Webinar: Building Security in an Unsecure World

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How do you build a secure future in an unsecure world? Covid-19 has made the term we knew as VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, chaos, and ambiguity – more real than ever before. In its 6th instalment of The Day After Tomorrow dialogue series, we will focus on planning towards a new future. What may change? What may not?

In particular, how do we plan for securing the livelihood and wellbeing of ourselves and others with us. What are some of the possibilities that the new world may now bring? How might technology and power of analytics help us to plan and invest towards the future? Are there practices or initiatives that organizations and individuals should think about, if we haven’t already.

Join our guest speaker, Tunku Alizakri Alias, Chief Executive Officer of Employees Provident Fund (EPF), ASB Professor Ong Shien Jin, and Professor Loredana Padurean, Associate Dean of ASB – in a 45-min informative and thought-provoking session on an issue that is surely on everyone’s mind.


Online: ZOOM


11:00am – 11:45am on Friday, 8th May 2020


Alizakri Alias
Chief EPF Officer,
Employee Provident Fund (EPF)

Alizakri Alias was appointed as Chief EPF Officer of Employees Provident Funds (‘EPF’) on 20 August 2018.

He was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Strategy) of EPF which he held from January 2014 until August 2018. He has broad experience in policy development, strategic planning, communications, human resources, and marketing.

Prior to joining EPF, he was the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre. He has also held the positions of Director of Strategic Management at Bank Negara Malaysia, Director and Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at DiGi Telecommunications, and Vice-President and Head of Group Strategic Planning at Malayan Banking Berhad. He is currently on the board of Dialog Group Berhad and Sime Darby Plantation Berhad.

Ong Shien Jin
Professor of Practise, ASB

Ong Shien Jin is a Professor of Practice at the Asia School of Business (ASB). His research interests are in Finance & Analytics.

He is an expert in mathematics & computer science.  Prof Ong was visiting Research Fellow with the National University of Singapore. His research focused on retirement funding & investments aimed at creating retirement plans for individual portfolios, dynamic portfolio adjustments as lifecycle scenarios change & lowering the cost of managing retirement assets via a cost efficient robo-advisory platform.

Professor Ong has led teams of quantitative strategists in quantitative risk management & alpha generation for government & securitized fixed income team of over USD$100 billion while at Goldman Sachs. He was strategically involved in the sale of Jobstreet to Seek for RM1.89 billion.

Shien Jin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from MIT.


Loredana Padurean
Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning

Loredana Padurean is Professor of Management and Faculty Director for Action Learning at the Asia School of Business (ASB) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a collaboration between the MIT Sloan School of Management and Bank Negara Malaysia. She is also International Faculty Fellow at MIT. Prior to joining ASB, she taught undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education courses in Operations Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Indian School of Business, Brandeis University and Lasell College.

Her most recent research focuses on Operations for Entrepreneurs and the development of principles for entrepreneurial companies to build operations strategies and capabilities consistent with their business objectives. Prof. Loredana has an MA in Communication and Economics and a PhD in Management from USI Switzerland. The Swiss National Research Foundation awarded her twice with a grant for an action research dissertation in understanding governance models through multiple lenses. She is a serial entrepreneur, and a board member and advisor for start-ups. Loredana is a passionate teacher and interested in creating innovative learning environments.