhd

    Malayan Flour Mills Bhd, Kulim Msia Bhd, Tomypak Hldgs Bhd

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    Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman Md Hashim Che Din Hashim

    Deputy Exec.Chairman Sunway Holdings Berhad

    Chairman-Berjaya Land Berhad

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    Tun Mohammed Haniff Omar

    Deputy Chairman Genting Bhd

    Chairman Park May Bhd

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    Tan Sri Dato Sri Wee Chai Lim

    Chairman

    Top Glove Corporation Berhad

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    Puan Sri Tong Siew Bee

    Executive Director

    Top Glove Corporation Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim

    Chairman PLUS Malaysia Bhd

    Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd

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    Tan Sri Raja Muhammad Alias Raja Muhhammad Ali

    Chairman

    Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad

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    Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali

    Chairman MBSB , MDC

    IJM Corporation Bhd

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    YAM Tan Sri Dato' Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail

    Chairman - Nestle Malaysia

    Malaysia Airports Holdings Brhd, Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd

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    Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam

    Group Advisor

    Sunway Group

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    Tan Sri Dato' Dr Michael Yeoh

    CEO / Director

    Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (asli)

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    Tan Sri Dato' Dr Francis Yeoh

    Managing Director

    YTL Corporation 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 Dr See Yan Lin

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    Genting Berhad

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    Dato Dr Zaharina Zahari

    Chair Manulife Holdings Bhd

    BOD- Eon Capital Bhd,Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd, Hong Leong Industries Bhd,Pacific Orient Bhd, Zurich Takaful Malaysia Bhd

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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

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    Tan Sri Hashim Mohd Ali

    Chairman

    Datasonic Group Berhad

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    Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Abu Hassan Othman

    INED

    YTL Land Development Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Ghazali Che Mat

    Chairman

    Boustead Holdings Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman

    Chairman (Former)

    IHH Healthcare Berhad

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    Datin Linda Ngiam

    BOD - Star Publications (M) Berhad

    Heineken Malaysia Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ahmad Ramli

    CEO & Group MD

    Boustead Heavy Industries Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak

    Chairman County Connect

    BOD-Maybank Islamic Bhd,Puncak Niaga Hldgs Bhd, Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Bhd

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    Tan Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui

    Senior INED

    IOI Corporation Berhad

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    Datin Paduka Zaitoon Dato' Othman

    Council member

    Yayasan Sime Darby

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    Datin Grace C.G.Yeoh

    Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co

    BOD-Bursa Malaysia Berhad & CIMB Bank Berhad

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    Tan Sri Dato' Mansor Mansor

    Chairman

    Glomac Berhad

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    Dato' Hau Hian Lee

    Managing Director-Batu Kawan Berhad

    BOD- Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad

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    Dato' N. Sadasivan N.N. Pillay

    BOD

    Bank Negara Malaysia, APM Automotive Holdings Berhad

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    Dato' Mohd Salleh Hashim

    Chairman

    Gopeng Berhad

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    Dato’ Dr Nik Ramlah Nik Mahmood

    BOD

    United Malacca Berhad

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    YM Tunku Afwida Tunku Abdul Malek

    BOD - Asia Equity Research

    EXIM Bank,Gamuda Berhad, Telekom Msia

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    Chye Neo Chong

    Managing Director

    IBM Malaysia

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    Y.B. Hajjah Normala Abdul Samad

    Chair

    Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad

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    YM Tengku Bendahara Perlis Syed Badarudin Jamalullail

    Chairman-Nomrem Committee

    Fraser and Neave Holdings Berhad

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    Datuk Haji Faisal Siraj

    Senior INED

    RHB Islamic Bank Berhad

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    Dato’ Syed Zaid Syed Jaafar Albar

    BOD

    Yinson Holdings Berhad

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    Vimala Menon

    Non Exec. Board Director

    Petronas Chemical Berhad, DiGi

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    Dato’ Ahmad Pardas Senin

    Chairman, Malaysian Directors Academy

    Senior INED - SP Setia Bhd

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    Dato' Abdullah Yusof

    Former Chairman

    AEON Co.(M) Berhad

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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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    YM Raja Zaharaton Raja Zainal Abidin

    BOD

    Media Prima 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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    Razman Hafidz Abu Zarim

