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ELF 2022


Pictures taken during ELF 2022 at Sunway University © 2022. LSESU Malaysia Club

ELF 2022: "Educate, Sustain, Grow" was held at the Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur in-person after a two years of virtual events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This theme was chosen with the goal of stimulating critical reflections on Malaysia's advancements in the Environmental, Social and Governance sphere in times of change. The discussions we had dived deep into Malaysia’s progress in doing so which covered a wide range of topics, including workplace inequality and diversity, as well as corporate activism, climate action and green investing.

With 11 guest speakers and 18 student ambassadors, the two days event marked its successful completion on the  24th of July 2022.

ELF 2022 Theme

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Keynote Speakers


Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

Prior Experience and Awards

Served as Malaysia's Minister of Finance under two Prime Ministers, Muhyiddin Yassin and Ismail Sabri Yaakob 

Group CEO and Executive Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad

President Commissioner of the PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk 


BSc (Hons) in Economics and Accounting, 
University of Bristol 

Master of Arts (MA) in Finance and Management, University of Exeter 

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Tsinghua University PBCSF

Dr Lim Kim Hwa 

CEO of Cammillion

Prior Experience and Awards

Fellow in Finance, University of Cambridge Judge Business School 

Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge 

Portfolio Manager at JL Capital Singapore

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Ph.D. and MPhil Finance, University of Cambridge

Allen Ng 

Chief Economist, Securities Commission Malaysia 

Prior Experience and Awards

Member of the BOD of the Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia (ICMR)

Director of Research at Khazanah Research Institute 

Deputy Director of the Monetary Policy Department, Bank Negara Malaysia  



BA and MPhil in Economics, University of Cambridge 

Panel 1
Dissecting Workplace Dilemmas 

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Syed Ahmad Taufik Albar

Managing Director, Group Wholesale Banking of RHB Group

Prior Experience and Awards

20 years experience as a finance professional with domestic and international exposures in Oil & Gas, Mobile telecommunications and infratructure, property development and construction, prior to his move  into banking

Group Chief Financial Officer of UEM Group Berhad 

Chief Financial Officer for Smart Axiata (Cambodia)


Master of Economics and Bachelor of Accounting Degrees from the International Islamic University Malaysia 

Khaidhirah Abu Zahar

Deputy Speaker of the Melaka Assembly 

Prior Experience and Awards

Deputy Speaker of Melaka State Legislative Assembly 

Member of Melaka State Legislative Assembly for RIM 

UMNO Supreme Council 

Director of Hyper Pictures Sdn B

Board of Trustees Impact Malaysia 


Bachelor of Law, UiTM Shah Alam 
Master in Public Policy, University of Malaya 

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Anne Abraham 

Chairperson of Leadwomen 

Prior Experience and Awards

Founder of LeadWomen Sdn Bhd, a consultancy company in 2011 with a focus on inspiring, developing and elevating senior women leaders.

Co-founder of the Malaysian Chapter of the 30% Club, a global business campaign lobbying for increased women representation on the boards.


BA Mathematics, University of Essex 

Anil Shivadas 

Partner at EY Asia-Pacific People Advisory Services 

Prior Experience and Awards

over 20 years of experience in helping companies transform and improve a brand spectrum of people-related areas such as talent management, culture change, change management and HR  operations 


Bachelor's degree in Management of Marketing, 
Curtin University of Technology 

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Panel 2
Walk The Talk With ESG 

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Dr Yasmin Rasyid 

Founder of EcoKnight & Lendlease Sustainability 

Prior Experience and Awards

Dr Yasmin Rasyid, who is the founder and director of EcoKnight & Lendlease Sustainability, has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of sustainability. She has worked with and across a wide range of stakeholders from business to government agencies, from non-profit organisation to academia, with the same goal, which is to empower, inspire and encourage action from Malaysians towards the development of a sustainable future for all.  


BSc Biology, Duke University 

M.Sc. Biotechnology and PhD, Sustainability Studies, University of Malaya

Suren Chelliah

Head of Group Risk Research at Maybank

Prior Experience and Awards

Head of Group Risk Research at Maybank

Actively engaged in ESG issues with a trained specialisation in climate-related risk strategy

Conducted investment strategy research at two multinational banks in Singapore 

Developed public policy at both the Central Bank of Malaysia and the Securities Commission


MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance, Imperial College London

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Madelena Mohamed 

Director of Islamic Banking and Takaful Department and Sustainability  Unit at Bank Negara Malaysia 

Prior Experience and Awards

Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder 

Director of the Prudential Financial Policy Department

Head of the Financial Surveillance Department 

Spearheaded BNM's Financial Stability Executive Committee

Over 25 Years of experience in a broad range of financial stability issues


BSc Economics (majored in Accounting and Finance), 
London School of Economics 

Molly Fong 

CEO of InNature Berhad 

Prior Experience and Awards

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of InNature Berhad, a public-listed company in Malaysia 

Management experience in retail operations, marketing, commercial, visual communications and business development 


Master of Business Administration, University of Nottingham 

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