Kelvin LiDirector, Controls and Business Processes, APAC
"With the consolidation of financial, technological innovation and manufacturing resources, the Greater Bay Area will become one of the most competitive bay areas in the world, with foreign enterprises attracted and national competitiveness enhanced."
Benjamin Hung Pi Cheng, Chief Executive - Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
About the Forum
The "Greater Bay Area" blueprint, that was recently made public, will develop 11 cities in Southern China - including Hong Kong and Macau - into a world-beating innovation hub with a US$1.5 trillion economy to rival those of San Francisco and Tokyo Bay by 2035.
With a commitment of over HK$100 billion (US$12.7 billion) has already been allocated, the area already forms the regional fulcrum to the Belt and Road Initiative. The size, economic potential and interconnectivity of the area will bring huge economic benefits to Hong Kong, creating unprecedented opportunities for a wide range of sectors.
In exciting time like these, how can CFOs leverage the opportunities to further stimulate new growth, enhance customer experience and create more intrinsic value for their enterprises? What financial planning strategies and policies should CFOs employ, to take full advantage of a large and integrated market? What can CFOs do to risk-proof their businesses against escalating uncertainties such as U.S.-China trade conflicts and how can they efficiently identify new trends in technological innovations to assist them tide over challenges?
Join us at the 10th CFO Innovation Hong Kong Forum 2019, where we gather more than 50 cross-industry finance experts, to share insights, as well as the latest trends and best practices in finance function - to navigate the changing business landscapes, explore new horizons and to drive agile competitiveness.
Who Should Attend?
CFOs, MDs, VPs, Directors, GMs, and Senior Managers, involved in:
AON RISK SOLUTIONS, HONG KONG
ASSOCIATION FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS(AFP)
CHINA BRAVERY CAPITAL
COCA-COLA CHINA LTD.
DHL AVIATION (HONG KONG) LIMITED
EF EDUCATION FIRST
ESKER DOCUMENT PROCESS AUTOMATION
GOLDEN HOUSE GROUP
HALLMARK CARDS HK LTD.
HONG KONG BROADBAND NETWORK LTD
HONG-KONG GOLF AND TENNIS ACADEMY
HOYA VISION CARE
ITE GROUP PLC
KIU HUNG INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD.
LIDL HONG KONG LIMITED
LUEN THAI HOLDINGS LTD.
MCDONALD'S HONG KONG
OCEAN PARK CORPORATION
OSM MARITIME GROUP
PERIDOT CLOTHING LTD
PERNOD RICARD TRAVEL RETAIL ASIA
RESOURCES GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS (RGP)
THUNDER POWER HOLDINGS LIMITED
UNITED LABORATORIES PHILIPPINES
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
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Phui Har has held a number of regional and local finance roles across Consumer Healthcare and Finance Services since joining GlaxoSmithKline in 2010. Some of her key achievements include leading the GSK Novartis Integration for Finance Services, driving adoption of new innovations (i.e. wechat taxi, SAP automation, RPA) and simplified processes where possible.
Cecil Wong currently works as an Executive Director and CFO of China Bravery Capital. In the last 10 years, Mr. Wong worked as CFO respectively at Formax Group, a Fin-Tech Company; Binhai Investment, a listed company and China Wealth Investments, a private equity firm. Before that, Mr. Wong was an investment banker, previous positions include the Head of Corporate Finance at Bank of China (HK); Senior Vice President at China Construction Bank HK,; Investment Bank Vice President at Sumitomo Bank etc., responsible for funding raising through IPO, M&A and corporate restructuring. Mr. Wong is a registered accountant at Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”); and CPA (Australia). He is also the member at Chartered Global Management Accountants (“CGMA”); Hong Kong Institute of Bankers; Hong Kong Institute of Directors; Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute; and Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong.
K Kwan is currently Chief Financial Officer of Golden House Group. Prior to that, K Kwan has been working in professional firms including Big 4 for over 10 years as a tax specialist focusing on Hong Kong tax, China tax, Macau tax, US tax (FATCA / CRS consulting), etc. He was the Lead of PRC Tax Team in one of the firm.
