ASEAN-BAC Malaysia Council Members
ASEAN-BAC Malaysia is represented by
Tan Sri Dato Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid (Chairman), Mr. Raja Singham (Council Member and ASEAN-BAC’s Secretary)
and Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon (Council Member).
Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Mohd Munir Abdul Majid
Chairman, ASEAN-BAC Malaysia
Tan Sri Dr. Munir is currently Chairman of ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia, of CARI ASEAN Research and Advocacy (formerly known as CIMB ASEAN Research Institute), as well as President of the ASEAN Business Club. He also sits on the board of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, Board Chairman of the Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia (ICMR), Independent Non-Executive Director of the Silverlake Axis and serves as a Member on the Honorary Council of Advisors for the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAM Malaysia). He is an active advocate of deeper ASEAN economic integration.
He has extensive experience and is well known in the Malaysian corporate world. He was formerly the Chairman of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad (2008-2020). He had been the Group Editor of the New Straits Times, first executive chairman of CIMB and founding chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission. After stepping down from the Securities Commission, he became Independent Non-Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Chairman of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad and Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. He was Founder President of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club, established in 2003 and is a member of the Court of Fellows of the Malaysian Institute of Management.
Tan Sri Dr. Munir obtained a B.Sc (Econ) and Ph.D in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1971 and 1978. He is an Honorary Fellow of LSE and continues the long association with his alma mater as Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy (IDEAS). Tan Sri Dr. Munir also sits on the advisory board of LSE IDEAS.
Council Member, ASEAN-BAC Malaysia
Co-founder and Managing Director of the BAC Education Group, Raja Singham is an educator, entrepreneur and a founding member of a range of companies specialising in education, corporate training, advertising, publications, event management and IT development.
Raja founded Brickfields Asia College (BAC) in 1991 at the age of 24 which grew to become the largest law school in Malaysia.
Named Education Man of the Year by the Brand Laureate for his significant contribution to the education sector, he has implemented various initiatives to improve education and access to education in Malaysia. He also received the National Outstanding Educator Award in 2015 from the Private Education Co-operative of Malaysia.
Raja was appointed the Lead Mentor of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) in Malaysia under the ASEAN Business Advisory Council. He was also invited to join the Advisory Council of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). He was named a Circle Expert for TN50 (Transformasi National 2050) on Work and Value Creation which looked at the future of jobs, skills and careers to prepare the Malaysian education system and workforce for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
A well-known philanthropist whose personal mission is to transform a million lives through education, Raja now spends most of his time supporting both Malaysian and international causes under the Make It Right Movement (MIRM) umbrella.
Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon
Council Member, ASEAN-BAC Malaysia
Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon is currently the Chairman of Royal Selangor International Sdn Bhd and Ayer Holdings Bhd. He is also a Trustee of Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER).
He was also the Board Member of RAM Holdings Bhd, Deputy Chairman of the National Education Advisory Council, a Member of the National Economic Consultative Council (MAPEN I and II) and was appointed as Co-Chair of PEMUDAH the “Special Task Force to Facilitate Business” from 2007 to 2013.
As a member of the Economic Council from 2013 to 2018, he assisted in the formulation of the Dual Language Program (DLP) as one of the measures to increase English proficiency in those schools where the parents opted for it. In the past, Tan Sri Yong has served on the boards of Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and was a President of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM). He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences and the Malaysian Institute of Management.