Posts Tagged ‘bank pertanian’

Corporate Planner

September 20, 2008

When I went back to Malaysia in 1992, again I was posted to Research and Planning Department as head of the Department. Since I joined the deparment in 1992, it was evolved  a few times. It was known as Economy Division, Research and Planning Division and Corporate Planning Division.

As a the head the department, I was responsible and involved in many policy matters which deal directly with top management, the Board, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Ministry of Finance, Bank Negara Malaysia, Prime Minister Department and almost departments in the MOA (such as Agriculture Department, Fishery Department, LPP and FAMA.

As a corporate planner most of my times were involved in planning and managing plan of the Bank. These include strategic plan (3-5 years) and yearly plan. As a goverment body (when it was Bank Pertanian, Bank Pertanian was involved in preparing Government’s 5 Years Development Plan.

One of the major assignments was related restructuring and to corporatisation of Bank Pertanian Malaysia. Bank Pertanian Malaysia was established under the Act Parliment 1969. It was a 100% government body where its staff salary scheme, yearly budget and business direction are followed the goverment. But its nature of operation was 100% like an private sector.

As result of the development, Government has decided to corporatised Bank Pertanian Malaysia. The journey to corporatise Bank Pertanian was initiated by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2005. A Steering Commitee chaired by Governor was established in 2005. The members were from Economic Planning Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, Public Service Department and Bank Pertanian Malaysia (the Chairman was the member). This steering committee was aided by Policy Committe and Technical Committee. As a head of Corporate Planning, my involment was in the paper writings and did a secretariat job. We did many presentation to Bank Negara, Ministry of Agriculture and Economic Planning Unit (EPU).

My Experience as Research Officer

September 20, 2008

When your training was towards the end of 9th months, each executive trainee was given a chance to choose a department or branch he preferred to work. I chosed to work in Research Department. Until today, I still do not understand why I chose the department. Since I don’t have any experience in banking operation, I should not choose the reseach division as my first choice.

I did remember my first assignment was to prepare a bulletin on soya bean. The bulletin would be distributed to all bank pertanian branches as a guideline to credit officers when entertained potential customers who wanted to get loan to finance soya bean crop. Among the contents of the bulletin were yield per acre, viability, profitability, cash flow analysis, market potential, technical analysis and management.