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Past Programmes

12 CPD points HRDF Claimable

Introduction to Corporate Directorship

Low Chee Keong & Ravin Gill

The “Introduction to Corporate Directorship” is a foundation programme for aspiring, prospective and newly appointed directors. It is the first programme in the Directors’ Continuous Professional Development (DCPD) on improving the standards of governance in public listed companies. It is essential for the directors to understand the principles and elements of good corporate governance, the fiduciary duties and liabilities as expected under the law and what it takes to be effective within today’s business environment.

The programme is intended to provide invaluable education and practical insights on effective board structures and important perspectives on their decision-making and oversight role. On the regulatory front, participants will learn about the latest development on their roles and responsibilities under the Companies Act 2016 (CA 2016) and have an overview of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) and the Corporate Governance Monitor 2019, with focus on its 3 principles and 36 Practices as well as the rationale and how they impact listed issuers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles and elements of good Corporate Governance
  • Explain the role of the Board and its respective components
  • Understand the duties and liabilities of being a director
  • Know what it takes to be an effective director
  • Understand the fiduciary duties of being a director under the CA2016
  • Know the expectations of the MCCG in terms of the twelve intended outcomes


B.Ec, LL.B (Monash) & LL.M (HKU)
Associate Professor in Corporate Law
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School

Chee Keong LOW (‘CK’) is an Associate Professor in Corporate Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School with research interests in issues pertaining to corporate governance and the regulatory framework of
capital markets. His research which has been published internationally is supported by grants from the Companies Registry and the Sino Group.
An Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, CK is a member of the Process Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council as well as of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform in Hong Kong. He was previously a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong from May 2006 to July 2010; the Financial Reporting Review Panel from July 2007 to July 2013; the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal from April 2011 to March 2017, and served as a Director of the Asian Institute of Finance in Malaysia for three years through April 2012.
CK was elected to serve as a Council member of
the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
from 1 January 2019 and a selection of his papers
is available here.

Senior Policy Advisor/Public Speaker on
Companies Act/AML CFT

Ravin Gill is currently a Senior Policy Advisor who looks into the formulation and development of new policies and law reforms related to companies/businesses in Malaysia. She is also a Trainer/Public Speaker who specialises in identifying the training and development needs of companies and is involved in developing and delivering training modules related to Company Law, as well as conduct related research projects. Currently, she is one of the prominent speakers in Peninsular Malaysia and regionally who has delivered numerous trainings and awareness programmes on Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLA) and the New Companies Act 2016 in many aspects, in particularly relating to the impact of the New Act on company operations and the fiduciary duties of its Board of Directors. In public service, she has held various roles, amongst them, as a Senior Investigating Officer investigating serious financial fraud and breaches of corporate governance and corporate hijacking cases involving officers within a company. Prior to this, she has had experience heading a dedicated Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing of Terrorism unit in the Legal Department. Ravin has also been actively involved in numerous projects on counter financing of terrorism organised by the United Nations Terrorism Executive Directorate. In 2013, she represented Malaysia for the Expert Group Meeting to counter terrorism financing relating to NPO sector in New York organised by the United Nations.
Ravin graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of London. She has practiced as an Advocate & Solicitor with more than 10 years experience as a litigator and corporate lawyer. She is a renowned Trainer who specialises on topics such as fiduciary duties of directors, corporate governance, fraud and corporate hijacking offences, as well as the roles and responsibilities of Reporting Institutions in Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism. She is also a registered trainer with the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad and a Certified Trainer for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment by the Australian Government.

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Day 1 | Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
Facilitator: Low Chee Keong
8.30am – 9.00am Registration
9.00am – 10.30am Module 1: What is Corporate Governance
10.30am – 11.00am Networking Break
11.00am – 12.30pm Module 2: Role of the Board – Panel Discussion
12.30pm – 1.30pm Networking Lunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm Module 3: Directors and the Companies Act 2016
3.00pm – 3.30pm Networking Break
3.30pm – 5.00pm Module 4: Bringing It All Together – An Open Discussion
5.00pm End of Day 1


Day 2 | Friday, 15 Nov 2019
Facilitator: Ravin Gill
9.00am – 10.30am Module 5: Companies Act 2016
10.30am – 11.00am Networking Break
11.00am – 1.00pm Module 6: MCCG & GG Monitor 2019
1.00pm End of Programme,
Followed by Lunch

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.