Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Dr. Murugappan A/L Subramaniam

Dr. Murugappan shares his stories about his career so far, and passes on advice that he would like to give to you!
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Dr. Murugappan A/L Subramaniam
Chief Human Resource Officer, Human Capital Division
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Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission


Chief Human Resource Officer, Human Capital Division


  • Doctorate (Phd) Of Philosophy In Management, Asia Pacific University (2021)
  • Master Of Business Administration Northern Territory University, Australia (1999)
  • B. Commerce (Management), Nelson Polytechnic, New Zealand (1994)
  • Diploma In Business Accounting, Tafe Western Australia (1992)

Professional association memberships

  • Global Remuneration Professional (Grp) Worldatwork, 2021
  • Certified Compensation Professional (Ccp) Workatwork, 2021
  • Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (Ldss) Hci, 2018
  • Chief Human Resources Officer Certificate Program 2021
  • Balanced Score Card (Bsc) Kpi Institute, 2018
  • Performance Management Innovation 2018-2021
  • Agile Performance Management (Apm)
  • Certification 2017(Hci,Us)
  • Global Remuneration Profesional (Grp,Us) 2016
  • Certified Talent Economist (Cte, Us) 2015
  • Certified British Psychology Society (Bps,Uk) 2012
  • Certified Job Evaluation, Hay Group Malaysia, 2007
  • Certified Strategic Hr Transformation (Pennstate,Us) 2007
  • Certified To Teach Coaching Skill (Ets,Us)2001
  • Saville Wave & Saville Apptitude Accreditation 
  • Certified Job Evaluation (Hay 2006)
  • Certified Bei (Hay 2007)
  • Green Belt Lean Sigma (Motorola University)
  • Leadership Development & Succession Strategist Certificate

Has been with the company for

19 years (as of August 2023)

What does motivation mean to you? How do you keep yourself motivated in challenging times?

Motivation is the driving force that propels individuals to take action, overcome obstacles, and achieve their goals. In challenging times, I maintain my motivation through intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic motivation comes from my passion for continuous learning and making a positive impact. I stay curious and excited about exploring new ideas and finding innovative solutions. Extrinsic motivation, on the other hand, stems from the satisfaction of adding value to others, whether it's my clients, students, or the community. Additionally, surrounding myself with like-minded individuals and engaging in pro-bono work that nurtures young talent and fosters a thinking mindset inspires me during difficult periods.

Name three (3) ways a student or fresh grad can invest in themselves.

A student or fresh grad can invest in themselves in the following ways:

  • Continuous Learning: Embrace a lifelong learning mindset by reading books, attending workshops, taking online courses, or participating in industry events. This helps in staying updated with the latest trends and acquiring new skills.
  • Networking: Build and maintain a strong professional network by attending networking events, joining relevant industry associations or groups, and connecting with professionals in their field. Networking opens doors to opportunities and valuable mentorship.
  • Personal Development: Focus on personal growth by setting clear goals, seeking feedback, and developing essential soft skills like communication, time management, and adaptability. Engaging in self-reflection and seeking constructive criticism will aid in constant improvement.

What are the qualities that separate leaders from managers?

Leadership and management are distinct, yet complementary, roles. The qualities that separate leaders from managers include:

  • Vision and Inspiration: Leaders have a clear vision for the future and inspire others to align with that vision. They communicate a compelling purpose that motivates their team to achieve extraordinary results.
  • Empowerment and Delegation: Leaders empower their team members, trusting them with responsibilities and authority. They delegate tasks effectively, allowing individuals to grow and take ownership.
  • Innovation and Risk-taking: Leaders are more willing to embrace innovation and take calculated risks. They encourage creativity and support experimentation, recognising that failure can lead to valuable learning experiences.