The Building Trust Awards 2017: Building Trust Awards 2017 judges

This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on May 8, 2017 - May 14, 2017.
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Sir David Tweedie
Chairman of the board of trustees, International Valuation Standards Council
Past chairman, International Accounting Standards Board

Sir David Tweedie was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish chartered accountant in 1972.

He has held senior management positions at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), Thomson McLintock & Co and KPMG. He was appointed chairman of the Accounting Standards Board to reform the UK’s accounting standards in 1990. In 2001, he became the first chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and CEO of the IASC Foundation. He then became president of the ICAS (2012-2013) and chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) (2012).

Tweedie was knighted in 1994 and has received several awards for his services to the profession. In 2013, he was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame.

Tweedie was a fellow of the Judge Business School, Cambridge University and a visiting Professor of Accounting in the Management School at Edinburgh University. He chairs the Royal Household Audit Committee for the Sovereign Grant and the board of trustees of Leuchie House, a respite centre in Scotland.


Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Former governor of Bank Negara Malaysia
Co-chair board of governors, Asia School of Business

Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz served as governor of Bank Negara Malaysia from May 2000 until ­April 2016. She played an important role in managing the repair and resolution of the financial system during the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the consequent recovery of Malaysia’s economy. She was also instrumental in transforming Malaysia’s financial system, including overseeing the enactment of 10 new pieces of legislation for the financial sector. During this period, Malaysia’s financial system underwent a period of progressive liberalisation.

In Asia, Zeti was active in strengthening cooperation and regional financial integration. In 2006, she chaired the regional task force that prepared the report for the future direction of central bank financial cooperation in the East Asian region. She was a founding member of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Asian Consultative Council, the first co-chair of the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for Asia and chair of the BIS Central Bank Governance Group. Zeti had an extensive role in the global development of Islamic finance and was active in the global financial inclusion agenda. She is currently co-chair of the board of governors of Asia School of Business, established in collaboration with MIT Sloan.

Zeti received her PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood
Under secretary-general for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood was appointed under secretary-general for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2016.

Prior to that, she was the chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations in New York. She is the founder of Mercy Malaysia, which she led from 1999 to 2009. Her previous appointments include chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at UNFPA, senior fellow at Khazanah Nasional Bhd (Research and Investment Strategy Division) and senior visiting research fellow at the Humanitarian Futures Programme at King’s College, London. In 2006, she was one of 16 members appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund.

Over the course of her medical career, she held positions in both hospitals and universities. She is an alumna of IMD Management and Business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Dr Jemilah graduated as a medical doctor from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and obtained a Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK.


Faris H Hadad-Zervos
Representative to Malaysia
Country manager, The World Bank — Malaysia, East Asia and Pacific

Faris Hadad-Zervos is the World Bank country manager for Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur. Hadad-Zervos, a US national, joined the World Bank in 1996 with the Private Sector Development Department. He served as manager of the Technical Cooperation Programme with the Gulf Cooperation Countries (2000-2003), head of Mission for Iraq (2003-2005), operations manager for the West Bank and Gaza (2005-2008), acting director for Fragile States in the Operations Department (2010-2011) and country manager for Bolivia (2012-2015). In 2008, he took a leave of absence from the World Bank to serve as the deputy head of the Quartet Office for the Middle East Peace Process, based in Jerusalem.

Hadad-Zervos holds a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and a master’s degree in finance from George Washington University.