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NL Embassy / MDBC: Responsible Business Conduct

August 18, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Dear MDBC members and invited guests of the Netherlands Embassy,

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and MDBC are pleased to invite you to the Responsible Business Conduct in Malaysia – Adding Value to your Business webinar.

The importance of Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) can no longer be denied.  We all have a responsibility to balance people, profit, and planet: governments, companies, consumers, and NGOs alike.  The Dutch government expects RBC to be at the forefront of a company’s business approach, also when operating abroad.  This means taking responsibility for the impact of your business and your supply chain on the environment, society, and employees, while striving for economic success.

In this webinar we will inform you about the latest policy developments, available funds and other practical support to make your supply chain more responsible. We are pleased to include HQ Pack Sdn Bhd and Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad in this session to share their experience on working on RBC in Malaysia.  Join us to find out more during this webinar session!

Date: Wednesday, 18 August
Time: 15:30 – 17:00 hrs (MY) / 09:30 – 11:00 hrs (NL)
Platform: Zoom
Complimentary for MDBC members, invited guests of the Netherlands Embassy and for your supply chain partners.  We encourage you to invite your supply chain partners to register!
If you are a Supply Chain guest, kindly indicate in “Other Comments” which MDBC member you are a guest/partner of.
Your registration will be processed upon confirmation with our member.

15:30 hrs: Welcome and announcements
15:35 hrs: Welcome remarks by the Netherlands Ambassador, H.E. Aart Jacobi
15:40 hrs: Latest developments in Dutch & EU policy
15:55 hrs: HQ Pack Sdn Bhd – sharing experiences
16:05 hrs: Funding by the Dutch government (RVO)
16:15 hrs: Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad – sharing experiences
16:25 hrs: Practical support NL Embassy
16:33 hrs: Q&A Session
17:00 hrs: End of session

This is the first webinar of a series on this topic. The next session will specifically be addressed to the manufacturing sector and will provide practical tips on improving supply chain compliance.

Who should attend?
Dutch companies and companies that are part of a Dutch supply chain. Dutch companies are encouraged to invite guests from their own supply chain!

Why register?
This is the time to boost your strategic planning, making your business case responsible is the best and smart thing to do: in the long term, only a sustainable business case is future proof.



Fadi Younis (Managing Director, HQ Pack Sdn Bhd)

Fadi Younis is a senior executive with over 25 years of progressively responsible experience in the high – tech industry. He held technical, educational, and managerial positions in small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies spanning from North America to Southeast Asia. Throughout his career, Fadi took part in different volunteer projects such as educating parents and children on cyber safety. He is currently serving as the Managing Director of HQ Pack Malaysia and leading various social and environmental improvement projects.


Katina Nurani Abd Rahim (Head of Legal and Company Secretary, Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad (DLMI))

Katina was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1999 after which she practiced in several law firms in Kuala Lumpur before joining the Usaha Tegas Group as Legal Counsel in 2005. Subsequently, she was attached to Lafarge Malaysia Berhad from March 2011 to March 2018 where she was the Head Counsel for Cement and Drymix businesses and the Company Secretary. She then joined DLMI on 15 March 2018 as the Legal & Company Secretarial head.


Romy Loos (Second Secretary – Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Romy started her career as a consultant for the Dutch cultural and healthcare sector. Subsequently, she joined the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy where she was specialized in business development and economic regulation. With a study background in corporate social responsibility and sustainability governance, she became the RBC coordinator for the Netherlands’ Embassy in Malaysia.  In this position, she is actively engaging with the business community as well as Malaysian stakeholders to increase awareness and cooperation on RBC.


Bjorn Broekman  (Policy Officer – International RBC, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Bjorn joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2019 after finishing his Masters in Sustainable Business & Innovation. Before this, he worked in commercial positions for AB – InBev (the world’s largest beer brewer) and for Greenchoice (a green energy provider).  At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Bjorn currently works in the Responsible Business Conduct unit. They help companies tackle sustainability risks in their companies’ supply chains and stimulate collaboration between supply chain actors.


Steven Smit (Policy Advisor & Stakeholder Manager, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Steven Smit works as policy officer Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) at the Trade Policy and Economic Governance Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. In his position, he is involved with the implementation of the new Dutch policy outline on RBC.  Before joining the ministry in early 2020, he worked for the Netherlands Export Combination. There, he assisted Dutch enterprises in setting up business relations in new and emerging markets by giving export advice, organizing B2B matchmaking, trade missions and trade fair participation.



Eva Oskam (Deputy Head of Mission / Head of Economic Section, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Eva Oskam holds a position as Deputy Ambassador and Head of the Economic Section at the Netherlands Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Throughout her 20 – year career, she was involved in many aspects of sustainable development and responsible business conduct. This includes research for the UN Conference on Trade and Development, but also negotiating sustainability provisions in EU free trade agreements.  She has also held a position as the head of unit for sustainable value chains and was involved in the development of the new Dutch policy on responsible business conduct.


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Please register no later than Monday, 16 August (12 noon)

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We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat


August 18, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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