Webinar: Managing by Freedom Within The Framework post Covid-19

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What permanent changes will Covid-19 leave the way we live, work, and interact?

Unfortunately, the recent movement restrictions across the world, prompted by this pandemic, became the catalyst that propels a reality that there will be no more ‘business as usual’. Physical distancing to flatten the curve has forced most employees to work from home; away from their usual oversight, rules, and processes. And many organizations are caught unprepared to deal with the sudden shift to an unprecedented degree of freedom for employees; prompting questions such as:

How do you do it? How do you know how much freedom you can give your people while avoiding unnecessary risks? Or conversely, how do you know if your current frame is not too tight, leading to lack of trust and agility? How do you give trust without worrying about a drop in efficiency?

This is the focal point of the 4th session of our series.

COVID-19: The Day After Tomorrow dialogue series, developed by the Iclif Executive Education Center at the Asia School of Business will provide insights for business practices in this challenging time, and support policies to help humanity come together to fight this virus and support one another.


Online: ZOOM


3:00pm – 3:45pm on Thursday, 23rd April 2020


Monty Sujanani
Director – Robert Walters Philippines

Monty is the director of the Robert Walters office in the Philippines. Starting his career with Robert Walters in 2013, he first joined Robert Walters China, where he recruited within the Technology & Telecommunications division. He also spent four years in Singapore handling the Technology – Sales, Projects and Infrastructure division. He has extensive experience in business development and operational management positions.

Prior to entering the recruitment industry, he ran his own business in Guangzhou, China, specialising in the design and manufacturing of fashion accessories, and embarked on projects with private labels across the US and South America. This experience taught him strong stakeholder management skills, as well as the ability to work within tight timelines, which are highly relevant to his current position at Robert Walters.

Monty graduated from the Australian National University in Canberra, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Technology, and double major in Information Systems and New Media Arts. He is fluent in English, Malay and Mandarin. He is an avid tennis fan, and has trained in a tennis academy in Florida.

Dr. Thun Thamrongnawasawat (Tan)
Professor of Practice,
Asia School of Business

Dr. Tan, as he likes to be called, is one of the foremost experts on dissecting complex management and business models and cascading them for easy implementation by companies across different industries. His innovative B.A.S.E. model has inspired numerous organizations to transform.

He’s the author of the Brain-Based Leadership book series (2013-2016), a bestselling The Leadership Journey (2018) and a regular newspaper columnist. In 2015, Dr Thun was the recipient of World HRD Congress’s “Global Coaching Leadership Award” and named “Consultant of the Year” by the Ministry of Industry, Thailand.

Dr. Tan began his career at the Boston Consulting Group before holding a series of management positions at global pharmaceutical companies including Merck Ltd and Colgate Palmolive. He joined the Slingshot Group in 2009 as a Principal Partner, where he specialized in neuroscience of leadership, leading change, strengths-based development, strategic thinking and executive coaching. Over the decades, he has worked with over 100 national & international companies including Nestle, HSBC, Biersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myer Squibb and BMW.

Dr. Tan grew up in Thailand and currently lives in KL, Malaysia. He spent 16 years in three continents and holds MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including an ExMSc in neuroleadership. His passion is to help leaders use what we know about the brain to unleash people’s potential.


Dr. Hadija Mohd
Academic Associate,
Asia School of Business

Dr. Hadija is one of ASB’s Academic Associates. She has been with ASB since October 2018. Prior to joining the dynamic and unconventional team at ASB, Hadija has had 11 years of inter-disciplinary and inter-departmental professional working experience, namely as a university lecturer, college tutor, international school teacher, genetic lab researcher, research historian as well as corporate consultant and trainer. Now at ASB, she is more than eager to continue to be a part of its energetic and innovative team.

Dr. Hadija has a Ph.D. and Masters degree in History and Civilization as well as a Bachelor in Biomedical Science from the International Islamic University Malaysia (UIAM). Her academic and teaching background includes Islamic History, World History, Asian and Malaysian History, Islamic Studies, Fatwa Studies, Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry), General Sciences and the Humanities (Geography, Social Studies, Global Perspectives). Passionate about History, Hadija is a member of the Malaysian History Society (Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia) and is working to have several of her manuscripts and work in history published.