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Ms. Datuk Suseela Menon

President | Malaysia

Datuk Suseela is the Immediate Past President of MAICSA. She was President of MAICSA from October 2020 to Jun 2022, leading the Institute right through the MCO.

She was first elected to the Council in June 2017 and was elected as the Deputy President of MAICSA in July 2018. She has served and continues to serve on several committees of the Institute. She was the Chairman of the Transformation & Re-branding Committee, where she played a leading role in the re-branding exercise undertaken by the Institute. She is currently Chairman of the Editorial Board and Deputy Chairman of the Thought Leadership Committee.

She served as Executive Director of UMW Corporation, having risen to that position from the ranks of Group Secretary. It is noteworthy that she was the first lady female Executive Director in the Group. The UMW Group is a prominent public listed company, with diverse businesses in heavy equipment, exclusive Toyota distributorship in Malaysia, and auto parts manufacturing. Datuk Suseela sat on the Boards of several companies in the UMW Group, including the Perodua group of companies. Her 30 years’ of working experience encompasses company secretaryship, corporate communications, branding, corporate governance, investor relations, IT, property, and administration.

She is currently a shareholder and Director of Goodlabs Medical (M) Sdn Bhd, a company that supplies medical products to government and private hospitals in Malaysia. She also does consultancy work for companies that require her expertise.

Datuk Suseela still finds time to fulfil her passion for social and community work. In this respect, she served as the first-ever lady female President of the All Malaysia Malayalee Association, as a Disciplinary Committee member of the Bar Council, and as Advisor of several charitable organisations. She takes fitness programmes seriously and is a keen badminton player. Datuk Suseela was conferred the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) in June 2014 by His Royal Highness, the King of Malaysia.

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