Dato’ Dr. Madeline Berma
Dato Dr. Madeline accomplished her Bachelors of Economics at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1982; and later completed her Master of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, in 1986. Subsequently, she received her PhD from the University of Hull, England, in 1997.
Dr. Madeline is credited strongly for her 35 years of academic experience, in which she held various positions during her years under UKM.
Currently, Dato Dr. Madeline is a Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and is a consultant under NuMind Plus Training and Consultancy.
Her past publications and research specializes in the field of development economics, which includes areas of poverty, inequality, rural development, women development and marginalized communities.
She was awarded with three (3) distinctive recognitions, which are Pingat Ahli Bintang Kenyalang (ABK), Sarawak Women in Education special award, and Tokoh Wanita Sempena Hari Pekerja (CUEPACS).
Mdm. Maimunah Jaffar
Maimunah Jaffar promotes and practices sustainability in delivering her daily works in Iskandar Malaysia. She set out on her work life as an architect with 4 years working experienced in United States and as urban designer in one of prestigious company in Kuala Lumpur. She is the driver to ensure stakeholders’ alignment to Iskandar Malaysia vision towards Sustainable Metropolis and developed Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Development Plan and Smart City Iskandar Malaysia Framework.
She has successful secured Iskandar Malaysia to become a pilot project for the United Nation Energy Efficiency Acceleration program which program was launched at the United Nations conference, New York in October 2014. She represented Iskandar Malaysia to launch and speak in the Conference of Parties (COP) and founder to Iskandar Malaysia Smart City and speakers at various national and international Sustainable and Smart City Seminars.
Recently, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) selected Maimunah as one of the many female faces in sustainable places exhibition in Boston, USA. Maimunah is also in the working committee in the preparation of ‘Green Building Index’ for the ‘residential category’ and ‘Green Township’ led by the Malaysia Association of Architects (PAM).