K Kwan has extensive experiences in serving multi-national clients from a wide range of industries including manufacturing, consumer products, real estates, sourcing, gambling and international transportation. He is experienced in providing corporate and individual compliance and consulting services in the areas of field audit and tax investigation, due diligence, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border international tax planning.
Keith has over 20 years of extensive professional experience in leading financial management, transformation, innovation, strategic planning, risk management, procurement and information technology with various world-class multinational companies.
Keith is currently VP & CFO at McDonald's Hong Kong, backed by reputable shareholders including CITIC Group, Carlyle Group and McDonald's Corporation. McDonald's has been a leading consumer brand and restaurant chain in Hong Kong for over 40 years, serving more than 1 million guests every day in Hong Kong with its 15,000 passionate employees. McDonald's is also strongly committed to corporate social responsibility efforts in HK, including its dedicated support to Ronald McDonald's House to help under-privileged children in need.
Prior to McDonald's, Keith held senior finance positions in multiple top tier MNCs and global industry leaders, including Maersk, Volkswagen AG, Walt Disney, Philip Morris International, Swire Pacific Group and Sun Hung Kai Properties Group.
In 2014, Keith was awarded the honor as the "CFO of the Year - Excellence in Technology Innovation" by CFO Innovation Asia, marking an important milestone of his progressive career.
Keith accomplished executive programs at various prestigious institutions including Harvard, IMD, INSEAD and The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Keith also holds an MBA Degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In addition, Keith is a Certified Public Accountant in both the U.S. (AICPA) and Hong Kong (HKICPA).
Luca Pozzi has been working in commercial finance for over 20 years with controllership roles covered in seven different countries. Luca started his career in the automotive Industry as cost controller in Belgium and he moved on then to a plant controller position in Italy. In 2001, Luca joined Italcementi Group (today Heidelberg Group) in Paris as corporate controller. He remained in the Building Materials for fourteen years being afterwards based in Singapore as Regional controller and later in China as country CFO.
In 2015 Luca went back to Singapore where he served for three and half years as regional finance director for Manuli Group, in the hydraulics business. Luca has been living in Asia for 12 years and since august 2018 he is working as General Manager for Manuli Hydraulics in Suzhou.
Mr. LEONG Chew Kuan (梁昭坤), is an executive Director and the chief financial officer of the Group. He is primarily responsible for financial reporting and management and business planning.
Mr. Leong joined the Clifford Group as financial controller in March 2014 and ceased to hold such office in January 2016. Since February 2015, Mr. Leong joined Clifford Group as the chief financial officer responsible for overseeing the financial planning and management.
Mr. Leong has extensive experience in accounting, auditing and corporate finance. From June 2004 to May 2006, Mr. Leong was employed by KPMG (Malaysia), a firm of certified public accountants, serving first as audit senior and then senior associate, in which he was responsible for performing audit works. Mr. Leong was then employed by KPMG (Hong Kong) in November 2006, and was a manager responsible for auditing and advisory works when leaving in January 2010.
Mr. Leong has been a member of HKICPA since May 2014 and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since August 2003. Mr. Leong was also admitted as a member of CPA Australia in February 2000 and was awarded a fellow membership in February 2014. He was also admitted as a member of Hong Kong Business Accountants Association in September 2016.
A finance professional, having over 25 years experience in managing finances of medium to large sized organizations, both private and listed companies. Extensive experience in manufacturing and trading businesses in an international environment. Close to 15 years experience in the industry of manufacturer and trading in ready made garments. At present apart from being a shareholder of Peridot Clothing Ltd, (A company trading in ready made garments and supplying to major retailers such as Lidl, Primark, Nutmeg, Superdry, Carters, Kiabi and Kaufland) and managing its finances based in Hong Kong, have commenced few other businesses in investment management and tourism.
Regional Finance Manager for Hong Kong, Macau, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Handling treasury, accounting, payroll, budgeting and follow-up, business support as well as external reporting and tax. Lately implemented a new company core bank for Asia.
Elvin ENG is a result-oriented Finance leader with over 20 years of extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region across the functions of FP&A, strategic planning, financial control, tax, treasury, compliance, risk management, pricing and is active in M&A activities. He has a passion for building great teams.
