Dr Michael Chiam has been in the Human Resource Management (HRM) arena for more than thirty years. He has a diverse background with exposures and exposures at the senior management level in Malaysia as well as overseas. Prior to this present position, he was attached to a MNC in the global shipping business as the chief of operations after some early years as a Financial Controller. In all these positions, leadership roles and practices were embedded in his engagement. His leadership experiences were displayed and tested in his involvement in leading Social Societies, Global Working Groups in International Organizations and in the last decade in the Public Sector.
He holds several public positions in HRM and is now the President of the Commercial Employers Association of Peninsular Malaysia, Member of MEF Council and also the Chairman of the Human Resource Bureau of the SMI Association of Malaysia. He is also appointed to serve as a Member in the National Labour Advisory Council of the Ministry of Human Resource as well as a Director of the Social Security Organization in Malaysia.
Dr Chiam is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Secretary by profession as well as a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He holds an MBA and a Ph.D with research in Strategic HRM –Social Responsibilities.