IMBA joins presentation of Former Italian Prime Minister Professor Enrico Letta on the “Italy-ASEAN Association” at UniKL on October 21st 2016
IMBA Committee announced on August 6th that Adm. Fernando Ferri, who has served as IMBA Secretary General from last Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on April 13th 2016, has resigned from the Secretary General post due to personal reasons with effect from August 1st. Adm. Ferri will continue to serve IMBA as a Committee Member.
On August 6th, IMBA Members Committee have unanimously appointed Mr. Luciano Pezzotta as the new Secretary General. Mr. Luciano is an experienced management consultant who has operated in Malaysia since 2008 and has collaborated with several Malaysian high-profile organizations. Mr. Luciano has already effectively served as IMBA Secretary General in the months leading to 2016 AGM. The Members Committee wishes Mr. Luciano best of luck in his new mandate.
EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) underwent a change in leadership with a full Board election on 22nd April 2016 at the Extraordinary General Meeting, with the current Chairman, Mr Fermin Fautsch, retiring. Mr Roberto Benetello, Committee Member of Italy Malaysia Business Association, has been elected as the new Chairman of EUMCCI.
The Annual General Meeting that was held on April 13th at the Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur, has elected the New Committee for the years 2016 and 2017 which is composed as follows:
- President: Mr. Bruno Bertella - Vice-President of Finmeccanica
- Vice President: Datin Paduka Halimah binti Abdullah - Former Ambassador of Malaysia to Italy until 2015
- Treasurer: Mr. Francesco Grigolo
- Secretary General: Admiral (It.N) Mr. Fernando Ferri
- Ordinary Committee Member: Mr. Michele Dossi - CEO of MVF (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd
- Ordinary Committee Member: Mr. Ugo Castellotti - Managing Director of Maccaferri (Malaysia)
- Ordinary Committee Member: Mr. Luciano Pezzotta - Managing Partner of the European Center for Strategic Innovation (ECSI Asia)
On the immediate aftermath of the Annual General Meeting, the Committee Meeting has been convened by the new IMBA President in order to proceed with the naming of:
- Honorary President: Mr. Giovanni Fassi - Chairman and CEO of Fassi S.p.A.
- Honorary Member: Tan Sri (dr) Salleh Bin Mohd Nor - UTM Pro Chancellor and former Deputy President of IMBA
- Honorary Member: Mr. Samuele Porsia - Italian Trade Commissioner to Malaysia
- Committee Member (co-opted) Mr. Cesare Basile - Regional Manager for East Asia for Vitrociset S.p.A.
- Committee Member (co-opted) Mr. Roberto Benetello - CEO of RBC
IMBA President, Mr. Bruno Bertella, was invited by BFM radio to share about the upcoming AGM and his view on the future of IMBA on BFM Radio - The Business Station Resource Centre at 1pm on Tuesday April 12th.
Join us on April 13th at 7.30 PM at the Grand Millenium - Kuala Lumpur, for a networking evening and to hear the exciting plans of the new Board Committee, including the collaboration with the upcoming Opera KUL. Places are limited and assigned on a "first come first serve" basis. Register now by writing at email@example.com (event fee for non-members: RM 100 including international buffet and drinks)
IMBA has been asked to join the meeting organized by EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) with His Excellency Mr Luc Vandebon, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation in Malaysia to discuss the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the repercussions it may have on the EU economy and on the trade relationships with some ASEAN countries. We are collecting feedback from IMBA members and the Italian business community in Malaysia as a whole to use it in our contribution to the discussion with the Ambassador on April 6th. Leave a comment here or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serdang, the Malaysia-Italy Centre of Excellence for Mathematical Sciences (MICEMS) was officially inaugurated in Malaysia. Italy, known for its prestigious education and sciences, has given the endorsement to initiate MICEMS at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). The Italian Government recognises the importance of mathematical sciences and the need for such a centre in this region. The MICEMS joint inauguration were represented by H.E. the Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia - Mario Sammartino, and the Honourable Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia - Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching.
The centre will be spearheaded by the Institute for Mathematical Research (INSPEM) in UPM and the Department of Mathematical Sciences “Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange” in Politecnico di Torino (Polito), Italy. Polito is the oldest technical university in Italy, founded in 1859, and is well known due to its wide range of research alliances with industries throughout the whole world. On the other hand, INSPEM-UPM was established in 2002 and has recently been awarded the status of Emerging Regional Centre of Excellence (EMS-ERCE) by European Mathematical Society (EMS).
The MICEMS initiative is the first of its kind in South East Asia and it would focus on research and development in mathematical sciences and their applications in industries and societies at large, e.g., cryptography, biomedical sciences and complex systems.. The realization of this project confirms the great potential of the collaboration between the Italian and Malaysian academic communities, bears witness to the strengthening of the bilateral relations in strategic fields and has to be regarded as a catalyst for further engagement and cooperation in the future. This initiative embraces the recent Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) as well with Malaysia’s aspiration to be a regional hub in education and research.