Dr. Elaine Chew Yin Teng
B.Bus (Monash), MBA (Otaru), PhD (Nagoya)
Monash University Malaysia

Topic : Managing Talented Employees through Career Mentoring in Challenging Time

Dr. Elaine Chew teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses at Monash University Malaysia. She also supervises postgraduate students. She has been awarded two Pro-Vice Chancellor Awards for Excellence in research and teaching. She was awarded two e-Science grants from Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to lead research with her teams on Malaysian business investment in China and training programs in enhancement of regional competitiveness of automotive industry. Dr. Elaine Chew also received recognition from the prestigious Japanese Society of HRM Young Scholar Award 2006 for excellence in researching in strategic human resource management.

Kevin Tan
Managing Director-Principal Consultant
Omni View Consultancy (M) Sdn Bhd

Topic : Achieving Results through Insights, People and Strategy

KEVIN TAN is the founder and Managing Director – Principal Consultant of Omni View Consultancy (M) Sdn. Bhd. Kevin graduated from Murdoch Universiti, Perth, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance. He is also trained in the Personal Effectiveness and Management by Dale Carnegie, Australia. He is currently the Master Distributor and Trainer for Harrison Assessments International. Kevin‘s area of expertise lies in the selection process, recruitment methodology, performance management, competency modeling, talent assessments and performance benchmarking of high performers. He is an accredited Competency Based Interview Technique Trainer by Predict Success, Inc, USA.

Kevin has provided consulting services to many organisations including Bank Negara Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Bhd, UEM Group of Companies, Petronas, ING Insurance, MMC Bhd and Jimah Power to develop and customize competency models, job suitability templates and assessment tools to measure such competencies.

Ram Thiagarajah
International Consultant
Labour Standards and Employment Relations

Topic : International Labour Organization And Its Standard Setting
Activities : The Relevance Of International Labour Standards To Human Resource Management To Meet The Future Challenges of Globalisation.

Ram counts over 50 years experience in the application of Labour Laws and International Labour Standards and Practice of Industrial Relations and Labour Administration at the National, Sub-regional and Regional Levels in the Asian- Pacific Region. Ram has undertaken a series of Research Studies for the ILO and ILO Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region in the areas of Labour Administration, Industrial Relations, Tripartism, Human and Trade Union Rights, Determination of Wages Through Collective Agreements, Determination of Salaries of Public Service Employees, Application of Labour Law to the Informal Sectors, among others, and presented the reports of these studies in Sub-Regional and Regional Conferences and Seminars.

Among other ILO activities carried out in Malaysia, Ram has undertaken research studies on Fixation of National Minimum Wage for Malaysia and Tripartism and Working of National Tripartite Consultative Mechanisms in Malaysia He has worked closely with Trade Unions, Employers’ Organisations and the Ministry of Human Recourses in Malaysia. in carrying out these activities.

Dr. Jens Ballendowitsch
Towers Perrin-ISR

Topic : Employee Engagement – A Way Forward To Productivity Efficiency

Dr. Jens Ballendowitsch is a Consultant with Towers Perrin-ISR, the global research practice of Towers Perrin HR Services, at the Kuala Lumpur office. He is supporting major Malaysian and global organisations to align their business processes with their people processes. His main area of focus is on employee engagement, leadership and management surveys, organizational assessment and development. Jens pursued his Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Social Science (Business Administration, Sociology, Political Sciences, Social Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods) and finally his Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Sociology (Public Sector Employment) at the University of Mannheim (Germany),The International School of Social Sciences (Tampere/Finland), and The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (Germany).

Maimunah Aminuddin
Author, Trainer and HR Consultant

Topic : Strategic HR Practices – Emerging Trends in Employment Relations

Human resources specialist Maimunah Aminuddin, a retiree from Universiti Teknologi MARA, had been involved in lecturing for more than 30 years. She began her career in Malaysia teaching industrial relations at UiTM, then later became one of Malaysia’s leaders in HRM. She has written more than 10 books on topics relating to industrial relations and human resource management, including Industrial Relations and Employment Law. Maimunah recently authored “Human Resource Management”, published by Oxford University Publications, the first book in English on HRM specifically written for the Malaysian market.

Maimunah advises employers on matters relating to employment law. She also conducts training, both in-house and public, on topics relating to disciplinary systems and industrial relations.

  Low Choy Huat
Director of Talent and Organisation Performance
Accenture (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Topic : Managing Talent in Uncertain times in Malaysia


School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management