As the regulator and developer of the accountancy profession, MIA believes that it is imperative to educate leaders – current and aspiring – on the right ways to behave and address ethical dilemmas, in order to pre-empt and prevent future frauds on this scale.
Research into good governance and well-run companies shows that strong ethics starts with sound leadership, driven by good tone from the top and robust organisational culture.
To help build ethical culture and competencies among accountants and those charged with governance (TCWG) such as C-suite executives and Boards, MIA is organising its inaugural Thought Leadership Lecture series.
This series invites renowned business leaders to impart their wisdom on how accountants and TCWG can acquire desired ethical traits and behaviours to become respected and effective ethical leaders. This in turn will help build goodwill and reduce governance risk, which can damage personal character and business reputation.
Kicking off the series is Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan, one of Malaysia’s most respected business and Board leaders who has a wealth of experience in the highly regulated sectors of banking, financial ratings services and financial advisory.
Datuk Zaiton has been appointed by several organisations to help address their reputational and organisational risks as the government focuses on rebuilding public sector governance and Malaysia’s global reputation.
Currently, she serves as the Governance and Audit Committee Chairman of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad. She was appointed in 2018 as the Chairman of the Board Risk Audit and Governance Committee of Lembaga Tabung Haji, and in 2019 as the Chairman of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad. She is also the Vice-Chairman of FIDE Forum, which seeks to enhance governance standards and behaviour among directors of financial institutions in Malaysia.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear this very busy leader speak and to ask questions on the core qualities needed of ethical leaders (such as courage, judgement and skepticism), Board risks and Board challenges, and how to practically manage ethical dilemmas facing Boards. This is an especially relevant session for aspiring directors who would like to understand how Boards work and the opportunities, risks and liabilities of serving on Boards.
The MIA Thought Leadership Lecture – Leading with Ethics featuring YBhg Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan will be held on 25 July 2019 at Nexus Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur.