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Governance, SME and the accountancy profession. A conversation on Awani Review.

Governance, SME and the accountancy profession. A conversation on Awani Review.

Posted by Awani Review , 2018: Accountant Nik Hasyudeen: Stand up to account for the sake of good corporate governance The Malaysian corporate sector has been found less than accountable and taken a beating in the practice of good corporate governance in recent years. Awani Review’s Ibrahim Sani asks Nik Hasyudeen, the founder of Inovastra […]

Boardroom Effectiveness – Personal Performance or Group Performance?

Boardroom Effectiveness – Personal Performance or Group Performance?

Board of directors as a whole are expected to be effective. Given that boards are collection of people, the question of whether effectiveness comes from individual performance or collective performance could arise. Let us consider some factors which could influence board effectiveness.     BOARD COMPOSITION Like any other team structure, the composition of the […]

Risk and Audit in the Age of Vulnerability : We are in the VUCA world

Risk and Audit in the Age of Vulnerability : We are in the VUCA world

Article was featured in The Hawkamah Journal in Dubai. If we accept that profit is the reward for risk taking, all companies have to deal with risks in creating value for their customers, investors, and other stakeholders. This means that picking and choosing risks which correspond to the risk appetites set by boards, who are […]

Board Expectations On Internal Auditors

Board Expectations On Internal Auditors

Today, the expectations towards internal auditors’ role are changing and expanding towards value adding and strategic conversation. To support the audit committee, internal auditors must have the right skillsets and competencies which are vital to support these growing expectations. The new and evolve role of an internal auditor requires to provide proactive strategic advice and […]

Elevating Your Board’s Performance through Board and Directors’ Assessments

Elevating Your Board’s Performance through Board and Directors’ Assessments

– What should Board Chairs and Senior Independent Directors Consider? We have almost always spoke of performance evaluations with regards to Management or more precisely Executive Management. Now the spotlight has shifted. The recently launched 2017 Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance requires boards to undertake a formal and objective annual evaluation to determine the effectiveness […]