Datuk Abdul Farid Alias
Group President & CEO
Being among the leading banks in South East Asia is a humbling and challenging thing. It ensures we do our best to live up to the kind of role model we want to be, and deliver on the responsibilities we want to fulfill. It challenges us as we strive hard to keep our position and push the boundaries of performance continuously. Living out our mission of Humanising Financial Services is a lot harder than it sounds. It’s not just about treating people humanely or planning corporate social responsibility activities. It’s about how we make the right decisions in sometimes very difficult instances, which call for wisdom and judgment beyond textbook ethics and morals. It comes from the relentless effort to drive strong corporate performance and responsibility equally well.
Being a leader in today’s world requires grit, perseverance, discipline and a strong internal compass in addition to the basic set of leadership competencies like vision, agility and global literacies. We know that in order to remain the leader of banks, we need to bank on our leaders and invest in them. That is the only way we can develop and grow a cadre of Maybankers who are future ready to tackle the complex and oft-competing demands of this age.
So when the opportunity came up to sponsor The Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) Asia, we immediately recognised the potential synergies and what our leaders would be able to get out of such a unique learning platform. I am truly excited about GILD Asia and the opportunity for Maybank to not only be a thought leader in the space of leadership development and innovation, but also for the opportunity to realise our vision of “Advancing Asia’s Ambition” and at the same time, humanise financial services in yet another new and creative way for the people in this region.
|Linkage’s first-ever Global Institute for Leadership Development in Singapore was held in July 2017. Over 400 leaders from around the world convened for 5 days of immersive learning including inspirational keynote speakers, small group discussion, 360° leadership assessment, and one-on-one coaching.||“I have really enjoyed partnering with Linkage because I like the focus on leadership development. It’s not just about transferring tools, but it’s about how do we transform you where you are and where you are inspired to be as a leader. I also like the fact that they bring in a lot of different voices, because there is no one way to be a leader…When I walk away from this week, I’ll at least have the components and ingredients to now put it back together with who I am and figure out how I own this and then deploy some of these learnings. “– Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management; Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley||Why do organizations send their leaders to Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD)? In this video, we hear from organizations who send their high-potential and senior leaders to GILD as a critical part of their development and advancement.|
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