Ungku Harun Al’Rashid Ahmad is a Human Resources and Management professional with 35 years’ experience. He has worked in multinational companies such as Citibank, Cabot Corporation, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, Sandvik and BHP from the US, Sweden, and Australia. He was in senior roles at the country, regional and global level. He has managed Human Resources for the South East Asia region when working for RJ Reynolds Tobacco and, Asia Pacific region when working in the Cabot Corporation. At the global level he managed Human Resources for Sandvik AB while based out of Sweden, Denmark and Singapore.
A Malaysian citizen, he has also worked in government linked companies such as Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia), Golden Hope Plantations, Multimedia Development Corporation and the Johor Corporation. In these organizations he introduced leading edge Human Resources practices while approaching Human Resources Management from a strategic perspective. In Golden Hope Plantations he managed oil palm, rubber, cocoa and coconut cultivation at the upstream level while handling palm oil refining and rubber processing at the downstream level.
He has deep experience in strategic human resource management, in particular performance management, talent management, reward management and organization transformation. He is a certified Balanced Scorecard Professional. He introduced and managed the development of the Balanced Scorecard in the Johor Corporation and Multimedia Development Corporation. He developed and implemented the Group Human Resource Scorecard when in Johor Corporation. Ultimately, he led the business plan development process using the Balanced Scorecard methodology in the Johor Corporation Group. He was personally involved in and advised managements of the key subsidiary companies in the Johor Corporation Group in the development and implementation of their Balanced Scorecard. He has also used the Balanced Scorecard as a performance management tool for the organization and its employees in most of the companies he worked in.
A strategic thinker, he has sat on the boards of several companies within the Johor Corporation and Multimedia Development Corporation groups of companies. He was the Chief Executive Officer of a subsidiary company of the Multimedia Development Corporation.
Ungku is a Certified Human Resource Director (CHRD), a Certified Balanced Scorecard Professional and a Certified Professional Coach. Ungku has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University, USA and RMIT University, Australia. He is a doctoral candidate for the Doctor in Business Administration degree with PPA-IPE, France. He was awarded an excellence award in Cabot Corporation and 2 excellence awards by the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management.