Ramesh Pillai

With over 30 years of risk management experience, Ramesh Pillai is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®) as well as the Group Managing Director of Friday Concepts, an International ERM, BCM, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance boutique consultancy.

He is currently a Director of three leading Financial Institutions and a former Director of one Developmental Financial Institution. His Board experience encompasses chairing the Board Risk Management Committee, Board Investment Committee and Board Audit Committee, and being a member of the Board Collaboration Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Board Remuneration Committee. Ramesh holds a Bachelor of Economics with Accountancy (Honours) degree from Loughborough University in the UK. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as well as the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), he is also a Certified Risk Professional (CRP), a certified Enterprise Risk Manager (ERM®), a certified Islamic Enterprise Risk Manager (ERMi®), a Qualified Risk Director (QRD®) and a Qualified Risk Auditor (QRA®). He is also the head of the IERP® ERM MBA faculty.

Allan Sum

Allan Sum is currently the Chief Risk Officer for Bintai Kinden Corporation Berhad (BKCB). In 2014, he was tasked by the Board to initiate and spearhead a 5-year Strategic Transformation Program, including establishing and institutionalising enterprise risk management across all levels. Recognizing the need for a holistic management approach, he has pioneered and developed a risk-centric strategic management model that integrates strategic planning, performance management, risk management and quality frameworks.

He joined BKCB in 2005 and has held various senior management positions in strategic planning, corporate and business development. He has 15 years of professional experience in Asia, having worked and lived in Australia, Malaysia, Middle-East and Singapore. Allan holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from University of Sydney and an MBA from University of South Australia. He is a Certified Enterprise Risk Manager® from the IERP®.

Anita binti Esa

Anita is the Head of Group Risk Management of Duopharma Biotech Berhad effective 1st January 2018. Anita has close to 30 years’ experience in sales, marketing, strategy development and project management within the pharmaceutical industry. She launched her career in January 1991 as a sales representative at Eisai Malaysia, a Tokyo-based pharmaceutical. Later the same year, she joined Zeneca where she continued to build her career in sales and marketing for nearly a decade.

Subsequent engagements included stints in Novartis, Novo Nordisk and Bayer, where Anita developed a wealth of expertise in product management and international business. After leaving her role as National Sales Manager at Bayer in 2006, she joined Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCMB), whereupon she continued to amass greater expertise through a series of positions of increasing responsibility, from being Marketing Manager to Senior Business Analyst (Strategy), Senior Project Manager and Head,Group Risk Management for the CCMB Group in 2017.

Anita holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science (Hons) as well as an Enterprise Risk Manager Professional Certification, Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®)

Mohd Redzuan Devan Abdullah

Mohd Redzuan Devan Abdullah was K & N Kenanga Holding Berhad’s former Group Chief Operating Officer responsible for the development of Kenanga’s 5-year transformation program, information technology, and equity broking operations. Redzuan was also a member of various committees in Kenanga including Group Information Technology Steering Committee, Transformation Project Steering Committee, Group Operational Risk Committee and Group Exco.

In a career spanning 24 years primarily in the financial and capital market, he has worked at the Malaysian Central Depository (a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia), Citibank (as Head of Transaction Services), Ambank (as Head of Cash Management), and Bank Islam (as Chief Operation Officer). His career has been anchored around various operations transformation exercises that contributed towards greater efficiency and reduction of operational costs.

Liyana Abdullah

Ms. Liyana Abdullah is the Chief Risk Officer of Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad. She is also the former of Chief Risk Officer at Chubb Group of Insurance companies for more than 2 years.

Liyana has 25 years of work experience of which 20 have been in the financial services/insurance industry, most of which have been in senior management positions in leading companies.

Prior to her journey in risk management, she has 11 years of internal audit experience in motor trade companies as Group Internal Audit Manager, with her subsequent work experience focused on business process improvement and enterprise risk management.

Liyana graduated from Thames Polytechnic, University of Greenwich with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) and she is a certified Enterprise Risk Manager with the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®). She is also a professional member of The Institute of Operational Risk.