Who We Are


Iclif was created and funded by Bank Negara Malaysia (The Central Bank of Malaysia) in 2003 as an independent non-profit organisation with the aim of providing highly practical, relevant executive development and advisory services in Malaysia and globally across all industry and government sectors.

As the only organisation in the region that focuses on both leadership and corporate governance, we deliver holistic and sustainable solutions to our clients.

Our international faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from elite academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies.  They are passionate about Asia, based in Asia, and conduct applied research in the Asian context.

The Iclif Difference

In order to provide meaningful solutions to our clients, we routinely challenge conventional wisdom, beginning with the very definition of leadership itself.




  1. Leadership is not a title or position to command or direct a group
  2. Leadership is about creating change for a better future
  3. Creating change encounters huge resistance at every step
  4. Not giving up on the envisioned better future is at the heart of powerful leadership
  5. There are no competencies, best practice models, or personality assessments for not giving up. Staying the course despite resistance requires deep intrinsic leadership energy
  6. Such energy can neither be learned in classrooms nor automatically acquired upon promotion or appointment. It must be self-discovered
  7. After uncovering sources of their own long-lasting energy, real leaders align and maximise the energy of their people and organisations
  8. Through effective corporate governance, the best organisations ensure that their leadership energy remains focused on ethical, sustainable and responsible pursuits


Find out more about The Iclif Difference

Why Iclif



In this short video clip, Rajeev Peshawaria shares 5 unique reasons why clients choose Iclif to help them improve the quality of leadership and corporate governance in their organisations.

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