K-Pintar has appointed Datuk Dr Syed Muhamad bin Syed Abdul Kadir as the chairman facilitator for the Future CEO Programme, offered by the CEO Institute of Australia, the first global certification body for CEOs.
The human capital development solutions provider is looking to provide a unique platform for senior executives and SME business leaders to regularly engage through ‘mentored learning’.
Datuk Dr Syed’s appointment will help facilitate experiential learning for the members’ personal development journey, by mentoring them in their current business challenges.
He commented: “I am excited to be appointed the first chairman facilitator for the Future CEO Programme in Malaysia as it provides me an opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with the participants.
“Hopefully it will help empower participants with the necessary knowledge and capability for their journey towards becoming the head of an organisation.”
Datuk Dr Syed is currently the chairman of CIMB Islamic Bank and holds directorships in various private and public organisations.
RA Thiagaraja, the CEO of K-Pintar, said: “Datuk Dr Syed’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge is instrumental to the participants of the Future CEO Programme as he will be able to provide the necessary guidance and platform for our future business leaders.”
On the importance of such programmes, K-Pintar cited the results of a two-year inquiry with 45 CEOs by England’s Cranfield University and Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics; finding many many executives were accelerating their learning through the services of high-profile veteran leaders from outside their companies.
It found 71% said company performance had improved as a result, 69% reported they were making better decisions, while 76% said they were more capably fulfilling stakeholder expectations.