+ | - | reset

Past Events

Shaping The Boards of Tomorrow

Stephen Langton & Elisa Mallis

Shaping the Boards of Tomorrow

We are proud to introduce the Institute of Directors Malaysia’s (ICDM) new office at KL Eco City — hosting our very own training rooms, exclusive Member’s Lounge, private meeting rooms and a fully-equipped boardroom.

The ICDM Member’s Lounge will offer the opportunity for fellow directors to meet with their peers, make important connections and get together for meaningful discussions on boardroom challenges and emerging governance trends.

In conjunction with the launch, we are delighted to present the findings of the BOLD 3.0: Future-Fluent Board Leadership in Asia research study, produced by Center for Creative Leadership in partnership with ICDM and other Institute of Directors from Singapore, Phillipines, India, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Following the launch Stephen Langton, Board & CEO  Advisory Group Head for  Russell Reynolds in Asia Pacific will be the keynote speaker on Future-Fluent: How Boards can Master the Language of the Future for this edition of the PowerTalk Series.

Globally, boards are increasingly focused on  enhancing the overall effectiveness during a time of rapid change and disruption. Challenges to the old architecture of board governance, paramount shifts in stakeholders’ expectations and heightened scrutiny are fundamentally changing what it means to be a director.

Participate in the conversation to find out the tools and solutions that boards will need to become more open, diverse and agile to address 21st century challenges.


8.30am Registration
9.00am ‘ICDM in 2019’ Presentation
9.10am Official Launch
9.20am BOLD 3.0: Future-Fluent Board Leadership in Asia Presentation of Findings
Elisa Mallis, Managing Director & Vice President, APAC of the Center For Creative Leadership (CCL)BOLD 3.0 presents a comprehensive point of view on the evolution of board level leadership in the region, and what leadership in Asian boardrooms may look like in the future.This research aims to not only help boards and board leaders in Asia to examine the current status of their collective leadership,  but also to enable them to look into the horizon and align their capabilities accordingly.
9.45am Future-Fluent: How Boards can Master the Language of the Future
PowerTalk Series

Stephen Langton, Board & CEO Advisory Group Head for Russell Reynolds in Asia PacificThe corporations of tomorrow require Boards which not only have an intimate understanding of how the business landscape will change, but also are nimble enough to evolve and meet the challenges brought about by all this uncertainty. This session will delve into what Boards today can do to objectively analyse and evaluate their capabilities to gauge their readiness for doing business in the future, as well as to challenge them on what they should be doing to bring themselves up to speed and be “future fluent”.
10.45am Quick Polls: How Ready is Your Board to face the Challenges of Tomorrow?
11.15am Refreshments & Networking

ICDM reserves the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the event and will not be responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.


Board & CEO
Advisory Group Head for Russell Reynolds in Asia Pacific

Stephen Langton leads the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners in Asia Pacific. With more than 20 years of international experience at the highest levels in this field, he has designed and delivered unique programs for the boards and CEOs of many world-leading corporations across all industries, including board and CEO sucession planning, development, review and advisory services. Stephen is based in Singapore.

Managing Director & Vice President
APAC of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

Elisa Mallis has over 20 years of experience as a business leader with a focus on transformational change, human capital strategy and sales and marketing. She has spent 12 of those years based in Asia (Beijing, Sydney and Singapore). Elisa joined CCL in 2019 as the Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific. In her role she leads CCL’s efforts in SE Asia, India, North Asia and Australia to accelerate the leadership development and results of clients throughout the region, from multi-national corporations and government agencies to domestic organizations, while also contributing significantly to CCL’s global research agenda.