Speaker’s profile

Dato’ Khalis 

Group Chief Human Capital Officer

Malaysia Airlines

Dato’ Khalis is the Group Chief Human Capital Officer of Malaysia Airlines overseeing the human capital management of the Malaysia Airlines Group of companies. He holds a master’s in human resource management from the University of Canberra, Australia, and a bachelor of science with honours in applied psychology from Coventry University, UK.

He is also a certified advanced human resource professional from the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, and a certified business and executive coach from the University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education.

Dato’ Khalis has extensive exposure in human capital management, having served in several multinational companies over 20 years in the field of human resource management across different industries. He has been involved in various disciplines of the profession from organisational development and change management to performance management, industrial relations, HR re-engineering as well as talent development.

He was awarded Chief Human Resource Officer of the Year and the HR Leadership Award at the 21st Global HR Excellence Awards in February 2013. He was also given the recognition as among the 100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals at the World HRD Congress in February 2017. In 2019 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at Multimedia University.

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