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This is a 3-month Executive Digital Leadership Programme co-developed with the Ministry of Economy and MyDIGITAL Corporation in their effort to scale up talents in the digital sector. It is designed for leaders from any field in both the public and private sectors including start-up companies and small and medium enterprises. Participants of the program will be assigned to cohorts according to their levels of competency and experience to ensure that there is little disparity between the participants in each cohort. All applicants will go through an assessment when they apply for the program to ensure that they meet the entrance requirements. At the end of each module, there will be a post-program assessment to ensure that the learning outcomes of the program have been met.


The program will take the participants on a digitalization journey where they will be taught 11 different modules in Month 1. The modules will be highly engaging where participants will learn through presentations and group discussions as well as analysis using case studies, and other experiential learning methods. Online lessons will be offered to cater to international participants.


Months 2 & 3 will involve synchronous programs, along with guest lectures by Technology Immersion Partners. On Month 3, the Technology Officers Networking Group will be launched to ensure every participant has support, and is updated about relevant information. The overall program will see a blend of 75% face-to-face learning and 25% online learning. The Technology Immersion Partners will have at least a 35% involvement in the overall program.


The purpose of this program is to develop digital transformation amongst leaders and foster a sense of urgency in them to change their old ways of working. The speakers are experts in the field of digitalization, cybersecurity, leadership and management. They have extensive working and training experience and they will share their knowledge on recent innovations and trends.

This program is unique in that it involves technology companies like Microsoft, Google, IBM, Amazon Web Services and Shopee. These companies will share their knowledge, expertise and experience in digitalization through panel discussions, guest lectures, and case scenario discussions. The technology companies will also play a role in reviewing the digital roadmaps developed by the participants.

Participants who sign up for the SCR program with the Iclif Executive Education Center will receive:



Business professionals who want to broaden their knowledge across sustainability and climate risk or keep abreast with the latest trends in Sustainability and Climate Risk management. This includes Sustainability, Risk Management and Compliance Officers, as well as their teams.


Government and non-profit professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in financial, regulatory, policymaking and market-based areas related to sustainability and climate risk.


Career changers who want to transition to work in sustainability and climate risk-related roles.


Students who want to demonstrate to their future employers their understanding of complex sustainability and climate risk issues.


Session 1:

9.00am – 12.30pm, 15 January 2024

Session 2:

9.00am – 12.30pm, 26 February 2024

Session 3:

9.00am – 12.30pm, 11 March 2024


The fee of RM10,000 per participant before SST is inclusive of:

1. SCR Program fee
2. 2023 e-SCR Program book
3. Membership in GARP for one year
4. Three facilitated ½-day sessions with subject matter experts
5. Registration and exam fee
6. Access to subject matter experts
7. Access to additional reading materials


Deadline for registration is 15 December 2023. This is to provide sufficient time to enable participants to begin the program and prepare for the exam which will be held during an assigned date between 20 – 28 April 2024


Dr Gary Theseira has more than a decade of experience in Climate Change and Sustainability Policymaking. He is a Consultant Technical Advisor to the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) and an adjunct faculty of Iclif Executive Education Center where he teaches the FIDE Elective on Climate Change for bank and insurance directors.


He was seconded to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia (NRE) as Deputy Undersecretary before serving under YB Yeo Bee Yin, then Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change as Special Functions Officer.


Dr Theseira holds a PhD. in Agronomy from Mississippi State University and conducted Post-Doctoral Research at the University of Minnesota.


Datuk Darrel Webber was the CEO of the global multi-stakeholder sustainability initiative, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for 9 years. He left RSPO in 2020. Prior to that, he worked in international non-profits, the oil and gas industry and the consumer goods industry.


He now runs his own consultancy firm, Darrel Webber and Associates, providing advice to organisations in the global south on sustainability topics. He is also the Chair of the Sustainability Advisory Board of PT Dharma Satya Nusantara in Indonesia, on the boards of several non-governmental organisations and most recently, was appointed as the Climate Advisor to the State Government of Sabah, Malaysia.


His past and current work has allowed him the opportunity to participate in numerous thought leadership platforms, which he continues to enjoy.