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2016 Malaysian Leadership Excellence Awards (April 20, 2016)

2016 Malaysian Leadership Excellence Awards (April 20, 2016)

Five Industry Leaders Recognised at MIM 50th Anniversary
Royal Gala Dinner

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 20th April, 2016: Established as a beacon to guide the nation towards management excellence half a century ago, the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) has, over the past five decades, upskilled tens of thousands of managers through its many training, certification and other affiliated programmes. This evening, at its 50th Anniversary Royal Gala Dinner graced by the Royal Highnesses of Perak, Sultan Dr. Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and Raja Permaisuri Tuanku Zara Salim, MIM paid tribute to five individuals whose exemplary leadership has helped deliver sustained success in each of their respective fields.

Commenting on the Institute’s Golden Jubilee Year milestone, MIM President, Tun Haji Mohammed Hanif Bin Omar, remarked: “Over the past five decades, MIM has been unflinching in its commitment to helping managers deepen their skills and upgrade their capabilities. Tens of thousands of Malaysian executives have passed through our doors and gone on to make a significant impact in their chosen professional career.”

MIM Chairman, YBhg Dato Seri Haji Mohammed Iqbal Rawther, added: “2016 marks a pivotal year in MIM’s history and the start of a new era. We’re deeply grateful to all    Governing Council members, both past and present, for successfully guiding the Institute thus far and maintaining a consistent focus on promoting and developing Malaysian management excellence.”         

The Malaysian Leadership Excellence Awards are based on following selection criteria:

  1. Outstanding personality in their profession, and an icon from a national perspective
  2. Contribution beyond their business and professional circles
  3. Commitment and contribution to national causes beyond the call of duty
  4. Person of integrity, and steadfast in upholding ethical and moral values in their conduct
  5. Performance or achievements comparable to international benchmarks

Sultan Dr. Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, who previously spoke at the Institute’s 25th Tunku Abdul Rahman Lecture Series on the importance of preserving ethics and integrity in leadership, presented the exclusive MIM awards.

The five recipients of the 2016 Malaysian Leadership Excellence Awards are:

  1. YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hashim, Chairman of the AmBank Group
  2. YBhg Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Chairman of the Sunway Group
  3. YBhg Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Secretary General of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
  4. YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Wee Chai, Chairman of Top Glove Corporation
  5. Prakash Chandran, President and CEO of Siemens Malaysia

MIM Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sivanganam Rajaretnan, said: I’d like to congratulate all the worthy winners. While each recipient is well-known for being visionary, creative, agile and adaptive, they are also highly respected for acting with consistent integrity and an unwavering commitment to their core inner beliefs.

MIM is Malaysia’s national management organisation, positioned at the forefront of management best practice. As an acknowledged leader in professional training and development, MIM has continued to grow over the past 50 years, both in stature and membership support. With the 11th Malaysia Plan firmly in place, MIM has an important role to play: to train the present and future workforce, equipping them with the relevant knowledge and expertise to take on increasingly challenging roles in a globalized world, moving Malaysia towards achieving world-class status.

Royal Gala Dinner Organising Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Megat Najmuddin bin Datuk Seri Dr Megat Khas, concluded: As human resource professionals, no-one believes more than us that people are an organisation’s most important resource. I’d therefore like to sincerely thank all the MIM management and staff who worked so hard to ensure the success of this evening’s event.

Distributed on behalf of the Malaysian Institute of Management by Worldnix Sdn Bhd.  For further information, kindly call Dato’ Alia HM Jally at +6012 233 4662

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