The “Introduction to Corporate Directorship” is a foundation programme for aspiring, prospective and newly appointed directors. It is the first programme in the Directors’ Continuous Professional Development (DCPD) on improving the standards of governance in public listed companies. It is essential for the directors to understand the principles and elements of good corporate governance, the fiduciary duties and liabilities as expected under the law and what it takes to be effective within today’s business environment.

The programme is intended to provide invaluable education and practical insights on effective board structures and important perspectives on their decision-making and oversight role. On the regulatory front, participants will learn about the latest development on their roles and responsibilities under the Companies Act 2016 (CA 2016) and have an overview of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) and the Corporate Governance Monitor 2019, with focus on its 3 principles and 36 Practices as well as the rationale and how they impact listed issuers.



  • Understand the principles and elements of good Corporate Governance
  • Explain the role of the Board and its respective components
  • Understand the duties and liabilities of being a director
  • Know what it takes to be an effective director
  • Understand the fiduciary duties of being a director under the CA2016
  • Know the expectations of the MCCG in terms of the twelve intended outcomes



Lead Facilitator

The Founder and CEO of Governance Plus and Complilearn Pte Ltd, Sam is a leader in the compliance industry, with extensive background in corporate advisory, consulting, training across legal and compliance, anticorruption and bribery, anti-money laundering, financial crime and soft skills. Apart from facilitating ICDM public programmes, Sam has worked with clients across sectors to develop bespoke programmes.

Sam has helped companies globally to establish strong GRC frameworks and programmes, offering guidance on areas for further improvement. Previously the General Manager (Asia) for Governance Risk & Compliance Solutions, Sam has built a corporate presence in the Asian markets across a varied client base in consulting, online legal & compliance training solutions. He spent five years in Singapore as Director at the International Compliance Association, developing and promoting courses under the Financial Industry Competency Standards which are now categorised under the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) system from the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (now Workforce Singapore). Alongside this, Sam also worked on the skills and competency-based development frameworks and associated courses, for Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering with the Asian Institute of Finance, the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (formerly IBBM) and the Australian Financial Markets Association. Recently Sam has helped establish a number of ‘Compliance Academies’ at global firms.

In his career Sam has achieved the following accreditation:

  • Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment [Institute for Adult Learning]

  • BA (Hons) [King’s College, University of London]

  • Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering [International Compliance Association]

  • Certificate in Combating Financial Crime [Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)]

  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (International) [Society for Corporate Compliance & Ethics]

  • Certified Compliance Professional [International Academy of Business & Financial Management]


Sam is also Member of the:

  • International Academy of Business & Financial Management

  • Singapore Institute of Directors

  • Australian Chamber of Commerce

  • International Compliance Association

  • Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists

  • Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

  • Adult Education Network


Senior Policy Advisor/Public Speaker on
Companies Act/AML CFT 

Ravin Singh is a Trainer/Public Speaker who specialises in identifying the training and development needs of companies and is involved in developing and delivering training modules related to Company Law, as well as conduct related research projects. Currently, she is one of the prominent speakers in Peninsular Malaysia and regionally who has delivered numerous trainings and awareness programmes on Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLA) and Companies Act 2016 in many aspects, in particularly relating to the impact of the Act on company operations and the fiduciary duties of its Board of Directors. She has conducted a series of programmes for ICDM public and bespoke courses.

In public service, she has held various roles, amongst them, as a Senior Investigating Officer investigating serious financial fraud and breaches of corporate governance and corporate hijacking cases involving officers within a company. Prior to this, she has had experience heading a dedicated Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing of Terrorism unit in the Legal Department. Ravin has also been actively involved in numerous projects on counter financing of terrorism organised by the United Nations Terrorism Executive Directorate. In 2013, she represented Malaysia for the Expert Group Meeting to counter terrorism financing relating to NPO sector in New York organised by the United Nations.

Ravin graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of London. She has practiced as an Advocate & Solicitor with more than 10 years of experience as a litigator and corporate lawyer. She is a renowned Trainer who specialises on topics such as fiduciary duties of directors, corporate governance, fraud and corporate hijacking offences, as well as the roles and responsibilities of Reporting Institutions in Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism. She is also a registered trainer with the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad and a Certified Trainer for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment by the Australian Government.

Wednesday | 11 March 2020

8.30am - 9.00am


9.00am - 10.30am

Module 1:
What is Corporate Governance?

10.30am - 11.00am

Networking Break

11.00am - 12.30pm

Module 2:
Role of the Board – Panel Discussion

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Networking Lunch

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Module 3:
Directors and the Companies Act 2016

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Networking Break

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Module 4:
Bringing It All Together – An Open Discussions


End of Day One

Thursday | 12 March 2020

9.00am - 10.30am

Module 5:
Companies Act 2016

10.30am - 11.00am

Networking Break

11.00am - 1.00pm

Module 6:
MCCG & CG Monitor 2019


End of Programme, Followed by Lunch

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ICDM MEMBERS RM 1,755 PER PERSON (exclusive of 6% SST)

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Fee includes programme materials (in digital format) and refreshments. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address. Printed copy available upon request.

Fee includes programme materials (in digital format) and refreshments. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address. Printed copy available upon request.

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1. Cancellation notice must be made in writing. The following cancellation charges apply:

    • Paid Registration
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**Replacement of participant is acceptable to avoid incurring cancellation fees. Notification of replacement and the details of replacement must be sent to ICDM no later than seven (7) working days before the programme date with full payment received.

2. ICDM reserves the right to cancel or defer the programme, and/or to change venue, speaker, course date and fees due to low enrolment or any other unforeseen circumstances. ICDM shall not be responsible for any costs, damages or losses incurred by the participant due to the changes and/or cancellation.

3. ICDM will make all reasonable efforts to notify participants of changes, should they happen. Participants will be able to utilise the credit against any other programmes for the next 6 months.

HRDF Claimable
  • 12 CPD Points, 10 SIDC CPE Points and Certificate of Participation will be issued once you have met the requirements stated below. (SIDC CPE Points will only be accorded where stated)
    • Complete 100% of the duration of the programme
    • Submit the evaluation form at the end of the programme
  • E-Certificate of Participation will be sent via email.
  • CPD Points for ICDM Members will be updated on the ICDM Portal.
  • SIDC registered Capital Markets Services Representative's Licence (CMSRL) holder or Employee of Registered Persons (ERP) need to submit the SIDC CPE online application form during the programme day.
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