SPEAKERS

R.O.S.E features a line-up of corporate high-fliers, top talents, polished performers from the fields of business, corporations, sports, medicine, academia and social activism.

DATO' SRI ROHANI BT ABDUL KARIM,  Minister of Women, Family & Community Development, MALAYSIA

YANG BERHORMAT DATO' SRI ROHANI BT ABDUL KARIM

Minister of Women, Family & Community Development, MALAYSIA

A degree in Agribusiness from UPM and an MBA from Ohio University in the USA propelled DATO’ SRI ROHANI ABDUL KARIM from Sarawak to appointments in the Federal Cabinet. Her remit as Minister of Women, Family and Community Development is to craft and carry out policies that protect the welfare rights of minorities including the handicapped, children and women.

DATO' SURIANI BT DATO' AHMAD,  Secretary General, Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development, MALAYSIA

YBHG. DATO' SURIANI BT DATO' AHMAD

Secretary General, Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development, MALAYSIA

DATO' SURIANI AHMAD is among the new crop of women holding senior positions in the various ministries. She has wide experience in economics, international trade and handling regional and international negotiations during her tenure at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Her elevation to the position of Ministry Secretary General is in line with government efforts to empower women and promotion based on merit.

HARUNO YOSHIDA, Fortune Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders and President, BT Japan

HARUNO YOSHIDA

Fortune Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders / President, BT Japan

HARUNO YOSHIDA is one of Fortune Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders and BT Japan President. Having worked in the global ICT environment, she brings an insight into the work environment that is an anathema to the widely prevailing reputation of corporate Japan.

KOBKARN WATTANAVRANGKUL, Chairman, Toshiba Thailand and Former Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports

KOBKARN WATTANAVRANGKUL

Chairman, Toshiba Thailand and Former Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports

American-trained architect KOBKARN WATTANAVRANGKUL had a stellar career in business, holding several boardroom and advisory positions in corporate Thailand. She is also the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Thailand

PACITA JUAN, Chairperson, Asean Women Entrepreneurs Network; President, ECHOstore, Philippines

PACITA JUAN

Chairperson, Asean Women Entrepreneurs Network; President, ECHOstore, Philippines

PACITA JUAN is a social entrepreneur with caffeine coursing through her veins. Having seen through the black inkiness that has settled at the bottom of the coffee cup, she is now putting her energies, insider knowledge and corporate clout to help newcomers create and conduct ethical businesses.

DATO’ FARSHILA EMRAN,   Managing Director, Pharmaniaga Berhad

DATO’ FARSHILA EMRAN

Managing Director, Pharmaniaga Berhad

For the past 6 years, DATO’ FARSHILA EMRAN has filled the position of MD of Pharmaniaga Bhd. Pharmaniaga Bhd remains the largest integrated pharmaceutical group in Malaysia and is now establishing a presence globally.

DATO’ RAIHA AZNI ABD RAHMAN

DATO’ RAIHA AZNI ABD RAHMAN

Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource Management, PETRONAS

With over 30 years of experience in Human Resource, DATO' RAIHA AZNI ABD RAHMAN is responsible for talent strategies and talent management for 50,000 of PETRONAS global workforce. She is passionate in coaching and developing a robust pipeline of leaders in PETRONAS. Raiha is also a strong advocate of women in the workforce and was responsible for the establishment of the PETRONAS Leading Women Network in 2015.

CHRISTINE HAKIM,   Jury, Festival De Cannes

CHRISTINE HAKIM

Jury, Festival De Cannes

CHRISTINE HAKIM is known across the region for her starring roles in Indonesian movies for well over 40 years now. Still active in filming, acting and directing, Christine also devotes much of her time using her stardom in support of social causes, especially in the field of education and autism.

MARIANNA PASCAL,   Language trainer & communications expert

MARIANNA PASCAL

Language trainer & communications expert

Best-selling author and YouTube sensation MARIANNA PASCAL helps professionals and organisations communicate better. Raised in Canada where she pursued a stage and acting career, Pascal now resides in Malaysia where she has built a loyal following for her notoriously funny training methods.

PROF. DATO’ DR ADEEBA KAMARULZAMAN,   Executive Council Member, International AIDS Society, University Dean and medical practitioner

PROF. DATO’ DR ADEEBA KAMARULZAMAN

Executive Council Member, International AIDS Society, University Dean and medical practitioner

PROFESSOR DATO’ DR ADEEBA KAMARULZAMAN is a highly respected personality in the world of medicine and academia as well as noted for her work as an AIDS activist. Trained in Australia, she holds academic positions in University of Malaya as well as Yale in the USA.

KARIM RASLAN,   Founder, KRA Group and social commentator

KARIM RASLAN

Founder, KRA Group and social commentator

KARIM RASLAN is a noted commentator on Asean affairs with an intimate eye for social, political and cultural developments. His observations are translated into videos and articles that broadcast widely in the digital space apart from traditional linear platforms on television.

