DRIKL 2013

  • Awards of Excellence


    Agenda of DRIKL 2013

    7.00pm – 7.30pm Arrival of Guests
    7.30pm – 7.40pm Door Open – Members and Guests to be seated
    7.40pm – 7.45pm Opening Gambit
    7.45pm – 7.50pm Welcome by Emcee
    7.50pm – 8.00pm Opening remarks by DRI
    8.00pm – 8.45pm Dinner Served & Entertainment
    8.45pm – 9.00pm Awards of Excellence: Unveiling of Finalists
    9.00pm – 9.30pm Dinner & Entertainment
    9.30pm – 10.00pm Presentation Awards of Excellence 2013
    10.00pm – 10.30pm Dinner & Entertainment
    10.30pm – 10.45pm Closing
    Category of Nominations:

    1. Best Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)
    – Two (2) Individual Awards

    Nominees’ CBCP membership must be of good standing and he/she must have at least 5 years of significant, practical, experience in DRI’s 10 Professional Practices for Business Continuity Planners as well as disaster recovery planning. He/she must also have significant BCM related achievements as well as made positive contributions to the community and industry since 2010. These achievements and contributions should be documented and shall be verifiable by 2 references (not from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Committee of Awards.

    Voting has now officially CLOSED for the Awards of Excellence. Thank you for your participation, results will be announced during the Gala Dinner.

    2. Best Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP)
    – Two (2) Individual Awards

    Nominees’ ABCP membership must be of good standing and he/she must demonstrate continuous learning and practising on BCM and DRP since 2010. ABCP certification supports entry-level proficiency with some knowledge in business continuity planning, but who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in the field. He/she must also demonstrate sound record on his/her BCM learning and improvement as well as contributions to the organizations in terms of BCM awareness. These achievements and contributions shall be verifiable by 2 references (can be from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Committee of Awards.

    Voting has now officially CLOSED for the Awards of Excellence. Thank you for your participation, results will be announced during the Gala Dinner.

    3. Best Service Provider (DRP or BCP)

    Designed to recognize the very best in service delivery amongst full service business continuity providers, this category will be judged on both a company statement – prepared by both the service provider and a customer, targeted at business continuity managers and disaster recovery planning managers across all industry sectors. The company statement should demonstrate the company’s commitment in promoting business continuity to its customer base and the wider audience, which may include staff awareness, training and user-group activity, amongst other efforts. The judges will award innovation and quality as well as customer service and satisfaction and an ability to respond to changing market demand.

    Voting has now officially CLOSED for the Awards of Excellence. Thank you for your participation, results will be announced during the Gala Dinner.

    4. Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector)

    This award goes to the business continuity program leader who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, innovation, and leadership on one or more of DRI’s 10 Professional Practices. Nominees must have at least five years of industry experience and be engaged on a full-time basis in the field of business continuity management. Candidates experience and knowledge on business continuity and related issues, professional leadership within the industry, innovation, commitment to DRI’s 10 Professional Practices, and being able to demonstrable strategic thinking will be amongst the criteria that will be considered in deciding on the most suitable candidate.

    Voting has now officially CLOSED for the Awards of Excellence. Thank you for your participation, results will be announced during the Gala Dinner.

    5. Program Leader of the Year (Public Sector which includes Government-Link-Organizations)

    This award goes to the public sector continuity program leader who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, innovation, and leadership on one or more of DRI’s 10 Professional Practices. This individual will have enhanced the business resilience of a public sector organization and improved the preparedness of a community by championing business continuity to local businesses. This person should be fully engaged in continuity management, and will be judged on experience and understanding of business continuity issues and evidence of the development or application of good business continuity practices. Judges will look for innovation within the field of BCM, evidence of promoting BCM in the community such as building on the tenets as contained within DRI’s 10 Professional Practices, and the ability to overcome organizational, legislative or community constraints to achieve the desired goals.

