Liz Kamaruddin is a Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Liz specialises in a variety of sectors including energy, finance, banking, aviation, telecommunications and hospitality. She has more than 20 years of experience in various communications practices particularly reputation management, communications strategy, strategic planning, corporate and government stakeholder management, crisis communications, corporate social responsibility, branding, media relations and internal communications.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Liz was the Global Head of Strategic Communications for PETRONAS. In this role, she was responsible for the company’s overall communications strategy, corporate branding and reputation management in more than 30 countries. Prior to this, Liz was the Country Head of Corporate Affairs at Standard Chartered in Malaysia.
Liz is the only Malaysian to be recognised in the world’s three most prestigious PR and marketing awards. She was named one of the ‘Top 500 Most Influential PR Professionals’ in the PRWeek Power Book for 2014 and 2015 by the global PRWeek magazine and included in the ‘Power List 2014 – Top 50 Most Influential People in PR’ by PRWeek Asia. The Internationalist, New York, also recognised her as ‘The Internationalist of the Year 2014’.
Liz is known as a ‘turnaround’ communications expert, constructing ‘out-of-the box’ solutions and achieving effective strategies/action plans that proactively address business and communications challenges.
Liz is currently serving on the Industrial Advisory Panel for Strategic Communications at Multimedia University Malaysia. Since 2010 she has been the Board of Trustee for the Standard Chartered Foundation. She has also served as the Chairman for the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award and was the President for the Business Council for Sustainability Responsibility Malaysia from 2011-2013.