TalentCorp appoints Shareen Shariza as new CEO
Ms. Abdul Ghani is currently the Chief Operating Officer of TalentCorp. Ms. Abdul Ghani brings with her over 20 years of experience in a wide range of industries including retail, capital markets, social and humanitarian sector as well as in the corporate sustainability space.
Before joining TalentCorp, she was the Director of Corporate Responsibility at Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), where she helped shape the sovereign fund’s Corporate Responsibility strategy and implemented a number of key national programmes.
Prior to that, she was Chief Operations Officer at MERCY Malaysia, where she served in humanitarian missions to Darfur, Sri Lanka, Iran, Aceh and remote areas throughout Malaysia.
Ms. Abdul Ghani has been part of TalentCorp since its early years, in her capacity as Khazanah’s representative on the board of directors of GEMS Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the TalentCorp subsidiary responsible for upskilling Malaysian graduates through the Graduate Employability Management Scheme (GEMS).
She replaces Johan Mahmood Merican, whose secondment to TalentCorp ends on 30 May 2016, after more than five years as CEO.
Mr. Merican will be returning to the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department to take up a new role as a Deputy Director-General, where his portfolio will include human capital. ■