Our faculty members are from a constantly growing pool of subject-matter experts who have vast learning delivery experience for board-level participants.
Vincent Loh ICDM (M)
Vincent has over 40 years of knowledge, exposure and experience in auditing, financial & business management, consulting and training. His experiences cover numerous business segments, ranging from auditing and consultancy to the technology, manufacturing and retail sectors, working for international organisations, listed companies and local multinationals.
He has also worked and lived in several countries including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Cambodia, providing him with deep understanding of the various cultural environments and business regimes, dealing with all levels from corporate leadership to the shop-floor.
Vincent is qualified as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and was made a Fellow (FCA) in 1977. He joined the PA Consulting Group (UK-based international management consultants), initially located in Singapore for 6 years and later back in London. He was responsible for PA’s financial, HR and administrative management of the Asian and later, the UK group whilst gaining experience as a management consultant. Vincent was subsequently promoted as commercial director of PA Technology (which provides technology consultancy) in Cambridge, England handling financial management, commercial negotiations and intellectual properties rights, in addition to managing the state-of-the-art laboratory.
In 1994, he was headhunted and appointed Chief Financial Officer of FACB Berhad, a main board public-listed conglomerate based in Kuala Lumpur. In 1996, he was appointed general manager of corporate services for Royal Selangor Group, the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of pewter with subsidiaries worldwide and was subsequently promoted to group general manager with top and bottom-line responsibilities.
He left in 2000 to start his own business and management consultancy practice, providing consulting services to clients in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Vincent is also a certified professional trainer and conducts training on financial and strategic management topics for his clients. He is a member of and faculty facilitator for the Institute of Corporate Directors of Malaysia (ICDM), conducting training for directors and assisting the Institute to assess board and director effectiveness, particularly for those from public-listed companies.
In 2010, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in a public-listed technology company and subsequently made Chairman in March 2015. He is also Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees and member of the Audit Committee.
Wee Hock Kee ICDM(F)
Wee Hock Kee (Wee) is a Faculty Member and Fellow of ICDM. He specialises on subjects relating to corporate governance, risk management and internal control for PLCs. He has facilitated a series of courses under ICDM public and bespoke programmes.
He was the past President of IIA Malaysia and Asian Confederation of Institute of Internal Auditors, former board member of IIA Global, member of ACCA Malaysia’s Advisory and past Chairman of the Internal Audit Working Group of MIA. He won the prestigious Malaysian Internal Auditor of the Year Award for 2001, was a speaker and chaired numerous international, regional and national conferences organised by professional bodies throughout the span of his career in internal audit. Wee was the Chairman of the 2011 IIA International Conference in KL. He has worked in a number of multinational companies as Chief Audit Executive. His last position was with AstraZeneca (UK) as the Regional Audit Director of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Wee has extensive experience in conducting board evaluations for major companies with market capitalization ranging from RM500 million to RM30 billion, covering a wide range of industries including insurance, plantation, manufacturing and shipping. He has been a regular speaker at numerous international, regional and national conferences, speaking on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). He was previously engaged by BURSA from 2013 to 2016 to conduct awareness and education for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Audit Committee (AC) and board members on risk management and internal control assurance framework and was involved in the NIEW women directors’ training programme from 2013-2014. He was a Research Fellow in HELP University ELM Faculty.
Wee has sat on a number of public listed companies. In his capacity as a board member of these PLCs, he also chaired the Audit and Risk Management Board Committees.
Currently, Wee is a board member and Audit and Risk Management Chair of MIMOS Berhad and a board member and chairs the Audit Committee of Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (Perkeso). He is also a Member of the Licensing and Air Traffic Rights Committee of the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM). MAVCOM is the national aviation regulatory body under the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 to regulate economic and commercial matters relating to civil aviation.
Erik P.M. Vermeulen is a Faculty Member of ICDM. He is a Senior Legal Counsel at Signify (f.k.a Phillips Lighting), an Innovation Advisor at a law firm in the Hague and a board/advisory member of several organisations, including a healthcare provider in The Netherlands and several startups. He is also a Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University and teaches international business law regularly at universities in Europe, the United States, Colombia and Japan. He has appeared at numerous conferences as a featured or keynote speaker. Erik is also a co-owner of a Michelin star restaurant.
