• Gunarani Ganasagaran,  Director At Lrqa

    Gunarani Ganasagaran, Director At Lrqa

  • An effective leader plays a pivotal role in driving organizational strategies towards sustainability and ethical practices. In the role of Director of Sustainable Supply Chain & Human Rights Management, they are responsible for developing and implementing policies and initiatives that promote sustainable practices throughout the supply chain while ensuring human rights are respected and upheld. Gunarani Ganasagaran exemplifies these qualities as the Director of Sustainable Supply Chain & Human Rights Management at LRQA. With a background in chemical engineering and a career journey that spans across various continents and roles, Gunarani brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her current position.

  • Gunarani Ganasagaran: Championing as a Visionary in Sustainable Supply Chains and Human Rights

UM Achieves a Massive Feat

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

Originally established under British rule as The Straits and Federated Malay States Government Medical School, Universiti Malaya came into existence in 1905.

Technology Reshaping the Future of Healthcare

By: Sharon Chan, Head-JLABS Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

From working at a restaurant, to starting and transforming their own restaurant, ‘China Garden’, into a chain, Sharon’s parents taught her to dream a life beyond the walls of their shop.

Top 10 Alumni Leaders from University of Malaya - 2024

Emerging Trends & Tech Advancements Reshaping the Malaysian Insurance Space

By: Puneet Pasricha, CEO, Liberty General Insurance Berhad

Driven by the digital transformation wave, the Malaysian insurance sector has been undergoing a significant digital transformation in recent times.


A Comprehensive Look at the Modern Banking Industry

By: Imran Kannuti, Head - Operations Digitalization & Transformation, Banque Misr

In recent years, the financial industry, particularly the banking sector, has witnessed considerable changes across product and service offerings.


Devising Ethical Codes to Safeguard Data with Disruptive Technologies

By: Charmaine Valmonte, CISO, Aboitiz Group

In recent years, with the increase in digitalization of society, it has dramatically catalyzed a significant transformation in data privacy, especially within the media and telecom sector.


Three Ways Investing in Route Planning Software is Beneficial for the Transportation Industry

By: Mradul K., VP - Global Sales & Strategy, LogiNext

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  • Top 10 Alumni Leaders from University of Malaya - 2024

     Leading with Excellence: University of Malaya Alumni Pioneering Change

    Alumni leaders from the University of Malaya play a pivotal role in shaping not only their alma mater but also the broader community. These individuals, armed with knowledge, experience, and a deep-rooted connection to their university, often become catalysts for positive change in various sectors. Through their leadership, they inspire others to strive for greatness, leaving a lasting legacy that extends far beyond the campus grounds. Alumni leaders serve as ambassadors for their alma mater, promoting its values, achievements, and contributions to society.

    University of Malaya Alumni: Where Leadership Begins and Excellence Thrives

    Through their professional endeavors and personal networks, they amplify the university's reputation, attracting prospective students, collaborators, and supporters. Moreover, alumni leaders often occupy influential positions in business, academia, and non-profit organizations. Leveraging their education and experiences gained at the University of Malaya, they drive innovation, foster collaboration, and advocate for policies that benefit both their industries and the wider community. They actively engage in philanthropy, giving back to their alma mater through donations, mentorship programs, and volunteer initiatives. By supporting scholarships, research projects, and infrastructure development, they ensure that future generations have access to the same transformative educational opportunities they received. They also cultivate a sense of belonging and camaraderie among graduates, organizing reunions, networking events, and alumni chapters around the world. These connections not only foster professional growth but also facilitate lifelong friendships and mentorship opportunities.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Alumni Leaders from University of Malaya - 2024' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Alumni Leaders from University of Malaya - 2024

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Tenet Diagnostics Dr. Kiran Kumar Vattam, Senior Vice President Tenet Diagnostics With a wealth of experience in stem cells & regenerative medicine as well as R&D, clinical research, life science, biotechnology, team management, product development and leadership
EzGIG Faris Razip, Co-Founder EzGIG He has passionate about creating value and solving problems through entrepreneurship and technology, with a strong academic background in business administration & management
LRQA Gunarani Ganasagaran, Director LRQA She has dedicated herself to advancing sustainability practices, specializing in ESG strategy, climate change, sustainable finance, and sustainable supply chain management
Messenger Co Heaster Andrea Hilary, Co-Founder & CEO Messenger Co She spent most of her early career in finance domain with expertise encompassing corporate finance, accounting, financial analysis, account payable, teamwork and leadership
Asia Retail Academy Lingesh Lechamanan, Founder & CEO Asia Retail Academy A commercial leader has extensive experience in marketing, sales, operations, change management, project management, negotiation, sales & operation, business strategy and L&D
Sunview Group Ong HP, Group Executive Director & Group CEO Sunview Group He has driven teams to new heights in the competitive energy sector, with a blend of technical prowess & business acumen, excels in strategic planning, product management, & system engineering
Airasia Academy Ram Raj, CTO Airasia Academy He has authored & co-authored various journal and conference papers related to his areas of expertise include AI, text classification, natural language processing, and logic programming
Learning Loop Sina Meraji, Founder, CEO & CTO Learning Loop Having extensive experience in the diverse industry, also excels in leadership, marketing, product management, project management, AI, business development and so on
BMI Siva K Pichai, Managing Director BMI A dynamic leader with a diverse background in marketing, telecom, security systems, automotive & sensing technology, his creativity & innovation fuel his desire to solve business challenges in a variety of fields
Hunger Hurts Malaysia Umar Aiman, President Hunger Hurts Malaysia He is responsible for managing sales and marketing, developing business opportunities, overseeing projects, marketing strategies, improving business processes, and facilitating communication

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