Farid Basir is the Chief People Officer of MBSB Bank. Prior to joining MBSB Bank Bhd, Farid’s previous stint in the financial industry was his role as the Chief Human Capital Officer at Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd. In 2018, he left Bank Rakyat, to take on a challenging journey at Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM).

Farid graduated with a Bachelor in Business Studies (Human Resource Management) from the Mara University of Technology, 1993. Subsequently, he went on to complete several business and leadership programmes conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School; Said Business School at University of Oxford; INSEAD; and IMD in Switzerland.

With over two decades of work experience spanning across a variety of industries, Farid brings a wealth of professional insights to MBSB – having had career exposures abroad in Switzerland, South Africa and Philippines.

He took centre stage internationally when he was awarded the ‘Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance 2017’ at the Global Islamic Finance Awards 2017; and the ‘CHRO of the Year’ at the World HRD Congress 2018. A strong advocate of leadership excellence initiatives for the younger generation of workforce, Farid is also the Vice-President of Malaysian Employer Federation (MEF).

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Every nation is facing challenges in unemployment, business closure, and income loss.

1) Will the same jobs return?

2) Or will there be emerging of new jobs in the market?

3) How can these new jobs be created?

Know how organisations (including government) have changed their operating environments as a result of the pandemic.

By following the latest trends in the job market, you can stay ahead of the changes.

 In Talents Talk Show 3, find out :

How will the virus continue to transform the job market?

What are the essential job skills you need to develop to survive in a post-COVID 19 world?

How can you effectively push for greater sustainability and demand new ways to thrive in 2021 and beyond?


  • Gain insights from industry leaders on the job demands and expectations from employers in the post-COVID 19 world.

  • Get better understanding on the challenges and opportunities that competitive job market brings to your table so you can tackle them!

  • Learn the tips from our industry expert on essential skills needed today that can help you reach the next level in your career.

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