    Chairman

    Tune Insurance Bhd

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    Dato' Soo Min Yeoh

    Executive Director

    YTL Corporation Berhad

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    Dato' Kok Seng Yau

    CEO

    Tropicana Corporation Berhad

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    Suhana Dewi Selamat

    BOD

    Khazanah Nasional Berhad

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    Dato' Amiruddin Abdul Satar

    President & Managing Director

    KPJ Healthcare Berhad

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    Dato’ Carol Chan

    BOD

    DRB Hicom Bhd

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    Ahmad Mustapha Ghazali

    Executive Chairman

    Prolexus Berhad

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    Dato' Rosini Abd Samad

    BOD

    MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad

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    Dato’ Johan Tazrin Hamid Ngo

    BOD

    Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad

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    Datin Isharidah Ishak

    BOD

    Axcelasia Inc

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    Datuk Sutinah Sutan

    BOD

    MRT Corp

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    Chek Tin Quah

    BOD

    Genting Plantations Berhad

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    Dato Eng Ho Tee

    Executive Chairman

    Kerjaya Prospek

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    Datin Siew Chuai Toh

    Executive Director

    Kerjaya Prospek

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    Latifah Latiff

    INED

    South Malaysia Industries Berhad

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    Mazidar Abdul Malik

    BOD

    Alliance Investment Bank Berhad

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    Roy Thean

    Independent Director

    Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Berhad

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    Datin Ida Suzaini Abdullah

    BOD

    Ni Hsin Resources berhad

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    Mr Siong Kee Khoo

    Senior INED

    Kerjaya Prospek

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    Siobhan Das

    Executive Director

    American-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)

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    Shirley Tan Lee Chin

    Managing Director

    Tiger Synergy Berhad

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    Dato' Wira Vincent Lye

    Executive Director

    Berjaya Assets Berhad

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    Datuk Meriam Haji Yaacob

    Director

    Deloittes

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    Dato' Sharifah Halimah Syed Ahmad

    Chairperson

    Women in Logisitcs and Transport (WiLAT)

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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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    Bradley Mulroney

    Ex-President & CEO

    Lafarge Malaysia Berhad

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    Stefano Clini

    MD / NIED

    British American Tobacco

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    Poh Ling Tan

    BOD

    Euro Holdings Berhad

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    Zaidi Ahmad

    CEO

    Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad

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    Reuben Gnanalingam

    CEO

    Westport

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    Dato' Amos Boon Yeong Siew

    INED

    EcoFirst Consolidated Berhad

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    Mr Adrian Yong Huang Chair

    BOD

    Boilermech Holdings Berhad

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    Mr Wan Lai

    INED - Chair NomRem Committee

    Public Bank Berhad

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    Shaari Haron

    BOD

    Voir Holdings

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    Chee Ping Chu

    BOD

    Asia Bioenergy Technologies Berhad

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    Ms Yee Leng Cheah

    BOD

    Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad

Partners

30% Club works with some amazing partner groups that help champion meaningful, sustainable change in the gender balance of boards and leadership.
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Advisory Committee

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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

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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

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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 FOUNDING CO-CHAIR 

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    Dato’ Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar

    BOD - ICDM

    Alkhair International Islamic Bank

  • EXECUTIVE FOUNDING CO-CHAIR 

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    Anne Abraham

    Founder-Lead Women

    BOD - Media Prima Bhd & Metrod Bhd

  • TOP !00 BOARDROOM EFFORTS(BICE) 

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    Datin Sunita Rajakumar

    Chairman, Caring Pharmacy

    BOD - Hai O Enterprise Bhd, MCIS Zurich, Turiya Berhad

  • INVESTOR COMMUNITY 

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    Datuk Zunaidah Idris

    Vice President,Corporate and Institutional Head of Dealing

    Hong Leong Invest Bank Berhad

  • 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

    COO

    The World Bank Group

  • RESEARCH 

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    Dr Marcella Lucas

    CEO

    Leadwomen

  • PUBLIC POLICY 

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    Tengku Nurul Azian Tengku Shahriman

    Executive VP & Partner - PEMANDU Associates

    INED - Sunway REIT Management Sdn Bhd

  • TOP 101-300 (BICE) 

    Dato' Merina Tahir

    Chairman - ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee

    INED - Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Working groups

  • SECRETARIAT

    Main aims

    The Secretariat acts as a single point of contact for all queries relating to the 30% Club.

    ACTIVITIES

    The Secretariat is responsible for facilitating the placement of women directors on public listed boards. 

