The Borderless Global Leader


As corporate boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred, there is a greater need for leaders and managers to know how to lead in a cross-functional and global environment. The PSDC is pleased to present this half-day program by Boonsiri Somchit to explore some of the challenges of global leadership and how to effectively overcome them.


Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the skills for succeeding within a cross-functional and global environment
  • Understand the importance of networking and relationships for getting work done across
  • functions and geographies                                                            
  • Understand alignment and apply knowledge to influencing others across the organisation without authority
  • Consider global and cultural factors to adjust their leadership style  



Ms Boonsiri Somchit is the Corporate Vice President of Finance at Advanced Micro Devices Global Services (M) Sdn Bhd. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and is the face of CIMA for Malaysia. She also serves as the Industrial Advisor for the School of Business Studies of Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC).

Boonsiri started her career with Motorola Seremban as a Product Analyst and later moved to Motorola Penang. After leaving Motorola, Boonsiri joined FMS Audio and was responsible in the setting-up of their Finance organisation. She subsequently joined KOMAG (now Western Digital) as one of their pioneer employees and played an instrumental role in setting up their Finance and IT organisation. In 1997, Boonsiri joined AMD as a Plant Controller and in 2002, she started the Finance and Accounting Shared Services organisation in AMD. She was also responsible for the set-up of AMD’s Asia Accounting and Financial Services Group. Under her stewardship, AMD’s business in Malaysia grew beyond manufacturing to include a new business entity - AMD Global Services, now an MSC Malaysia-status company, headquartered in Malaysia and with operations in Penang and Cyberjaya. Its scope of services has expanded to include finance and accounting, credit operations, marketing, customer claims, distributor and business operations, USA and Canadian taxation, procurement services, IT, Human Resource, and Global Data Centre.


This module covers the following topics:
 • Characteristics of a Global Leader
 • Challenges of a Global Team
 • A Global Leader’s To-Do List (Guidelines)


• Middle and Senior Managers

Date   :
Time   : 9.00 am 1.00 pm
Fee     : RM 400 per pax
Venue : PSDC
HDRF  : Not applicable

For more information please contact Ms Tan Bee Hean (604-643 7909 ext. 524) or email