Qualifications / Professional Membership
  • Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology & Sociology
  • Master’s in Business Administration
  • Malaysian Association of Training Providers (MATPRO)

Relevant Expertise and Work Experience
Ponmalar, also widely known as Malar, is a PSMB Certified Trainer and a Business Coach with over 12 years of training experience. Malar holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Anthropology & Sociology from National University of Malaysia (UKM), a Master’s in Business Administration at University Utara Malaysia (UUM). She is also a committee member of Malaysian Association of Training Providers (MATPRO).

“Delightfully engaging” is an often heard description of Malar’s training sessions. Participants are inadvertently drawn to her charismatic nature as she makes the learning process fun. Although fun and games form an integral part of her training modules, Malar ensures that participants return to their organizations enhanced with skills that they can immediately put in action. Her distinctive qualities as a person lie in the unspoken elements of attentiveness, thoughtfulness, and powers of observation as well as a critical eye for detail. She also demonstrates respect, inspires confidence and displays a genuine interest in people. She motivates her participants with an energetic and dynamic style of teaching.

Malar has held prominent position in various MNCs in Malaysia as a Senior Production Executive, Training Executive, Quality Control Executive and Head of HR and Training Department. Apart from that, Malar’s vast exposure in educational & training field for 13 years has greatly strengthened her training skills. She has conducted numerous talks, seminars, conferences, workshops and tailor made training programs for many corporations based on her years of experience in the training industry. She has also developed vast experience in the full spectrum of Strategic Performance Management, Strategic Thinking & Planning, Scenario Planning, Talent Management, Balance Scorecard, HRM, Employment Act, IR, Domestic Inquiry, Organizational Behaviour, Performance Appraisal, TNA, Transformational Leadership, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Making Innovation Happen, Customer Service, Change Management, Public Speaking & Presentation, Communication, Team Building, Marketing, Purchasing & Negotiation Skills, Leveraging The Generation Gap, Competitive Intelligenc, Competency Based Behavioral Interviewing Skills and Competency Based Supervisory Skills.

She trains employees from all levels including Top Management, Senior Managers to Clerical staff, students and teachers. Malar has marketed, trained, coordinated and developed programs for many colleges, schools and training companies such as Sepang Institute of Technology (S.I.T), Cosmopoint College, Hillcity Institute, Sedaya College, Great Eastern Insurance, Projaya Training & Development, Alpha International, MRS Management, CX Management, Mindflex, Malaysian Export Academy, Primalink, DbExpert, I KNOWLEDGE, and MV Consultancy. Armed with an in-depth HRM, Performance Management, Training and Strategic Management Competency Skills from working with MNC’s, she has served in many reputable organizations such as Seagate, Carcem, Motorola and Micro Mechanics- Eta Swiss.

Malar has personally coached and trained employees from Asian countries such as India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei and Indonesia. She packs her trainings with rich results-oriented content, engaging activities and topical humour and is known for communicating with a zest and energy that is highly contagious. She empowers people through her highly energized training sessions.

Some of Malar’s notable clients for Public and In-House programmes are Reserve Bank of India, Affin Bank Berhad, Bank Islam, Bank Rakyat, BSN, Puncak Niaga(M)Sdn.Bhd, MRCB, Semasa Sentral Sdn Bhd, PNS, PNB, PUNB, Perkeso, Pbk Logistics Sdn.Bhd, Sabasun Hyperruncit, Merdeka Palace Hotel, Sipadan Beach Resort, Penang Adventist Hospital, Sabah Medical Centre, Columbia Asia Hospital, KPJ Hospital, Mawar Renal Medical Centre, TNB, JKR, Carigali Petronas, CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, Mimos, CCM Berhad, MIDF, Optimal Consultant Partnership Sdn.Bhd, Ansel Sdn.Bhd, Sunway Hotel, Kinabalu Motor Assembly, TATA Group of Companies(India), Jabatan Pertanian Sabah, Malaysia LNG Sdn.Bhd(Bintulu), Asean Bintulu Fertilizer, University Hospital, University Malaya, Unikl, Uniten,IOI Edible Oil Sandakan, Cabot (M), Deutch Bank, Skypark, HRDF, Eudeco, , ASTRO, MIMOS, Weida Integrated Industries, LF Asia Sebor(Sabah), Takahari Marketing, Diethelm Travel (Kota Kinabalu), Ulink Ascot Sdn.Bhd, Healthtronics, Institut Perkhidmatan Awam Brunei, Tong Heer Aluminium Industries Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Embassy in Vietnam, AITI Brunei, Institut Perkhidmatan Awam Brunei,Ekowood, Denshi Maruwa, Motorola, MAS, Seagate, Fuji, Motorola, Panasonic, Naza Academy, Inokom, Aicello, Teleplan, Actiforce, Vietcom Bank, NGA Hunan Resources,Kit Loong, Eye Level, UOB bank, MDEC, SWAN, SADA, Honeywell, MAS, Draeger, Inteksof, UUM and etc. She also developed few essential module for the government initiated programme for Graduate Housewives (HEARTS) in Malaysia.