In our mission to create and deliver employability education, IUMW is always looking for ways to strengthen our collaborative partnerships with industry to ensure the student experience is one that will leave them well prepared for the workplace.
In line with the government’s theme of ‘Education as an Industry (2020 - 2025)’, the university seeks to harness the resources of industry through partnerships, collaboration in research, education, training as well as intellectual forums and discourse.
The Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) at IUMW was established to provide strategic advice on the university’s education and research activities and to promote and strengthen academic-industry collaboration. IAP members include distinguished leaders from private and public sector organisations who are highly valued for their expertise and external industry perspective.IAP objectives include:
Ching Chuan is the Assurance Leader for PwC Malaysia and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s overall Assurance strategy and driving its initiatives.
Prior to this, he was PwC Malaysia’s Financial Services Leader. He has over 25 years of audit and business advisory experience, covering a wide range of clients from banks to other industry groups. In recent years, Ching Chuan has been responsible for multiple banking audits and various IFRS and regulatory compliance engagements.
In his role as Assurance Leader, he is responsible for driving a sustainable Assurance practice with strong markets and client focus while upholding the quality agenda.
Ching Chuan graduated from the University of Malaya and he is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). He has also been involved in various Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) and MIA sub-committees.
Devanesan Evanson is currently the CEO of the Minority Shareholders Watch Group (MSWG). He is a qualified Accountant (FCCA) who is also a Chartered Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and holds a law degree (LLB Hons) from the University of London. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (FIIAM).
He is an adjunct professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Devanesan also sits on the Board of AKPK (Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit) as an Independent Director and is Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Devanesan is a Past-President of the ACCA Advisory Committee, Past-President of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia and a Past-Council Member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants.
He retired from Bursa Malaysia in 2010 after serving Bursa Malaysia for eighteen years. Having started his career at Bursa Malaysia as Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, he was also, at one time, the Chief Regulatory Officer and later, the Chief Market Operations Officer of Bursa Malaysia.
Farid Basir was appointed as Chief Human Capital Officer of Telekom Malaysia in 2018 where he has since worked in direct and daily partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, the Group Leadership Team and across the telco to establish, foster, position, and reinforce a high performing cultural environment for current and prospective employees.
Over two decades of career collaborations with captains of industries, Farid Basir has a wealth of professional insights in structuring a winning working culture, admirable management leadership, and engaging interpersonal relationships that drive business results.
Farid has been awarded four global professional certifications, namely HRCI-HR Management Professional, HRCI-Global HR Professional, SHRM-Senior Certified Professional, and Global Remuneration Professional.
Doris Lim is currently the Director of Matrix Communications. She is a member of the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia and holds a Master of Arts (Communication Management) from the University of South Australia.
As Director of Matrix Communications, she is responsible for managing diverse corporate communications & MARCOM tasks, and has worked with plantations, gloves, SMEs, and manufacturing industries; she has also managed high profile bank mergers (CIMB), insurance mergers (Aviva-Sun), and the UEM Group, among others.
Over four decades of career experience, Doris Lim has garnered a wealth of professional insights in public relations, brand management, corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, and has worked with notable companies including Unilever, GAB, Nestle, and the Sapura Group.
Doris is also a part-time academic, free time scriptwriter and content generator, leisure time social activist - tv producer, and dedicated Public Relations practitioner.
Neal Estavillo is the Vice President in charge of Business Development at Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN). Neil is responsible for positioning the group’s integrated Media offering, combining cultural insight and creative content together with data and analytics expertise to drive business growth. With a strong creative, media, and content background, he has over 2 decades of brand marketing and communications experience.
With over 25 years in the business, Neal Estavillo has expertise in company and culture leadership, marketing and communications, and business to business/ customer environments. He has proven success in securing big new businesses and developing strong client relationships, having overseen and led significant regional and local pitch wins including Celcom, Sunway Group, Coca-Cola, P&G, and Fonterra.
A game-changer, TEDx speaker, High-Performance NLP Certified Executive Coach, and among the top 100 most inspirational LinkedIn icons in Malaysia, Andreas is an award-winning marketing maverick, ex-CEO of many top tier media agencies in Asia, and the first non-Malaysian CEO of Star Media Group.
A catalyst for positive change, Andreas has transformed many businesses, MNCs, SMEs, start-ups, and many executives to define their purpose and achieve exponential growth & success. In his tenure, he has built & managed several media agencies for Publicis, Omnicom, WPP, and Havas, leading them to flagship positions in their respective markets.
Since 1997 in Asia, Andreas has successfully navigated companies through two recessions, a global monetary crisis, two global pandemics, and brings to the forefront extensive experience on critical business areas, such as:
People Development & Business Growth
New Business Acquisition & Client Retention
Transformation & Organisational Structure
Corporate Strategy & Brand Building
Marketing, Advertising & Media Strategy
Purpose Creation & Leadership Coaching
Vision & Mission Creation & Implementation
A High Honours Advertising graduate, Andreas has forged a life journey from Greece to New York, to Tokyo and Taiwan, until he made Malaysia his home in 2006. Over the years, he has served in numerous industry associations, several industry committees & boards, on many university boards, and on multiple award juries.
At IUMW, we believe that it is integral to work closely with industry partners in order to strengthen the quality of our programmes and produce better graduates. As such, we highly appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with your company and work closely together for the mutual benefit of both parties. We also believe in establishing and developing upon outstanding industrial relationships; hence we would like to invite you to be part of our Valued Corporate Partnership (VCP) programme.