Board of Directors

Dr. Edmund Terence Gomez

Edmund Terence Gomez was Professor of Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya.  He specializes in state-market relations and the linkages between politics, policies, and capital development. He has also held appointments at the University of Leeds (UK) and Murdoch University (Australia) and served as Visiting Professor at Kobe University, Japan and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Between 2005 and 2008, he served as Research Coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), in Geneva, Switzerland. Other academic appointments include Visiting Fellowships at the Australian National University, Canberra and at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Denmark. He has written and published several books on politics, economics, and Government-Linked Corporations (GLCs). 

Cynthia Gabriel
(Founding Director)

Cynthia Gabriel, is easily recognized as a key advocate of human rights and good governance in Malaysia and on the global platform. In June 2021, at a rare and exceptional invitation by the President of the United Nations General Assembly. Cynthia addressed the plenary of member states at their special session against corruption. Cynthia was appointed into the prestigious Global Future Councils of the World Economic Forum (WEF), on economic and anti- corruption issues for the term 2019-2020, an advisory body to the World Economic Forum, which meets every year in Davos, Switzerland. In 2020, Cynthia received a meritorious award by the King of Malaysia, for her outstanding efforts in fighting corruption and courage in advancing democratic freedoms in Malaysia and the region. Academically well-rounded, she has degrees in both the science and legal fraternities. 

Dato' Hjh. Sutinah binti Sutan

Dato’ Hjh. Sutinah binti Sutan started her career in the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on June 1980. Throughout her decades of service, she quickly moved up the ranks as she dedicated her life to preventing corruption. She was formerly the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) of the MACC from 2010 until her retirement. She is involved in numerous local and international taskforces and committees that promote integrity including the National Integrity Committee on Public Governance as Chief Secretariat, Integrity Committee on Policy, System and Procedure, the National Integrity Plan, the MACC Oversight Group, the South-East Asian Anti-Corruption Pact (SEAPAC), ADB-OECD Anti-Corruption Initiatives for Asia and the Pacific, and the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities. Dato’ Hjh. Sutinah binti Sutan holds a Bachelor Degree in Humanities from the University of Science Malaysia. 

Azrul Mohd Khalib

A firebrand social activist who has dedicated his life to fighting for human rights and public health. He now heads a social policy thinktank called the “Galen Centre”. His previous positions include being a senior manager with the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) as well various positions in humanitarian organisations such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As a writer, Azrul is a frequent columnist for the Malay Mail and China Press.