    Our candidates are sourced from:
    Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) https://icdm.com.my/

    FIDE FORUM

    LeadWomen https://lead-women.com/

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    Secretariat

    em : mazlina.30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Wan Mazlina Wan Mustafa

  • BOARDROOM EFFORTS TOP 100

    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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    Group leader

    Datin Sunita Rajakumar

    Bursa TOP 100

  • INVESTOR COMMUNITY

    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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    Datuk Zunaidah Idris

    Group leader

    Datuk Zunaidah Idris

    Investor Community

  • TALENT PIPELINE

    Main aims

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    Nadiah Tan Abdullah

    Group leader

    Nadiah Tan Abdullah

    Human Resource Community

  • 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

    Group leader

    Tan Mei Ling & Dr Marcella Lucas

    WORLD BANK GROUP - Global Research Hub in Malaysia

  • MEDIA

    Main aims

    The Media and PR workgroup aims to bring awareness of the 30% Club, its purpose and its activities to relevant stakeholders and the wider business communities.

    ACTIVITIES

    We leverage traditional and online media in our PR efforts.  We advocate for gender diversity on boards as speakers at conferences and fora.

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    Rowina Ghazali
    Datin Linda Ngiam
    Stephanie Khoo
    Zareen Abdullah

    Group leader

    Rowina Ghazali

  • BOARD MENTORING

    Main aims

    A cross-sector mentoring scheme led by the 30% Club Malaysia

    •Board level cross-sector mentoring programme with a selected group of board-ready women and board members. A similar scheme was started in the UK with very positive outcomes
    •The programme will be for a 9-month period, designed to allow women a platform to network with the right circles of decision makers. Time commitment over the 9-month period:
    •Kick-off meeting at launch event
    •3 mentee-initiated meetings with their mentor (1 to 2 hours)
    •Guidance on ensuring effective mentoring meetings will be delivered by Leadwomen•Programme is administered by 30% Club Malaysia, in partnership with Leadwomen

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    ​Pauline Ho
    Salika Suksuwan

    Group leader

    PwC - 30% Club Malaysia

    Mentor-Mentee matching

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE (PMO)

    Main aims

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    ​marzida.30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    mazlina.30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com

    Group leader

    Marzida Mohd Noor Wan Mazlina Wan Mustafa

    PMO

Events


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  • Setia International Center, KL Ecocity.

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. This session was held as part of the Lady Surveyors Coffee Morning organized by the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and Jabatan Juruukur DiRaja Malaysia, at the Setia International Center, KL Ecocity.

     

  • The Star

    KUALA LUMPUR, 13 MARCH 2019 – In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Heriot-Watt University in partnership with the 30% Club Malaysia Chapter are pleased to announce their annual scholarship offer of RM58,050 for a successful female applicant to attend a two-year, part-time MBA programme at its Edinburgh Business School Malaysia campus.  This will be their third year of collaboration platformed on a shared long-term vision to drive higher women representation in leadership and decision-making positions.  Applications for the 2019 scholarship will open from 1st April to 30th June.

     

    Heriot-Watt University has long been a proponent of inclusivity in education.  In 1869, it became the first Scottish university to open its doors to women.  

     

    “An MBA is a proven pathway to building successful careers and yet most of our applicants are men. Together with the 30% Club, we established the annual woman scholarship with the end game to increase women representation at senior levels of business,” says Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, CEO Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

     

    Echoing this sentiment, Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar, Founding Chair of the 30% Club Malaysia Chapter said, “Our partnership with Heriot-Watt University is in line with the 30% Club’s objectives of strengthening the female boardroom pipeline to ensure that we get better gender balance in the boardrooms of Malaysian companies.”

     

    Since its formation in May 2015, the 30% Club Malaysia Chapter has embarked on several initiatives, including its signature Mentoring Programme, which is a platform to provide board-ready women and new women directors an opportunity to network and raise their visibility in the right board circles.    

    Latest statistics show Malaysia recording 15.7% women directors on the boards across all public-listed companies and 24.4% across the top 100 companies, putting it in lead position on gender diversity among the ASEAN countries.

