The 2nd International Conference
on Human Capital and Knowledge Management 2015

 
 

DR. DATUK HAMZAH KASSIM

Short Biography

Dr. Hamzah career spanned government, multinational firms and enterprise creation. He is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The IA Group, one of the largest Malaysian professional service firms specializing in management, technology and human capital with offices in Malaysia and Indonesia. He was a former Executive Director/Partner of international firm of Ernst & Young, Vice President and Country Head of the global consulting firm of Cap Gemini and member of the global management team and Country Head of PA Consulting Group. Dr Hamzah specialised in large scale institutional and business transformation working across several sectors with established organizations ranging from banks to telecommunication companies including building platform for emerging knowledge enterprise .He was involved in various large scale assignments to realign organisations to the new enterprise model to compete in the knowledge economy bringing in best practice and intervention methodology.

Prior to joining the consulting industry in 1995, Dr. Hamzah held various senior positions in government in the field of industrial R&D management and public policy on technology development and innovation for over 18 years. He had served as member of expert groups to various national and international organizations . He was also a Project Director for the Industrial Technology Master Plan for Malaysia in the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS).

In 2006 he was the consulting advisor to the National Implementation Task Force - a special task force chaired by the Prime Minister and senior cabinet members to oversee, accelerate and fast track national development. Dr. Hamzah was appointed by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak in 2009 as member of the 8 man team National Economic Advisory Council - NEAC which has been tasked to develop the New Economic Model for Malaysia which is now the growth platform to achieve an advanced economy status by 2020.

Currently he is the member of the Industry advisory council in two public universities ,Uitm and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and also a member of international academic advisory group of Tanri Abeng University in Jakarta. Dr Hamzah sits in various other boards and advisory councils in both public and public sector.

He holds a PhD from Aston University United Kingdom.