Dato' Dr. Madeline Berma
Dato' Dr. Madeline Berma, a Malaysian, was appointed to the Governing Council of Yayasan Sime Darby on 14 September 2023.

Dato' Dr. Madeline obtained her Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and her Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Her intellectual prowess and commitment to her field led to the conferment of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Hull, England, with a specialisation in poverty and economic development.

Dato’ Dr Madeline is highly regarded for her 35-year academic career, during which she held several roles at her alma mater, UKM. Having done extensive research on economic development, focusing on rural development, indigenous communities, and women, she is an active contributor to both academia and society.
Skills & Experience:
  • Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia
  • Senior Fellow, Institut Masa Depan Negara (MASA)
  • Adjunct Professor, Taylors University Malaysia
  • National Consultant, International Labor Organisation (ILO)
  • Associate Consultant, UKM Pakarunding Sdn Bhd
  • Resource Person, Women’s Leadership Academy Selangor
  • Mentor, Women Leadership Foundation
  • Member, Poverty Circle, Prime Minister’s Department
  • Monthly Columnist, Dewan Ekonomi (Published by Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka)
  • Former Commissioner, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) 
  • Former Commissioner, Competition Commission Malaysia (MYCC)
  • Sarawak Women in Education Special Award 2014
  • CUEPACS 2018 Woman Icon Award
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Last Updated:
26 Oct 2023
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