about fide forum

who we are
The FORUM is an idea initiated by alumni members of the Financial Institutions Directors’ Education (FIDE) Programme.

FIDE FORUM is a community of board leaders in the financial industry that provides a vibrant platform for networking and collaboration among esteemed industry professionals. At FIDE FORUM, we play a pivotal role in empowering board directors in the financial sector to share invaluable insights, engage in discussions on best practices, and address industry-wide challenges in corporate governance.

Established in 2010, FIDE FORUM is uniquely positioned as an exclusive membership based organisation that specifically represents and serves the interests of financial institutions in Malaysia. For the past 10 years, our institutional and individual membership base recorded a sustained growth. We advocate strong corporate governance practices through our vision and mission. The organization enables the coming together of individuals, enabling potential business opportunities to be explored, and collective partnership to be enhanced.

The formation of FIDE FORUM was initiated by alumni members of the Financial Institutions Directors' Education ("FIDE") Programme, which saw both Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia ("PIDM") and Bank Negara Malaysia ("BNM") sharing the common vision to create a common purpose for financial institutions boards to foster and synergize communication, cooperation and collaboration among its members and stakeholders. The successful formation of FIDE FORUM is well positioned to grow as it evolves it’s strategies, structure and synergy to adapt to changing circumstances and challenges.

Today, FIDE FORUM is a membership based organisation that helps members to connect and build relationships, access to resources and information relevant to their interests and a platform for sharing their views to relevant stakeholders. FIDE FORUM provides a comprehensive range of services from talent sourcing to improving the effectiveness of board performance. The aim is to create a forward looking environment where members can access, acquire and grow professionally while contributing to the overall success of the organization’s mission.


Key Stakeholders

Key Collaborators


the chairman says
FIDE FORUM provides services based on building trust and stability within the financial industry.

At FIDE FORUM, our primary goal is to empower boards with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive in this ever-changing landscape. We understand the importance of embracing emerging technologies and integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles into boardroom decision-making processes.

In line with the best practices of leading agencies, we aim to provide invaluable resources, strategic guidance and foster an environment of continuous learning. Our comprehensive programs and initiatives promote a collaborative environment that encourages growth, innovation, and effective decision-making. By addressing key challenges and exploring innovative solutions, we will pave the way for a more financially secure and prosperous future in the digital age.

Together, let us build a future where boards are future-ready and capable of driving positive change. Join us at FIDE FORUM and be part of the journey towards empowered and impactful leadership.

datuk kamaruddin taib
Chairman

our journey

our team
Our talented and diverse team represents the current business landscape. We unlock everyone's ideas and potential, help nurture innovation, and offer more robust services.
Tay Kay Luan
Tay Kay Luan
Chief Executive Officer
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Seri Idawaty Mat Zin
Seri Idawaty Mat Zin
Director, Markets
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Chitra Sundram
Chitra Sundram
Director, Membership
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Anne Wong Lai Yen
Anne Wong Lai Yen
Head, Finance & Shared Services
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Voon Zhen Yi
Voon Zhen Yi
Senior Manager, Learning & Research
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Jessy Bharm
Jessy Bharm
Manager, Corporate Communications
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Kalaivaani Kathi Ravan
Kalaivaani Kathi Ravan
Executive, Membership Support
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Sharmila Arjunan
Sharmila Arjunan
Executive, Finance and Administration
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Nik Norzehan Nik Mohamed
Nik Norzehan Nik Mohamed
Senior Manager, Membership
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Wan Hazlizam Wan Hamid
Wan Hazlizam Wan Hamid
Senior Manager, Business Development
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core values

thoughtfulness
We treat a project like our own. We challenge ourselves to customise our approach and anticipate all your needs for a bespoke solution. We go the extra mile to deliver even when the going gets tough.
synergies
Our work reflects meaningful collaboration. We have mutual support and full cooperation with all our stakeholders. We consider all parties' interests and view ourselves as part of a team rather than as external resources.
humility
We do not portray ourselves as anything we're not. We approach each task with an open mind, whether with our members or team interaction. We want to make our members feel connected and have a space to network.
craftsmanship
We do not portray ourselves as anything we're not. We approach each task with an open mind, whether with our members or team interaction. We want to make our members feel connected and have a space to network.
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Looking Ahead To Keep The Financial Industry Growing

The financial industry faces significant changes from regulatory demands, technological innovations and wider customer choices. To stay ahead of the curve, there is a need for the industry to remain agile, embracing innovations and delivering value.

At FIDE FORUM, we strive to meet the growing needs of our valued Members by delivering the solutions that emphasize the importance of continuous learning and professional development for Board Members of financial institutions. To keep updated with contemporary trends and developments we enable strong professional network and connections with important stakeholders. By involving members in discussions, share experiences, allow easy access through collaboration and networking we evolve a community of good practices among like-minded individuals committed to promoting good governance practices in the financial services industry. As we evolve and grow, we understand such essential of sustaining the core values. Promoting the essence of good governance is after all the key success factor towards economic stability, upholding integrity of the system and importantly protecting the public interest.

I am proud and confident as I look towards the contributions of FIDE FORUM towards this end.

MR Tay Kay Luan
Chief Executive Officer