IPC 15 : Biodata of Speakers

Dr Asma Abdullah

email: asmaatculturematters@gmail.com

mobile: +60122013201

A freelance consultant, coach, trainer, and author on topics related to culture, cross-cultural orientation, corporate culture, diversity and inclusion, negotiation, women and leadership.

Spent 22 years in a US multinational as a human resource development practitioner. Taught at Putra Business School on subjects related to Training Development, Organization Development, and Cross-cultural Management.

Written Numerous Articles on culture, women and training and authored several books such as Understanding the Malaysian WorkforceGoing GlocalUnderstanding Multicultural MalaysiaCulture Matters and Insights into Malaysian Culture and designed 3 cross-cultural packages - Culture Detective, Diversophy, and Cross-cultural cardgame.

Member of several civil society organizations working on peace, women and cultural understanding, namely - PCORE, Persatuan Siswazah Malaysia, Sisters in Islam and G25, and Alhunafa. A consultant on culture matters with the Institure of Youth under the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Educational qualifications include a PhD in Anthropology, Master of Science in Education, Master of Education, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Education. A Certified HRDF Trainer and Certified People Coach.