KUALA LUMPUR – Danajamin Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s first Financial Guarantee Insurer, launched Danajamin100, its flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, at Sime Darby Convention Centre today.
A leadership enrichment programme, Danajamin100 aims to develop and maximise the potential of Malaysia’s future leaders by providing selected Form 4 students exposure to a variety of well-designed engagements to optimise their leadership promise and potential. Spread over a period of 3 years, activities and training modules under the structured programme will focus on character building, leadership, communication, and professional skills.
“Talent cultivation is the key to nation building. We, at Danajamin, recognise the importance of quality education in building a strong foundation for tomorrow’s leaders. Therefore, we endeavour to create an educational experience built on a strong set of (leadership) values through Danajamin100”, added Dato’ Mohammed Hussein, Chairman of Danajamin Nasional Berhad.
The Danajamin100 programme begins with an identification of thirty Form 4 students from PINTAR schools within Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. Selection of students are based on academic results, co-curricular performance and individual traits such as passion, clarity of thought, care and responsibility. To assist in identifying potential students and monitoring their performance thereafter, Danajamin teamed up with the PINTAR Foundation, an education initiative by Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
“The Danajamin100 programme will create a diverse and intelligent pool of talent that can lead effectively and compete successfully for the nation. We also believe that Danajamin100 will inspire our staff to volunteer and hone their leadership skills by way of conducting sessions for and interacting with the students”, said En. Mohamed Nazri Omar, CEO of Danajamin Nasional Berhad.
“The programme implementation will be sustainable i.e. over a period of 3 years (Form 4 to post SPM), targeting to reach out and support 80-100 students, who will undergo various pragmatic programmes, rediscovering their strengths, developing their leadership skills and sharpening their critical thinking abilities”, concluded En. Mohamed Nazri.
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Danajamin Nasional Berhad (Danajamin) is Malaysia’s first and only Financial Guarantee Insurer. Established in May 2009, Danajamin’s objective is to ensure that financially viable corporates continue to be able to access the bond market for their long term financing needs and at the same time, be an enabler to further develop the domestic bond and sukuk market.
To date, Danajamin has provided its guarantee for RM7 billion bond/sukuk programmes issued by 25 companies across various sectors; and brought about a market impact of RM10 billion through its risk sharing collaboration with partner banks.
Danajamin has been accorded the highest rating ‘AAA’ by both RAM Rating Services Berhad (RAM) and Malaysia Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC). It is regulated and supervised by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Financial Services Act 2013. Danajamin is equally owned by Minister of Finance Incorporated and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad.
Today, Danajamin is well positioned to further enable the development of Malaysia’s capital market. Growing from strength to strength, Danajamin’s total assets and shareholders’ equity stands at RM1.9 billion and RM1.2 billion respectively (as at 31 December 2013).
In a Snapshot
Danajamin’s key objectives are to:
- Provide financial guarantee to enable financially viable companies access to the PDS market to obtain financing, with emphasis on long-term financing
- Further enable the development of the domestic PDS market as an alternative source of financing to complement the banking industry
- Stimulate economic growth by improving access to capital for Malaysian companies
Danajamin aims to:
- Facilitate a wider range of credit-worthy companies to raise capital via the bond/sukuk market
- Encourage smaller/non-traditional issuers to raise capital via the bond/sukuk market
- Provide access to long-term capital for a wider range of companies
Sharie Elina Ibrahim
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