Individual Membership Categories & Benefits

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ICDM Lifetime Membership
  1. Retain voting rights1 during the ICDM Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  2. Not subject to renewal requirements3.
Ordinary Member   Fellow
i New Application   i New Application
Currently serving or have served within 24 months on the board of either one of the selected company types² (Malaysia and/or abroad)    
At least ten (10) years of cumulative board experience with unrelated selected company types2 (Malaysia and/or abroad)
Joining fee: RM500    
Joining fee: RM500
One-time Lifetime member fee: RM5,000    
One-time Lifetime member fee: RM5,000
ii Renewing Member   ii Renewing Member
Holds an active ICDM Ordinary Member membership    
Holds an active ICDM Fellow Member membership
One-time Lifetime member fee: RM5,000    
One-time Lifetime member fee: RM5,000



  • Sixty (60) years old or above during the time of application.


All membership applications and renewals (including lifetime membership) are subjected to the documents and checks below:


Membership Benefits

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No Benefits Affiliate Member Fellow Honorary Fellow


Usage of Post Nominal After Full Name



Welcome Pack


Listing on ICDM Website Members Directory


Eligible to be on ICDM Directors Registry and apply for directorship opportunity



Free Access to PowerTalk

2 times a year

4 times a year

4 times a year

4 times a year


Role-based dialogue & networking sessions


Access to Resource Centre


Member’s Rate to ICDM Programmes and Events

10% off

10% off

10% off

10% off


Free Usage of ICDM Directors’ Lounge and Facilities


Enjoy Special Privileges from ICDM Partners


Membership Fees

Individual Category

First Year



Joining Fee

Annual Fee


1-Year Plan

3-Year Plan (15% off annual fee)

5-Year Plan (20% off annual fee)

Affiliate (Student)

Not Applicable




Not Applicable

Not Applicable







(15% savings = RM135)

(20% savings = RM300)






(15% savings = RM225)

(20% savings = RM500)






(15% savings = RM360)

(20% savings = RM800)

Note: All fees are subject to applicable taxes. The special discount for the 3-year and 5-year Renewal Plan is only applicable for payment made 1 month prior to expiry and may not be used with any other promotion.

ICDM Global Affiliate Members Scheme

Overseas applicants who are members in good standing in participating Institute of Directors or Governance Institutions around the world are welcome to join ICDM individual membership as Ordinary Member (known as Member) or Affiliate through the scheme and enjoy the following benefits:

  1. A special waiver on the one-time joining fee of RM500
  2. Discounted membership fee of USD300 for a 3-year membership, irrespective of your Affiliate or Member category as compared to the published rates of RM300 for Affiliates and RM500 for Member per annum
  3. Enjoy the benefits accorded under your respective membership category

*Note: Subject to the admission criteria specified in the ICDM Members’ By-Laws. All ICDM rules apply. The applicant must reside outside Malaysia and be in good standing with participating institutions.

To join, please contact the membership division at +603 2202 2022 or write to us at

Participating Institutes of Directors or Governance Institutions and International Affiliations for ICDM Members

ICDM members can enjoy the benefits of international affiliation through the reciprocal membership arrangements with the following participating Institute of Directors or Governance Institutions:

  • United Kingdom: Institute of Directors, UK
    o 5% off the published rate on IoD UK full membership (from £449 to £336.75 per annum)
    o 20% off the published rate on IoD UK International membership (from £225 to £180.00 per annum)
  • Singapore: Singapore Institute of Directors
    o 47% off the published rate (from SGD$950 to SGD$500 for 3 years block)
  • Vietnam: Vietnam Institute of Directors
    • Any good standing ICDM Affiliate member shall qualify as VIOD Associate, and any ICDM Ordinary Member or Fellow member shall qualify as VIOD Fellow.
    • Benefits extended include:
      • Waiver on individual membership joining fees
      • Membership fee of USD 300 for 3-years regardless of Associate or Fellow category
      • Discounted member rates for VIOD’s events, activities, publications, meeting/training facilities and programmes
      • Online access to members-only resources including all its publications
      • Invites to exclusive members-only events

*Note: Subject to the respective admission criteria of participating Institute of Directors or Governance Institutions. ICDM applicant must be a good-standing member to be recommended.

More to come under the ASEAN IOD Network which is a regional collaborative effort of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) and eight other Institutes of directors (IODs) in the region, namely theDarussalam Assets Sdn Bhd, International Business Chamber of Cambodia (IBC), Institute of Corporate Directors Philippines (ICDPh), Indonesian Institute of Corporate Directorship (IICD), Institute of Directors Thailand (IoD Thai), Myanmar Institute of Directors (MIoD), Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and Vietnam Institute of Directors (VIOD)

To join the membership of participating Institute of Directors or Governance Institutions, please reach out to the membership division at +603 2202 2022 or write to us at


Renew your membership to take advantage of membership benefits, demonstrate your commitment to good corporate governance, enable greater board diversity, and continue to strengthen board effectiveness.

Kindly access to your ICDM Portal account and select your renewal option from the membership section. Special discounted fees are available for longer renewal options. Payment is available through online transfer or credit/debit card facility.

Renewal Criteria:

  • Attend at least two (2) PowerTalks/ICDM Programmes* or external programmes related to Corporate Governance or Directorship Development annually.

*To check on your attendance record, please login to your account in the portal. Need one (1) more programme to meet the renewal requirement? Check out our latest programmes to sign up.

Kindly note that if your membership is not renewed prior to your membership expiry date, you will not be able to enjoy your membership benefits once expired. If renewal does not take place within 6 months from the date of expiry, you will be required to submit a fresh membership application and be subject to the membership approval process again.

If you meet the admission criteria of the higher membership category and wish to upgrade, kindly email to with your request to do so.

Flaunt Your Membership Hallmark

Membership Category Post-Nominal
Affiliate Not Applicable
Member ICDM
Fellow ICDM(F)
Honorary Fellow ICDM(HF)
Corporate Not Applicable


You may showcase your post nominal on:

  • Your business card and email sign off
  • Online profile and resume
  • Speaking engagements
  • Company's annual reports
  • Company website


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