SINDHY OBIAS,   Executive Director, Assistance and Cooperation For Community Resilience And Development – ACCORD Philippines (Social Entrepreneur)

SINDHY OBIAS

Executive Director, Assistance and Cooperation For Community Resilience And Development – ACCORD Philippines (Social Entrepreneur)

SINDHY OBIAS graduated with a degree in Community Development. She has put that qualification to good use by helping employees in rural Philippines to build businesses and in the process, create better lives for themselves and their families.

SOMTOW SUCHARITKUL,   Composer, Author, Arts and Culture buff

SOMTOW SUCHARITKUL

Composer, Author, Arts and Culture buff

Thai-born, Eton and Cambridge educated SOMTOW SUCHARITKUL is as polymath as it gets – he writes novels, pens science fiction, fantasy and horror stories. Of Thai royal lineage, he also composes music for symphonies and ballet, choreographs stage dance and plays; especially on subjects that depict Siamese regal history. He has appeared on TEDx stage to expound the story of the Suriyothai kingdom.

DR SURAYA ISMAIL,   Director of Research, Khazanah Research Institute

DR SURAYA ISMAIL

Director of Research, Khazanah Research Institute

Armed with qualifications in the subjects of Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Construction Economics, Management and a PhD in Institutional Economics and Governance, DR SURAYA ISMAIL is involved in developing urban regeneration initiatives. Her views and therefore that of the Khazanah Research Institute are sought on housing issues, especially those that affect the urban poor.

DR FARRAH-HANI IMRAN,   Gymnast Gold Medallist, plastic surgeon

DR FARRAH-HANI IMRAN

Head of Plastic Surgery, Burns, Wound Care, PPUKM; Former National Athlete

DR FARRAH-HANI IMRAN brought glory to Malaysia as a National Rhythmic Gymnast, blazing the trail for future generations by being the first Malaysian to reach World Championships in 1993. She continues to serve the nation as a public hospital Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Lecturer; and through pro-bono voluntary work as TN50 Youth Ambassador and Team Manager of the Malaysian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team.

JEFFREY ONG, Olympian, PGA Regional Commercial Director, Former Broadcaster

JEFFREY ONG

Olympian, PGA TOUR Regional Commercial Director, Former Broadcaster

JEFFREY ONG swam for Malaysia at the Seoul and Barcelona Olympics. After retiring from swimming, he worked in the broadcast media and events industries, including a 14-year stint in London, before returning home to Malaysia in 2016. Jeffrey is now Regional Commercial Director for the PGA TOUR.

DEBORAH HENRY,   Social Activist, Host and Beauty Queen

DEBORAH HENRY

Social Activist, Host and Beauty Queen

Blessed with photogenic good looks from Indian-Irish parents, DEBORAH HENRY was launched into a modelling career at the tender age of 15. This culminated in her representing Malaysia in both the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants before leaving catwalk glamour to work for the welfare of refugee children.

CHERYL ANN FERNANDO,   PR consultant-turned volunteer teacher

CHERYL ANN FERNANDO

PR consultant-turned school teacher

CHERYL ANN FERNANDO was a PR-professional until she gave up the city life in Kuala Lumpur to change the lives of rural school children in Penang. She did this by creating trust and building a bond with the school boys and girls who initially shunned the use of English language through their participation in a Choral speaking contest.

ANNA TEO,   Former airline cabin crew-turned-Malaysian Musang King exporter

ANNA TEO

Former airline cabin crew-turned-Malaysian Musang King exporter

Moving tonnes of the King of Fruits requires more than just the muscle of mighty men. It calls for the consummate skill of ANNA TEO – the woman many affectionately dub the Musang Queen. The former airline cabin crew is singularly credited for fanning the voracious appetite of the China market for Malaysian-grown Musang King durians.

WULAN TILAAR,   Vice Chairwoman, Martha Tilaar Group

WULAN TILAAR

Vice Chairwoman, Martha Tilaar Group

WULAN TILAAR serves as a Vice Chairwoman of Martha Tilaar Group and walks in the footsteps of her mother Martha Tilaar to oversee the Sari Ayu cosmetics empire. With its roots in Central Java, the brand has breached its Indonesian borders and is well-established and widely-followed in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The Martha Tilaar group follows strict ethical business practices that promotes fair trade and female empowerment, receiving United Nation’s recognition for ethical business.

Suhara Omar

SUHARA OMAR LEITENBAUER

Founder, Suhara Jewel Art and purveyor of muslimah fashion

SUHARA OMAR LEITENBAUER is the eponymous creator of Suhara Jewel Art. Together with her husband Helmut Leitenbauer, the name is now synonymous with quality fashion jewellery that has aficionados at home and abroad. Suhara’s entrepreneurial journey is now rounded off with a pursuit of personal spiritual fulfilment which sees the fashion brand moving into the sphere of muslimah fashion.

