Speaker’s profile

Yasir Abdul Rahman

Chief Human Resource Officer
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia

Yasir Abdul Rahman is the former CEO of the Petronas Leadership Centre. He is a well-known corporate leadership, learning and development and integrated talent consultant specialist. His areas of specialisation include talent assessment and management, coaching, and leadership development.

He is also recognised internationally, being the first and only Asian recipient of the gold award from Global Council of Corporate Universities (Paris, 2013). He has also been recognised for his work in designing strategic leadership programmes at a national level (for example, the Tun Azizan circle of integrity programme for young leaders) which he crafted for the Malaysian Institute of Integrity.

At Petronas, he was responsible for the establishment of its leadership, coaching and mentoring initiatives. His article “Developing Leaders Within Emerging Multinationals: the Petronas Way” was published in the prestigious “Routledge Companion to International Management Education” (2013).

After 33 years in the oil and gas sector, in mid-2015, he assumed the role of group adviser responsible for the transformation of the human capital development ecosystem of RHB Banking Group, Malaysia’s fourth largest banking group.

He is currently Group Chief Human Resource Officer at Malaysian Development Bank also known as Bank Pembangunan Malaysia.

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