Malaysia

BESarawak COO wins prestigious Women’s Scholarship

Amelia Roziman plans to leverage scholarship to improve practices within the business events industry.

Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) chief operating officer, Amelia Roziman, has been awarded the prestigious Women’s Scholarship for the ‘Executive Transition Program (ETP)’ by the European School of Management and Technology Berlin.

The ETP is specifically designed for C-level and senior executives transitioning to an increased level of general management responsibility.

Roziman, one of only two global scholarship recipients, says she intends to use skills gained in the ETP to improve practices within the business events industry.

“My long-term goal includes extending my organisation’s reach and key socio-economic concepts in Sarawak; eventually beyond national barriers by becoming a global Business Events influencer that focuses on feminist values and impacts beyond tourism,” she says

“Due to the relatively new concept of Business Events under Malaysia’s much larger tourism umbrella, our local industry players and key personnel are very unaware of its benefits; let alone how women can help to propel it to greater heights.”

The ETP is a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Management, a University-level certificate that will enable graduates to achieve the Certificate of Excellence in Global Business granted by The Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). This is a collaboration of leading graduate schools of business in 25 countries on 5 continents.

Roziman says she wants to do her part in ushering greater gender equality. “I strongly believe young female leaders have the power to exert tremendous influence, no matter the role, in maintaining profitable business relations in rigorous environments while adapting to changes in market expectations,” she says.