Airports of Thailand
"The infrastructure development plan in the Eastern Economic Corridor through Public Private Partnership projects has attracted up to Bt650 billion in total investment, with 32% coming from the private sector and 68% from the public sector."
- Phacharaphot Nuntramas, SVP of Global Business Development & Strategy Group, Krungthai Bank, (January, 2019)
About the 5th CFO Innovation Thailand Forum 2019
The Thai economy is projected to grow at 3.8% in 2019 and 3.9% in 2020, down from 4.3% in 2018, according to the World Bank's Thailand Economic Monitor.
Export and tourism, the growth drivers in 2018, have slowed down under the weight of uncertainties - an upcoming general election, elevated trade tensions, the slowing regional economic outlooks.
But opportunities abound amidst uncertainties.
While the short-term seemingly poses many challenges, Thailand’s long-term economic prospects have proved to be resilient with strengthening domestic demand, stemming from low inflation and accommodative monetary policy. The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has also attracted over US$9.3 billion in promised FDI, which will drive the country closer to its realization of the Thailand 4.0 national strategy.
Join us at the 5th CFO Innovation Thailand Forum 2019 as we discuss what it takes to become an agile CFO that excel in navigating changing business landscapes, spotting new opportunities and driving competitiveness.
Who Should Attend
CFOs, MDs, VPs, Directors, GMs, and Senior Managers, involved in:
The pace at which business is accelerating is increasing exponentially, and this trend is sure to continue. The new challenges for CFOs igniting this accelerating pace of business can be broken down into 2 key areas: Business Trends and Technology Trends. This session takes CFOs on a journey to better understanding the implications of these trends for the CFO and the business, and offers a strategy on how to get started on unlocking an organization’s digitization journey.
It is estimated that 80% of Fortune 500 companies have implemented some type of shared services model to deliver better economies of scale. There are cost and efficiency benefits in such a move - but also significant challenges. How can the Thailand enterprises integrate the model effectively?
Today’s technology, cloud, and IoT-driven world is continually generating a wealth of data, creating both opportunity and challenge for those tasked with deciphering and analyzing it. CFOs in particular are facing increased pressure to connect the dots between multiple data streams to identify patterns that will optimize a company’s growth and align its costs with its strategy.
Sustainability, which encompasses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, is increasingly positioned at the top of board agendas. By fostering more proactive identification, measurement, and disclosure of ESG risks, CFOs can provide critical insight into how the company is protecting value, and in turn, drive stakeholders' confidence.
Airports of Thailand
Leadway Heavy Machinery
Tata Motors Thailand
Thai Union Group
BTS Group Holdings
Nissan Motor Thailand (NMT)
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Pattanapong Suwannachat has solid background in Accounting Finance and IT. Prior to joining Airports of Thailand (AOT), Pat worked with Bangkok Bank, SAS Service Partner in Saudi Arabia, Bristol Myers Squibb, Thai Urethane Group, Minor Group, Thai Chrysler Automotive, Assa Abloy Hospitality, Pizza Today, Essentra, Lamsoon (UFC) and Eagle Technology. Pat spends his leisure time as a guest lecturer at Bangkok University, teaching Accounting, Finance and IT since 1999. He graduated in Accounting with minor in Computer Science from Chiangmai University and Graduated Diploma in Auditing from Thammasart University.
Linda Fonner’s career has spanned the Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and Private Equity company ranks in numerous industries including pharmaceutical, medical devices, banking, energy, molten metals and chemicals. Her early career years were with Bank of New York Mellon and Westinghouse Electric, solidifying controls and fostering efficiencies in key finance & operational areas as a member of their audit functions. Later, as Vesuvius PLC’s Financial Controller at their Australia site, she implemented operational improvements. And, as Chief Audit Executive with West Pharmaceutical Services, a medical device manufacturer, she undertook a complete overhaul of the audit function. In addition to six years with West Pharmaceutical Services, Linda’s experience includes five years in Pharmaceuticals with her most recent role as Business Controller for Bristol Myers-Squibb’s Middle East Africa and India business, where her efforts were focused on streamlining processes and procedures. Currently, Linda holds the position of CFO & member of the Board of Directors for the Southeast Asia Region and India, as well as Managing Director for Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia for Atotech, a Private Equity held, Europe-headquartered chemical company where she is successfully implementing multiple turnaround projects for the Southeast Asia Region and Indian business. Linda is a sought-after speaker having given presentations at global conferences in such places as the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom on topics such as managing third-party distributor risks, finance operations, fraud, auditing, and internal controls. Linda holds an accounting degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is an active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants as a licensed CPA. She is also a member of the Thai Institute of Directors Association, and holds numerous other certifications in specialty areas such as internal audit, information systems, risk management, fraud, compliance and ethics, and project management.