He currently leads the Finance teams of 12 fast growing markets in Asia for Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company. Prior to joining Universal, he was the Finance Director of Bureau Veritas, Greater China and Korea, and held senior finance leadership and management roles in South East Asia, Australasia and North Asia over 12 years. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and specialized in Transaction Services advising on M&A.
He holds an Executive MBA from IE Business School (Spain) and is a Fellow member of ACCA (UK).
Yugang Gary Zhang, Group CFO for QI Group of Companies, a diversified multinational, has 20 years of broad experiences in accounting, finance, capital market, investor relations, and administration in different countries and industries. Before he was promoted to Group CFO of QI Group, he served five years as Chief Financial Officer of QNet Ltd., an ecommerce direct selling company under QI Group. Before he joined QI Group, he worked three years as Chief Financial Officer of Sino Gas International Holdings Inc. Prior to Sino Gas, he worked for Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (“Smurfit-Stone”) 7 years where he started as the Plant Controller for Mansfield and Braintree plants based in Massachusetts, USA. Afterwards he relocated to Hong Kong and worked as the Area Financial Controller of Smurfit-Stone’ Asian operation. His past experiences also include working in public accounting firm, logistics Company and real estate company. Yugang Gary Zhang holds an MBA from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China.
Volker Glaeske is Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Board Member of Lidl Hong Kong Limited. Volker started his career with KPMG, in Financial Services, focusing on the SOX implementation at a big Insurance company. Since joining the Lidl Group in 2006, which is today the 4th biggest supermarket chain in the world, he has been a key player in enacting initiatives both in the Germany Headquarters and in the UK. He was selected for heading the Hong Kong Corporate Finance functions in 2011. Lidl Hong Kong is a key supplier for all Hardgoods and Textile products for the entire Group and leads the Online activities for Lidl in China.
Wilkie Wong is the Managing Director of Finance and Production Planning of the Esquel Group. Established in 1978, Esquel has grown to become vertically integrated, with operations spanning cotton farming, yarn spinning, fabric, apparel and accessories production, research and development as well as design and merchandising services, producing over 100 million shirts annually and providing one-stop cotton shirt solution to leading apparel brands and retailers.
Wilkie oversees the accounting, planning and treasury functions, providing strategic advisory and business partnership to top management and business unit leaders in the Group. In addition, he is also responsible for the production planning and control functions, aligning the Group’s sales demand and production capacity. Since joining Esquel in 2004, Wilkie has led the General Management Office, Corporate Communications, Information Technology, Logistics as well as Global Sourcing.
Before joining Esquel, Wilkie was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, advising senior executives in leading companies in Greater China, with a focus on the consumer goods and retail sector. Wilkie has extensive consulting experience in strategy and business development, M&A advisory, organizational restructuring and operational improvements.
Wilkie received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York. He also earned his Master in Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jack is working for a Swiss based precious metal industrial group called Metalor. Running into the tenth year with Metalor Group, he is now responsible for the finance, accounting and treasury staff in Taipei & Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Suzhou, and Singapore. Apart from that, he assumes the internal audit function of Metalor Group, and looks after the office and factory in Hong Kong.
Karen Lai has over 20 years of experience in finance & accounting with Fortune 500 companies in Singapore. She started her career as an external auditor with Deloitte & Touche and gradually moved on to commercial and business management roles in Siemens, General Electric, Nike, Electrolux and Walt Disney. From inventory & costing, general accounting, controllership, financial & planning analysis, commercial finance and progressively taking bigger regional profit & loss responsibility in business units for different industries.
She has hands-on experience in leading finance operations set-up, process improvement projects and driving change management. She enjoys challenges and thrives in diverse, multi-cultural, fast paced and dynamic environment.
Mr. LAI Ni Quiaque (NiQ) is Co-Owner & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited. NiQ joined HKBN in 2004 and is passionate about developing HKBN Talents because he believes if you get the people right, the company will do great. Prior to becoming COO, NiQ was the Chief Talent and Financial Officer (CT&FO), and effective from 1 September 2018, he will become CEO.