    Voting has now officially CLOSED for the Awards of Excellence. Thank you for your participation, results will be announced during the Gala Dinner.

    6. Industry Newcomer of the Year

    This award is directed at new business continuity champions who show exceptional potential in this line of profession. Nominees should not have more than two years of business continuity experience and must be able to demonstrate originality, dynamism and innovation in the learning and understanding of BCM and the awareness of its importance within his/her organisation. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 800-word statement, and should show evidence of the nominees’ application of originality and innovation in the fast-track learning and understanding of BCM and the dire consequences of a low awareness level on BCM to any organization.

    Voting has now officially CLOSED for the Awards of Excellence. Thank you for your participation, results will be announced during the Gala Dinner.

    Panel of Judges for DRI kl 2013 Awards of Excellence


    Encik Wahid Ali Mohd Khalil
    Chief Operating Officer
    Business Support
    Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
    Mr Jasbir Khan
    Senior Manager
    Group Health, Safety and Environment Division, PETRONAS
    Ms Traci O’Neal
    Director of Certification
    DRI International
    Mr. Mahdi Mohd Ariffin, CBCP
    Ex Director of Central Bank of Malaysia IT & DFI Supervision Department

  • Speakers Profile


    Mr Alan Berman, MBCP
    President of DRI International, U.S.A.
    Keynote Speaker: “BCM Emerging Issues and Challenges on the Global Perspective”

    Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International President Al Berman is a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP). He is a member of numerous organizations and committees including the ASIS International, BSI Technical Committee, ANSI-ANAB Committee of Experts, National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and New York City Partnership for Security and Risk Management.

    Mr. Berman was the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Committee Chair responsible for leading the Committee in the creation of the new standard for the US Private Sector Preparedness Act (PS-Prep). He served on the Homeland Security Standards Panel and was a member of the US Congressional Committee Project for National Security Reform. In addition, Mr. Berman is a standards and regulatory advisor to governments worldwide. Over his 25-year career, Mr. Berman has held many leadership positions including serving as President and CIO for a major financial institution, National Practice Leader for Operational Resiliency at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Global Business Continuity Management Practice Leader for Marsh.


    Mr Sigfried Ching, CBCP
    Head Group Business Continuity Management, DBS Bank Ltd, Singapore
    Paper 1 – “BCM Issues and Challenges of Banking Industry in the Region”

    Senior Vice President and Head Group Business Continuity Management in a local bank in Singapore, Sigfried is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with more than 10 years of BCM experience in the Financial Industry. He was the Chairman of the ABS (Association of Banks in Singapore) Business Continuity Management Standing Committee) in 2011 and the Co-Chair of the Industry Wide Exercise 2011 Working Committee. He represents the bank in the ABS Business Resilience Committee in leading 2 industry sub-groups.


    Mr Trevor Murphy, CBCP
    Regional Head of Business Continuity Asia Pacific, Societe Generale, France
    Paper 2 – “Crisis Communications : Case Study & Table Top Exercise”

    Nazrah currently heads the Group Business Continuity Management and also leads the Group BCM Secretariat for Maybank Group. She has 10 years’ experience in implementing and managing the BCM programme, facilitating BCM exercises and activation throughout all levels of Maybank Group – local and overseas. Strategies to meet the evolution of a global business continuity program, including ongoing changes specific to the organisation as well as the external environments, industry best practices and technology advancements.

    Nazrah also represents the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) as member in the Technical Committee on Societal Security for establishment of Malaysian Standards under SIRIM Berhad and also member of the Committee for Asian Bankers Association (ABA) in promoting cooperation among member banks in disaster-preparedness and recovery. Nazrah has also won the coveted title of Program Leader of the Year – Private Sector at the DRIKL2013 Awards of Excellence.


