Ramesh Pillai – Chairman, Board of Governors, Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners

Ramesh Pillai is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP) as well as being the Group Managing Director of Friday Concepts, an International ERM (Conventional and Islamic), BCM, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance boutique consultancy. He is currently a Director of three leading Financial Institution and a former Director of one Developmental Financial Institution. His Board experience encompasses chairing the Board Risk Management Committee and Board Audit Committee, and being a member of the Board Collaboration Committee, Investment Committee, and Remuneration Committee. He is also a nominee Director for a Regional Central Bank. Additionally, Ramesh is the former Risk Management Adviser to the Public Trustee and one of the largest fund managers in the Region as well as to one of the largest Islamic fund managers in the Region. Ramesh holds a Bachelor of Economics with Accountancy (Honours) degree from Loughborough University in the UK. As part of his degree course, Ramesh specialised in Economics and Banking in general and Islamic Banking in particular.

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Allan Lee is the Director of Consulting Services at Friday Concepts (International) as well as being a BCM faculty member at the Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners. An electronics and electrical engineer by qualification, Allan began his career with Motorola in Illinois with their R&D team  before moving into supply chain. He then moved to Dell in Texas as their supply chain director. Allan spent more than 19 years working with Fortune 500 multinational organizations before returning to Asia. His business and consulting experience encompasses Business Continuity Management, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management and Risk Management. In 2010, he was also invited as a key content contributor in the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) Transformation Program developing the New Economic Model (2010) sponsored by the Prime Minister’s Department.

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Mohamed Rithuan - Head of Islamic Finance and Islamic ERM

Mohamed Rithuan bin Dato’ Mohamed Shamsudin is head of Islamic Finance and Islamic Enterprise Risk Management at IERP®. He is also Director of Islamic Finance at Friday Concepts. Rithuan has over 30 years of experience in the banking and finance industry (including 18 years specialising in Islamic banking). He started his banking career with an established Merchant Bank in Malaysia and went on to become its Head of Islamic Banking.

Rithuan’s experience encompassed crafting the Policy and Procedures Manuals for the Islamic Banking Unit operations which included the Corporate Banking, Debt Capital Market, Treasury, Treasury Operations and Finance Departments’ operations. Rithuan also developed and marketed the Islamic Banking products for the Bank.

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Mohd Redzuan Devan Abdullah

Mohd Redzuan Devan Abdullah was K & N Kenanga Holding Berhad’s former Group Chief Operating Officer responsible for the development of Kenanga’s 5-year transformation program, information technology as well as equity broking operations. Redzuan was also a member of various committees in Kenanga including Group Information Technology Steering Committee, Transformation Project Steering Committee, Group Operational Risk Committee and Group Exco.
Kenanga is a public listed company with core business in investment banking and branches throughout Malaysia totalling a staff strength of over 800. Kenanga is currently ranked third in traded volume for YTD June 2015 representing Bursa’s 13.8% market volume.

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