YBhg Emeritus Prof Datuk Norma Mansor

Norma Mansor is the Director of Social Wellbeing Research Centre (SWRC), Universiti Malaya, a position she holds since 2013. She was appointed the Secretary of the National Economic Advisory Council, Prime Minister’s Department (2009 to 2011) after being the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration from April 2004 to June 2009.

She was also an advisor and a consultant to various organisations which include the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, International Labor Organisation (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU). As an academic, Professor Datuk Norma has written extensively in books and scholarly journals.

She was awarded Emeritus Professorship by the Universiti Malaya in October 2018. Professor Datuk Norma is also an academic fellow of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), a fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and the President of the Malaysian Economic Association (MEA).


Day 1
October 20, 2021
9:00 am

Plenary Session - The New Paradigms for Business & The Malaysian Economy

The Covid Pandemic has given the world an economic shock akin to that of a world war. In 2020, the world experienced an economic contraction of 6.2%*, the deepest since World War II, and twice as deep as the contraction of 2008-2009. While there are “green shoots of spring” in the more advanced economies of the world in 2021, Malaysia has yet to experience a rebound in economic and business activities. What is the way forward and what does the new equilibrium look like for Malaysia?
This session will explore the macro view of the nation’s economy, the new paradigms of business, and the key strategies to pursue to ensure a sustainable rebound of the Malaysian economy.

*Global per capita GDP growth, World Bank