The one thing we can all agree on is that Malaysia is not boring.
Once again, we find ourselves facing a brand new government, albeit in extraordinary circumstances, and dealing with all the uncertainty that goes along with the changing of the guard. To capture an immediate response to the new Cabinet, AMCHAM ran a snap poll and, as expected, the results expressed concerns for the stability of the government and the confidence for them to reassure investors and to manage the ongoing struggling economy.
|Membership Satisfaction Survey|
AMCHAM has sent out a Membership Satisfaction Survey to all members. If you have not done that Survey, please do so because it really helps us to serve you better. Let us know your thoughts. The deadline is March 31st. If you are a member but have not received the Survey, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Snap Poll on Malaysia’s Cabinet 2020 was conducted within the AMCHAM membership in the 24 hours after the announcement of the new line-up. 80 respondents gave us an immediate reaction to the news which addressed key concerns expected from the business community.
Please be sure to participate in AMCHAM polls to help us gauge the sentiment of the day.
Fayzah Mohamed Amin, Managing Director of HP Inc Malaysia is our newest addition to the AMCHAM Board of Governors. A technologist with business acumen and passion for positive disruptions.
Faizah is a professional with credentials from multiple industries. 17 years in TM Bhd, she was among the pioneers who re-architected Malaysia’s Internet (2000-2004). The effort resulted in the country’s nationwide proliferation of high bandwidth Internet, before the “Broadband era”.
|Meet Our New Government Affairs Specialist - Mira Ajib|
Please welcome Mira Ajib who joins AMCHAM as our Government Affairs Specialist. She will support the delivery of the Chamber’s government relations strategy aiming to strengthen the Chamber’s ability to be the “voice" of American businesses operating in Malaysia.
Mira brings with her a wealth of experience tracking across the private, social and public sectors. Her background is in law beginning her career in the Malaysian courts. Mira however, is passionate about strengthening government institutions and she moved onto activist work to promote the principles of good governance, accountability, and transparency. Immediately prior to her new role at AMCHAM, Mira was in the civil service as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Drop by and say hello!
Kasper Wandi is CEO and Founder of Consider Digital, which has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network and operates as Consider iProspect. His vision is to offer a unique digital proposition to companies across Southeast Asia wanting to tap into the online space. With his expertise in digital performance and business strategy, Consider iProspect has gathered numerous accolades in Southeast Asia.
|Uniting Business for a Better World|
On March 5th, 2020, AMCHAM had Mr. Faroze Nadar, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, Malaysia over for an in-depth talk on the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the private sector, factors to consider when developing effective SDGs strategies and how to provide a measurement of it. For members seeking to design and develop corporate sustainability strategies, this was a great session to discover techniques and methods that can be utilised for best, measurable outcomes to those strategies.
Oasis Campus Tour 2020
AMCHAM is proud to partner on an exciting initiative by Oasis International School – Kuala Lumpur (OIS) as they extend an invite to all AMCHAM members to take a tour of their campus grounds
Time:12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Oasis International School
No. 1 Jalan Flora 2, Bandar Rimbayu,
42500 Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
AMCHAM’s Women and Leadership Forum
AMCHAM is pleased to invite you to our first half-day program for the year in conjunction with this year’s International Women’s Day 2020.
Date: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 9.00am to 1.30pm (registrations start at 8:30am)
Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Ambassador’s Cup 2020
This April, join us once again at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) for a chance to take home the Ambassador’s Cup. It’s hot, it’s a walking course, it’s challenging and FUN. The tournament is open to both men and ladies.The field is limited so secure your spot today.
Date: Thursday, April 16 2020
Venue: The Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC)
Time: 6:30am to 1pm, Lunch at Ambassador's Residence starting from 1.30pm
Administrative Professionals and Secretaries Day 2020
It's time to celebrate those that support us at work! To help you, AMCHAM is putting on a fun program to commemorate Administrative Professionals and Secretaries Day in conjunction with the annual celebration each April.
Date: Tuesday, April 21 2020
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel KL
Time: 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Please note that the two events below have been postponed. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
[POSTPONED] 3rd Annual Digital HR & Analytics
[POSTPONED] MGCC InterChamber Ladies Sundowner
As the world grapples with the coronavirus, the economic impact is mounting - with the OECD warning the virus presents the biggest danger to the global economy since the 2008 financial crisis.
With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What? Read more to find out.
The 2nd Members’ Briefing for the year took place 11th of March at the Sheraton Hotel Petaling Jaya. This time around, we decided to move the venue to Petaling Jaya to allow members based within that vicinity to have the opportunity to attend the briefing.
The main highlights of this briefing were COVID-19 and the new government changes in Malaysia. Siobhan Das, Executive Director of AMCHAM provided an update on what’s happening at the Chamber.
On the 4th of March, 2020, AMCHAM held the very first event for young professionals under the age of 35, within the AMCHAM membership. The seminar featured two distinguished speakers - Mr. Chuah Wee Kee, Head of Investment Specialist & Treasury Sales at Citibank Bhd, Mr. Soh Lian Seng, Partner, Tax Dispute Resolution (TDR) and Executive Director of KPMG.
The Coronavirus continues to affect travel and consumer sectors in Southeast Asia. It is even predicted that the effects could last for months. AMCHAM brought together experts, Gary Bowerman, Founder of Check-In Asia, Hannah Pearson, Director of Pear Anderson, and Philip See, CEO of FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd to discuss the travel sector in detail.
|MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - KPJ Healthcare Berhad|
KPJ Healthcare Berhad is Malaysia's leading provider of private healthcare services. Since its introduction of one of the first among private specialist hospitals in Johor in 1981, the Group has been at the forefront of the healthcare industry. Driven by its core values of Safety, Courtesy, Integrity, Professionalism and Continuous Improvement, KPJ's integrated network consists of 30 specialist hospitals throughout the nation. With its expansion abroad, the Group currently has two hospitals in Indonesia, a sizable share in a hospital in Bangkok, a hospital in Bangladesh, as well as a retirement and age-care resort in Australia.