The Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) recently conferred the ICDM Honorary Fellowship on four (4) distinguished individuals in recognition of their remarkable contributions to corporate governance and their tireless service to society.
“This is the first time, since our launch to the capital market in 2018, ICDM has sought to recognise exemplary individuals who are role models in the director community.” said President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICDM, Michele Kythe Lim.
“These role models have demonstrated the highest standards of ethics and integrity as well as exemplary current and past service in public and private sectors,” she added.
The Honorary Fellowship is the highest and by-invitation only category of membership within ICDM and carries the post-nominal title of ‘ICDM(HF)’. All Honorary Fellows will enjoy lifetime membership at ICDM and all its accompanying benefits.
The four (4) recipients of the ICDM Honorary Fellowship are:
• Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Arshad Ayub
The conferment is in recognition of Tun’s dedication and visionary leadership in education as well as his immense contribution to Malaysia’s civil service and corporate sector. The nation has benefitted tremendously from Tun’s foresight, determination, principles and abiding belief in the ability of everyone, even from the most underprivileged background, to be educated and to achieve extraordinary success.
• Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Teh Hong Piow
The conferment is in recognition of Tan Sri’s outstanding achievements, contribution, and impact in the financial services sector. Tan Sri’s exemplary leadership in upholding excellence in governance and commitment to high ethical standards are reflected in the immense success of Public Bank as a leading integrated financial institution.
• Yang Berbahagia Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsudin
The conferment is in recognition of Datuk’s outstanding contribution and impact in upholding exemplary professional excellence and governance standards in the financial services sector over the years. Datuk Mohaiyani is the first female chairman of Maybank and has helmed this role for almost 10 years.
• Allahyarham Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid
The conferment is in recognition of the late Tun’s outstanding achievements and contribution to both the public and private sector. His exemplary leadership in upholding excellence in governance led to his appointment to various positions of trust, which were well reflected in the many prestigious awards he received during his lifetime.
Lim further explained that the work and dedication of these four individuals have undoubtedly benefitted a broad spectrum of Malaysia’s society.
“It is truly our honour to have the opportunity to confer upon them the ICDM Honorary Fellowship. On behalf of ICDM, I would like to convey to them and their families our heartfelt congratulations.
“The conferment is a crucial milestone of ICDM in recognising excellent leadership in corporate governance.
“As the centre of excellence for the professional development of boards and directors, we are committed to working closely with regulators, partners, industry experts and boards directors to raise director professionalism and enhance board effectiveness,” she shared.