Saliza Abdulah

Deputy President

Saliza

Saliza Abdullah is the Managing Director of BG Capital Holdings Group of Companies – Malaysia’s 27-year-old, multi-award winning, 100% women-owned and managed security company. Saliza is also the founder of “BGCH For The Community”, a social enterprise initiative advocating awareness on empowerment and personal safety; and owner of THEBASE, a new community event space in Subang Jaya. As a second-generation entrepreneur, she turned around the family business from a single entity to a corporate group of companies with more than 500 employees and has diversified into technologies, risk management, training and consultancy.

Saliza graduated from Purdue University, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and obtained her MBA from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya. Saliza is also an HRDF Certified Trainer and a Crime Prevention Specialist certified by the Chartered International Institute for Security and Crisis Management (CIISCM); a Columnist for Awas Wanita of Utusan Karya’s Wanita Magazine for 7 years; an alumna and first Malaysian woman entrepreneur selected for The East-West Centre Changing Faces Program in Hawai’i 2010; Panellist for Selangor ASEAN Business Conference 2018; Presenter at the SIRIM-WAITRO International Conference 2018 and Panellist for the Malaysia Urban Forum 2019.

Saliza is a multi-award recipient for her entrepreneurial achievement and contributions to the community. She was the winner of The Purdue Society of Women Engineers’ Managerial Potential Award in 2000; NCWO Young Iconic Award for Entrepreneurship in 2015; Malaysian Service Providers Confederation (MSPC) SME Icon Award in 2017; KLSCWO Women of Excellence in 2019 and many more.

Currently, Saliza is serving as Deputy President of The National Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Malaysia (NAWEM), treasurer of Koperasi Keselamatan Berhad, EXCO of Malaysian Security Industry Association (PIKM) and member of the Asian Professional Security Association (APSA). She is also the Project Director for L’OREAL-NAWEM Women in Business, a social enterprise program which helps women in the B40 household.