Prior to joining HKBN, NiQ was a highly rated analyst as Director and Head of Asia Telecom Research for Credit Suisse and was involved in numerous global fund raisings for Asian carriers. NiQ holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Western Australia and an eMBA from Kellogg-HKUST. NiQ was awarded in 2009 with “Champion of Human Resources” by the HRM Awards and in 2013 Global Telecom Business Magazine ‘Top 50 CFOs in the industry to watch’ and Asset Magazine ‘Hong Kong CFO of the Year’. NiQ sits on the board of Cambodian Children’s Fund HK.
Maggie Lam is an active finance practitioner with over 20 years of experiences in various industries including banking, telecommunication and supply chain. Currently she is the Finance and Business Operations Services Director of Hallmark Cards HK Ltd, managing the finance and information technology related functions in Asia. Maggie has been working as strategic partners for business heads for the majorly of her careers. Apart from building roadmap for business growth, she is also supplicated in building and leading organization restructuring and processes re-engineering with the help of technology. She has a BA, MA and MBA and is a follow member of HKICPA and ACCA.
Mr. Kornblum has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Darmstadt in Germany. From 1991 – 2002, he has held various senior management positions at The Freudenberg Group, including the position of General Manager of Freudenberg & Vilene International Limited in Hong Kong from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Kornblum joined TMS Group, a Business Division of Luen Thai, in the capacity of CFO in 2002 before heading the TMS Group as Executive Vice President. In April 2017 he was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Luen Thai Holdings Ltd.
Helen is the Finance Director at PizzaExpress (Hong Kong) Limited. She oversees finance, IT and supply chain of the Hong Kong and Singapore operations. She previously worked for various regional roles at Ralph Lauren and Wrigley.
Helen received her BBA degree from the University of Hong Kong and MBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is currently undertaking her LLM degree at the University of Hong Kong.
Helen holds CPA and FRM charters.
Alec Chiu is Group Chief Financial Officer of Intercel Group with operations in Hong Kong, Chinese mainland, the UK, EU and Australia. Alec closely works with Group CEO and senior management in devising group strategies and business plans, and oversees group offices in finance and operations, so as to achieve group directives. Alec has accumulated ample experience in commercial banking, project and receivables finance prior to joining the Group. In addition to CPA / ACCA qualifications, Alec has also earned master degrees in eCommerce and Financial Management. He is currently pursuing study leading to Doctor of Business Administration.
Rain Yang has been Commercial Finance Director of Coca-Cola Greater China and Korea Business Unit since Nov. 2012. With her 7 years fruitful experience in the world largest beverage company, Rain has demonstrated her capability and built up highly recognized teams in Operation Finance, Budgeting, and Strategic Finance areas. Nowadays, Rain is leading her commercial finance team providing overall business partnering with different function leaders on Channel/ Customer/ Brand/ Pack performance evaluation, long term strategies setting, annual business plan developing and key decisions making on new products innovation , pricing , value sharing and etc.
Ms. Ysanne Chan is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Ocean Park Corporation, a Hong Kong’s home-grown theme park established in 1977 with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories.
Ms. Chan is a Qualified Accountant and member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”). Ms. Chan possesses extensive experiences in the accounting, treasury and investment, internal controls as well as special projects accounting operations of the Television Entertainment, Information Technology and Theme Park industry.
William has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from the San Francisco State University. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant as well as a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, he obtains a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School (MBS) of the University of Manchester. He was the Vice Chairman of the Manchester Business School Alumni Association in 2014 - 2015, and also a Deloitte Alumni.
He has more than 20 years of experience in financial management, auditing, investment project evaluation, corporate finance, business development, treasury and tax planning. Prior to holding his current position as the Head of Finance & Procurement of the Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong listed New World Development Company Limited with core businesses in property development, infrastructure, hotel, department store, etc., he had worked for Deloitte and had held senior finance positions at the Press Room Group, Miramar Hotel & Investment Co., Ltd., Sheraton Kong Kong Hotel & Towers, Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts, etc.
Jason Li is the APAC Finance Director for Lumileds, a global lighting solutions company specializes in automotive, mobile, IoT, illumination lighting applications. Prior to joining Lumileds, he has been working in information technology and telecom industry including 12 years in IBM. His experience is across accounting, controllership, internal audit, finance shared services, and business planning and analysis.