    Khairul Azman Bin Abdul Rashid, Goodyear BCM Team
    Manager for Continuous Improvement System & Industrial Engineering, Goodyear Malaysia Berhad, Shah Alam, Selangor.
    Paper 3 – “Global Player : Goodyear Asia Pacific Business Continuity – Meeting The Needs of Our Customers & Supply Chain Business Continuity Strategies”

    He is holding a Bachelor degree in Economics Hons in 1997. He has completed Lean Master Manufacturing course & Six Sigma Black Belt. Certified Manufacturing Specialist from Japanese Association of Manufacturing Analysis (JAMA) in 2006. With 16 years of manufacturing experiences in multiple industries like Electronic and Computer peripheral, Warehousing and Automotive part Manufacturing. He is Lean Practitioner and leading Ergonomic core team in Goodyear Malaysia Berhad.


    Mr Mohammed Ahmad Al Jenaibi, CBCP
    Dir. Safety & Prevention of National Emergency
    Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

    Mohammed is an ex Military search and rescue pilot, ex-Chief of SAR Coordination Centre. He joined (NCEMA) National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority in 2008 as a Director of Safety and Prevention. Specialized in Quality Management, Black belt six sigma, EFQM Auditor, Certified Business Continuity Professional by DRII as a result of over 10 years in the field side by side with main core. Mohammed is the lead of the Committee which developed and published UAE’s BCM Standard and Guideline (AE/HSC 7000:2012) in 2012. This is the very first BCM Standard in the gulf region. Mohammed is also the very first BC professional who has just been awarded by DRI International at its recent global conference and awards of excellence for the category of “Best Program Leader of year 2012 for the Public Sector”.


    Indrani Chandrasegaran-Kermorvant CISM,CBCLA, CBCP, ISO27001 LA, PRINCE2, ITILV3
    Symantec Singapore
    Paper 5 – “Embracing Disaster – Getting All Set for Business As Usual (A business continuity strategy Case Study

    Indrani Chandrasegaran-Kermorvant has a total of 17+ years experience in Information Security Governance, Risk & Compliance domain. During her work experience, she has built vast understanding of multi-faceted client base comprising of financial institutions, health maintenance organizations, telecommunications providers, business process outsourcing and manufacturing businesses.

    She has excellent regional portfolio track record advising customers across the globe. She has lead team of professionals in delivery of complex Information Security Governance, Compliance and Risk Management consultancy projects across Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East. Her Business continuity management experience roots from the Y2K initiative in late 90’s and she has since delivered over 50 BCP audit and implementation projects in the region. She is a solution oriented security governance and strategist with notable success of directing a broad range of initiatives, while participating in planning and implementation of information-security solutions in direct support of business objectives.

    Indrani is presently Principal Security Consultant, Asia South – Business Advisory Services with Symantec Asia Pacific Ltd, Singapore. Symantec Corporation is an American global Fortune 500 computer security software corporation headquartered in Mountain View, California. Prior to Symantec, Indrani has held various regional senior management positions with Oger Systems based out of Dubai and Computer Sciences Corporation.


    Mr. Antonio A. Grageda, CBCP, CPA, MIM
    Director, Crisis Management Office, Central Bank of the Philippines
    Paper 6 – “Lesson Learnt from Disasters Struck in Philippines”

    Mr. Antonio “Tony” Grageda is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Master in Management (MIM) and a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) from DRI International, he has more than 9 years in the BCM practice. He is currently the Director of Crisis Management Office (CMO), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). As the CMO Director, he provides highly technical advisory assistance to the BSP top management on matters pertaining to business continuity management (BCM). He also has the responsibility to develop, implement, and maintain the BSP BCM-related plans and programs. He is the principal author of all existing bankwide plans and programs in BSP.

    Tony also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Business Continuity Managers Association of the Philippines (BCMAP). He led the Philippines’ Banking Sector Group in the 2012 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Planning and Exercise. He has actively participated in various BCM seminars, conferences and expert discussions conducted by different organizations within and outside the Philippines such as the Bank of England, Deutsche Bundesbank, Bank Negara Malaysia, Bank of Thailand, Monetary Authority of Singapore, DRI International, Disaster Recovery Journal, Business Continuity Planning Asia, and the Joint Vienna Institute (Austria). He occasionally serves as resource speaker on business continuity in BSP and other organizations.