With well-rounded knowledge and over 15 years’ of experience in automotive, construction material, consumer goods and retail, Pitak Jaturaputpaibul currently leads the Finance Team to enhance financial strategies at GET. He joined GET in late 2018 to help build the start-up company, which was officially launched in February 2019. Prior to GET, he was Finance Director of Dole Packaged Food Company in Thailand. He initiated the development and implementation of business strategies across Asia Pacific and improved the financial performance and built the organization capability. He was also appointed as Board of directors of 4 legal entities and elected to be Chairman of Dole Thailand Provident Fund.
Dr. Yanyong Thammatucharee leads the organizational changes within Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM) for future growth and sustainability in the heavy machinery industry. Yanyong gained vast experiences from various businesses and roles ranging from professional work to senior management in manufacturing, trading and marketing companies, namely PwC, BTS, Emerson Electric, Panasonic, and Central Marketing Group. His interest is in research and developing new concepts in the field of organizational development. He was a guest writer for the Nation and is a business book author, in both Thai and English.
As the Chief Finance Officer of Microsoft Thailand, Supanee Anuwongworavet is responsible for overall finance leadership of Microsoft Thailand. She works in close partnership with the Thailand Senior Leadership Team to drive business growth with digital transformation which built upon the foundation of trust and compliance and serve as functional lead for finance people through execution of Microsoft’s Accelerator of Transformation. Supanee has over 19 years of working experience and has been in the IT industry for over 15 years. Prior to Microsoft, She had worked with SAP Thailand, Pacific Internet (now part of Telstra) and RTC. Supanee holds Master Degree of International Business from Lincoln University, CA, USA and Bachelor degree of Accounting from Rangsit University, Thailand.
Thomas is Chief Financial Officer for SAP South East Asia, based in Singapore. Together with his team he is responsible for all finance related activities across South East Asia. He functions as a business partner to the South East Asia Management Team and provides them with relevant information on the state of the business as well as decision support using SAP’s latest analytics tools.
Thomas has over 13 years of professional experience in Finance and Operations and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim/Germany. He started his career at the SAP’s Headquarter in Germany as part of the Global Controlling Team. He spent over 3 years in China where he was responsible for all controlling activities for the local development and support teams. Thomas moved to Singapore in 2009 where he first took over the role as the Head of Regional Controlling for Asia Pacific and Japan before he moved into current role in 2013.
Tjendra Halima is the Regional Finance Director of Energy business in East Asia & Japan region covering multiple countries in North East Asia and Central East Asia. At the same time, he is also the CFO of Schneider Electric in Japan. During his 21-years (1997 – current) career in Schneider Electric, he has been posted as country CFO and several regional finance roles in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. He has a well-rounded finance experience in business operation spanning from R&D center, manufacturing site, distribution center, commercial operation to business unit. He is an Executive MBA graduate and hold BSc in Computer Science and BA in Accounting from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, USA.
Joerg Ayrle serves as Group CFO of Thai Union Group PCL since 2014, where his broad financial acumen and experience with key strategic functions has made positive impact on performance culture, cash focus, governance and operational transparency. Taking up the role of a seasoned strategic business partner, Joerg's leadership has resulted in 10 successful acquisitions, joint ventures and buy-outs since he joined Thai Union. Joerg has received the Marquee Award as Asia’s Best CFO from Corporate Treasurer for 2016. He sits on various Boards of Directors on behalf of Thai Union.
With more than 20 years of experience in finance and system implementation, Steven Siew currently serves as the advisor to BTS Group Holdings’ Group CEO in all new projects development and expansion on all back office functions aspect, i.e. financing, merger & acquisition, system application implementation, project finance and treasury. Prior to this, he was the CFO at Amata Corporation, in charge of accounting, corporate finance, information technology, and investor relations. He was also the Regional Controller of Critical Power Business Unit for South Asia Pacific Zone, as well as the Country CFO for various South East Asia countries within Schneider Electric. Steven graduated from Griffith University, Australia with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting and Finance.
