4 episodes

As disruption grows in scale and intensity, board leadership must evolve to stay ahead. In this podcast by the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM), you will meet experts, governance leaders, and directors who are at the forefront of change. Together, we tackle some of the big questions facing corporate boards today, and explore what it takes to be an effective director in a disruptive world. Connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or visit icdm.com.my to explore more director programmes and initiatives.

Sounding Board Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM)

    • Business

As disruption grows in scale and intensity, board leadership must evolve to stay ahead. In this podcast by the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM), you will meet experts, governance leaders, and directors who are at the forefront of change. Together, we tackle some of the big questions facing corporate boards today, and explore what it takes to be an effective director in a disruptive world. Connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or visit icdm.com.my to explore more director programmes and initiatives.

    E4 | The Path to the Boardroom | Jenifer Thien

    E4 | The Path to the Boardroom | Jenifer Thien

    Upon returning home to Malaysia at the end of 2019, Jenifer Thien decided to pursue a board career on top of her advisory work at Grit and Pace, an outfit she established to support organisations in their pursuit of growth. But for someone who had been abroad for 16 years, finding board opportunities here in Malaysia was not as easy. In this episode of the Sounding Board podcast, Jenifer Thien discusses her journey to securing her first board appointment and her thoughts on being a leader in today’s landscape. 

    • 31 min
    E3 | Developing Better Board Practices | Alvin Chiang & Michele Kythe Lim

    E3 | Developing Better Board Practices | Alvin Chiang & Michele Kythe Lim

    Following the launch of the Malaysian Board Practices Review 2020, an initiative by ICDM in collaboration with Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) and Bursa Malaysia, we take a deep dive into some of the findings and explore what needs to change for boards to enhance effectiveness and build long-lasting stakeholder confidence and trust. Alvin Chiang, Board and CEO Advisory Consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates joins our president & CEO, Michele Kythe Lim, and Nadia S Hassan, producer and senior broadcast journalist at The Edge, to discuss how Malaysian boards identify independent director candidates, how they evaluate their performance and boards' overall approach towards leadership development.

    • 34 min
    E2 | Board Leadership in Malaysia | Pankaj C Kumar & Michele Kythe Lim

    E2 | Board Leadership in Malaysia | Pankaj C Kumar & Michele Kythe Lim

    In the past month, corporate governance (CG) issues have been making headlines at home and abroad, from the rising intensity of shareholder activism on ESG concerns to spotlight on board competency and independence in mitigating operational and reputational risks. In this episode, Pankaj C Kumar, an independent director, trainer, columnist, and corporate & economic analyst, joins our president & CEO, Michele Kythe Lim, and Nadia S Hassan to reflect on these CG concerns. They discuss some of the measures boards and companies can adopt to avoid such situations.

    • 57 min
    E1 | Shaping a Forward-Looking Board | Datuk Mohd Radzif Yunus

    E1 | Shaping a Forward-Looking Board | Datuk Mohd Radzif Yunus

    The arrival of Covid-19 vaccines may offer some semblance of order. However, for many companies, the chaos of transformation is far from over. In this episode, Datuk Mohd Radzif Yunus, Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC) Chair of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, shares his thoughts with Michele Kythe Lim, President & CEO of ICDM, on the board’s role in delivering change. They discuss how the board can challenge itself to improve its capacity to capture opportunities, especially during these crucial transitional moments.

    • 31 min

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