The Accounting Research Institute (ARI) congratulates two of its associates who recently achieved significant milestones in their career. Firstly, congratulations to Dr Farah Aida Ahmad Nazri who completed her PhD in Islamic Finance from the Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA. Dr Farah untertook her PhD program under the university's Young Researcher Scheme (YRS) and will be attached with ARI as a researcher and lecturer.
Recently Dr Farah Aida also sat and successfully completed her professional examination in Enterprise Risk Management with the global body, Enterprise Risk Management Academy and received the ERMCP professional designation.
Secondly, congratulations to Dr Md Nizam Ali, Senior Director and Chief Coordinator of Centre for Knowledge and Consultancy on Integrity at the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM), who successfully completed his PhD program at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Dr Nizam is instrumental in the establishment of the Corporate Integrity System for IIM. Through him, ARI was involved in the development of the Corporate Integrity Questionnaire - an instrument used to measure corporate integrity at workplaces. This collaborative project between the industry and academia was very engaging. We had at least two laboratory-style meetings at the
Securities Commission office to discuss the fundamentals of corporate integrity; several round-table discussions at IIM, presentation of the preliminary instrument to the Federation of Public Listed Companies and meetings with corporate CEOs at Bursa Malaysia, pilot testing the instrument and actual evaluation of corporate integrity at various organisations such as Celcom, TNB, KPJ, MARA, UDA and many others. Today, the instrument has been used widely by corporations in Malaysia.