Innovating and Re-shaping Organisation Design in a Disruptive World

Description :

Structured and streamlined organisations are challenged to meet the demands of flexible work times and the requirement for diverse roles in the upheaval of Covid challenges.

  • What changes have organisations tried and tested to meet with covid disruptions? 
  • What is the role of the Board in such changes? 
  • How will these changes support future possible disruptions - being agile enough to quickly adapt to environmental, social and business disruptions?

Moderator :

  • Ms Adelena Chong, Partner, Paddee Connexions LLP (Organiser)

Panelists :

  1. En Izlan b Tahab - Independent Non-Executive Director, Reach Energy Berhad
  2. Ruzi Ajith, CEO, CGS-CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd


(Moderator) Ms Adelena L. Chong, Founding Partner, Paddee Connexions

Adelena is Managing Partner & Co Founder of Paddee Connexions, an organisation providing the Leadership Toolkit for modern executives’ use to lead more effectively in the diversity of 21st century.

She started in business at age 27, and led others in her vision and belief for board gender diversity and inclusion through achievement.

She advanced to be the 1st ChairWoman of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (M.I.A.) in Penang. Providing consulting & advisory services, she helped local and foreign businesses to incorporate, advised on shareholder / partner agreements and was appointed as Board Member.

Currently, Adelena is Board of Director on Malaysia Alliance of Corporate Directors, Pacific Basin Economic Council and several privately owned companies.

Her vision as a “global small business” is travel + new business connections with business chambers and board members in different countries. When at home, she spoils her furry kids, tends the garden and practices yoga.

(Panelist) Ms Ruzi Ajith, CEO, CGS-CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd

Prior to current appointment, Ruzi served as the Head of Equities in CIMB Investment Bank. She has worked with the organisation in various capacities over the past 23 years.

She has consistently been featured in Asiamoney’s Brokers Poll where she was ranked number two for best salesperson for Malaysia from 2003 to 2005. Under her guidance, CIMB Investment Bank has won numerous prestigious awards such as The Asset Triple A, Alpha Southeast Asia and many more. Before joining CIMB, she was with Affin Investment Bank for three years as a Fund Manager.

Ruzi graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s (Honors) degree in 1991 and a Masters in Business Administration in 1993.

(Panelist) Izlan bin Izhab

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, , Reach Energy Berhad

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