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DRI Malaysia Committee


Izzanee Idris, ABCP – Financial Services

Izzanee, a MBA graduate from United States, has been in the financial industry for the last 21 years in stock market industry, credit guarantee and more recently in the banking sector. In his 15 years financial sectors experiences, he implemented several IT systems and disaster recovery sites. Beside DRI certificate holder, he is certified Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL V3, Scrum Master and Product Owner.


CK Lok, CBCP – ICT and Vendor Services

Mr. Lok Chee Khong has over 30 years working experience in a multinational IT company as IT services provider in the area of disaster recovery planning (DRP) and business continuity planning (BCP) for banking and finance institutions, private and public enterprises. He had held many positions e.g. as ASEAN region subject matter expert, Y2K ASEAN Recovery lead, DR.BC competency lead and consultant in disaster recovery and business continuity for IBM. He was DR/BC manager in IBM and held DR/BC management positions for its outsourcing customers. Mr. Lok have presented or conducted talks on DRP and BCP at seminars, roadshows and in organizations e.g. Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM), National Investment company (PNB), INTEL, etc.


Hairul Affandi, MBCP – Financial Services

Hairul is currently managing Operational Risk Management (ORM) Unit for Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan). His functions cover BCM and ORM. His experiences encompass of 11 years in BCM, 7 years in IT support and compliance and 6 years in ORM. He has improved BCM practices and developed alternate sites for several local financial institutions


Clara Pat Ro, CBCP – Telecommunication

Clara Pat Ro is a Certified Business Continuity Professional under the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) US. She holds a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. She is a Specialist in the Business Continuity & Insurance Management Department in Maxis and is actively involved in initiatives related to maintaining BCMS as well as promoting awareness within the organization. She has 9 years of experience in telecommunications industry mainly in Customer Support for network related issues, KPI management and analysis, and Project Management with the last 5 years specializing in Business Continuity & Crisis Management. She is part of the team that was instrumental in getting Maxis to be one of the 1st telecommunications organizations in Asia to be certified under the ISO22301 international standard.


Sirilah Raman – Financial Services

Sirilah Raman is a high energy certified BCM professional having more than 8 years’ experience in running overall BCM program with spanning expertise in Business Continuity Planning, IT Disaster Recovery and Operational Risk Management. Her experienced in BCM mainly lies in planning and coordinating major continuity implementations, tests and rehearsal, writing, updating and auditing continuity plans and other related documentations. Currently she is attached with Kenanga Group as Assistant Vice President in Group Risk Management unit and responsible of the overall coordination of BCM program for Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. Kenanga is a No.1 retail broker and named as largest independent investment bank in the country.


Syafiqa Anneisa, CBCP – Government

Syafiqa Anneisa has been involved in the Business Continuity Management field at the organizational and National level. She is currently working in the Information Security & Communications sector developing and managing her organization’s Business Continuity Program. Syafiqa Anneisa has also been involved in the National Cyber Crisis Exercise, under Cyber Security Emergency Readiness led by the National Security Council, involving participation of Sector Leads and agencies across the 10 Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII).


Dayalan Sathiamutty, MBCP – Oil and Gas

Dayalan has vast experience in BCM from multiple industries namely Financial, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing. He experience covers vendor and also end user. His vast experience not only covers in country BCM but also covers offices in Indonesia and Singapore. He is currently holding MBCP (One of 3 in Malaysia currently) and pursuing his Phd in BCM. He is producing a thesis called “Malaysia’s readiness to face disaster: Are we ready”. He was nominated 2 times by DRII Malaysia for award during the DRI Conference in 2013 & 2014.

Shazlina Ahmad, CBCP – Aviation


Pang Heok Han – ICT

Over a decade of in depth Information Risk Management (IRM) experiences with management responsibilities supporting multinational company’s global infrastructure.
IRM experience includes IT Security (2000 – current) and IT Service Continuity 2007 – current).

In his career he underwent a large outsourcing deal whereby his previous employer (a Fortune 500 Company – Top 10) outsourced a large portion of their IT Workspace Services to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in year 2008. As part of the outsourcing exercise, Pang whom led a small team of BCM practitioners had successfully migrated the BCP for over 2000 staff globally to HPE’s BCP and established a ITSCM (IT Service Continuity Management) framework based on BS25999 for the client (his previous employer) covering the end to end of DRII’s Professional Practices. The risk exposure was measured in a single dashboard.

In the same role, Pang also led a team of technical DRP practitioners whom supports multiple landscapes of the same client covering more than 3500 servers with an approximate 1.17 petabytes of storage.


Hasman Mansor, CBCP – Plantation

Hasman Mansor currently heads the Group Business Continuity Management for Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad, one of the world’s main oil palm producer with local and overseas locations including mills, plants, subsidiaries and associate companies. The task of implementing a successful BCM across a vast organisation is a perfect match for Hasman who brings diverse 18 year experience in SAP and ISO 9001:2008 implementations, HR and Risk Management and Internal Audit and Investigation experience. His knowledge, experience and strong rapport aids in formulating realistic disaster scenarios, effective BCM training and strong commitment from staff across the board.


Ahmad Razif Shaarani – Entertainment, Leisure & Hospitality

Razif Shazi is heavily involved in Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity (BCM) for over 14 years mainly in automotive, constructions, chemical, pharmaceutical and currently in leisure & attractions industry. Having worked in Malaysia GLCs like Proton Holdings, United Engineers Malaysia (UEM), Chemical Company Malaysia (CCM) & Sime Darby and currently attached Themed Attractions Hotels & Resorts (TAR&H), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad that develops and operates international and local brand theme parks and hotels such as KidZania, Legoland, Hello Kitty, Thomas Town, Datai Hotel and The Els Club golf courses.


Carol Chia, CBCP – Education

Carol heads the DRI Malaysia chapter since 2008, she takes on the responsibility of managing and growing the program and presence of DRI in the region and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Carol has been professionally trained by DRI International and has a huge network of resources in the area of business continuity management. She helps organizations to roll out BCM awareness and knowledge enhancement programs throughout the regions especially the emerging market in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). Carol holds a degree in Business Administration and MBA and she has more than 10 years working experience in corporate branding, project management and BCM.


Jason Lou – Broadcasting

Has 15 years of experience in areas such as Disaster Recovery Operations and Management, Business Continuity Management, Enterprise Risk Management and IT and Projects Audit in various multi-national organisations. I also spend my time introducing and sharing business continuity management practices with new employees and managers. My recognized areas of strength includes identifying and implementing:

  • Mitigation strategies for business sustainability; and
  • Strategies to reduce operating incidents and ensuring operational efficiency and stability;