The Judges

Judges' meeting

An independent judging panel met on 30 May 2019 at our office to select the final winners. They share their thoughts on trust, and what companies can do to build trust.


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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 was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1972.

After teaching at Edinburgh University he became Technical Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) in 1978. In 1982 he was appointed national technical partner of Thomson McLintock & Co and later of KPMG.

In 1990 he became the Chairman of the (then) UK Accounting Standards Board (ASB) and in January 2001 was appointed the first Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).  He then led the Board for ten years, retiring in June 2011.

He is a visiting Professor of Accounting at Strathclyde University and the Management School of Edinburgh University.  He has received honorary degrees from nine British universities.

He was knighted in 1994 and has been presented with a number of awards from the accounting profession.  He was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2013.

Sir David became President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in April 2012 (until April 2013) and Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) in October 2012.

He chairs the Royal Household Audit Committee for the Sovereign Grant and is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Scottish charities, Leuchie House and the ICAS Foundation.

YBhg Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood
Under Secretary General, Partnerships
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Dr. Jemilah Mahmood began her mandate as Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in January 2016. Her portfolio involves partnership and resource development, strategy, policy, knowledge, as well as global communications. Under her leadership, IFRC has also developed a global innovation including a futures and foresight unit.

Before joining the IFRC, Dr. Mahmood was the Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations in New York. She is well known as the founder of MERCY Malaysia, which she led from 1999-2009.

Her previous appointments include Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at UNFPA; Senior Fellow at Khazanah Nasional Berhad in Malaysia’s Khazanah Research and Investment Strategy Division, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Humanitarian Futures Programme at Kings College in London. From 2006-2009, she was one of 16 members appointed by United Nations Secretary-General to the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund.

Dr. Mahmood has held many Board positions in NGOs and INGOs and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for her contribution to civil society and work in support of marginalised communities. Currently, she chairs the Board of Trustees of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Civil Society Governor of the Commonwealth Foundation, and is a board member of the Global Responsible Finance Institute. She is also a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team (UNDAC) since 2004.

Dr Mahmood graduated as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the National University of Malaysia, has a Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists United Kingdom.

Malek Ali
Founder, BFM 89.9

Mr. Malek is the founder of BFM89.9, Malaysia's only business radio station. BFM 89.9 is a popular radio station among working professionals in Malaysia.  BFM 89.9 is his latest venture in a career theme of bringing new products to market, which included stints at Yahoo, JobStreet Corporation, Maxis, The Boston Consulting Group and law firm Allen & Overy.

Mr. Malek has recently returned to his tech roots by entering the insurtech industry in his latest venture, Fi Life.

Mr. Malek sits on the Asia-Pacific advisory board of Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA. He is also a law graduate of Bristol University.

Nadiah Wan
Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara
Group Chief Executive Officer, TMC Life Sciences Berhad

Ms Nadiah Wan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara (formerly known as Tropicana Medical Centre) in 2017 and Group Chief Executive Officer of TMC Life Sciences Bhd in 2019.

Prior to joining Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara, Ms. Nadiah worked in Sunway Medical Centre as Chief Operating Officer (Clinical Services) after being promoted from Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications in October 2016. She started her career at The Boston Consulting Group in 2007 as an Associate Consultant before joining Sunway Group as Manager, Strategy and Corporate Development in 2009.

Ms. Nadiah holds an MSc in Public Health (Nutrition) from the London School of Hygiene and Medicine, UK and was awarded the Hecht Bequest for Best Student in Public Health (Nutrition) upon graduation. She pursued her undergraduate studies in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard College (AB cum Laude, ’07) while conducting research at Boston Children’s Hospital with grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She is currently an Interviewer for Harvard College admissions and the Vice President of the Harvard Club of Malaysia.

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