    Tuan Hj Abdol Wahab Baba
    Chief Risk Officer of KPJ Healthcare Berhad
    Paper 7 – “Hospital Risk – Emerging Threats, Strategic Development and Response”

    Tuan Haji Abdol Wahab Baba is the Chief Risk Officer of KPJ Healthcare Berhad since 2003. He joined Johor Corporation as a Management Trainee and was promoted to Accountant in June,1988. He was seconded as an Accountant at Johor Specialist Hospital in October 1988. With the acquisition of Kuantan Specialist Hospital in 1990, he was appointed as an Administrator and transferred to Kuantan Specialist Hospital. He managed to turn around the hospital in the following year. In 1994 he was transferred as a General Manager in Ipoh Specialist Hospital. From 1995 to 2000 he was transferred to Jakarta to commission and operate the Rumah Sakit Medika Permata Hijau.

    Upon returning to Malaysia in 2000, he managed to acquire Bukit Mertajam Specialist Hospital with minimal price. He was seconded as the General Manager to that hospital and he managed to turn around the hospital in 2001. During his tenure in Bukit Mertajam, he negotiated with the developer of Bandar Perda to relocate the hospital to Bandar Perda and overseeing the development and commissioned of the hospital. In 2003, he was transferred back to KPJ Corporate Office to head the new services, i.e. Risk Management Services.


    Encik Wahid Ali Mohd Khalil
    Group Chief Operating Officer Business Support of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
    Paper 8 – “BCM Audit – Are We Doing It Right?”

    Holder of an Honours degree in Economics and Business Management, Encik Wahid has 31 years of extensive banking experience at both local and foreign banks. He now holds the position of Group Chief Operating Officer Business Support of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. Encik Wahid is also a Master of Science in Economic Crime Management and is an Associate member if IIAM and a member of IBBM.


    Mr Murari Kalyanaramani, CBCP, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC
    Global Head of Service Architecture & Integration, British American Tobacco (BAT)
    Paper 9 – “Risky Business – Managing IT Outsourcing Service Continuity Risks”

    Murari is a seasoned Information Risk Management professional with over 13 years experience in Information Security Management, Business Continuity Management, Information Systems Auditing, Supplier Management & Outsourcing and IT Risk Management. He is currently Global Head of Service Architecture & Integration for British American Tobacco responsible for IT Services Strategy, Service Design & Transition, Supplier Management, Service Reporting and IT Process, Risk and Compliance Management. Murari was previously Global Head of IT Security Services for BAT responsible for Enterprise IT Security Management, IT Security Operations , Identity & Access Management . The role included managing business continuity governance over strategic IT outsourced service providers.

    Prior to joining BAT, Murari was attached to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia where he was the Lead Manager for the Information Assurance and Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM) group. During his stint in PwC, he delivered and managed numerous Information Security, Business Continuity, Business Process & Systems Assurance and Third Party Assurance Services engagements for clients in various industries including the government sector.


    Mr Craig Paterson
    Regional Director of JLT Risk
    Paper 10 – “Best Practice: On-going management of a BCM program and Case Study on the value of continuing to invest in the program”

    Craig is the Regional Director for JLT Asia’s risk practice based in Singapore. Craig has considerable global experience having worked in South East Asia, Russia and Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. In this time he has advised various organizations in meeting their Corporate Governance requirements, developing risk management frameworks, undertake process risk re-engineering, project risk management and risk audits. This work has include many organizations drawn from all major industries, including energy industry related companies. Prior to joining JLT he was the Risk Manager at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) based in New York. He also earns a degree in Risk Management, Craig also holds an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School in the UK and an Executive MPA from New York University in the USA.