Erik can best be described as an innovator and has a blog where he shares insights and ideas about how the digital world is changing the way we live, work and learn. He has a particular interest in how artificial intelligence, sensors, data analytics and blockchain are amplifying and accelerating each other, thereby creating new opportunities across all areas of the economy and society.
Erik's thought-provoking and innovative views on business, leadership, governance, regulation and education have attracted international attention. He regularly serves as an expert advisor to international organisations, such as the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations, the World Bank, and national and local governments around the world.
Erik has conducted leadership talks at Bursa Malaysia Thought Leadership Series organised by ICDM, as well as at ICDM's signature PowerTalk series in June 2019. In the second half of 2019, he conducted the "Digital Upskilling for Boards", "Why Governance Matters for Startups", "Stakeholder Voice in the Boardroom" plus a few bespoke talks for our government and corporate clients. Erik was also one of the keynote speakers at ICDM's inaugural International Directors Summit (IDS) in 2019.
Shai is the Managing Director, Global Practice Leader -Executive Compensation of Willis Towers Watson. As one of ICDM’s esteemed Faculty Members, he has been conducting multiple development programmes for ICDM for both bespoke and public, focusing on HR and talent matters for directors. He serves on the Compensation Committee of a leading FMCG company in ASEAN, the Human Resource and Finance Committees of not-for-profit organisations in Singapore and as a non-executive director of a listed company in Singapore.
His expertise is in the diagnosis, design and implementation of human capital solutions; notably board and executive reward frameworks, long and short-term incentive plans (equity and cash based), sales force effectiveness, organisational development, career architecture, change management and culture transformation –in other words, the attraction-motivation-retention-productivity strategies. Shai is passionate about enhancing corporate governance in Asia, helping companies make informed people-decisions based on sound analytics, as well as building and growing teams in new markets.
Cheryl is a Partner, Malaysia Risk Advisory Leader & Head of Corporate Governance and the Asia Pacific Accounting & Internal Controls Leader at Deloitte Malaysia. She has more than 20 years of experience covering financial, operational and internal audits as well as governance, controls and risk assessments for clients across a broad range of industries. Cheryl has previously facilitated ICDM’s bespoke programmes on topics such as Director’s Fiduciary Duties and Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance. Specifically, she has been involved in numerous process improvements, and controls transformation projects. An active media contributor and with a number of published papers, Cheryl is a familiar face in numerous panels, seminars, workshops and talks on good governance, and sustainability among others.
Cheryl has served large companies in a broad range of industry sectors including infrastructure, healthcare, construction, property development, asset management and consumer business. She also led and project managed various engagements in Internal audit, Corporate Governance, Board effectiveness and succession, Operational audits, IPOs, Due Diligence, Enterprise risk management, SOX 404 implementation, Business process review, controls transformation and review of policies.
She holds a Bachelor in Mathematics and is a member of the Malaysia Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA).
Azman is an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach. He is credentialed at coach mastery level (CMC). He established icoachKL as a private coaching practice focusing on C-Suiite executive coaching to CEOs as well as aspiring young leaders moving up the corporate ladder.
As a coach, Azman is able to leverage off his past CEO experiences as well as C-suite engagement at senior executive and board level; helping facilitate career growth for individuals and business growth & transformation for corporations.
Prior to establishing icoachKL, Azman served as Senior Partner in the KL office of Korn Ferry International. He advised local corporates and multinationals on C-Suite executive & board placement as well as leadership succession & development. His experience extends to facilitating business & strategic direction for companies going through change, utilising his coaching experience and business development expertise.
Prior to Korn Ferry, Azman served in the UEM Group Malaysia for close to 20 years. In his time with UEM, he rose to assume various senior roles among others, Group Director of Business Development, CEO Rocpoint South Africa, UEM Foundation & MAVTRAC. His experience extends to board level where he currently serves on the board of Takaful Keluarga Malaysia Berhad, formerly Costain Group Plc UK as well as the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technologies (MiGHT).
Azman holds a BSc from the University of Malaya, an MSc from Strathclyde University, UK as well as an MBA from the Australian National University. He is an alumni member of the Harvard Senior Management Development Program as well as Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.
