Fellow: Shireen Muhiudeen | ISV
Shireen Muhiudeen is the founder, managing director, and principal fund manager of Corston-Smith Asset Management.
set up Corston-Smith
after 12 years as chief executive of the Malaysian arm of global insurance giant AIG Investment Corporation.
In all, she
has more than 24 years of focused fund management expertise, including her
extensive current ASEAN client portfolio.
In recognition of her work in the industry, she was named one of the 25 most influential women in the Asia-Pacific region for asset management by Asian Investor, a regional publication, in June 2011.
has long been a much sought-after speaker at national and international fora, including at the International Financial Corporation
(IFC), a member of the World Bank
She is currently also a member of IFC's working group for the establishment of the Philippine Stock Exchange's Maharlika Board, a distinct trading board for companies with world-class corporate governance practices.
Shireen's involvement in finalising the rules for the Maharlika
Board is just one of her
many unstinting commitments to good corporate governance, transparency, accountability, and greater representation of women in boardrooms.
Besides nurturing and nudging companies that Corston-Smith invests in towards best practices, she has also successfully drawn many international investors to Malaysia by launching the ASEAN Corporate Governance Fund there in 2008 and then the ASEAN Shariah Corporate Governance Fund in 2009.
accepts speaking engagements whenever she
can to reinforce her
commitments, such as the International Corporate Governance Network
(ICGN)(2011), the Hankook Ilbo Global Women's Leadership Conference (2010), Deloitte's
Global Council for the Retention and Advancement of Women (2011), and the Ministry of Women, Family & Community's Women's Summit (2009 & 2010).
She builds on these consistently, notably with her monthly column, Governance Matters, in Malaysia's best-selling English daily - The Star, as well as a frequent commentator on global finance for such broadcasters as Bloomberg and CNBC.
On top of that, she
team at Corston-Smith
have taken it upon themselves to publish a free handbook on personal finance for young working adults.