  • Conference Agenda

    Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
    8:00am to 9:00am Refreshment, Registration & Networking
    9:00am to 9:05am Welcome Remarks by Emcee
    9:05am to 9:50am Keynote Addresses by DRI International: “Managing Crisis & Organizational Resilience-Issues & Challenges on the Global Perspective”
    Gary Villeneuve, MBCP, CBCLA, Education Director of DRI International, U.S.A
    09:50am to 10:35am “Pandemic Influenza- Lates Developments and Concerns”
    Waleed J. Aldakheel, CBCP, Head of Business Continuity Department of Banque Saudi Fransi, Saudi Arabia
    10:35am to 11:05am Morning Tea & Networking Break
    11:05am to 11:50am Paper 2
    “Strengthening Resiliency Towards Regional Aspiration”
    Nazrah Rosli, CBCP, Executive VP, Group BCM, Maybank Malaysia
    11:50am to 12:35pm Paper 3
    “Super Typhoon Haiyan: Issues and Challenges-A Post Incident Review”
    Robert Mendoza, CBCP, Business Continuity Program Manager of Omgeo, Philippines
    12:35pm to 01:00pm Paper 3
    Panel discussion 1
    Panelist: Waleed J.Aldakheel, Nazrah Rosli & Robert Mendoza
    Moderator: Mahdi Ariffin, CBCP
    01:00pm to 02:15pm Lunch Break & Prayers Time
    02:15pm to 03:00pm Paper 4
    “Recovering and Sustaining Business from Alternate Site beyond Days or Weeks”
    Rajaan Navaneetharaj, Director of Global Business Continuity Management APAC, GBCM, AIG
    03:00pm to 3:45pm Paper 5
    “Business Continuity Management – IT Opportunities and Challenges”
    Murari Kalyanaramani, CBCP, Global IT Services, British American Tobacco (BAT) Malaysia
    03:45pm to 04:15pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break
    04:15pm to 04:40pm Panel discussion 2
    Panelist: Rajan Navaneetharaj, Anton Daniel V.Yap & Murari Kalyanaramani
    Moderator: Gary Villeneuve, MBCP
    04:40pm to 05:00pm Lucky Draws & Token of Appreciation & Photo Taking Session
    05:00pm to 05:05pm Day 1 Closing Remarks by Emcee
    06:00pm to 07:30pm Mocktail Reception & Networking
    07:30pm to 10:30pm GALA DINNER & AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2014
    Wednesday, 5th November, 2014, Day Two
    7:45am to 9:00am Breakfast & Registration
    9:00am to 9:10am Welcome Remarks by Emcee
    9:10am to 9:55am Paper 6
    “BCM Data Storage Management-Electronic & Physical”
    Anton Daniel V.Yap, CBCP, Business Resiliency Manager, Converged Security Services, Global Security Organization, Philippines
    9:55am to 10:40am Paper 7
    “BCM in Aiport Operational Readliness and Testing – In Sustaining Resiliency”
    Zalina Jaflus, CBCP, Head of Risk Management Division, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad(MAHB)
    10:40am to 11:20am Morning Tea & Networking Break
    11:20am to 12:00pm Panel discussion 3
    Panelist: Nayex Ahmed, Zalina Jaflus & Murari Kalyanaramani
    Moderator: Wahid Khalil
    12:00am to 01:30pm Lunch Break & Prayers Time
    01:30pm to 02:15pm Paper 8
    “Managing Crisis Situation as part of Resiliency – Issue and Challenge”
    K. Nagase, MBCP, Managing Director of DRI Japan
    02:15pm to 03:00pm “Social Media Challenges During Crisis – From A Telco’s Perspectives”
    Neyaz Ahmed, CBCP, Director-Business Continuity, Corporate Government Department, Mobility Etihad Etisalat, Saudi Arabia
    03:00pm to 03:30pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break
    03:30pm to 04:15pm Panel Discussion 4
    Panelist: Gary Villeneuve, Neyaz Ahmed & Kavitha Muthy
    Moderator: Ong Ai Lin, CBCP
    04:15pm to 04:45pm 2014 Certification Presentation
    04:45pm to 05:00pm Lucky Draws & Token of Appreciation & Photo Taking Session
    05:00pm to 05:05pm Closing Remarks by DRI International

