Building a successful business isn’t about achieving success quickly, it’s about building success that will actually last. Datuk Faridah Hanim Haron or affectionately known as Ibu Hanim believes that the only way for a business to sustain for a longer time is through structured planning and execution with prevailing leadership skills.

Based on several case studies, a big percentage of SMEs can only survive up to seven years. Hence, it became the reason why Ibu Hanim resigned from Petronas as a Learning Specialist, Learning Consultant and Leadership Advisor to create her own business called Annems Leadership Solution Sdn Bhd.

“I feel the responsibility to teach and spread the experience, knowledge and wisdom that I gained for the past 20 years in the field of learning and organizational Development to every founder of SMEs in Malaysia so that they can sustain their businesses for a longer time.” She added that SMEs are one of the key areas of growth for vision 2020 and is expected to contribute up to 41 percent of Malaysia’s GDP by 2020.

Datuk Faridah Hanim Haron

Annems Leadership Solution Sdn Bhd specializes in leadership and organizational development, providing tailored solutions and consultancy services to both individuals and organizations. As part of the innovative and progressive Leadership and Organizational Development centre, they have a wealth of research expertise as well as access to emerging approaches to ensure that their solutions and consultancy services are at the forefront of the leadership and organizational development.

Ibu Hanim is also a member of the ACT Consulting Board of Expert, a subsidiary of ESQ Group Indonesia, a board member and advisor to MDC Asia Link Berhad, Mary Jardin Holdings Berhad and several other reputable establishments.

She was also the chief judge for various quality conventions, a sought-after change consultant and advisor with hands-on experience in managing complex business transformation projects that require a blend of organizational development and change management skills with impactful strategic and tactical approach.

Previously, Ibu Hanim was also a Strategic Leadership Development and Learning Advisor for MACC. She has turned-around many organizations and businesses to ensure sustainability and consistent performances.

Ibu Hanim has presented papers in various seminars, forums and conferences. She has also undertaken transformational projects in the national and international level.

She leads her workshops and learning sessions with her personal brand of motivation and passion which helps to ignite and accelerate learning and accomplished goals. Participants have described her sessions as sincere and lively. Her ability to be neutral, non-judgmental, honouring the group and affirming its wisdom when facilitating discussions has been claimed as her magical ability to extract participation in an effective way.

Ibu Hanim aspires to populate every local chain store with local products and believes that one day, every SME in Malaysia will not just be able to sustain their business but also dominate the global market.


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