Meet Our President and Chairman

YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr.) Haji Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr.) Hj Megat Najmuddin Bin Datuk Seri Dr. Hj Megat Khas, a Malaysian, aged 76, obtained his Honours Degree in Law from the University of Singapore in 1970.

He started his working life in 1970 with First National City Bank (now Citibank) for 2 years and went into law practice with a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur for another two years, after which he started his own law firm which flourished.  In 1986 he retired from law practice and went headlong into politics, ultimately becoming UMNO Chief of Petaling Jaya  He was State Assemblyman for Kelana Jaya for two terms (1986 till 1995).  He was also a Municipal Councilor in Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya and Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya for 20 years. He had a stint as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of The Selangor State Assembly and a director of PKPS (Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation) and SIC (Selangor Industrial Corporation).  He left active politics in 1995.

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In the late 90s, he was appointed a member of the National Economic Consultative Council 2 (NECC 2) by the then Prime Minister, where he was involved in Human Resource Development.

In September 1999, he was appointed to the Capital Market Strategic Committee by the then Finance Minister and in August 2001 was appointed as a member of the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee (CDRC) of Bank Negara.

He was elected Executive Committee Member of the Federation of Public Listed Companies Berhad (FPLC) in August 1994 and was elected as its President in October 1997. He represented this organization to the High Level Finance Committee of the Ministry of Finance until 2000.

Tan Sri Megat was a member of Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Directors’ Education Steering Committee (FIDE). He was also one of the first members of Malaysian Anti/Corruption Commission (MACC) when it was established to replace Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) !! He also served as a Non-Executive Independent Director of  PETRONAS from April 2010 until April 2017. In January 2018, he retired as Chairman of Omesti Berhad (former Formis Resources Berhad) and Tradewinds Corporations Berhad. In June 2018, he retired as Chairman of MajuPerak Holdings Berhad.

Presently he is the Honorary Patron of Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG), of which he was its first President and founder from April 1998 till 2015. He is a member of the Transparency International Malaysia (TIM). Tan Sri is the Chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM); Ulink Ascot Sdn Bhd in Kota Kinabalu and Chairman of the Board of Kuber Venture Berhad. In February 2021, Tan Sri Megat was appointed as Advisor of Dialog Corporate Sdn Bhd while in March 2021, he was appointed as Chairman of MYSJ Sdn Bhd (MySejahtera), He was appointed as Chairman of Farm Fresh Berhad on 25 September 2021.

Currently, Tan Sri Megat is the Chairman of Asian Pac Holdings Berhad and SEG International Bhd. On July 01, 2020 Tan Sri Megat was appointed as Chairman of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad.

He is current President of Persatuan Darul Ridzuan in Wilayah Persekutuan and Selangor (a welfare organization).  He has been President of Kelab Golf Negara Subang for 6 years.  He is the Advisor and Trustee of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf; he is also a Trustee of MyKasih (Charity) Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation. Tan Sri Megat is a Council Member of Quest International University in Perak.

Sportswise, during his days in University of Singapore, Tan Sri Megat was its Rugby Captain for 2 years. He also played for the Singapore state team.  In the 70s, he played for COBRA Club, Selangor state and the Malaysian team.  Tan Sri Megat was President of the Combined Old Boys’ Rugby Association (COBRA) for 5 years.  He also served as President of Selangor Rugby Union for 4 years.  Additionally, he was a onetime Deputy President of Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU).  He retired from playing rugby in 1976.  A passionate sailor in the 80s, his sailing team won the first King of Thailand Cup in the Royal Phuket Regatta 1987 on “Impy”.
Meet Our Vice Chairman

Mr. Azlan bin Abdullah

Current Position:
i) Board of Member Representing Associate Fellow of MIM
ii) Managing Partner of Akiwa Kimura Resources

Academic Background: MBA. University of Hull (UK)

Previous Positions:
i) Deputy Managing Director of Panasonic Malaysia.
ii) Exco of Majlis Perbadanan Kuala Langat, Zone 3, Selangor.
iii) Chairman of Badan Pengurusan Bersama Terraza, Eco World.Telok Panglima Garang Selangor.

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Award Recipient :
i) Panasonic Corporation, Japan.
President Award - Excellent Global Leadership & Management.
ii) Malaysian International Chambers of Commerce (MICC)
Top award in National Corporate Ethics and Governance.