  • Gala Dinner Agenda

    The annual DRI Gala Dinner & Awards of Excellence is a formal evening event at which we celebrate and recognize the success of individuals and organizations who have achieved a certain level of excellence in the fields of continuity management and disaster recovery.

    4th November 2014
    07:30am to 07:35am Door Opens
    07:35am to 07:40am Opening Performance
    07:40am to 07:45am Introduction from DRI
    07:45pm to 08:10pm Dinner Served & Entertainment
    08:10pm to 08:20pm Nominations Annoucement
    08:20pm to 08:50pm Dinner Served & Entertainment
    08:50am to 09:05pm Unveiling of Awards of Excellence Winners
    09:05pm to 09:25pm Annoucement of Awards of Excellence Winners
    09:25pm to 10:00pm Photography Session
    10:00pm to 10:15pm Closing Speech from DRI

  • Fees & Packages

    Package 1

    Full Conference (Day 1 & 2) + Gala Dinner + 1 Room Accomodation
    DRI Member: RM1800 Per Pax
    Non Member: RM2200 Per Pax

    Package 2

    Full Conference + Gala Dinner
    Member: RM1400 Per Pax
    Non Member: RM1800 Per Pax

    Package 3

    Day 2 Conference + Gala Dinner
    Member: RM1000 Per Pax
    Non Member: RM1400 Per Pax

  • Testimonials

    ” It was a great honor for me to speak in such a well-attended DRI conference, sharing about mitigating disasters in the Philippines and how the Central Bank of the Philippines contributes in this shared responsibility.

    I was impressed with the array of topics and speakers coming from various countries. I stayed for the whole duration of the conference as I wish to maximize the learning that I will reap from the other speakers and the exchange of views with all others in the conference, including the DRII officers led by Mr. Al Berman. I was able to do this, even as I continued to monitor and direct the operation of my staff in Manila related to the recovery efforts after the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, particularly affecting our branch and our people in Tacloban City.

    Congratulations to the organizers, as I think the venue, the food, and all others were almost perfect. I’m truly impressed.

    How I wish, we also have the equivalent of DRI-Malaysia in the Philippines and doing events like this, which provides a valuable forum and opportunity to meet BC professionals to propagate the discipline and best practice to help our country better prepare, respond and mitigate disasters in the Philippines.” – Antonio A. Grageda ; Bangkok Sentral Ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Phillippines)

    ” The DRI Conference provides a great avenue for current and new BCM practitioners to network and gather new insights on the latest development on BCM. I had a “blast” of a time during the Gala Dinner and the excellence of awards presentation. Kudos to the DRI organizing committee for a job well done. ” – Goh Wei Min ; UMW Corporation

    ” A highly interactive conference which had a good cross-section of industry and best practice views presented and discussed to address the challenges faced by both the public & private sector in maintaining a contemporary BCM programme.” – Murari Kalyanaramani ; British American Tobacco

    ” The conference was really good which I’m always waiting every year to meet the BCP communities & friends, to hear new experience and knowledge from them especially for any new emerging issues/risks. The award of excellence is always great, which need to be continued every year to recognize all our efforts, contribution especially to our organization & BCP communities as general. ” – Affandi Yusa ; MyClear

    ” Just have to say that I learnt a lot from the BCM ‘gurus’ on their sharing of their specialized skills on their respective fields. I hope to ‘translate’ what I learnt to make BCM a more fun but filled with lots of BCM related knowledge and share these with my teams. ” – Wendy Wong ; HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

    ” Kudos again to DRI Malaysia for organizing such a splendid event! Selection of topics and speakers was spot-on, giving way to a great atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge and experience. As presentations and discussions were conducted with enhanced interactivity, we took away priceless gems, namely, in the form of lessons learnt, advice, guidance, general tips and traps from fellow BCM/DRP practitioners.

