COVID-19 Conversations 3: Business Transformations & COVID-19 with Rafiq Jumabhoy

Prominent regional consultant Rafiq Jumabhoy discusses how businesses are responding to COVID-19 and the shifts that are taking place in key sectors – travel, retail and manufacturing. He points to how work and businesses will shift in the post COVID-19 environment, with special attention to Malaysia.

Special Guest: Rafiq Jumabhoy
Rafiq Jumabhoy is principal of Orkney Holdings; an international advisory firm focused on strategy and project implementation in real estate and related service-based businesses. He has been involved in a number of turnarounds both at corporate and national level across a number of geographies from Europe, and Asia over his 45-year C-suite career in private and public companies in Singapore, UK, Australia and India. He is an honorary fellow of the National University of Singapore’s, Business School and has served on the core committee of Singapore’s National Economic Planning committee, charged with the economic turnaround in the 1991 recession as well as inter alia the boards of Singapore’s Mendaki, National Environment Council, Sentosa Development Corporation and non-profits in the US.

Hosted by: Dr Bridget Welsh
Dr Bridget Welsh is currently an Honorary Research Associate with the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia (UoNARI-M) based in Kuala Lumpur. She is also a Senior Research Associate of the Hu Fu Center for East Asia Democratic Studies of National Taiwan University, a Senior Associate Fellow of The Habibie Center, a University Fellow of Charles Darwin University. She specializes in Southeast Asian politics, with a focus on Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. An author and editor of numerous books, reports and articles, her last report is Grappling with Transition: Myanmar’s 2019 Asia Barometer Findings. Her forthcoming book A Divided Malaysia: The Rise and Fall of Pakatan Harapan examines Malaysia’s 2018 elections and the transformation of national politics during the Harapan government of 2018-2020. She taught at John Cabot University, Ipek University, Singapore Management University, SAIS (JHU) and Hofstra University. She received her Ph.D in political science from Columbia University, language training at Cornell University (FALCON) and B.A. from Colgate University. She is a Senior Advisor for Freedom House, a member of the International Research Council of the National Endowment for Democracy and a core member of the Asian Barometer Survey covering fifteen countries in East Asia.