KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 -- The Asia School of Business (ASB) and The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre (Iclif) have announced the integration of their business operations to provide broader set of business education offerings.
“With this integration, ASB will be able to bring its educational offerings to a much larger audience, enlarging the ASB platform for talent development in Malaysia, the ASEAN region, and emerging economies from around the world,” said ASB Board of Governors Co-Chair and Iclif's Board of Directors Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Aziz.
Both the Bank Negara Malaysia affiliates will be merged and operate under the ASB name, beginning Jan 1, 2020, and the operations and staff of Iclif are expected to move into ASB's new, state of the art campus in June.
The integration will result in the establishment of the executive education centre within ASB to be named ‘The Iclif Executive Education Center’, according to a statement.
"The addition of Iclif will allow for ASB to strengthen and expand its catalogue of non-degreed executive programme offerings, tapping into Iclif's existing global partnerships and faculty," said ASB President and Dean, Professor Charles Fine.
A collaboration between Bank Negara Malaysia and MIT Sloan School of Management, ASB was founded in 2015 as a response to the demand for highly-qualified, industry-ready talent to meet the needs of the growth opportunities of the emerging world, in particular of Asia.
Iclif was established by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2003 as an Asia-based independent non-profit organisation with the mission to strengthen the leadership and governance capabilities within the Malaysian financial sector.
Iclif Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Rajeev Peshawaria will continue to head The Iclif Executive Education Center within ASB.