Governance in SMEs: A Key Strategic Business Partner in the Supply Chain

AMCHAM was invited as a panelist at the webinar titled “Governance in SMEs: A Key Strategic Business Partner in the Supply Chain” organized by the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) this morning. Malaysia’s SMEs are the backbone of the country’s economy and they are now playing an important role in the challenging business ecosystem. This webinar talked about the importance of Governance practices in SMEs to enable them to be a key strategic business partner in the supply chain.

Siobhan Das, Chief Executive Officer of AMCHAM participated in the panel discussion titled “Good Governance as a Starting Point for SMEs” along with Chin Chee Seong, National Vice President, SME Association of Malaysia; Nor Azimah Abdul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer, Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia; Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Institute of Accountants; Tam Wah Fiong, Chairman, Thumbprints Utd. Sdn. Bhd.; Rizal Bin Nainy, Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation Malaysia; and moderated by Sujatha Sekhar Naik, Governor, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance.

The 90-minute panel session covered a wide range of topics starting with good practices and the importance of good governance for the growth of SMEs, encouraging SME’s to think big to move up the value chain, to take advantage of the resources around them that are made available for their benefit, etc. It was a lively discussion to listen to each panelist representing their area of expertise and sharing their knowledge and best practices.

AMCHAM would like to thank MICG for inviting us to be on the panel and we look forward to future collaboration.