Dr. Mohammed Azman is the Chief Executive of Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) of Malaysia. A Medical Doctor by profession, Dr. Mohammed Azman is instrumental in numerous innovations and initiatives to enhance SOCSO’s commitment to social security protection including occupational safety & health, employee health promotion, accident prevention, disability management, Return to Work programme, employment services and state-of-the-art SOCSO Rehabilitation Centre.
Dr. Mohammed Azman spearheaded SOCSO’s transformation to be the country’s outstanding social security provider. Under his leadership, SOCSO’s social safety net now covers a larger section of population including the self-employed, workers with loss of employment and foreign workers. SOCSO also assumes the function of National Employment Services provider.
SOCSO has been entrusted by the Government with a responsibility to implement several initiatives under Malaysia’s National Economic Recovery Plan following COVID-19 pandemic, namely the Wage Subsidy Programme, National Job Portal, Hiring & Training Assistance for Businesses as well as Social Protection for Gig Workers and Employees Working from Home.
Dr. Mohammed Azman plays a central role in various SOCSO’s initiatives that have gained international and local recognitions. Besides key responsibilities in the International Social Security Association, he also sits on the Vision Zero Global Alliance Council.
The employment impacts of COVID-19 in many nations have been sharp and deep, while in others they have been less severe. In all nations COVID-19 can be seen to be shaping the future world of work. In this session, panelists will describe scenarios for the pace of global employment recovery, look at the future of work organization and the growth and impact of remote working arrangements, prevention measures for essential workers, the importance of social security protections, and policy reforms that may emerge in the post-pandemic period.
Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, CEO, Social Security Organisation, Malaysia
Mr. Aminur Rashid-Repon Chowdhury, Executive Director, Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, Bangladesh
Mr. Kris De Meester, Senior Advisor, Federation of Enterprises, Belgium
Dr. Viviana Gómez Sánchez, President, Latin-American Association of Occupational Health, Costa Rica
Mr. Phillip Germain, Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, Canada
Dr. Elizabeth Lungu-Nkumbula, Board Chairperson, ENVIS Consulting Limited, Zambia
Mr. Rakesh Patry, Director General of International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs, Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada, Canada
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