BMCC Sector Committees

The BMCC Sector Committees are a platform where senior representatives from our members of the same sector come together for knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, networking, and more.

Energy Committee

The BMCC Energy Committee is a platform for members to discourse, collaborate, and exchange information on opportunities, gaps, and business challenges while contributing to the development of sustainable energy solutions. Committed to advancing Malaysia’s energy industry in oil & gas, renewable energy, power, and utilities, the committee also aims to support Malaysia’s sustainable energy transition through collaboration with the government and industries in strategic areas. BMCC Energy Committee currently has 20 member companies comprises of oil & gas, renewable energy, engineering consulting, and other service providers. Currently, the committee is focused on advocating decarbonisation, hydrogen economy, carbon capture, and decommissioning, in line with the government's 2050 Net Zero Carbon aspiration.

The committee is chaired by Azman Nasir, Regional Director APAC, the Energy Industries Council (EIC).

Committee Members:

  • Aathaworld
  • Arup
  • Automation & Control Systems
  • bp
  • EM &I Asset Integrity Services
  • Fulkrum Technical Resources
  • HKA
  • Ion Ventures (Formasi Energy)
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Opito Asia Pacific
  • PETROFAC Malaysia
  • Ricardo
  • Score Asia
  • Shell Malaysia
  • Skrine
  • Subsea 7 Asia Pacific
  • Tex Cycle
  • The Energy Industries Council (EIC)
  • Three60 Energy Group
  • University of Strathclyde

Higher Education Committee

The BMCC Higher Education Committee serves as a platform where members share their priorities in the year ahead, and identify areas of collaborations that could potentially be developed to benefit the wider membership. The committee, which consists of 26 members from various UK and Malaysian universities and education-based companies, includes the five UK universities with Malaysian campuses (UK5).

The objective of this committee is advocating the issues and concerns affecting the higher education sector with the aim to channelling these concerns to relevant stakeholders especially the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). This is being done through a joint working group that was set up between MOHE and BMCC, following a meeting with the Minister of Higher Education in 2021.

The committee also provides a platform for members to share their best practices, build relationships and form strategic alliances with key stakeholders in industry to support its advocacy role on behalf of the chamber. Key areas discussed in the committee are digitalisation of the education sector, talent development through industry linkages, international students internship and post graduate employment.

The BMCC Higher Education Committee is chaired by Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, BMCC Board Member, as well as Provost and CEO of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. The Deputy Chair is Prof. Rebecca Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and CEO of University of Southampton Malaysia.

Committee Members:

  • 3Quantum Consultancy
  • ACCA Maritime South East Asia
  • Advance HE
  • Asia e University (AEU)
  • British Council
  • CIMA SE Asia
  • City & Guilds
  • CMI Management & Leadership
  • Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  • International University of Malaya-Wales
  • Kaplan Financial Limited
  • Lancaster University
  • Management & Science University (MSU)
  • Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
  • QS Enrolment Solutions
  • Sunway University
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • Tribal Group
  • Universiti KL (UniKL) BMI
  • Universiti Malaya
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
  • University of Reading Malaysia
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Strathclyde
  • UWE International Educational Services

Past initiatives

Webinar on The Student Voice in a Time of Change (26 April 2021)

  • This webinar will focus on the importance of the student voice during these unprecedented times. Allied to the publication on the Student Voice in a time of change by the BMCC, we will focus on how institutions have ensured that the student voice should be central to an institution’s planning and mission. We will look at some examples across the Malaysian public and private sectors as well as an innovative example from the UK. We hope this webinar will provide a fascinating insight into the evolving role of the student voice in today’s world.  Panellists consist of representatives from academia, industry and student leaders from Malaysia and the UK.
  • Watch the recording here

Thought leadership Publication on The Student Voice in a Time of Change

  • The BMCC is proud to present this publication, an initiative of the BMCC Higher Education Committee, featuring an important topic that helps shape the future of student representation and leadership in Malaysia’s post-pandemic higher education landscape. Moving forward, the Chamber will continue to prioritise our industry engagement efforts, staying committed in strengthening the collective voice and delivering more joint initiatives that contribute to the development of Malaysia’s higher education sector.
  • Access the publication here

Higher Education (HE) Forum: International Students Employability (25 November 2019)

  • This event was held to promote dialogues on higher education and the barriers and opportunities of employability for international students in Malaysia during and after their studies. Hosted at Sunway University, Sunway Group Founder and Chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO made a special appearance and presented his keynote address on “Making our Graduates Work Ready for the Future” to more than 200 attendees comprising senior business leaders, talent and HR managers, lecturers and students. His Excellency Charles Hay MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia was also present at the forum.
  • Click here for more information

Webinar: Trends Across Higher Education Systems in ASEAN, with a focus on Malaysia,  Cambodia, Myanmar & Vietnam (20 May 2020)

  • Panellists from 4 markets gave the audience an insight into trends across ASEAN in the HE sector. Some of these key markets are less well known than others and they represent new opportunities for engagement for the HE sector in the UK.
  • Watch the recording here

Webinar: Trends Across Higher Education Systems in ASEAN (20 May 2020)

  • The implementation of nationwide or local closure of education institutions worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted about 98.6% of the world’s student population. The Vice Chancellors and Provosts from the University of Nottingham, Universiti Malaya (UM) and Asia e-University were the esteemed panellists sharing their valuable insights at this forum.
  • Watch the recording here

Webinar: Improving Employability Skills in the Finance & Accounting Sector (7 April 2021)

  • The esteemed panellists discussed how enhanced collaboration between the government, professional bodies and the higher education institutions can improve employability skills within the finance and accounting sector. The panel consisted of the CEOs of TalentCorp, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and University of Reading and representatives from University of Malaya-Wales and BP, and was moderated by Kaplan Financial Ltd.
  • Watch the recording here

Education Committee (3 to 18 Years)

The BMCC Education Committee (3 to 18 Years) consists of 18 members from British international schools, private schools and education-related companies serving the educational needs of children between the age 3 to 18 years old.

The objective of the committee is to serve as an advocacy platform to discuss issues and concerns affecting the education sector such as approval of hiring for teachers and QTS qualifications with the aim to channel these concerns as a collective industry voice to relevant regulators, policymakers, and stakeholders in the government. It also looks to develop partnerships and networking across industries, to support wholesome educational experience for the students through the 3 sub-committees which are Advocacy & Partnerships, Networking & Promotion, and Sustainability.

The BMCC Education Committee (3-18 Years) is chaired by Anthony Partington, BMCC Board member and CEO of XCL Education Group.

Committee Members:

  • Beaconhouse Malaysia
  • Charterhouse International
  • Epsom College Malaysia
  • Garden International School
  • IGB International School
  • International School Partnership (ISP)
  • Kolej Tuanku Jaafar
  • Marlborough College Malaysia
  • Nexus International School
  • Orchid Leadership Coaching & Consultancy
  • Prince of Wales Island International School
  • St John's International School
  • Stonyhurst International School Penang
  • The Alice Smith School
  • The British International School KL
  • The International School @ ParkCity
  • XCL Education Group