    Interested applicants can find details on the scholarship and how to apply by visiting https://30percentclub.org/initiatives/business-schools#mbas

    About the 30% Club Malaysia-Heriot-Watt University MBA Scholarship

    The 30% Club Malaysia-Heriot-Watt University MBA Scholarship was launched in 2017 to support aspiring women in leadership roles. Offered through the Edinburgh Business School, which is the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, the programme enables one successful woman applicant to receive a full tuition scholarship of up to RM58,050, to pursue a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). The scholarship will be undertaken as a two-year part-time MBA programme at the Malaysia Campus. This scholarship is only open to women who have a first or second class honours degree or equivalent qualification that is recognised by Heriot-Watt University, English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS6.5 and at least two years’ post qualifying work experience. Applications for 2019 open on 1 April and will close on 30 June. Interested applicants may contact malaysiaMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk. More information at https://30percentclub.org/initiatives/business-schools#mbas

     

    About the 30% Club

    The 30% Club founded in the UK, fundamentally a business-led campaign, is a global movement of international Chairs and CEOs who advocate gender parity at all levels of their organisations. Members and advocates of the 30% Club are committed to lead by example and advocate for gender diversity on boards and decision-making positions across all listed companies. The movement seeks to gain greater active support from Chairs, CEOs and Board Directors to be ambassadors of this agenda, so that there is focus from the top, which is where it needs to start.

    The 30% Club originated as a campaign in the UK in 2010 prior to its expansion to 10 other countries, namely Australia, Canada, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, Malaysia and the US. The Malaysian Chapter of the 30% Club was launched on 8 May 2015.  Visit www.30percentclub.org/about/chapters/malaysia.

      

    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics institute, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and an established reputation as a leading research-led university. Now, our communities of scholars come from across the world and for a purpose: leaders in ideas and solutions, they deliver innovation and educational excellence in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences.

    Working with leading academics, our students learn and thrive in our friendly community of campuses, with our partners and online. Our graduates are specialist, creative, professional and globally minded. With their research-informed education underpinned by the Heriot-Watt values, they develop character, leadership skills and social mobility, becoming professionally educated, globally employable, citizens of the world.

    Our roots are in Scotland, our ambition and reach are truly international. A leader in transnational education, wherever we are, Heriot-Watt is a powerful driver and engine of the economy. Together with our alumni, civic community and industry partners, we transform people, society and the world we live in.

     

    For further editorial information, contact the 30% Club Malaysia Secretariat at 30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com.  

  • Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. This session was held with about 25 female members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar.

     

     

     

  • Petronas HQ, Kuala Lumpur

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. This session was held with about 30 members of the HR Leaders' Circle and hosted by Zahira Sughra Zainuddin, Head, Corporate Project (Talent) and her capable team at Petronas.

     

  • The Malaysian Reserve

  • The Edge

  • MIA, Kuala Lumpur

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. The third session was held with 54 members of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

  • ACCA Malaysia

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. The third session was held with 24 members of the ACCA.

     

     

  • Star2 The Star

  • SP Setia HQ

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a  “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. The second session was held with 35 participants from SP Setia of levels of GM and above.

  • UEM Leaning Centre

    The Talent Pipeline Workgroup embarked on a  “Get on Board”  roadshow in 2018 to galvanise support for the movement amongst the many corporations and female professionals in Malaysia. The first of these was held with UEM Group and saw 54 C-2 participants.

  • World Bank Publication Issue 4

    http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/malaysia/publication/development-digest-maximizing-knowledge-for-development

    Women on Boards in Malaysia
    Using firm-level data for 806 public-listed companies in Malaysia, we highlight the extent of women’s participation as board members in Malaysia benchmarked against other countries. How this women’s participation varies by industry and firm-size is considered, along with its potential impact on the company’s performance. About 13 percent of the board positions in Malaysia filled by women and the rest by men in 2017. Moreover, the trend over the last four years reveals a slow pace of increase in the proportion of women board members. The largest 100 firms and some industries such as finance show a greater tendency to have female vs. male board members. The profit rate is significantly positively correlated with proportionately more female board members in a firm, suggesting a “business case” for more women on the boards.
    Mohammad Amin and Mei Ling Tan

  • The Star

  • PwC Malaysia, Jalan Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

  • Securities Commission Malaysia

  • Securities Commission Malaysia Media Statement

  • Business Times

  • The Star

  • StarBiz

  • Impiana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

  • Malaysian Business

  • Securities Commission Malaysia

  • Focus Malaysia

  • The Star

  • InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur

  • Securities Commission Malaysia

  • The Star

  • The Star Nation

  • BERNAMA TV-Malaysia National News Agency

  • 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. 

