Webinar: COVID-19: The Day After Tomorrow – Sharing Asian Leadership Practices During A Time of Crisis

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“Today is difficult, tomorrow is even more difficult, but the day after is beautiful. We just need to get through tomorrow evening”

Jack Ma
Co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group

Where were you when COVID-19 happened?
More pertinently, where will it leave your business?

Large and small organisations have been crippled by the outbreak, but perhaps even more so by the restriction measures taken to combat its spread.

Being the leading nation in ASEAN affected by COVID-19, Malaysia has had a head start in seeing the impact of this virus on individuals as well as the business and economic consequences of drastic steps taken to flatten the curve.

As a n institution based in Malaysia for Asia the Iclif Executive Education Center at Asia School of Business is in a unique position to draw from real-life and real-time lessons from leaders who are living, surviving, and succeeding the repercussions of COVID-19, and to enhance that learning with academic rigors of our global faculty.

We bring you a timely, purpose-designed dialogue series that will:

  • Reframe your perspective for leading your business in a COVID-19 world
  • Refocus you on key issues and factors that will most impact your business
  • Reinvent processes and procedures to survive and even thrive in the economic impact of the outbreak

COVID-19: The Day After Tomorrow dialogue series intend to not only provide business practices and guidance for those to follow, but to serve as a reminder that humanity need to come together to fight this virus and do what we can to support one another.


Online: ZOOM


3pm – 3:45pm on Monday, 30th March 2020


Lee Lung Nien
CEO of Citibank Berhad

Mr. Lee Lung Nien was appointed the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Citibank Berhad in October 2014. He is a veteran Citibanker with more than 29 years of experience. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Lee was the Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) Business Head for Asia and had senior oversight of the AML monitoring hub in Kuala Lumpur. He was responsible for streamlining the AML business processes regionally, implementing policy changes and managing global AML implementations. He was also the primary AML Contact with Business Leadership, and tasked with implementing globally consistent AML initiatives to enhance controls and mitigate AML risk. Together with Compliance, he developed a regional AML strategy for Asia Pacific.

Prior to moving to Malaysia in 2013, Mr. Lee was the Chief Operating Officer for Citi Singapore where he was responsible for driving the bank’s business results, implementing the country’s strategy, developing the bank’s talent pool and executing various cost franchise initiatives. Mr. Lee is a 23 year veteran in Treasury and Markets. His last posting was that of Co-Head of Corporate Sales & Structuring for Citi Asia Pacific in 2007.

He was responsible for all foreign exchange, options and derivatives sales to corporate and institutional clients in the region. He started his career as a Credit Analyst in Citi Singapore and has held various key positions including Head of Singapore Treasury Marketing, Sales and Trading Head for Malaysia and Regional eCommerce Head. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude from Chaminade University, USA. Mr. Lee is a Fellow Chartered Banker and a Council Member of the Education Committee of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

Professor Michael Frese
Professor of Management

Prof. Frese holds appointments at Asia Business School (Malaysia) and Leuphana University of Lueneburg (Germany). Before that, he was Head of Dept. and Provost chair at NUS Business School (now on leave for 2020); Prior appointments were chair for work and organizational psychology at University of Giessen and visiting professors at London Business School; also University of Bremen, University of Pennsylvania, Munich and Amsterdam (UvA). In addition, he lectured internationally – USA (several visiting professorships), Sweden, Zimbabwe, Brazil, China (Visiting Professor at Zheijang Univ), Uganda (continuous visiting professor at Markerere University Business School), and elsewhere. Prof. Frese was a student at Free University of Berlin (Diploma = MSc) and Technical University Berlin (PhD).

  • Author of approximately 190 journal articles, 200 book chapters and ca 30 books and edited special issues
  • Ca 190 journal publications e.g., in SCIENCE, AMJ, JAP, PP, AMLE, JPSP, JBV, ROB, JOB, JVB, JOOP, and APIR
  • Ca 80 invited keynote addresses at international conferences, and ca 430 scientific talks and colloquia
  • Most-cited management scholar in Germany and Asia-Pacific region; among 10 -12 most-cited active organizational behavior and entrepreneurship researchers worldwide

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.