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Managing Business in Crisis - Idris Jala

Managing Business In Crisis

Date: 20 April 2020, Monday (3.00pm-4.00pm)
Online Platform – “Zoom”
Language: English

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YBhg Dato’ Sri Idris Jala

YBhg Dato’ Sri Idris Jala



YBhg Dato’ Sri Idris Jala
Master Degree in Industrial Relations from Warwick University
Bachelor Degree in Development Studies and Management from University Sains Malaysia

Dato’ Sri Idris Jala is the President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of PEMANDU Associates. Previously, he was Advisor to the Prime Minister, National Transformation Programme and the Managing Director of the Big Fast Results (BFR) Institute and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), a unit in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia, the organization tasked with spearheading Malaysia’s transition towards high income status by 2020. He also served as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia for six years from 2009 to 2015.

He is a renowned transformation guru in turning around companies’ performance through his big fast results methodology and transformational strategies that are innovative, rigorous and relevant to today’s demands. He has continuously delivered sustainable socio economic reforms which, in 2014 saw Bloomberg place Idris Jala among the top 10 most influential policy makers in the world.

He is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of The Global Transformation Forum (GTF), the world’s singular platform for influential, global leaders to engage and share experiences and best practices on how to drive transformation.

In addition, he is an Expert Resource Speaker at the Harvard Health Leaders’ Ministerial Forum and a Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Oxford Blavatnik School of Government. He has also served on the Advisory panel for the World Economic Forum (WEF) on New Economic Growth and also on the Advisory Panel of World Bank. He is also non Executive Independent Chairman of the Sunway Group.

Prior to his Government stint, Idris Jala was Managing Director/CEO at Malaysia Airlines (MAS) for three years. He was brought on board to turn around the airline which was in crisis brought about by a prolonged bout of losses from operational inefficiencies.

Before MAS, he spent 23 years at Shell, rising up the ranks to hold senior positions including Vice President, Shell Retail International and Vice President Business Development Consultancy, based in UK. This included successful business turnarounds in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

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