Throughout his career, he has worked and lived in different countries, including Canada, United States, Japan, Malaysia, and China.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto, and is a member of CPA Australia and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
David Tsim is the Finance Director and Group Treasurer for OSM Maritime Group.
His responsibilities include finance transformation projects, strategic planning and M&A activities as well as all treasury and banking related matters for the group.
Prior to joining OSM, as CFO he was part of the deal team that led to the merger of Univan Ship Management and Anglo-Eastern, creating the AEU Group, one of the world’s largest technical ship managers.
David has more than 17 years’ experience across public practice, financials services, commercial and consulting roles, whilst managing teams across EMEA and APAC throughout. He is passionate about building best in class teams and in the training and development of talent. David holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Strathclyde Business School and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Sourav Seksaria Finance Director & Business Partner, Coats China, has nineteen years’ experience working in Asia, North America and Europe in textiles, steel & mining, pharma & insurance sectors in the area of finance, accounting, ERP implementation, procurement and supply chain. SWA Magazine recognized him as top 10 CFO’s in Indonesia in 2017. He received from Coats Group CEO- JSR Coats Talent award. Sourav is the Founder of CFO Club Indonesia- a community of 200 CFO’s/Finance Directors in Indonesia.
After completing Chartered Accountancy and Company Secretary from India, Sourav started his career with Reckitt Benckiser and then worked with Novartis. In 2007 with a scholarship, he completed MBA from prestigious IE Business School in Madrid and joined Arcelor Mittal. After spending last 6 years in Indonesia & Malaysia, Sourav now overseeing the finance functions of Hong Kong, China, Korea & Pakistan.
In his role as Managing Director, Simon is responsible for leading RGP’s business consulting practice in Hong Kong, including business solution design and service delivery. Simon has over 20 years of combined in-house information management and practical consulting experience across industries and, since joining RGP in 2007, has led multiple consulting initiatives on CFO services, business process reengineering, digital transformation and robotics process automation.
Prior to joining RGP, Simon was a managed services account executive at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), leading project consultants to deliver professional services for global clients. Simon also held a number of IT management positions at Sun Microsystems Inc. where he ran global and regional projects on process improvement, organization transformation, and business solution implementation—both within IT and across business units.
Simon holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Master of Science from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego. Simon is a CISA and CGEIT.
Juan is CFO for Pernod Ricard travel retail business in Asia, supporting 3 business units and covering more than 15 markets in the region. Juan has 16 years of experience in Finance, with more than 10 years working in multinational companies, occupying different senior positions in FP&A, Treasury and Business Support, with several Finance transformation projects developed during my career.
Prior to managing Asia travel Retail, Juan was CFO for Pernod Ricard Colombia and Venezuela, he held various management positions in British American Tobacco and dedicated 5 years to provide financial consultancy to different companies in South America. He has a strong focus on developing the Finance function to be a close business partner for the business by integrating finance deeply into the corporate strategy.
Mr. Kelvin Cheung was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the HKEX, in March 2010. He was also the Executive Director (from August 2013 to June 2015) and the Company Secretary (from March 2010 to December 2015) of Kiu Hung International.
Prior to joining Kiu Hung International, Kelvin was the Group Financial Controller, Qualified Accountant and Joint Company Secretary of China Sunshine Paper Holdings Company Limited from August 2007 to April 2009 and played a significant role in its successful IPO on the Main Board of the HKEX in December 2007.
Kelvin is a Hong Kong CPA and a FCCA with experience in IPO, M&A transactions, investor relations, risk and compliance, finance and auditing.
Kelvin holds a BBA in Information and Systems Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a MBA in Finance jointly offered by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in collaboration with the Tsinghua University.
Kelvin has 20+ years of experience in risk assessment, controls, and process enhancements. Besides leading the controls and business processes function, he is also the Procurement lead for AECOM APAC. Kelvin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Kuan-Yu specialises in the recruitment of Accounting and Finance professionals within the Banking Industry. With close to 4 years of recruitment experience, she has accumulated a vast network of professionals, successfully placing mid to senior level positions within global investment banks, regional banks, mid to large sized local banks as well as large Chinese corporates. Kuan-Yu’s personal specialization is recruiting key executives across the Financial Reporting, Regulatory Reporting and Management Reporting space in Hong Kong.
Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of the Aon Risk Solutions (“ARS”) part of Aon Hong Kong Limited and is responsible for the overall management and development of ARS, including fostering of major client relationships, portfolio development, revenue and margin enhancement, and the maintenance of strategic partnerships with Hong Kong-based insurers.
He has more than twenty years of experience in the insurance broking sector and has been based in the Asia-Pacific region for thirteen years, including nine years in Hong Kong. Until his appointment as CEO, Paul was the Head of Energy & Mining and interim Head of Construction, Power & Infrastructure for Specialty Broking, within Aon Risk Solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, with responsibility for client service delivery, business development and team leadership for these specialty industry sectors across Aon in Asia.
Mr. Tony Khan is the General Manager of DHL Central Asia Hub (CAH), responsible for overseeing the hub’s management and overall operations which include its connectivity within the global network, cost control, as well as transit time performance. CAH is one of DHL’s three global hubs, and under Mr. Khan’s leadership since 2013, it has achieved the best results in its Employee Opinion Survey. With the company’s continuous improvement practice – First Choice, Mr. Khan has also led the team in successfully rolling out numerous projects that enhance operations efficiency, to benefit customers.
Adrian joined Hays Hong Kong in 2016 as a legal recruiter, progressing rapidly to earn the coveted title of ‘Top Recruitment Consultant - Hays Asia’ in 2018. He currently leads two teams, Accounting & Finance (Commerce & Industry) and Legal at Hays Hong Kong, collectively managing close to ten people.
Eddie Lee is the Group Deputy CFO of Thunder Power Group, an electric vehicle company headquartered in HK with R&D and production base in Europe and Greater China, overseeing Group Finance and HR & Administration departments. Eddie is in charge of fundraising and structuring equity investment partnerships from multiple Europe and China sovereign and regional government funds. He is currently leading the negotiations of forming a joint venture with a Europe sovereign fund with total investment size of EUR 405M for Thunder Power Europe Headquarter establishment.
Prior to his engagement with Thunder Power Group, he was the Managing Director of Max Group Holdings Limited, devoting himself in the field of international business management of fully vertically integrated fashion industry for over 8 years covering sales distribution channels in both retail and wholesale segments in more than 20 countries.
Eddie holds a MBA degree from HKUST and Bachelor of Science degree from University of California at Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is also a CFA and FRM charter holder.
Nitish Tiwary comes with 14+ Years of experience in HR field with HSBC Global Technology, Thomson Reuters, JLL and ITE as HR Regional Lead/ Partner. Lead and worked on projects on change management and Organizational transformation. In JLL, apart from Regional HR partner, also lead HR Transition for the Facility Management group and partnered with the BD team in growing and maintaining key FM clients/business. Currently Nitish is heading human resources in ITE PLC for Asia and working on Transformation , organizational design/change, merger and acquisition (HR aspect), divestment and business growth in Asia.
Tim Wakeford is Vice President, Financials Product Strategy, EMEA & APJ at Workday, and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Workday’s financial products in EMEA & APJ.
Prior to joining Workday in 2017, Tim served as Finance Director on the UK Boards of Cushman & Wakefield, and previously, Willis Towers Watson. Tim has held executive level positions in the finance departments of both private and public sector organisations.
Tim is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and holds a BA in Politics and Government from the University of Kent.
Rishi is the Regional Controller for Aon APAC. He has been in this current role as Financial Controller, Asia Pacific for more than five (5) years and has been with the Aon Group for about 15 years. Rishi has held various leadership roles in Singapore and India before this. He commenced his career with PwC and worked with PepsiCo; before joining Aon. Rishi is a finance executive with experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. Rishi also has expertise in Controllership, Business Planning (strategic & operational), Restructuring, FP&A, Management reporting, Efficiency & Automation. He possesses good working knowledge on process re-engineering, systems implementation, M&A Support, Re-organising/Re-structuring.
