GSM-IGM Seminar - Disaster Risks, Business Continuity Management and Insurance: An Emerging Market for Geoscientists?

Event Code : GSM-IGM-DRR-4-2019 Venue Name : Geology Department, University of Malaya Host Name : Coordinator Name : Date From : 2019-04-16

GSM-IGM Flagship on Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risks, Business Continuity Management and Insurance: An Emerging Market for Geoscientists? Convenor: Prof. Joy Jacqueline Pereira, SEADPRI-Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Time: 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Date: 16 April 2019
Venue: Department of Geology, University of Malaya

The Geological Society of Malaysia and Institute of Geology Malaysia jointly established the GSM-IGM Flagship on Geoscience to Action for Disaster Risk Reduction (G2A4DRR) in 2015 to serve as a catalyst to incubate and market potential geoscience technology, tools and services that is relevant to address the risks of natural hazards. The Flagship aims to promote programmes on capacity building and professional development to be delivered in Malaysia initially and Southeast Asia in the long term. The G2A4DRR is helmed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and University of Malaya’s Geology Department, with support from the Newton Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF) administered by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).

The Forum on "Disaster Risks, Business Continuity Management and Insurance: An Emerging Market for Geoscientists?" is an activity of the NUOF Project. It will be led by two prominent industry players, who will provide insights on their respective sectors, to set the scene for the discussion.

1) Mr. Henry Ee is Founder & Director of Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore. He oversees the professional delivery of consultancy services, provides direction and guidance, and conducts business development and strategic planning. He was formerly the Regional BCP Management (Asia) for Chase Manhanttan Bank/ JP Morgan Chase. Prior to that he was Assistant Vice President, Business Continuity Management at ABN Amro Bank.

2) Mr. Anuar Abd Shukur is Vice-President of the Malaysian Association of Risk and Insurance Management (MARIM), a non-profit trade association representing corporations that practice risk and insurance management in Malaysia. Membership is open to all professionals with risk responsibilities or the insurance sector.

Members of GSM and IGM and invited to attend the Forum. Registration is free of charge on a first-come-first served basis, with a deadline of 15 April 2019. Kindly respond to geologicalsociety@gmail.com OR contact Ms. Anna Lee at 03-79577036.