CAMBRIDGE LECTURE ON SUSTAINABILITY
The Cambridge Institute of Islamic Finance (Cambridge-IIF) recently held its inaugural Cambridge Lecture on Sustainability on July 12, 2019 at Clare College, University of Cambridge. The lecture on ‘Purposeful Leadership and Sustainability’ was delivered by Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Well known as a versatile corporate leader in Malaysia, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar have led the helms of four main organisations in the areas of infrastructure development, telecommunications, financial services and investment management. He had held the post of president and chief executive officer of Maybank, chief executive officer of Kumpulan Telekom Malaysia Berhad, managing director/chief executive officer of UEM Group Bhd, vice executive chairman of PLUS Expressways Bhd and chairman of the Association of Banks in Malaysia. From June 2013 to August 2016, he was appointed Senator and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for economic planning before being appointed chairman of Kumpulan Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), the largest fund management company in Malaysia; a post he held until June this year. Tan Sri Abdul Wahid is also a Trustee of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia since March 2019.
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