Mohd Syukri Ahmad Sudari

Syukri Sudari is the Chief People Officer (“CPO”) at AFFIN Bank Berhad.  He has more than 20 years of working experiences in human resources which covers diversified industries including financial, telecommunications, aerospace, engineering and insurance sectors. Syukri also serves as the Board Member of Human Resource Development Corporation (HRDCORP), the Vice President, Council Member of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and the President of Association of Insurance Employers (AIE).

Syukri is a cutting-edge HR leader in Malaysia when it comes to implementing tech driven solutions. What makes Syukri such an influential leader is his commitment to new tech and his ability to blend soft skills with data driven insights to create positive work cultures no matter where he goes. Through his Leadership, he has transformed many aspects in organization, specifically in employee experience, culture, talent management and rewards, alongside digital innovation initiatives via usage of robotics and artificial intelligence.

An accomplished leader, he has won several awards throughout his 24-year career, including CHRO of the year 2020 and “100 most Inspirational LinkedIn Icon in Malaysia 2020”.  He is also designated as LUMA Institute Certified Practitioner of Human-Centered Design and accredited Human Synergistics LSI/GSI practitioner.



Day 2
October 21, 2021
10:45 am

Concurrent Session E: “Is There a Jobs Crisis in Malaysia?”

21 October

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the worst jobs crisis the world over, estimated to be ten times more devastating than the global financial crisis. Malaysia is not spared from the hit to employment, with young job seekers, especially fresh graduates, most impacted. In January 2021, youth unemployment among 15 to 24-year-olds was estimated at over 13% in Malaysia, more than five times the rate for older adults*. A prolonged jobs crisis will further widen inequalities, with the impact felt for years to come.

This session addresses the trouble areas of employment in Malaysia, especially those that affect the nation’s youth. The discussion will also cover future jobs “hotspots” and what policies are needed to ensure long-term job creation in the country.

*Department of Statistics Malaysia, January 2021