Flowing Through Challenges: TM R&D CEO at Maybank’s IWD Programme”

Dr. Sharlene Thiagarajah, CEO of TM R&D, was recently invited to participate in a panel session as part of Maybank’s IWD programme. The session, themed ‘Inspiring Inclusion & The Courage to Challenge’, featured Dr. Sharlene and other esteemed leaders namely Datuk (Dr) Nora Abd Manaf, Maybank Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Dr. Sanjay Sarma, CEO, President & Dean of Asia School of Business and Dato’ Fadza Anuar, Co-Founder of FashionValet.

In the session, Dr. Sharlene shared insights into life within TM R&D, providing a window into the organisation’s operations. In addition, Dr. Sharlene shared insightful advice on confronting personal challenges – by adopting a mindset akin to water whereby when faced with hurdles or obstacles, she encouraged the audience to flow through them and make the best of the situation as well as the importance of self-worth.

We would like to extend our thanks to Maybank for the invitation and the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations as well as sharing of insights alongside distinguished industry leaders. Maybank’s IWD programme is a powerful platform to drive connected thinking on multifaceted aspects of inclusion and the courage required to challenge systemic barriers and biases.