Iclif office

The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre is an international, Asia-focused centre of excellence committed to delivering practical and relevant solutions-based leadership and corporate governance programmes.

Established as a non-profit organisation, under the auspices of Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia), Iclif continues to provide leadership development and corporate governance programmes for the financial industry and corporations in the region and beyond. Iclif’s mission is to develop a new generation of world-class leaders who are able to effectively manage their organisations in a more challenging and rapidly changing environment.

Rather than ‘teaching’ leadership, the curriculum is designed to accelerate the self-discovery process and to provide tangible and usable ideas on how to create the required frameworks and conditions. The success of these programmes is based on the application of locally relevant research undertaken by our world class faculty members.

Our faculty brings together extensive experience and knowledge of leadership and corporate governance from the best global academic and commercial institutions to Asia. Our products and services inspire leaders and equip boards to immediately and visibly improve their organisation’s performance.

Our Mission is three-fold:

  • We help individuals in their efforts to become more effective and authentic leaders
  • We help leaders in designing their organisations and talent strategies to optimise efficiency and growth
  • We help boards strengthen governance effectiveness to drive long term sustainability of their organisations


Iclif approach

Simple yet effective approach by Iclif.

Effective leaders attributes by Iclif

At The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre (Iclif), our approach to leadership is simple. By guiding our clients through the act of discovering their own personal energy, we ensure that their approach to leadership transformation is genuine, lasting, and that they are acting as true leaders instead of copying the actions of others.

Looking inwards to find leadership energy is infinitely more valuable than replicating the actions of others or trying to adjust your behavior to fit in the most desirable square of a matrix.

After decades of observing senior executives in action, we have established the three attributes found in most effective leaders that ensures sustainable high performance and growth.


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Iclif’s global affiliates are:

iclif global affiliate: michigan ross school of business

For more than 80 years, executives seeking big ideas, fresh perspectives and innovative tools have turned to Michigan Ross. As a global leader in executive education, Michigan’s Ross School of Business offers one of the broadest portfolios of programmes of any institution in the world. These dynamic, applications-focused programmes concentrate on combining intellect with action to develop a cadre of exceptional, results-producing business leaders. Ourrich portfolio includes high-impact, solutions-oriented programme offerings.



iclif global affiliate: Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting

Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting provides training and consulting services to both public and private sectors (mainly Top 500 Fortune companies) in the areas of globalization, mergers and acquisitions, corporate identity and sustainability, as well as training and leadership development on leveraging diversity and developing cultural awareness and competence. Its strength derives from a unique combination of an extensive track-record of rigorous research and intellectual capital captured in diagnostic tools and the world’s largest cross-cultural databases.





iclif global affiliate: The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government

The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (DSG previously) is a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world. Established in 2005 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, DSG aims to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.

Toward this goal, the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government also collaborates with regional and global institutions in its research and training programmes. In addition, the School organizes policy forums and international conferences to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote critical debate on public policy in the Arab world.