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Youth Economic Forum 2016

About YEF 2016

About Youth Economic Forum 2016

The inaugural Youth Economic Forum (YEF) aims to be the preeminent national gathering today of some of the most respected and influential economic thinkers and policy-makers of Malaysia. The forum provides an idea-focused platform for public intellectuals to inform, engage and discuss with youth on economic planning and governance that would affect the country's future and its role in global economy in the 21st century.

In 2016, after stepping down as the Chair of ASEAN, Malaysia was honoured to take the helm as the host of World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2016 in Kuala Lumpur. Leaders in Malaysia including Tan Sri Anthony Fernandes, Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed and Dato' Seri Nazir Razak were invited to share their wisdom and thoughts on the world economy, alongside distinguished speakers and audience from other countries.

Continuing our support for open and intellectual discourse, the Perdana Fellows Alumni Association (PFAA), in partnership with the Young Corporate Malaysians (YCM) and the Nation Building School (NBS), puts together the Youth Economic Forum (YEF), which draws inspirations from the WEF. It is a platform where we promise to deliver you a meaningful discourse with the best brains and the powerful that hold the economic veins of Malaysia. Featuring leaders from the government, private sectors and international organisations, we seek to look at our economy from the institutional point of view.

Date: 12 November 2016

Time: 7.30 am - 4.30 pm

Venue: Securities Commission Malaysia, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

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The Organiser

The Perdana Fellowship is a prestigious programme that was established by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 2013 to provide young Malaysians a first-hand experience in matters of national governance. Perdana Fellows Alumni Association (PFAA) is a multiracial, multicultural, non-partisan, and non-profit organisation. Our mission is to develop the next generation of Malaysian leaders in the government, corporate and nonprofit sector. Since its inception, PFAA has carried out various initiatives that revolve around leadership, governance, and volunteerism. PFAA has currently around 320 members spanning 4 batches of the Perdana Fellows Programme.

Speakers & Moderators

Policymakers & Regulators

Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani,  Ministry of Finance

Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Performance and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU)

Datuk J. Jayasiri, Ministry of International Trade and Industry

Mr. Chin Wei Min, Securities Commission Malaysia

Mr. Johan Mahmood Merican, Economic Planning Unit

Dr. Sukhdave Singh, Bank Negara Malaysia

Dr. Roman J Zytek, Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam

Dato' Abdul Latif Hj Abu Seman, Malaysia Productivity Corporation

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Economists, Academics, Researchers and Political Commentators

Dato’ Charon Wardini Mokhzani, Khazanah Research Institute

Dr. Kenneth R. Simler, World Bank Malaysia

Mr. Nurhisham Hussein, Employees Provident Fund

Professor Dr. Yeah Kim Leng, Sunway Business School

Ms. Tricia Yeoh, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

Ms. Khor Yu Leng, LMC International

Ms. Ng Yeen Seen, Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI)


Corporate & Youth Leaders

Mr. Nicholas Khaw Hock-Lu, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Mdm. Jasmine Begum, Microsoft Malaysia

Dato' Megat Iskandar Shah, EY 

Mr. Zaim Mohzani, Nation Building School

Mr. Ian Yee, R.AGE

Mr. Shahrizan Syawal Mohd Adam Das, Perdana Fellows Alumni Association

Mr. Wong Wai Ken, Young Corporate Malaysians


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The Organising Committee wishes to express their heartiest appreciation and gratitude to all partners, organisations and individuals who have contributed to the inaugural Youth Economic Forum (YEF) 2016.

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