Alex Konnaris is an international Information Technology specialist with over 20 years of experience. Based in Thailand for over 16 years, Alex currently holds the position of Group CIO for RMA Group, a multinational company with its headquarters in Bangkok, specializing in Automotive (Retail/Wholesale/Modifications), Infrastructure (Power & Heavy Equipment, Retail/Wholesale), Engineering Solutions and Hospitality (Food & Beverage), with over 6,000 employees and offices in 13 countries. He manages teams of IT professionals, supports IT Operations and Business Systems across the Group, and solves any system challenges of diverse business streams in both mature and emerging markets.
SAP Concur takes companies of all sizes and stages beyond automation to a completely connected spend management solution encompassing travel, expense, invoice, compliance and risk. Our global expertise, industry-leading innovation and dynamic ecosystem of diverse partners and applications unlock powerful insights that help businesses reduce complexity and see spending clearly, so they can manage it proactively. For more information please visit www.concur.com.sg.
Founded in 1999, LucaNet is now the European and Global market leader in the field of Integrated Real-time One-Source-of-Truth Corporate Performance Management software solution. In line with our motto, "Simply intelligent" LucaNet provides intelligent and intuitive software solutions based on pioneering technology that is built by finance professionals from a finance perspective, in the following fields of Financial Consolidation, Connected Budgeting and forecasting, Reporting and Analysis solution. Beyond a Corporate Performance Management software, we also provide specialised knowledge consulting and expert training to ensure you get the most out of our tools. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures we are always up to date on the latest regulatory requirements and in the best position to liaise with auditors on your behalf.
SWIFT is a global member owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. We provide our community with a platform for messaging and standards for communicating, and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration, identification, analysis and regulatory compliance.
Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories. While SWIFT does not hold funds or manage accounts on behalf of customers, we enable our global community of users to communicate securely, exchanging standardised financial messages in a reliable way, thereby supporting global and local financial flows, as well as trade and commerce all around the world.
As their trusted provider, we relentlessly pursue operational excellence; we support our community in addressing cyber threats; and we continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. Our products and services support our community's access and integration, business intelligence, reference data and financial crime compliance needs. SWIFT also brings the financial community together – at global, regional and local levels – to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest or concern. SWIFT’s strategic five year plan, SWIFT2020, challenges SWIFT to continue investing in the security, reliability and growth of its core messaging platform, while making additional investments in existing services and delivering new and innovative solutions.
Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.
Euler Hermes is the global leader in trade credit insurance and a recognized specialist in the areas of bonding, guarantees and collections. With more than 100 years of experience, the company offers business-to-business (B2B) clients financial services to support cash and trade receivables management. Its proprietary intelligence network tracks and analyzes daily changes in corporate solvency among small, medium and multinational companies active in markets representing 92% of global GDP. Headquartered in Paris, the company is present in over 50 countries with 5,800+ employees. Euler Hermes is a subsidiary of Allianz and rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and Dagong Europe. The company posted a consolidated turnover of €2.6 billion in 2016 and insured global business transactions for €883 billion in exposure at the end of 2016. Further information: th.eulerhermes.com
Decision Critical is a dynamic, cloud-based business modeling tool that is unique in its comprehensiveness. It is scalable, customizable and fast to implement.
Decision Critical's modeling and budgeting algorithms empower teams with no previous modeling training to leverage their combined knowledge base to produce clear, realistic operational and financial models for use in decision support, strategic planning, budgeting and business optimization.
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PMsquare is a business consulting company specialising in Financial and Operational Performance Management (FOPM) and Business Analytics solutions. PMsquare was established in Sydney in 2008 and expanded to Singapore in 2011, US and Philippines in 2014, Germany in 2015, Thailand in 2016 and Sri Lanka in 2018. PMsquare is a IBM Platinum Business Partner, Solution and Support Provider. In 2016 PMsquare merged with Cornerstone Performance Management, an Australian Information Management and FOPM consultancy.
CFO INNOVATION (www.cfoinnovation.com) is an online publication, research provider, and conference organizer that focuses on issues specific to top level finance managers in the corporate sector in Asia and China. Our targeted events across Asia attract hundreds of CFOs from multinationals and other major enterprises every year.