Palan, a social entrepreneur is regarded by his peers as a thought leader among
Asian HR professionals.
Currently, the Chairman of SMRT Holdings Berhad, a public listed investment
holding corporation and the Pro Chancellor of Cyberjaya University College of
Medical Sciences (CUCMS), Palan has worked both internally and externally in a
variety of roles in several industries over the last three decades in 30+ countries.
As a Chairman of Yayasan Palan, all fees generated from his speaking are
donated to charities.
Palan, an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, has studied in India, USA, UK
and Australia. The author of 15 books, Palan’s latest book: the Global Journey of
An Asian was launched in January 2014. The book is available at MPH stores &
Palan has received several awards including the prestigious title of Tan Sri
conferred by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia.
Palan’s current interests include Leadership & Innovation, Learning & Performance,
Competency &Talent Management, Entrepreneurship and Branding.