  • Hilton Kuala Lumpur

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/pwcmsia/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155508075619099

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

     

  • Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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

    International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

  • Host : Securities Commission Malaysia

  • New Straits Times | Business

  • Museum Theatrette, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

    Presentation of Women, Business & the Law (Prosperity by Improving Women's Rights)

    Panel Discussion 

    Ms. Siobhan Das, Executive Director of American & Malaysian Chamber of Commerce 

    Ms. Anne Abraham, co-founder of 30% Club Malaysia Chapter

    Mr. Augusto Lopez Claros  

  • Securities Commission Malaysia Suruhanjaya Sekuriti Malaysia https://www.sc.com.my/en/

  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Restaurant

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

    Guest of Honour and Speakers :-
    Victoria Kwakwa  Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific since April 15, 2016.Ms. Kwakwa leads the World Bank’s strategy in East Asia Pacific.https://twitter.com/30percentclub_m/status/860676634306674688

    Tan Sri Zeti Dato' Akhtar , Past Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia

    Tan Sri (Dr) Mohd Sidek Hassan, Petronas Chairman

    Tan Sri Rebecca Sta Maria, Former Sec-Gen of Ministry of Interntional Trade & Industry

  • Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad Boardroom Level 23, Bank Pembangunan Malaysian Berhad

  • BERNAMA, Astro Awani Business

    http://english.astroawani.com/business-news/megat-paves-way-maybanks-first-woman-chairman-134163

    30% Club Founding Chair, Megat paves way for Maybank's first woman chairman https://t.co/4QDmIuJVGB via @501awani

    — 30% Club Malaysia (@30percentclub_m) March 2, 2017 ">On April 1, 2017, Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsudin will become the first woman chairman to helm the main-board of Maybank which is the country's largest public-listed company.http://

  • 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

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

  • The Edge Markets


FAQs


The30% Club is a global movement founded in the UK. It aims to place women in 30% of leadershippositions at all levels of the organisation. The Malaysia Chapter was launched in May 2015 by YAB Prime Minister. The“prize” is to reach a local talent market where the appointment process becomes impartial to gender. While that remainsthe long-term goal, the immediate focus of the Malaysia Chapter is to facilitate30% women representation on the boards of public-listed companies and achieve this target by 2020.

The intent is to reach minimum 30% women representation on boards of PLCs. 30% is when minority has voice and can influence change. Data indicates that 30% is a target that can be achieved with the no. of qualified, board-ready women in the market today combined with the no. of board positions registered with Bursa.

It is a target in that the 30% initiative relies on persuasion and encouragement. It is not a quota that is subject to law. Although, the Malaysian government has recently chosen to compel public-listed companies to take the target seriously and naming-and-shaming those who choose to ignore.

The Club understands it requires a tremendous amount of support from, and continuous engagement with various stakeholders. We do not work in isolation – we partner with Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa, EPU, TalentCorp, Pemandu, Ministry of Women, talent sourcing agencies, NGOs, and experienced volunteers.

And with full support of the Prime Minister’s office.The challenge put to us by the Prime Minister is to convert more than 900 PLCs by 2020 - this will be done in stages. In the immediate term, the Club is focussing our placement efforts on the Bursa Top 100 PLCs as well as all-male boards.

Our initiatives include:

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  • Working with sourcing and learning agencies for board placements and on development programmes to keep the talent pipeline full.

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  • We recently launched a Mentoring Programme in partnership with PwC.

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  • We conduct business leaders’ roundtables to facilitate a 2-way dialogue with members of the boards, understanding their challenges in meeting the targets, and helping them appreciate how the Club can assist.

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  • We provide media visibility to these activities and to profile current and potential women directors.

While companies are encouraged to meet the 30% target, it is on the expectation that women directors are appointed based on their eligibility, qualification and experience.

Bursa data suggests there is sufficient board-ready women in the market, but without intervention, Malaysia will only reach 30% women on PLC boards by 2099. The Government, therefore, has imposed targets to help fast track women appointments, and recently gone to the extent of promising to name-and-shame all-male boards and put them at risk of losing out on government contracts.

The Govt of Malaysia has set an ambition to reach the 30% target by 2020, the year Malaysia expects to become a high-income status nation.


Contact


Secretariat : 30percentclubmalaysia@gmail.com For all enquiries, contact Secretariat at Mobile no : +60192310174