Datuk Dr. Paddy Bowie OBE
Managing Director Paddy Schubert Consultants S/B
Datuk Dr. Paddy Bowie OBE is Managing Director of Paddy Schubert Sdn Bhd, the Business Consultancy she set up in 1980. She is also a writer and a well–known political analyst.
Datuk Dr. Paddy Bowie is Managing Director of Paddy Schubert Sdn Bhd, the Business Consultancy she set up in 1980. She is also a writer and a well–known political analyst.
Datuk Dr. Bowie was a UK State Scholar – educated at Manchester University and Oxford University. She has been 48 years in Malaysia and has taken up citizenship.
Datuk Dr. Bowie was previously Trade Relations Director on the Main Board of the Shell Group of Companies in Malaysia and Singapore.
She later became the Malaysia Country Manager of Business International, later the Economist Group. Now she runs her own Programme – the Malaysia Regional Programme, a peer group forum for leading investors, maintaining the Economist connection.
Datuk Dr. Bowie was the accredited ASEAN Trade Representative for the Strathclyde Regional Council of Scotland organising regular Trade Missions to ASEAN for Scottish companies and follow–up services for business penetration. Her Consultancy offers investment advice, facilitates business entry and strategic corporate services, catering for the Government Relations, Public Relations and commercial needs of a wide range of clients. Datuk Bowie´s other specialism is communications. The consultancy offers a Corporate Writers´ service, high–level communications courses and media training.
Datuk Dr. Bowie has been active in the management movement. A founder member of the Governing Council of the Malaysian Institute of Management she became its Chairman for many years and Vice President of its Court of Fellows. She also served three–year tenure as President of the regional body, AAMO, the Asia Association of Management Organisations, and as Vice Chairman of CIOS, the World Body.
Offices held include:
- Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Management
- Fellow of the Institute of Directors UK
- Fellow of the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia
- Former Chairman of the Advertisers´ Authority Malaysia
- Governor of AMCHAM the American Chamber of Commerce Malaysia
- Member of the International Investors´ Committee of the Malaysian
- International Chamber of Commerce
Datuk Dr. Bowie is well known as a speaker and a writer. She has addressed World Management Congresses at Munich, Caracas, New Delhi, Lima, Adelaide and Kuala Lumpur. She is a frequent speaker on the Conference circuit notably the Economist Conferences and the Pacific Rim Forum, in the US, Australia, and most East Asian countries.
In June 2001, her book “A Vision Realised: The Transformation of a National Oil Corporation”, detailing the corporate history of Petronas was launched by Prime Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.
She has contributed articles to FORTUNE Magazine and the former Euro Asia Journal published by INSEAD, specialising in multi–cultural management. She has written the Malaysia and the Singapore Section respectively of the Economist Business Guides. She writes a regular column of political and business analysis for BMCC, British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, the Expat Magazine, the Homme Magazine and the YTL Website for the US. She produces and scripts documentary films for both the Public and the Private Sector. She brings out the Paddy Bowie Letter for the leading investors in her Malaysia Regional Programme.
In the last six months, Datuk Dr. Bowie has appeared on CNBC, been interviewed by Business Times Singapore, The Sun, Reuters and has written articles for the Washington Times and Royal Society of Asian Affairs.
Paddy Schubert Sdn Bhd has strong international links with Westminster Communications UK, Bluemont Partners, Washington and Lou Hoffman in Silicon Valley.
She was conferred the OBE title in 2007.
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