Authors Posts by Firoz Abdul Hamid

Firoz Abdul Hamid

A writer, organisational transformation and dynamics advisor and corporate coach. Have been advisor to public and private sector on various issues – ranging from strategy, transformation, innovation, communications, reputation management, crisis management and communications amongst others. I have also been involved in Islamic Branding and Marketing projects. Obtained two degrees from Imperial College of Science and Technology of London. Qualified Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of experience. Received MBA Degree from Tanaka School of Imperial College in London. Have experience that span various sectors and industries – this include international public and private sectors and global academic institutions. Started my career as a chartered civil engineer by managing multi-million dollar complex large-scale international construction, engineering and developmental projects in Malaysia and the UK. Advised in renewable energy industry on global strategy and expansion. also advised and led notable projects in the financial industry advising corporate strategy, transformation, expansion and communications before serving the Office of the former Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia (Head of Public Service). In the public sector was involved in transformation, innovation, strategy, communications management and public service delivery and coaching. Also led branding of country, cities and township project and also created branding and marketing strategies for new image of countries, companies, institutions, initiatives, products and markets. Experience has also spanned leading and facilitating organisational change in public and private sectors, developing and implementing communications and reputational strategies for organisations and governments. Have led projects that directly affect companies’ bottom-line and have led human resource transformation through performance management tracking reformation and coaching. Oversaw numerous public relations, crisis management and other visibility programmes in public and private sectors including policy branding. also writes speeches and articles for public and private sector leaders and continue to do so now. Moderates international panel sessions on private and public sector issues in Malaysia and globally. Also advised global academic institutions including Said Business School of University of Oxford and LKY School of Public Policy of National University of Singapore. I led Branding and Marketing projects which looked into products and services, companies and countries. In addition I was involved in the setting up and subsequently advised the School of Government, Razak School of Government, on development of public sector leaders and positioning of public sector. Contributed to publichsing 5 books in public sector and latest is on Leadership In ASEAN; a book to be published by INSEAD Professors in Paris – Global Leadership Perspectives. Have an “Ethics In Business” column at where she shares thoughts on government, ethics, organisation and institution development. Employers Served – Government of Malaysia, Government linked-companies, Financial Institutions, Engineering and Developers
Ethics In Business: When Broken Souls Walk Our Corridors


Have you ever been brought down to the depth of your chaotic heart and soul that you feel so broken, lost and alienated in...

Ethics in Business: The dethroning of our value system


“So I have just one wish for you – the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of...

Change in Malaysia – Please, just fix the saddle!


Reform – Separation of Executive - Legislative and Judiciary. These are some of the current buzz words in our political discourse in Malaysia these...

What the Malaysian election means to me


The year 2018, it was 9th May – I went into the day with much hope for the future of my country, Malaysia. I...

In grief comes clarity – a tribute


Ever been in a place in your life where hope and doubt is indiscernible? Been with people where truth and falsehood seem unrecognisable? Seen events where...

Ethics in Business: Your integrity is your collateral


An interview with the Auditor General of Malaysia, His Excellency Tan Sri Dato' Setia Haji Ambrin bin Buang Prologue “Why should they ask me to put...

I Ask My Good Angel


A poem by Firoz Abdul Hamid They say trust me, All I see is betrayal of trust, The planet dilapidated; nature wrecked in the name of progress, Livelihoods...

Power play in the media and ethics


Is media a lapdog, watchdog, running dog or simply wagging its tail in a society? A look at the power play in the media -...

Education: In pursuit to nowhere


“As above so below and so as within so without” was said by a legendary Egyptian mystic called Hermes Trismegistus. This insight celebrates a...

Moments of truth reveal true face of a leader


Prof. G. 'Anand' Anandalingam in a conversation on business ethics

Are hearts dead?


A conversation on Ethics in Business with Mukesh Kapila, humanitarian

Concerns about quality of young doctors in Malaysiavideo


Follow the panel of KPJ Healthcare's medical convention

Please – CSR is not Ethics in Business


I was watching Lord Adair Turner, the former head of the Financial Services Authority of the UK, on Al Jazeera discussing the topic “Has...

Datin Paduka Siti Sa’diah Sheikh Bakir KPJ Healthcare


A conversation with Datin Paduka Siti Saadiah, KPJ Healthcare

Our Series: Ethics in Business – ‘Fair Trade’ or ‘Fair Game’ – Who benefits, really?


A conversation with Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria, Secretary General, MITI

Our series: Ethics in Business – Are we aware of the ‘Iagos’ in our midst?


A conversation with Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, OIC Secretary-General

Ethics in Business  –  With whom does the heartbeat of a nation lie?  – Part 1


Views of the Chief Secretary to Malaysia's government. Part 2

Ethics in Business  –  With whom does the heartbeat of a nation lie?  – Part 1


Views of the Chief Secretary to Malaysia's government. Part 1