    Keep up the excellent work and we look forward to next year’s event! ” – Strateq

    http://practical-bcm.blogspot.com – Shariman Azeze ; T-Systems

    ” The DRI Conference gave us the opportunity to network with other BCM practitioners and allowed us to broaden our horizons by exchanging ideas and discussing on latest issues concerning BCM. In addition, the Gala Dinner which was very well organised by the DRI team surely stole the limelight. Good performance, more networking opportunities and most importantly great line up of award to the well-deserved BCM practitioners. ” – Gayathri Jaganathan ; PricewaterhouseCoopers

    ” I really appreciate that the DRI Conference addressed emerging issues and challenges for BCM which ensures that BCM practitioners are in touch with the latest developments. It is also great to see BCM practitioners being recognized for their efforts and contributions from the DRI Awards of Excellence. ” – Hon Chien Wong ; PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Winners



    DRI Malaysia is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 Awards of Excellence chosen by our four panels of judges. The winners of each category are as follows:-

    1. Industry BCM Newcomer of The Year 2013

    1st Winner : Puan Norchahya Ahmad – UMW
    Presenter – Ms Carol Chia, Program Director of DRI Malaysia & DRI KL2013 Chairperson

    Norchahya has more than 20 years of working experience in internal audit, risk management and financial management. She has worked in a cross-functional environment both in the public and private sectors. Norchahya currently provides the overall leadership, vision and direction for UMW Group’s wide risk management activities. She played a pivotal role in the development of the Group’s enhanced ERM framework in line with the Principles and Guidelines of ISO31000: Risk Management. She has also been entrusted to spearhead the implementation of BCM across the Group.

    madam2nd Winner : Madam Kavitha Muthy, CBCP,   Heitech Padu
    Presenter – Ms Chloe Demrovsky, Global Operations Director of DRI International

    Kavitha Muthy holds a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). She is also a Certified e-Business Professional (Project Management & Customer Relationship Management) and Certified EC-Council Sales Specialist of the New York based International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants or EC-Council. She is currently heading the BCP & DRP Consultancy Services Unit in HeiTech Managed Services. She provides premium consultation and advisory services for customer in the area of Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Information Security with an independent approach based on industry best practices.

    1st Winner : Cik Zeti Akhtar Bt. Abdul Rahman – Permodalan National Berhad
    Presenter – Ms Chloe Demrovsky, Global Operations Director of DRI International

    Zeti has been working with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) for the past nine (9) years specialising in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity Management (BCM). Zeti is a Certified Risk Practitioner from the Asian Risk Management Institute (ARIMI), Singapore and an Associate Business Continuity Plan (ABCP) certified from DRI International, USA.  Zeti is involve in the development and implementation of PNB Group of Companies risk management program in a manner that fulfils the mission and strategic goals of the Group while complying with the accreditation standards related to the enterprise risk management and business continuity management.

    2nd Winner : Cik Syaratul Khairiah Nazlan Ozizi – Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
    Winner’s profile to be updated later.

    2. Best Service Provider (DRP) 2013


    Winner : Strateq
    Award Recipient – Datuk Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fikri
    Presenter – Ms Carol Chia, Program Director of DRI Malaysia & DRI KL2013 Chairperson

    Being the first in Malaysia to offer data centre facilities commercially since 1989, Strateq’s raison d’être is to fulfil customers’ business resilience needs.   Strateq’s core offerings are centred on enhancing customers’ business resilience by providing services on: Data Centre management, BCP/DRP implementation, Cloud computing and Advisory and consultancy. Won the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award forManaged Service Provider of the Year adds credence to Strateq’s capability and commitment throughout the years leading to such recognition.

