BMCC Sector Committees

Formations providing platforms for select group of members within the same industry to engage and discuss policies and issues pertinent to their sector

BMCC Sector Committees were established to foremostly enhance value of membership by creating a sphere for dialogue, made up of select senior individuals representing established organisations within the same sector. With this platform, industry players within the committee align objectives in terms of key challenges and opportunities presented within their sector. Findings and results from these discussions may be forwarded to relevant government agencies to address resolution and policy changes in the name of creating a more conducive business environment. Aside from regular closed door meetings, events are held by the committees often as a means to address or inform the wider circle of industrial players about the needs and concerns of the sector in Malaysia. The BMCC's Energy Committee was the first of its kind to be launched in 2017, followed by the BMCC Education Committee. Further committees in Infrastructure and ICT are in the pipeline. 

Energy Committee

Launched in July 2017, this Committee serves as the principal platform upon which partnerships and collaborations are formed between Malaysia and Britain in the oil, gas and energy industries. HE Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia who officiated the launch said “Historically, Britain has a long and established presence through oil & gas companies here in Malaysia, not to mention close ties with local powerhouses. The formation of this Committee is certainly a great initiative in strengthening the trade relations between our two nations.”

The Committee was formed following a roundtable discussion held in 2016 in partnership with BMCC Sterling Member Petrofac Malaysia. Attended by 35 upstream operators from the UK involved in the oil & gas sector in Malaysia, the session was led byPetrofac CEO Mr. Ayman Asfari,who underscored several key issues affecting the industry. Ayman suggested that companies should be closely located in the area of operation as opposed to remote managing due to the government’s adoption of austerity measures on resources for foreign firms, a result of economic downturn.

Key objectives of the Energy Committee include introducing new innovative technologies pertinent to the sector, to identify and address business issues as well as maintaining a comprehensive database of Malaysian-British companies involved oil and gas. The Committee has organised and hosted several keynote addresses and networking events to provide additional avenues for engagement and dialogue. 

This Committee with support from the Department for International Trade will also see the BMCC foster closer collaborations with MOGSC and the EIC with more active support and promotional initiatives whilst facilitating better business-to-government relations.

Committee Members: Petrofac, Shell, Linatex Rubber Products (Weir Group), Lloyd’s Register, EIC, EM&I, Enquest, NES Global Talent and Serba Dinamik

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Higher Education Committee

The Higher Education Committee's main purpose is to serve as an advocacy platform to discuss issues and concerns affecting the higher education sector with an aim to channel these concerns as a collective industry voice to relevant regulators and policy makers and government agencies from both UK and Malaysia. Formed with the aim of continuing to increase our member community’s voicing power in the education sector. With representatives from the Education sphere both from UK and Malaysia, the Committee serves as a platform for its members to underscore and channel feedback on relevant education matters through advocacy at an industry and governmental level, it seeks to examine the gap between industrial need in human capital and education, as well as development recommendations for future improvements. 

Committee Members: Hishamuddin Jalil (ACCA), Raikk Chan (BPP International), Prof. Mushtak Talib Ali Al-Atabi (Heriot-Watt University), Jayanthi Thevarajah (IDP Education Limited), Tay Kay Luan (International University of Malaya-Wales), Calum Shepherd and Zaiti Waddell (Kaplan Financial Limited), Devina Sivagurunathan (MABECS), Prof. Graham Kendall (University of Nottingham), Prof Graeme Wilkinson (Sunway University), Guy Perring (Tribal Group) and Prof. Dr. Rofina Yasmin (University Malaya).

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