ICDM is a membership-based organisation whose mandate is to professionalise directorship in Malaysia. As the national institute of directors (IoD), ICDM is committed to providing continuous professional development – empowering boards and directors with forward-thinking mindsets, practical knowledge, and essential competencies. Established by the Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia and supported by Bank Negara Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia and the Capital Market Development Fund, ICDM’s goal is to be the leading influence of excellence in governance and to build a robust corporate governance culture in Malaysia.
SC's three-pillar approach to market regulation includes regulatory discipline, market discipline, and self-discipline. ICDM’s role is to reinforce self-discipline among board members through enhancements of skills, knowledge and mindset to promote sustainability-driven governance, thus complementing market and regulatory disciplines. In support of this, the institute also offers a comprehensive suite of board advisory and consultancy services including board evaluations, director sourcing & placement, coaching and mentoring.
As the official institution that represents directors’ interest, ICDM carries out advocacy efforts through outreach and engagement activities within our membership network and external stakeholders, including regulators, professional associations, academic and research institutions, and industry partners. Our outreach to other director institutes and associations regionally and globally provides greater opportunities for extension of membership privileges, sharing of best practices and peer connections.
Currently, ICDM is the official and sole provider of the Bursa Malaysia Mandatory Accreditation Programme (MAP) and the newly launched Mandatory Accreditation Programme Part II: Leading for Impact (LIP). In line with this, we are also expanding our portfolio of training and advisory programmes to cover a wider offering in the areas of sustainability and ESG.
Our Purpose of Existence
To be the one-stop centre for all board and director current and future needs.
To be the voice of directors in representing their diverse thoughts and views.
To embed a sustainability-driven governance culture and leadership in Malaysian boards.
Centre of excellence for the professional development of sustainability-driven directors.
Enhancing board effectiveness & promoting excellence in sustainability-driven governance by strengthening directors’ professionalism.
The 3 Key Stages of Directorship:
The Board’s Strategic Advisor:
Our 3 Strategic Objectives
Professionalising directorship & pipeline building
Advocating issues affecting directors & the marketplace
Providing a holistic platform to support board & director ecosystem
We take accountability and conduct business dealings in accordance with the highest social, ethical and legal standards. We expect the same commitment and conduct from those we connect with.
We believe in continually learning from each other and investing to develop personal knowledge and capabilities.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity
We take pride in teamwork, upholding professionalism, respecting diversity, equity, inclusivity and supporting each other.
We are committed to delivering value and quality services, being sensitive to the needs of stakeholders and promoting innovation with an entrepreneurial and sustainable mindset.