The Executive Committee members of Transparency International Malaysia for 2017-2019 are:
President – Dato’ Akhbar Satar, CFE, AIBM [ROI]
Dato’ Akhbar Haji Satar is the President of Transparency International Malaysia, the accredited national chapter of the Berlin-based Transparency International, which is an independent, non-governmental and non-partisan organisation committed to fight against corruption at all levels of society.
He is the founder and President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)-Malaysia Chapter. ACFE is an Austin (Texas) based world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud, anti- corruption training and education with more than 70,000 members worldwide.
Further, Akhbar has more than 35 years of investigative experience including more than 18 years of experience with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), held numerous senior management positions including as a State ACA Director and Director of Training at the ACA before his optional retirement from the agency.
He obtained an MA in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Detroit, USA in 1990. Further, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Forensic Polygraph Examiner.
In addition, he was accepted as an Associate member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, a full member of the prestigious American Polygraph Association, a member of the American Society of Criminology and a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts.
In the academic fraternity, Dato’ Akhbar Haji Satar is appointed as the Director of the Institute of Crime & Criminology by HELP University, Kuala Lumpur since 2006. The institute is conducting Master of Science in Economic Crime Management. He is the academic advisor, Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM and member of Advisory Board, Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia.
In the professional level, he is the Chairman of Akhbar & Associates, a company investigating corporate fraud, economic crime, risk management and conducting polygraph examination.
Deputy President – Tan Sri James Alfred [ROI]
Tan Sri Dato’ James Alfred David is a native of Sabah and has a long-standing history in Southeast Asia. Tan Sri has 40+ years of experience in the Public Sector and in dealing with GLCs and SMEs. Tan Sri retired as Deputy Managing Director/ Company Secretary of Matsushita TV plant, and on retirement on 2001 was its Corporate Consultant for three years.
Tan Sri has also been President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in Malaysia since 1989, National Council Member of FMM for more than 25 years and Chairman of Selangor FMM for the past 15+ years and now its Immediate Past Chairman.
Secretary General – Dr. Muhammad Mohan [ROI]
Dr. Muhammad Mohan first graduated from University Technology Malaysia in 1984 with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in the palm oil industry for over 24 years. He obtained his MBA at Oklahoma City University, USA in 1991. Dr Muhammad Mohan then earned his DBA in 2009 from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
For the past four years, Dr. Muhammad Mohan has been actively involved in executive training and tertiary education at numerous tertiary education institutions in Malaysia. Since 2009, he has been teaching with one of the largest private education providers in Malaysia – Sunway University. At Sunway University, Dr. Muhammad Mohan is responsible for delivering academic modules in International Marketing, Service Marketing & Business Ethics in the MBA programme for the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).
Dr. Muhammad Mohan has also been actively engaged in corporate integrity and anti-corruption works. Presently, he is the Secretary General of Transparency International Malaysia, an independent, non-governmental and non-partisan organisation committed to the fight against corruption. He is currently working closely with MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) to conduct joint programs on advocacy work against corruption.
Treasurer – Mr. Kanakaraja Muthusamy [ROI]
Mr. Kanakaraja is a trained investigator and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He has more than 20 years’ experience in forensic accounting, investigations involving corporate fraud both at the financial and accounting levels, internal auditing and risk management.
He was appointed as Treasurer in TI-M since 2015 and Secretary General in ACFE-Malaysia Chapter in 2016. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Accounting from Universiti Malaya and Laws from University of Wolverhampton, UK.
1. Mr. Chew Phye Keat [ROI]
Phye Keat is a practicing lawyer with the firm of Raja, Darryl & Loh, based in Kuala Lumpur, having been called to the Malaysian Bar in 1987. He has an LLB (Hons) and a LLM degree both from the University of Malaya. He is the Senior Partner for Corporate and Commercial practice areas of the firm with a focus on intellectual property, competition law and personal data protection.
He has also done various assignments for clients advising on fraud and corruption issues. Phye Keat’s concern for the nation is the issue of corruption which in his mind has become a structural evil in our society. He sees his involvement in TI-M as one way by which he can contribute to nation building in this area. Phye Keat has been an executive committee member of TI Malaysia since April 2014.
2. Mr Lawrence Chew Seng Chen [ROI]
Mr. Lawrence Chew, a London trained Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), has vast experience in the fields of audit, accountancy, banking and corporate finance. He was a practicing accountant in London and later returned to Malaysia to work in the banking sector.
Lawrence has long been passionate about education and actively involved in the academic arena, teaching as well as conducting public seminars in accounting and finance related subjects/topics. He specialized in Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards and provides training for the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He is currently Head of Centre for Business Programmes at HELP College of Art and Technology.
3. Encik Mohd Yunos Bin Yusop [ROI]
Mr. Yunos has had over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, which includes working on Risk Management projects/ He has also gained priceless experiences managing and combating internal & external fraud while working with a Retired Deputy Director of CID, Royal Malaysia Police. He was one of the founding members for Group Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing Terrorism office for a leading universal banking group in the region. He then served at Fraud Intelligence Department and Forensic Services. He was former Head of Compliance & Head of AML/CFT with a foreign bank in Malaysia. He has trained thousands of employees in the area of AML/CFT & Fraud Mitigation and guest speaker for international conferences & seminars.
In recognition for his efforts for promoting fraud awareness and AML/CFT compliance programme to Malaysian’s Corporations, in 2011, he was appointed as the Research Fellow of Institute of Crime & Criminology (ICC), Help University. Past Member of Fraud Risk Committee, Association Bank-bank Malaysia (ABM) and other fraud committee within the fraternity of financial services. In April 2014, he was appointed as the Secretary to the Compliance Group (CONG), a compliance networking group under Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and currently member of CONG (until December 2014). He is currently the Director of Training for Malaysia Association of Certified Fraud Examines (MACFE) and EXCO for Transparency International (TI-M).
4. Nicholas Tan Check Foong [ROI]
Nicholas Tan Check Foong is a passionate youth activist and young professional. He is a Senior Consultant at KPMG Advisory Malaysia. Prior to that, Nicholas has more than 4 years of auditing and forensic investigation experience in Deloitte and KPMG Malaysia. In addition, he is also actively involved in several youth organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations in Malaysia. He holds the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting and Finance from University of East London. Nicholas is involved with Transparency International Malaysia’s Youth Integrity Programme since year 2015.
5. Raymon Ram [ROI]
Raymon Ram is an advocate against Economic Crime, having published numerous articles and case analyses on the subject matter. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner with a Master’s Degree in Economic Crime Management from a leading higher learning institution in Malaysia.
He has facilitated various in-house anti-fraud courses, hosted awareness talks and training seminars, led his team to complete corporate fraud investigations, asset recovery exercises and assisted in restructuring operations at the Malaysian Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (MACFE). Raymon is also a part-time lecturer for courses on Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at an international university based in Kuala Lumpur.