Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tunku Abdul Aziz

Tunku Abdul Aziz
Ibrahim has held senior management positions in large private and public sector organlsations in Malays/a, Hong Kong and the UK.He began his business career with the Guthrie Corporation Ltd. after tertiary education in England and Australia. He then moved to the Central Bank of Malaysia as Advisor. He returned to the private sector, his preferred option, joining Dunlop Malaysian Industries before being appointed a Group Director of Sime Darby limited. He left Malaysia in 1985 to take up II directorship at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, returning to Malaysia on retirement, in 1992.
He was at one time or another a member of the Council of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, the Malaysian National Shippers Council, the Asean Business Council, the Asean-US Business Council, and the Aslan-EU Business Council. He was for two terms Chairman of the Asean Chambers of Commerce and Industry Working Group on Industrial Complementation that produced the Asean Motor Industry Guidelines. He served for several years on the Employers' Panel of the Industrial Court of Malaysia.Tunku Aziz founded, with the support of like-minded Individuals, the Malaysian Chapter of Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, known locally as The Kuala Lumpur Society for Transparency & Integrity of which he was the President until December 2004. In October 1997 he was elected to the international board of Transparency International and in March the following year, he became Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Transparency International. He was re-elected Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 1999 and relinquished that position in October 2002.
Tunku Azjz devoted the whole of his time to Transparency International on a voluntary basis from 1995-2004 and has written and spoken widely on corruption and integrity Issues both domestically and internationally. His book, Fighting Corruption: My Mission, has just been released.He is a member of the World Bank High Level Advisory Group on Anti-Corruption in the East Asia and Pacific Region, and a member of the Advisory Board of Global Public Policy Networks, a project of “Visioning the UN", an initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the United Nations Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Asian Pacific Advisory Panel on Good Urban Governance, and is a member of the Board of the International Institute of Public Ethics. He was a member of the UNDP Advisory Panel for the Human Development Report 2002. He is on the Global Advisory Council of Caux Roundtable, a US-based business organization promoting, among other things, principles of good governance. In February 2004 he was appointed a member of the Royal Commission inquiring into the police service.

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