Kuala Lumpur’s leading professional network

Corporate Network operates the leading professional network in Kuala Lumpur where members can access critical insights while engaging in high-level networking with senior business leaders from some of the most important MNCs operating in South-east Asia. Bring the collective expertise of The Economist Group and other business leaders into your organisation to allow you to explore new ideas and create space for understanding how external factors will impact your business.

Recent events in Kuala Lumpur

In conversation with Anwar Ibrahim

In this exclusive event, EICN members in KL heard from Mr Anwar Ibrahim as he shared his perspective on Malaysia’s political developments, the possible challenges posed by disunity by the then ruling coalition government and the leadership transition in 2020. Members were able to engage directly with the then PM in waiting.

Skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s State of Recovery: A Mid-Year Review

In this discussion, our panellists from SERC Malaysia and UOB discussed how Malaysia’s economic recovery is panning out. The discussion touched on thematic issues such as investments, technology adoption and government policy, which are instrumental in driving the longer-term growth trajectory.

C-Suite Congress: Developing the “Singapore Core”

The cost of bringing in foreign employees, and the obstacles highlighted by the pandemic, have led companies to reconsider their workforce strategy. In this CxO brainstorming session, EICN members explored ways they could reduce their reliance on expatriate employees and leaders in favour of a strong locally-based talent pool.

US-China Relations and South-east Asia

In this session our panellists from Tencent Cloud, Nanyang Technological University and Straumann Group examined how the US-China relations have changed under the Biden administration and the potential implications for governments and businesses in the region.

Meet our South-east Asia director

Sumana Rajarethnam is the South-east Asia director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network based in Singapore. Responsible for both the Singapore and Kuala Lumpur networks, Sumana works closely with network members to help inform their business strategies through political, economic and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers .Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of business advisory experience, nine of those as an analyst, principal and director with the EIU from 2011-2020. He has most recently been working in the Chinese technology sector, including stints at Kuaishou Technology and ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok.

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