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.
Allan Lee is the Director of Consulting Services at Friday Concepts (International) as well as Head of the BCM Faculty at the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners. Allan spent more than 19 years in the US and Europe working with Fortune 500 multinational organizations before returning to Asia. His business and consulting experience encompasses Business Continuity Management, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management and Risk Management. In 2010, he was also invited as a key content contributor in the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) Transformation Program developing the New Economic Model (2010) sponsored by the Prime Minister’s Department.
Allan’s experience includes heading British American Tobacco’s Global Quality for its shared services. In the Oil & Gas sector, Allan consulted for Shell’s Finance Shared Services in the Philippines and BP in Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. In BHP Billiton, Allan consulted its Finance Shared Services for their key sites in Australia, Malaysia and South Africa to identify gaps in their business continuity. With Citibank in London and Poland, he designed, developed and rolled out Citibank’s Anti-Money Laundering quality program and oversaw the creation of the risk register covering all business risk.
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®.
Emilee Yew is the Chief Investment Officer of AIA Bhd. since 2015. Emilee has overall responsibility for developing asset allocation strategies and investment policies as well as ensuring a robust risk management process for assets under management in Malaysia worth RM48.2billion. She has close to 20 years of experience in investment management that includes time spent in Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s insurance companies between 2014 and 2015. Prior to that, she was Head of Investment Strategy in AIA Bhd.
Emilee holds a Bachelor of Economics (Major in Economic Statistics) from National University of Malaysia. She is a CFA® charter holder as well as holds the Persatuan Kewangan Malaysia Certificate and Enterprise Risk Manager Certificate. She is a member of Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Market Committee.
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.
Mohamed Rithuan bin Dato’ Mohamed Shamsudin
Mohamed Rithuan bin Dato’ Mohamed Shamsudin is head of Islamic Finance and Islamic Enterprise Risk Management at IERP® and Director of Islamic Finance at Friday Concepts. Rithuan has over 30 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, including 18 years specialising in Islamic banking. He started his banking career with an established Merchant Bank in Malaysia and went on to become its Head of Islamic Banking. Rithuan’s experience encompassed crafting the Policy and Procedures Manuals for the Islamic Banking Unit operations which included the Corporate Banking, Debt Capital Market, Treasury, Treasury Operations and Finance Departments’ operations.
Rithuan is a founding member and council member of the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM). In 2008, Rithuan became the Executive Director of AIBIM, promoting and safeguarding the interests of AIBIM Member banks. He was also pivotal to AIBIM’s close collaboration with the Government, Bank Negara Malaysia and other regulatory authorities in Malaysia towards the establishment of a sound Islamic financial system.
Jeannie Koh is the Assistant Vice President of Operational Risk Management at Great Eastern Insurance (Malaysia). She is also a lecturer for IERP®’s and KDU’s joint MBA program in Enterprise Risk Management.
Prior to assuming her role at Great Eastern, she was a risk manager at Digi Telecommunications, where she worked for 11 years. The role involved liaising with executive management and other related management bodies (e.g. the Board of Directors/ Audit committee) on risk management.
Prior to Digi, she had gained consulting experience with several international consulting firms and has been exposed to various industries ranging from the public sector to oil and gas, automotive assembly, and telecommunication. Her areas of specialization include Business Process Transformation, Change Management and Project Management. She has also conducted training workshops for clients across the region.
Nasiruddin Abdullah is the former General Manager of Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad.
As a professional member of the IERP® and a certified Enterprise Risk Manager®, he promoted organisation-wide implementation of ERM culture and practices in Barakah’s day-to-day operations. He was also instrumental in setting up BCM frameworks to ensure the organisation’s readiness for emergencies and the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
With over 25 years of experience as a professional accountant, Nasiruddin has worked in a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive, trading/services, IT and telecommunications, logistics, electronics, property and construction.
Nasiruddin graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy (Hons) from University of Northern Malaysia in 1988. He is a qualified chartered accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants as well as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance.