The Young AMP Board of Management (BOM) now has a new leader at its helm, with the appointment of Mr Muhd Shamir Abdul Rahim, following the retirement of Mr Saktiandi Supaat, who has served the maximum three years as President of Young AMP. The complete list of the Young AMP BOM members is found in the Annex (see below).
The Young AMP Constitution was amended in 2013 under the outgoing BOM and introduced a maximum three-year term for each President to ensure that there will be a defined renewal process and to ensure sustained leadership opportunities within Young AMP. This is expected to allow Young AMP to meet the changing needs of the dynamic and young Malay/Muslim community.
Mr Saktiandi says, “I was involved in Young AMP for ten years, three of which as the second President of Young AMP. It has been a wonderful and humbling experience and I have learned a lot from my interactions with fellow volunteers and staff in our effort to uplift the community. During my term as President, Young AMP has undertaken a collaborative ethos in most of our activities. Young AMP also focused on enhancing its internal processes, widening its membership base as well as building our industry and professional networks. Although my term has ended, I will continue to contribute to the community and volunteer in both AMP and Young AMP in various capacities.”
Moving forward, the Young AMP BOM will continue this collaborative approach in its programmes and activities. Mr Muhd Shamir says, “The key group that we will partner are young Malay/Muslim professionals whom we hope to engage to play an active role in advancing our community. To this end, Young AMP will explore the creation of loose, ‘cloud’ groups such as interest-groups, industry fellowships and sub-committees to encourage more young professionals to engage in meaningful roles that they identify with. Such a structure will cater to busier professionals who can still give valuable inputs as resource persons. Young AMP will also continue collaborating with other like-minded individuals and organisations who wish to play a role in serving the community.”
Young AMP is exploring a re-launch of the Muslim Youth Intelligentsia Series, which started in 2005, as there is renewed interest among Malay/Muslim youths to revive this critical thinking series. Among the issues that will be discussed would be environmentalism, one of the focus areas of Young AMP’s activities this year, with a book on the correlation between environmental awareness and Islam to be launched next month.
YOUNG AMP BOARD OF MANAGEMENT (as at 1 January 2014)
Md Shamir Abd Rahim (President) Managing Director Sypher Labs Pte Ltd
- Hazni Aris (Vice-President) Sales Manager Zurich Insurance Singapore
- Sofiah Jamil Adjunct Research Associate Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies Nanyang Technological UniversityPhD Candidate Australia National University
Ridwan Abbas Journalist Middle East Insurance Review
- Fauzulkabir Darke Senior Associate Manager Orangetee.com Pte Ltd
- Md Syakir Hashim Undergraduate National University of Singapore
- Aminur Rasid Executive Madrasah Policy and Planning Unit Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS)
- Shafiee Razali Youth Worker YouthReach