The roles and functions of the Council are:

The primary objective of the Human Capital Development and Compensation Committee (HCDCC) is to provide a formal and transparent procedure for the formulation of policies, as well as processes with regards to matters relating to the employment, well-being and development of the employees of FAA, by ensuring that their terms of employment, remuneration, compensation and benefits, career development, succession planning, as well as training and development initiatives are competitive and consistent with FAA’s culture, objectives and strategy.

The Board shall appoint a committee consisting of three Directors and chaired by the Chairman of FAA Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of FAA shall have a standing invitation to attend each meeting. The committee will meet at least once a year to review the compensation and benefits recommendations for FAA employees and any such additional meetings as deemed necessary by the Chairman of the committee to fulfil its role.

Committee Members

Datin Teh Ija Mohd Jalil
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Datin Teh Ija Mohd Jalil

Datin Teh Ija Jalil was appointed a Director of FAA in 2013. She also chairs the FAA Accreditation Council which oversees quality assurance and accreditation initiatives, including the review of learning programmes submitted by registered training providers, and the endorsement of quality assurance and accreditation standards and policies.

She is currently an independent non-executive Director of UEM Sunrise Berhad where she chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, and Governance and Risk Committee. She is also an independent non-executive Director of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad where she is a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee. She was appointed to the board of SIDC Corporation on 29 January 2020.

Datin Teh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Malaya and Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She began her career in the civil service and built her competency in the area of economic policy-making and international trade and finance through her 24 years in the government service.

She joined the Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia in 2000 and retired from the regulatory body in 2017 after serving 17 years in various capacities including as Head of SIDC, Executive Director, Corporate Resources and as Advisor of Special Projects in the Chairman’s Office. During her time in SC, she was involved in capital market policies development and regulation, human capital development, and training and education, including professional and investor education.

Her experience includes trade and financial services negotiations as Malaysia’s Lead Financial Services Negotiator in the World Trade Organisation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation. She also represented the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in World Bank, International Monetary Fund, APEC Finance Ministers meetings during her tenure with MoF from 1990 to 1999.

Dato’ Tharuma Rajah
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Dato’ Tharuma Rajah

Dato’ Tharuma Rajah is the founder and CEO of Garage Analytics, a digital consulting firm with offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. He is also a board member of Teach for Malaysia and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Board Committee of AWJ Holding Company in Saudi Arabia.

Dato’ Tharuma was previously the President of Korn Ferry Advisory in the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to that, he was the Global Managing Director of Hay Group for its markets in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. He Joined Hay Group in 1993 after a 12-year stint with National Semiconductor, a Silicon Valley-based US electronics multinational. He was an international partner and board member of Hay Group until its acquisition by Korn Ferry in December 2015.

Dato’ Tharuma has advised clients from a range of industries including telecommunication, retail, financial services, energy, aviation, healthcare and government sectors in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States on a challenging mix of strategic people, leadership and organisational issues. He is an executive coach to many Fortune 500 business leaders in Asia Pacific and the United States.

He speaks regularly at major international forums and is co-author of ‘The Indian CEO – A Portrait of Excellence’. He has led several seminal empirical research studies in Asia and the West which have provided new insights on the ethos and cross-cultural differences between Eastern and Western leadership styles in both public and private sectors.

Dato’ Tharuma is a member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of London, and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales.

Ms Salmah Bee Mohd Mydin
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Ms Salmah Bee Mohd Mydin

Ms Salmah Bee Mohd Mydin is the Executive Director, Market Development at Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia responsible for corporate strategies and planning, economics research as well as markets and products.

An important focus of SC's agenda is the long term sustainable development of the broader capital market. Ms Salmah manages a team responsible for formulating the overall planning and strategy for SC, driving initiatives to enhance market efficiency, vibrancy liquidity and competitiveness, and analysing economic development trends and its impact on capital market. She is a board member of the Audit Oversight Board and Capital Market Compensation Fund Corporation.

Given her vast experience in investigation, intermediaries' supervision, market surveillance, authorisation and licencing, as well as development and policy formulation, Ms Salmah has been involved in numerous external engagements including the public sector transformation initiatives, Attorney-General's Chambers and Anti-Corruption Agency (now known as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission). She also served as a member of the Financial Stability Committee, Labuan Financial Services Authority.

Prior to SC, Ms Salmah was a business reporter with The Star Publications. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Management and Business Studies) from University of Liverpool and a Master in Science (Public Policy and Management) from University of London.

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