    3. Best Service Provider (BCP) 2013


    Winner : PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
    Award Recipients – Ong Ai Lin (CBCP) & Team
    Presenter – Ms Carol Chia, Program Director of DRI Malaysia & DRI KL2013 Chairperson

    PwC Malaysia is part of a global network of firms with over 180,000 people across 157 countries. PwC has a dedicated BCM team which has been providing BCM services to more than 50 organisations in Malaysia and South East Asia over the past 13 years. They have actively promote BCM among organisations and the community in Malaysia by organising BCM luncheons and speaking in a variety of seminars and conferences.   PwC also works closely with non-governmental organisations in disaster risk reduction projects.

    4. Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector) 2013

    Winner : Cik Nazrah Rosli (CBCP) –   Maybank
    Presenter – Ms Carol Chia, Program Director of DRI Malaysia & DRI KL2013 Chairperson

    Nazrah currently heads the Group Business Continuity Management and also leads the Group BCM Secretariat for Maybank Group.  She has 10 year’s experience in implementing and managing the BCM programme, facilitating BCM exercises and activation throughout all levels of Maybank Group – local and overseas. In addition to her contribution to local society, she has also represented Maybank Group in conducting a knowledge sharing session with several overseas government bodies such as Central Bank of Myanmar and Thailand National Economic and Social Development Board.

    5. Program Leader of the Year (Public & GLC) 2013

    Winner : Dato’ Dr Nor Aliah Mohd Zahri,   MAMPU
    Presenter : Mr Al Berman, President of DRI International

    Dato’ Dr Nor Aliah Mohd Zahri is currently the Deputy General Director of ICT MAMPU and Government Chief Information Officer of Malaysia. In her 35 years of working experience, Dato’ Dr Nor Aliah has previously held key positions as Director of ICT Policy and Planning Division, MAMPU from 2001 to 2006 and Head of Training and Innovation Unit in INTAN (Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara – National Institute of Public Administration) from 1995 to 2000.

    As the Deputy Director General of ICT MAMPU, Dato’ Dr Nor Aliah plays a strategic and crucial role in spearheading the ICT transformation initiatives and the continuous efforts to enhance business resilience of the public sector. Dato’ Dr Nor Aliah has also presented at conferences on the Government’s ICT Transformation Initiatives.

    5. Best Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) 2013

    1st Winner : Puan Zalina Jaflus (CBCP) – Malaysia Airports Holding
    Presenter : Mr Al Berman, President of DRI International

    Sat for DRI Business Continuity certification program (BCLE 2000) in 2008 and awarded ‘Certified Business Continuity Professional’ by DRI, USA upon successful submission of thesis in 2011. Currently heads the Risk Management Division in Malaysia Airports, managing the following key areas such as Enterprise Risk Management, Insurance and Claims Management and Business Continuity Management.  Zalina’s achievements in Malaysia Airports, as Head, Risk Management Division include implementation and roll out the Enterprise Risk Management program with the establishment of the Risk Management Policy Statement and the ERM framework and Implemented the Risk Management Information system known as Malaysia Airports risk scorecard (MArs) in developing the Corporate Risk Profile, Divisions, Airports and Projects/Construction Risk Registers.

    2nd Winner : Mr Sohail Khimani (CBCP) – KASB Bank Pakistan

    Sohail Khimani is a BCM/ERM expert and a dynamic practitioner in developing the BCM/ERM disciplines throughout Pakistan and in the Middle East region. With over 13 years of industry experience both locally and globally within sectors ranging from banking and finance, telecommunications, IT & management consultancy, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing, he is currently serving as Head BCM & Information Security at KASB Bank – banking arm of KASB Group – specializing primarily in investment banking, research, brokerage, asset management, Islamic finance and commercial banking. Sohail is affiliated as specialist BCM Educator with various institutions and Country Representative at International Association of Emergency Managers.