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Firoz Abdul Hamid

Firoz is advisor to public and private sector on various issues – ranging from strategy, transformation, innovation, communications, reputation management, crisis management and communications amongst others. She obtained two degrees from Imperial College of Science and Technology of London and is a Qualified Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom and received her MBA Degree from Tanaka School of Imperial College in London. Overall, Firoz has almost 30 years of experience in her fields. Her experience has spanned various sectors and industries – this includes international public and private sectors and global academic institutions. Firoz started her 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. She has advised in the renewable energy industry on global strategy and expansion, 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 she was involved in transformation, innovation, strategy, communications and crises management and public service delivery and coaching for senior public officials. She has 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. Her 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. Firoz has led projects that directly affect companies’ bottom line, and led human resource transformation through performance management tracking reformation and coaching. Firoz has overseen numerous public relations, crisis management and other visibility programmes in public and private sectors including policy branding. She writes speeches and articles for public and private sector leaders and continues to do so now. In addition she moderates local and international panel sessions on private and public sector issues in Malaysia and globally. Firoz has worked with and advised global academic institutions including Said Business School of University of Oxford and LKY School of Public Policy of National University of Singapore. She has been involved in Islamic Branding and Marketing projects which looked into products and services, companies, local councils and countries. In addition she was involved in the setting up and subsequently advised the School of Government, on development of public sector leaders and positioning of public sector. Firoz has contributed and coordinated in 6 books in public sector and her latest is on Leadership In ASEAN;– Global Perspectives on Leadership. She has written extensively on “Ethics In Business” which is now carried by several international media. Read my column "Ethics In Business" at where she interviewed global personalities on ethics in business in their industries. She is currently involved with Government of Malaysia and the United Nations Development Programme on projects relating to public and corporate governance as well as an advisor to Bank Rakyat.


“You know there was a Harvard University study...


By Firoz Abdul Hamid The study of Aristotelian logic (or in the Islamic syllabus known as Mantiq –...


By Firoz Abdul Hamid Emir Abdul Qadir Al-Jazairi was a truly unusual leader, one the world is so...


By Firoz Abdul Hamid So like many, Netflix and Amazon Prime has taken a somewhat off-center stage (thankfully not...

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