Munir Abdul Aziz
Munir Abdul Aziz is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial practice of Wong & Partners. He has been in practice since 1998 in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, capital markets work, venture capital and private equity, joint ventures and general commercial transactions. As an ICDM facilitator, Munir has conducted bespoke programmes for ICDM such as Board Leadership and Governance.
Munir has represented a number of corporations based in Malaysia, the US, Japan and Europe in takeovers, acquisitions, disposals of shares and assets of Malaysian and European companies. He has also worked on corporate reorganisations and de-mergers involving leading publicly listed Malaysian companies and been involved in domestic and international securities transactions including bond offerings and IPOs. He has worked in the London and Melbourne offices of Baker & McKenzie International.
Munir was recognised in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific, publications which rank leading business lawyers globally. In its 2015 edition, Chambers Asia Pacific noted that Munir “comes highly recommended by clients” and that he is “quick in grasping the situation and issues, knows how to protect the client’s interests, and is also commercial enough to be able to close the transaction”. He has also been recognised as “highly respected” and “earns plaudits from the market for his contribution to the corporate field” with “an emphasis on private equity transactions, M&A, takeovers, demergers and corporate reorganisation” by Chambers Asia Pacific 2013.
Munir has also been named by IFLR1000 as “Leading Lawyer” for Capital Markets since 2013 and for M&A since 2012. He is recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? in Corporate and M&A for 3 successive years (2010 – 2012). He is recognised as a distinguished practitioner by leading legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000 and was named “Dealmaker of the Year” by the Asian Legal Business Law Awards in 2017.
Mark Worthington is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Klareco Communications and heads its Singapore office. He oversees Klareco’s portfolio of corporate and financial clients.
Key clients have included:
- Noble Group
- Neptune Orient Lines
- Lazada Group
- Felda Global Ventures
- Baker & McKenzie
- Iskandar Investment Berhad
- Merlin Entertainments
He is a career media and communications expert with extensive experience in strategic corporate communications, crisis management, media relations and training. Mark has created Klareco Communications’ market leading crisis, media and presentation training workshops for CEOs and other C-suite executives.
He is a former BBC News Correspondent with over a decade as a journalist in Asia and Europe. He has also worked as an international television news producer for TBS Japan. Mark is a regular speaker at key Fintech conferences, and has appeared on several news and documentary programmes to provide insights into communications issues.
- International Compliance Association
- Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists,
- Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
- Adult Education Network
Ravin Singh was a Senior Policy Advisor looking into formulating and developing new policies, new law and law reforms relating to corporate sector in Malaysia. As a trainer/public speaker, she also identifies the training development needs for companies, conduct corporate legal research, develop and deliver training modules related to Company Law, New Corporate Liability and Anti Money laundering. Currently she is one of the prominent speakers who delivers numerous trainings and awareness programs in Peninsular Malaysia and regionally on Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLA) and Companies Act 2016 in many aspects in particular relating on the impact of the Act on the company operation, Board of Directors’ fiduciary duties and the newly introduced transparency of beneficial ownership in companies.
In public service, she has dealt with various positions such as Senior Investigating Officer investigating serious financial fraud and breaches of corporate governance and corporate hijacking cases involving directors and officers of company. Prior to that, she had experience heading a dedicated Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing of Terrorism unit and was tasked to Chair the Sub-Committee on Non-Profit Organizations in Malaysia. She has been actively involved in numerous projects on counter financing of terrorism organized by the United Nations Terrorism Executive Directorate and was invited by United Nations to represent Malaysia for the Expert Group Meeting to counter terrorism financing relating to NPO sector in New York. She was honoured to be appointed as Co-Chair for the Asia Pacific Group on Anti Money Laundering in India, South Korea and Australia annual meetings.
She graduated with Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London. She has completed her Masters in International Laws. Amongst the topics she has delivered include fiduciary duties of directors, corporate governance offences, fraud and corporate hijacking offences committed by company officers, the revised statutory duties of Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions in Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (for secretaries, accountant and lawyers), new corporate liability under the MACC Act, new disclosure of beneficial ownership under Companies Act and internal controls and oversight in preventing financial fraud in companies. She is also a trainer registered with Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad and a Certified Trainer for Certificate IV in Training and Assessment by the Australian Government.