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DRI KL2013

Thank you to those of you who joined DRI International in Malaysia for DRI  KL2013.  As we continue growing throughout Asia, it is encouraging to see certified professionals coming together to share and develop ideas from all over the world.

The conference objective was to discuss emerging treads and issues for ASEAN countries.  DRI KL2013 Committee Chairperson, Carol Chia, reflected on the conference conversation saying, “We were very fortunate to have a large group of speakers in their respective fields participate in our conference. Their involvement resulted in great interaction between the speakers and the attendees, as well as a successful panel of discussions.”

Among the speakers were DRI International’s Al Berman and Chloe Demrovsky.  “I was particularly pleased by the turn out for the Awards of Excellence.  All the finalists were distinguished by their accomplishments.  I would especially like to congratulate the winners of this special honor,” said Demrovsky, Managing Director of Global Operations.

DRI KL2013 Regional Conference & Awards in Malaysia a Huge Success!

Congratulations to DRI Malaysia on the tremendous success of the DRI KL 2013 Regional Conference & Awards of Excellence held November 4-5 in Kuala Lumpur, and thank you to all those who attended.

The conference was themed “Emerging Issues and Challenges faced in ASEAN Countries” and had the additional focus of honoring individuals and corporations achieving a level of excellence in business continuity management (BCM) through the Awards of Excellence.

“We were very fortunate to have a large group of speakers in their respective fields participate in our conference,” said DRI KL 2013 Committee Chairperson Carol Chia. “Their involvement resulted in great interaction between the speakers and the attendees as well as a successful panel of discussions.”

“We would like to say again, on behalf of the Conference Committee, how much we appreciate all of the co-organizers and sponsors who contributed their efforts to us during the conference preparation,” Chia continued. “This conference would not have been a success without you. We thank you. See you all in DRI KL 2014 November 4-5 2014!”

DRI KL 2013 Award of Excellence Winners:

Industry BCM Newcomer of the Year:
Norchahya Ahmad, UMW
Kavitha Muthy, Heitech Padu

Best Associate Business Continuity Professional:
Zeti Akhtar Bt. Abdul Rahman, Permodalan National Berhad
Syaratul Khairiah Nazlan Ozizi, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Best Service Provider (DRP):

Best Service Provider (BCP):
PwC Malaysia

Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector):
Nazrah Rosli, Maybank

Program Leader of the Year (Public & GLC):
Dato’ Dr Nor Aliah Mohd Zahri, MAMPU

Best Certified Business Continuity Professional:
Zalina Jaflus, Malaysia Airports Holding
Sohail Khimani, KASB Bank Pakistan

Digital News Asia Report: Outstanding CBCP Award for Malaysia

Ong Ai Lin, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia senior executive director, has been awarded the inaugural “Outstanding Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)” award for her contribution to the field of business continuity management (BCM) in Malaysia, according to Digital News Asia.
The award was presented by DRI President Al Berman at the recent DRI KL2012 conference in Putrajaya Marriott Hotel. The award recognizes BCM achievements, professional excellence and contributions to the industry and the community.

“We are proud to have worked with a diverse group of clients on BCM to ensure their business continuity in an increasingly unpredictable business environment,” Ong said when receiving her award.

Ong leads the Business Continuity Management (BCM) practice in PwC Malaysia and has supported many major organizations and growing companies in implementing BCM.

“[Ong] Ai Lin has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism in her efforts to make her clients more prepared.  Her knowledge and dedication epitomizes the ideals of Certified Business Continuity Professionals (CBCPs) around the world,” said Berman.

From Drive Issue #47