Divisional Portfolios

Structured similarly to that of a multinational entity, divisional portfolios are constituted to ensure the efficient functioning of ICMS. With respective roles, responsibilities and relationships between individuals within the organisation subdivided accordingly, the core functions of these portfolios are outlined as below.

Divisions

Being part of ICMS is one of the highlights of my university experience. In a short period of time, I have learned so much, and along the way made lasting friendships that I hold close to my heart.


ICMS opens up many opportunities to develop myself. It allows me to clearly identify my strengths and weaknesses, and provides a platform for me to cultivate my skills. The unique ICMS experience equips me to be resilient in facing challenging circumstances. I have learned to not just reach for my limits, but more importantly, to push past those limits. I always remind myself to keep an open mind and open heart to learning, to clear the dust in my eyes. With an open mindset, the whole world is my classroom.


The talented people in ICMS have an indescribable burst of energy and passion that empower me whenever we work together. The beauty of teamwork comes in the form of different perspectives and the willingness to contribute ideas and share experience. There is no certain kind of person in ICMS. Together, we are one ICMS: the amalgamation of different personalities, expertise and culture that make up an invincible team.


Ultimately, it is the purpose that ICMS serves that drives me to contribute. The development and empowerment of Malaysian youths is a mission that ICMS has been and will continue to fulfill. ICMS is an invaluable platform that provides countless opportunities for like-minded individuals to connect, grow, and realise ideas. As I always believe in giving back to the society, a vital part of what we do is making a difference in the lives of others. As citizens of our nation and as youths, we empower ourselves through empowering others.


There is so much potential we can reach as we embark on our journey to explore the boundless.

Jing Wen Soh

10th Council Chief Executive Director (CED), The International Council of Malaysian Scholars & Associates

Council Policy and Strategy (CPS)

  • Serves as an advisory board to the Council whilst updating policies, reviewing draft strategies and executing commissioned projects.
  • Oversee and set the objectives and strategy of the Council through management, assurance and execution of frameworks and mechanism within the Council.
  • Review and improve on the existing Council’s Constitution and Policy.

Secretarial Division (SD)

  • Responsible for administrative tasks and facilitation of information flow.
  • Manages ICMS web property, email server and communication platforms as well as evaluating and assessing their effectiveness across the organisation.
  • Produce and compile reports, prospectus and external publications of the Council for the interest of relevant stakeholders.
  • Source for new initiatives and technology to centralise information and improve communication within the Council.

Finance Division (FD)

  • Responsible for the planning, budgeting and financial oversight of the organisation.
  • Produce financial reports quarterly for respective stakeholders.
  • Customise and revise sponsorship schemes for potential Partners and Sponsors.
  • Oversees direction, strategy and relationship with Partners and Sponsors as well as Return of Investment with coordination from Corporate Relations Division.

Corporate Relation Division (CR)

  • Responsible as ICMS’ first line ambassador; managing, maintaining and strengthening ties with potential and existing Partners and Sponsors with full professionalism.
  • In charge of discussions in contract renewal and negotiations with partners and sponsors.
  • Has clear overview of Partners and Sponsors’ activities and collaborative opportunities.
  • Understand sponsors relationship and ensure all deliverables are met whilst maintaining the welfare of ICMS as a whole.

Internal Affairs and Performance (IAP)

  • Act as a mediator when internal crises arise, ensuring any decisions made are compliant to all internal policies.
  • Develop, manage and reinforce the performance and long-term development of Associates and also the organisation.
  • Provide necessary support in terms of manpower allocation as well talent engagement for respective events and internal recruitments.
  • In charge of Chapters’ database and providing relevant demographic data for analysis.

External Outreach and Publicity (EOP)

  • Ensure that Directors and Associates comply with guidelines and culture of the Council.
  • Reviews all publicity materials before it is published to ensure branding guidelines are followed, be it from within the Council or from our Partners and Sponsors.
  • Strengthen existing bonds with student organisations and to initiate new ones.
  • Spearhead the recruitment drive as well as marketing strategies for recruiting new Associates and participants for flagship events.

Project Development and Initiatives (PDI)

  • Plan, initiate, and organise both projects and events aside from flagship events to cater to the needs of relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate events and programme evaluation throughout all phases through feedbacks and comments from respective stakeholders.
  • Serves as the facilitator and advisor for in-Chapter projects and providing consultative support where necessary.
Council Policy and Strategy (CPS)
• Serves as an advisory board to the Council whilst updating policies, reviewing draft strategies and executing commissioned projects.

• Oversee and set the objectives and strategy of the Council through management, assurance and execution of frameworks and mechanism within the Council.

• Review and improve on the existing Council’s Constitution and Policy.

Secretarial Division (SD)
• Responsible for administrative tasks and facilitation of information flow.

• Manages ICMS web property, email server and communication platforms as well as evaluating and assessing their effectiveness across the organisation.

• Produce and compile reports, prospectus and external publications of the Council for the interest of relevant stakeholders.

• Source for new initiatives and technology to centralise information and improve communication within the Council.

Finance Division (FD)
• Responsible for the planning, budgeting and financial oversight of the organisation.

• Produce financial reports quarterly for respective stakeholders.

• Customise and revise sponsorship schemes for potential Partners and Sponsors.

• Oversees direction, strategy and relationship with Partners and Sponsors as well as Return of Investment with coordination from Corporate Relations Division.

Corporate Relation Division (CR)
• Responsible as ICMS’ first line ambassador; managing, maintaining and strengthening ties with potential and existing Partners and Sponsors with full professionalism.

• In charge of discussions in contract renewal and negotiations with partners and sponsors.

• Has clear overview of Partners and Sponsors’ activities and collaborative opportunities.

• Understand sponsors relationship and ensure all deliverables are met whilst maintaining the welfare of ICMS as a whole.

Internal Affairs and Performance (IAP)
• Act as a mediator when internal crises arise, ensuring any decisions made are compliant to all internal policies.

• Develop, manage and reinforce the performance and long-term development of Associates and also the organisation.

• Provide necessary support in terms of manpower allocation as well talent engagement for respective events and internal recruitments.

• In charge of Chapters’ database and providing relevant demographic data for analysis.

External Outreach and Publicity (EOP)
• Ensure that Directors and Associates comply with guidelines and culture of the Council.

• Reviews all publicity materials before it is published to ensure branding guidelines are followed, be it from within the Council or from our Partners and Sponsors.

• Strengthen existing bonds with student organisations and to initiate new ones.

• Spearhead the recruitment drive as well as marketing strategies for recruiting new Associates and participants for flagship events.

Project Development and Initiatives (PDI)
• Plan, initiate, and organise both projects and events aside from flagship events to cater to the needs of relevant stakeholders.

• Facilitate events and programme evaluation throughout all phases through feedbacks and comments from respective stakeholders.

• Serves as the facilitator and advisor for in-Chapter projects and providing consultative support where necessary.