NUR AZURA ADAM, UPM Deputy Dean

PROFESSOR DR. NUR AZURA ADAM

UPM Deputy Dean

UPM Deputy Dean NUR AZURA ADAM lectures at the Faculty of Agriculture. A PhD in Entomology, she is credited with the discovery of 3 new species of insects.

NURUL HAKIMI SHAHRI, MD of Cahaya D’Lerek

NURUL HAKIMI SHAHRI

Managing Director of Cahaya D’Lerek

Entrepreneur farmer NURUL HAKIMI SHAHRI; is Managing Director Cahaya D’Lerek. She is proof that agriculture is the way; despite an MBA.
With funding from Agro Bank, her mushroom venture is paying plenty of dividends.

ZEANNE GAN, DIRECTOR, Rida Fruits Sdn Bhd

ZEANNE GAN

Managing Director of Rida Fruits Sdn Bhd

ZEANNE GAN is Managing Director of Rida Fruits Sdn Bhd. This Batu Pahat-based family firm which was founded back in 1979 is a specialist in the production of canned fruits ; pineapples, mushrooms and green peas. Today, Rida Fruits
supplies specific food products globally.

WHY ATTEND

LISTEN

Two days of inspirational talk you cannot find in textbooks or classrooms.

LEARN

Pick-up knowledge from those who have been there and done that. Nothing beats hands-on experience as proven recipe in the quest for success

SHARE

Compare notes for the best solution. Pick up pointers and tap on tips from fellows and peers who have the benefit of experience and hindsight.

EXECUTE

Now that you are armed with new knowledge and spurred by stories of success, march onward to make a new life and embark on the road to victory.

PROGRAMME

R.O.S.E features a line-up of corporate high-fliers, top talents, polished performers from the fields of business, corporations, sports, medicine, academia and social activism.

DAY 1 - 6th FEBRUARY 2018, TUESDAY

TIMEAGENDA & SPEAKER
8.00 amNetworking Breakfast
9.30 amOPENING PRESENTATION
YB DATO' SRI ROHANI BT ABDUL KARIM
Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, MALAYSIA
10.00 amThe Srikandi Melayu Story
- A Performance by Istana Budaya
10.10 amA WOMEN’S PLACE IN JAPAN
HARUNO YOSHIDA
11.00 amB r e a k
11.15 amFABULOUSLY PHARMA
DATO’ FARSHILA EMRAN
12.00 pmCREATE HOUSE FIT TO CALL HOME
DR SURAYA ISMAIL
12.30 pmBUILD COMMUNITIES, CREATE JUST SOCIETIES
SINDHY OBIAS
1.00 pmL u n c h
2.00 pmTHE LEGEND OF SURIYOTHAI
SOMTOW SUCHARITKUL
2.45 pmPETRONAS – EMPOWERING WOMEN
DATO’ RAIHA AZNI ABDUL RAHMAN
3.15 pmTHE JOYS OF DJAMOE:
FROM JAKARTA FOR THE GLOBE
WULAN TILAAR
4.00 pmB r e a k
4.15 pmTHE 3 B’S - BEAUTY , BRAWNS & BRAINS
DEBORAH HENRY
4.45 pmTHE AMAZING THAILAND STORY
KOBKARN WATTANAVRANGKUL
5.30 pmCURING MALAYSIAN MALADY
PROF. DR ADEEBA KAMARULZAMAN
6.00 pmR e f r e s h m e n t s
6.30 pmE N D

DAY 2 - 7th FEBRUARY 2018, WEDNESDAY

TIMEAGENDA & SPEAKER
8.00 amNetworking Breakfast
9.00 amMY JOURNEY AS A CIVIL SERVANT
YBhg. DATO' SURIANI BT DATO' AHMAD
Secretary General, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, MALAYSIA
9.30 amTJOET NJA’ DHIEN MONOLOGUE - A HERO’S LAST STAND
SHA INE FEBRIYANTI
10.10FROM JAMBI TO CANNES JURY - A STAR SHINES
CHRISTINE HAKIM
11.00 amB r e a k
11.15 amSOW SEEDS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
PACITA JUAN
11.45 amMIND YOUR ‘P’s, WATCH YOUR ‘Q’s
MARIANNA PASCAL
1.00 pmL u n c h
2.00 pmKEDAH KIDS TASTE FOR CHORAL ENGLISH
CHERYL ANN FERNANDO
2.30 pmA JEWELLER’S ART
SUHARA OMAR LEITENBAUER
3.00 pmCROWN DURIAN QUEEN
ANNA TEO
3.30 pmB r e a k
3.45 pmWOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: THE AGENTS OF CHANGE
ZEANNE GAN, NURUL HAKIMI SHAHRI & ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR. NUR AZURA ADAM
4.15 pmTHE QUEST FOR SPORTING GOLD
JEFFREY ONG & DR.FARRAH-HANI
5.00 pmASEAN WOMEN ON A MARCH
KARIM RASLAN
5.30 pmR e f r e s h m e n t s
6.00 pmE N D

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