16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 AM

Life At Work Awards 2014

The Life at Work Awards 2014 recognises and celebrates women-friendly employers with leading workplace strategies that demonstrate drive, commitment and tenacity to champion the diversity and inclusion agenda
The Life at Work Awards 2014 recognises and celebrates women-friendly employers with leading workplace strategies that demonstrate drive, commitment and tenacity to champion the diversity and inclusion agenda.

Winners of the Life at Work Awards 2014 are:
  • Malaysian Organisation – Maybank

  • International Organisation – Shell Malaysia

  • Lean Organisation – PepsiCo Malaysia

  • New Initiative – BASF Asia-Pacific Service Centre

  • Making a Difference – Siemens Malaysia

  • CEO Champion – Sridharan Nair, Managing Partner, PwC Malaysia

Our Judges’ Profile

Johan Mahmood Merican 
CEO, TalentCorp Malaysia

Johan Mahmood Merican was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) since its establishment on 1 January 2011. With Malaysia’s wealth of talent and abundance of opportunities, Johan is confident that through the public and private sectors working closely together, we can address the talent needs of our economic transformation.

Johan was previously the Principal Private Secretary to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and Ministry of Finance. He has 19 years of experience in policy development, corporate finance and accountancy in both the public and private sectors in Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
Clare Muhiudeen 
Managing Director, Talent & Rewards, Asia Pacific
Towers Watson

Born and brought up in KL, Clare studied in Psychology at the University of London and then took an MSc in Industrial Relations at the London School of Economics. After a brief period as a researcher at the LSE, Clare joined the then Wyatt Company in London to work in HR consulting. Since then her career has progressed through the organization ; from managing the HR consulting team in London, the UK team and then managing the HR consulting business across Europe and the Middle East. In that role, Clare opened the Watson Wyatt Dubai office and was a member of the Dubai board and the European Executive Leadership team.

In 2009, Clare, together with her husband, transferred with Towers Watson, to Hong Kong to lead Towers Watson’s Asia Pacific Talent and Rewards business. From Hong Kong, Clare manages a business of 500 consultants across 13 markets . Clare’s clients include large multinational companies in a range of sectors, including professional services , engineering ,luxury brands and telecommunications. Clare brings over 25 years of experience of Human Capital consulting experience to the Region including managing complex strategic reward and talent change programs.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin
President, National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO)

Sharifah Hapsah is a medical graduate with a doctoral degree in medical education who has superbly blended her work on gender issues in the National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO), with her professional and academic career in higher education with mutual benefits to both. She has carved a name for herself in the movement for women’s advancement in Malaysia and the ASEAN region for over 26 years while serving as a professor in the National University of Malaysia, culminating in her appointment as its Vice Chancellor from 2006-2013.

As President of the National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO) and President of the ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organisations (ACWO) she has played a leading role in developing the national policy for women, focusing on entrepreneurship, participation of women in the workforce and decision-making. She is also actively involved in the Permata programme aimed at giving children a headstart in life and in uncovering and nurturing their talents from an early age. She is a prolific writer and columnist focusing on education, health and gender issues.
Dr. Anjli Doshi 
Deputy Director General (Policy)
Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia

Anjli Doshi (Ph.D) is the Deputy Director General (Policy) of the National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia. Work responsibilities include development of family development training modules, planning, development and implementation of family development, parenting and reproductive health policies and programs, social and family research, advocacy, and training. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Mass Communication from University Sains Malaysia, Masters of Science (Family Development and Parenting) from University Putra Malaysia and a PhD in Family Ecology. Her PhD was on “Family Functioning and Child Well-Being in Single Mother Families: The Influence of Risk and Protective Factors”.

She has been involved in the conceptualization and development of the Malaysian Family Well-Being Index, formulation of the National Family Policy and Plan of Action, and The Population Strategic Plan. She is also one of the writers for the SMARTSTART PreMarriage Program, Fathering, Family Life and Parenting@Work Modules. She has more than 30 years experience as a trainer and educator in the areas of marriage, parenting and family life. She is a member of The International Exco Board of Advisors for The World Family Map Project (WFMP).

Tengku Azian Shahriman 
Director, Education and SRI Human Capital Development
Performance Management And Delivery Unit (PEMANDU)
Prime Minister’s Department

Tengku Azian joined the Performance Management and Delivery Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (PEMANDU) in February 2010, and she currently is the Director of Education and Strategic Reform Initiatives (SRI) – Human Capital Development. PEMANDU is tasked to oversee the implementation and assess progress of the Economic Transformation Programme and the Government Transformation Programme.

Before joining PEMANDU, she was in Investment Banking for 18 years, the last position as Head of Corporate Finance in RHB Investment Bank Berhad. Tengku Azian studied at the United World College of the Atlantic, where she obtained her International Baccalaureate Diploma. She graduated as a lawyer from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University and was admitted as Barrister-at-Law of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple.
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