Boardroom Dynamics Bootcamp

10 Nov 2020 9:00 AM - 11 Nov 2020 5:00 PM
KL Eco City, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If you are an ICDM Member, please contact to get ICDM members’ discount code.


While it is important for directors to possess the necessary skills and qualifications, we must not forget that strong dynamics and relationships between board members also plays a pivotal role in board effectiveness. This programme will focus on how boardroom culture, attitude, and behaviour matter in defining and shaping board accountability. This understanding is vital in our effort to strengthening corporate governance. The programme consists of two parts:

Part 1 of this programme will allow participants to gain insights into the importance of boardroom dynamics in contributing to an effective board.

Part 2 of this programme will provide participants an immersive experience into board dynamics through a board meeting simulation exercise. The simulation will include roles played by experienced directors who will ensure the board discussion reflects the reality of the boardroom. Constructive feedback will be provided to enhance the learning.

Nurturing New Board Talents

Following our dialogues and findings with our members and directors in the market, the number of board-ready aspiring directors are limited and those who are working towards a board seat in listed or public boards have no structured way to guide their directorship development needs.

The Aspiring Directors Immersion Programme (ADIP) is tailored to meet the following objectives:

  1. To develop the next generation of governance leaders and address the leadership gap of qualified directors by:
    • Providing an accelerated path for board talents to serve as an effective director
    • Producing ICDM Graduate Directors annually who have completed designated core programmes and acquire the necessary board experience.
    • Assist ICDM Graduate Directors to secure a board seat at the end of the programme.
  2. To provide a diverse pool of able and capable board candidates to corporates to promote greater board diversity and the development of governance talents.


  1. Understand and learn about the importance of boardroom dynamics of well governed boards
  2. Examine the impact of the different facets of boardroom dynamics –culture, attitude, and behaviour
  3. Demonstrate positive boardroom presence to enhance boardroom interaction and relationships


Anne Abraham
Chairperson, LeadWomen

Anne Abraham currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Media Prima Berhad and Metrod Holdings Berhad. She is also Chair for the Board of Media Prima Digital Sdn. Bhd., the digital subsidiary board of Media Prima Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director of the NSTP Berhad, also a Media Prima Berhad subsidiary.

Anne plays a key role as Executive Co-Founder of the Malaysian Chapter of the 30% Club, a global business campaign lobbying to increase women representation on the boards of Malaysian PLCs. The campaign has taken off and is now receiving greater support from corporate chairs and board directors of PLCs, since it was launched by in May 2015.

In a non-business capacity, Anne is a Board Member of Protect & Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on Child Protection from sexual abuse and exploitation. In 2019, she was also appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Tun Fatimah Hashim Women in Leadership UKM.

Her current role is as Chair of LeadWomen Sdn Bhd, an MSC status consultancy company which she founded in late 2011. LeadWomen focuses on developing and advancing women leaders in line with the Malaysian Government’s aspirational target of 30% women on boards (  Anne is recognised as a thought leader in diversity and inclusion both locally and regionally. She is a frequent guest speaker, facilitator and moderator in women leadership conferences, workshops, and summits.

Throughout her career, Anne has garnered over 20 years of corporate experience in several leadership positions in the fields of sales, marketing, alliances, and operations in global technology companies. Prior to setting up LeadWomen, she was the Country Manager of SAP Malaysia and was then appointed the Managing Director of Cisco Malaysia, two of the largest global technology companies in their own specialisation.

Anne holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Essex University, UK and obtained her Higher National Diploma of Computer Studies from Plymouth Polytechnic, UK.


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Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia

ICDM is a professional institution dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and effectiveness of corporate directors in Malaysia. As the one-stop centre that caters for all board and director needs, ICDM’s goal is to promote good governance amongst boards of companies by:

  • Developing professional competence of directors

  • Building a pipeline of capable directors

  • Promoting research and development on the law and practice of corporate governance

  • Representing directors’ interests by lobbying and advocating on issues affecting directors

  • Providing a platform for networking and directorship opportunities through membership

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Venue : KL Eco City, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia