Director BMV Consultancy, Malaysia
FIPR(M), MMIM, DIP CAM (PR), Cert. App. Research (Manila),
Cert. Teaching (Penang)
BENEDICT MORAIS was at the helm of the Malaysian office of the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants, CIMA for a decade as the Divisional Director, CIMA Malaysia Division from 1990 until 2000. After undertaking a regional role subsequent to this for a period of two years, he then was appointed Special Adviser to ACCA Malaysia and then ACCA Asean for six years.
As a leader and mentor to many, across the various organisations he has worked in and partnered with, Benedict knows first-hand what it takes to manage and lead. Consequent to his rich teaching and educational background in the early years of his career, Benedict has always been involved in educating and training people in a number of disciplines. He has lectured, counselled and conducted programmes for corporations, colleges as well as non-profit organisations for the last thirty years. These programmes were focused on his core skills and experience and include business writing, effective public speaking, public relations, effective communications and management.
He has conducted guest lectures at the Malaysian Institute of Management, the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR). Benedict was also one of three trainers who helped to prepare senior government officers to handle their PR and liaison duties during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
Benedict founded BMV Consultancy in 2006 to focus on providing consultancy and training services in the areas he is passionate about – business writing, effective public speaking, public relations, effective communications and management. He has run training programmes both in Malaysia and the South East Asia region for the likes of the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA),the Sabah Foundation, Kreston International, Kiwanis International, CIMA UK and CIMA Australia, the Penang Indian Entrepreneurs (PIE), the Nurses Association of Malaysia as well as Hello Cambodia and the Cambodian Institute of Professional Development to name a few. Qualified as a college trained teacher from St Joseph’s Training College in Penang, Benedict also holds a CAM Diploma in Public Relations by the Communications, Advertising & Marketing (CAM) Education Foundation, London and a Certificate in Applied Research and Educational Development Project Planning from INNOTECH, Manila.
A Past President of the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia, he was also appointed Adviser to the School of Mass Communications, ITM in 1985 and served in the same capacity to the School of Foundation Studies, University Utara Malaysia in 1989. Benedict was also appointed in 2003 Adjunct Faculty at the Faculty of Accountancy & Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) for two 3 year terms. He was previously a training manager with a multinational corporation, a registrar with a group of UK correspondence colleges and a research and evaluation officer with the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.