Others. (Current) : Panasonic Strategic Global Management Program.
Panelist for final presentation.
Meet Our Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kabenesh Eliathamby

Kabenesh Eliathamby's professional journey is a testament to his dedication to excellence and
leadership in the finance and corporate sectors. With over 15 years of professional experience, he has shown exceptional leadership and innovative skills that thrusted his career into where he is today. As a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Mr. Kabenesh has paved an illustrious career in finance. Time after time he has displayed his capability as a leader during his time with PwC Malaysia and while he was the Programme Management Office Manager at AmInvestment Bank Bhd. Mr. Kabenesh’s MIM journey is where he reached the pinnacle of his success when he was appointed the CEO of MIM in April 2024. His journey in MIM has been very momentous as from his roles as General Manager, Head of Sales, Deputy CEO and Acting CEO. In each capacity, Mr. Kabenesh has shown unwavering determination and resilience to foster a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration within the organization. As a leader, Mr. Kabenesh focus is to nurture talent, foster a culture of inclusivity, and drive organizational growth. His contribution to MIM and the broader professional community serves as a testament to his leadership prowess and unwavering dedication to driving positive change. With Mr. Kabenesh leading the charge, MIM is poised to embark on a journey of continued growth, innovation, and success, ensuring a bright and prosperous future for all stakeholders involved.

The Honorary Fellowship, the highest award of the institute, is conferred on individuals for their distinguished contributions to Management in Malaysia.
YABhg. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
YAB. Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim
YABhg. Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
YBhg. Dato' Sri Haji Najib Razak
The title ‘Emeritus Fellow’ is granted to individuals of eminence in the field of management by the Institute’s Court of Emeritus Fellows.
President and Chairman
YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr.) Haji Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas
YBhg. Dato’ Ng Tieh Chuan
In accordance to date of admission
YBhg. Datuk Dr. Paddy Bowie-min
YM Tunku Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ahmad Tunku Yahaya
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato Azman Hashim
Ir. George Lee Yau Lung
Dr. Tarcisius Chin Nyet Leong
Mr. Robert Kuok Hock Nien
T.Y.T. Tun Pehin Sri (Dr) Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud
Prof. Liew Shou Kong
YBM Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Tengku Mohamad Hamzah
YBhg. Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin Mohamed Yassin
YBhg. Tan Sri Osman S. Cassim
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Sri (Dr) Sallehuddin Mohamed
YBhg. Tan Sri Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah
YBhg. Tan Sri Kishu Tirathrai
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) R V Navaratnam
Mr. Niels John Madsen R
YBhg. Datuk Haji Mohd Saufi Haji Abdullah
YABhg. Tun Musa Hitam
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lin See Yan
YBhg. Gen (Rtd.) Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Zahidi Haji Zainuddin
YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Mohamed Munir Abdul Majid
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohd Hassan Marican
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Sri Tay Ah Lek
YBhg. Datuk Seri Haji Mohamed Iqbal Rawther
YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Yong Poh Kon
YBhg. Prof Datuk Seri Dr Haji Khairil Annas Jusoh
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Siti Norma Yaakob
YBhg. Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay
YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah Fook Ling
YBhg. Tan Sri Dato' Lim Wee Chai
YBhg. Datuk Prakash Chandran
YAM Tan Sri Dato' Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail
YBhg Dato' Seri A. Thaiveegan Arumugam
YBhg Dato' Yeoh Soo Min
YBhg Dato Mohammad Medan Abdullah
YBhg Datuk Zainal Amanshah
YBrs Dr. Arun Kumar
The role of a Board of Member is appointed by election and with approval of the Board of Members. The Board of Member plays a paramount role in determining policies and operations of the Institute.
YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr.) Haji Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas
Vice Chairman
Mr. Azlan bin Abdullah
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kabenesh Eliathamby
Representing Court of Emeritus Fellows
YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran Almarhum Tuanku Jaafar
YBhg Dato’ Yeoh Soo Min
YBhg. Datuk Zainal Amanshah bin Zainal Arshad
Representing Corporate Members
Ms. Rahima Beevi Mohamed Ibrahim
Mr. Thiagarajan a/l S. Rengasamy
YBhg. Datin Dr. Hasnorliza Abu Hassan
Representing Associate Fellows
Mr. Azlan bin Abdullah
Representing Ordinary Members
Mr. Selvaraja Muthaya

Mr. Lim Eng Weng

Dr. Jayaraman a/l Munusamy