Graduated in Commerce & Accountancy (Bangalore University, India), member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (CPA equivalent). Ongoing development includes Diploma in SW engineering, F-Ten and Aon Global Leadership programs.
Mr. Patrick Chan was appointed Non-Executive Director of SmarTone in October 1996 and became Executive Director in May 2002. He is the company’s Chief Financial Officer responsible for the formulation and execution of financial strategies, funding, investment, risk management and corporate development. He is also responsible for investor relations, legal and regulatory affairs and procurement.
Mr. Chan led the pivot of Business Markets to help enterprise customers do better business in today’s hyper-connected world. He directed its transformation to offer advanced services and solutions that enable enterprise customers to be more productive and agile in an increasingly competitive business environment.
Mr. Chan held various positions in the areas of research, investment, investor relations and finance at leading international banking groups and Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. From December 1994 to May 1996, he was seconded to the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Government as a full-time member.
Kinson Lam is Solutions Consulting Manager for Greater China. He leads up a team responsible for business solutions consulting, pre-sales and product strategies in the region. Kinson has been in the spend management industry for more than 7 years. He has extensive experience in both Greater China and across Asia Pacific in helping enterprises of all sizes to drive business efficiencies and digital transformation through innovative spend management technologies.
Prior to joining SAP Concur, Kinson worked in number of leading technology vendors primarily specialized in enterprise software consulting, helping companies to streamline processes and enhance business efficiencies.
Jim Kaitz is President and CEO of AFP, an association that represents over 16,000 treasury and financial professionals globally. The organization established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional® and Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional® credentials, setting standards of excellence in finance. The AFP Annual Conference is the largest networking event for corporate finance professionals. He was formerly EVP and COO of Financial Executives Institute, a professional association of over 14,000 senior financial executives representing 8,000 companies in the United States.
Prior to joining FEI in 1988 as the VP of Government Relations, he was Manager, Trade and Business Affairs at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. He was Director, Government Relations for the Scientific Apparatus Makers Association and joined FEI’s Washington Office in 1983. He was legislative assistant to the Honorable James Shannon (D-MA), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
He is a 1978 graduate of Georgetown University.
Rommel has over 15 years of experience building, managing and executing high performing finance teams and brings with him new and innovative thinking that is redefining the office of the CFO powered by next generation technologies.
Terry Smagh is a cloud and business software veteran, bringing 20 years of experience in financial software, business intelligence and data analytics, and working with major corporations on their digital transformation initiatives. He has held senior APAC management positions with leading organisations in the region including Hyperion, Informatica and Qlik. Most recently, he was executive leader for IBM’s Asia-Pacific cloud and analytics business.
Albert is the Managing Director of Esker Document Automation Asia Pte Ltd have 30 over years of experience in the technology sector. Prior to this, Albert was the Regional Director of Enterprise Publishing Solution for PTC and Country Manager for Arbortext in Asia for South Asia, and Greater China region. Prior to PTC, Albert was with SAP for 9 years and held a variety of management roles in SAP Enterprise Sales and Professional Services in Asia Pacific region. With such comprehensive experience, he is able to share the best practices and help customers to gain greater returns on their investment while decreasing their overall cost of O2C and P2P processes.
Workiva, the leading cloud provider of connected data, reporting and compliance solutions, is used by thousands of enterprises across 180 countries, including more than 75% of Fortune 500® companies, and by government agencies. Our customers have linked over five billion data elements to trust their data, reduce risk and save time. For more information about Workiva (NYSE:WK), please visit workiva.com.sg.
BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting by automating, centralizing and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for organizations. Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions and as a pioneer in the cloud market for enhanced financial control and automation. More than 2,600 companies around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.
Bureau van Dijk, a Moody's Analytics company, captures and treats private company information for better decision making and increased efficiency. Its products combine data from regulatory and other sources, including over 160 information providers, to deliver the richest, most reliable private company information, corporate structures, beneficial ownership and deal information in the market.
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Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society that represents finance executives globally. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. The quarterly AFP Corporate Cash Indicators serve as a bellwether of economic growth. The AFP Annual Conference is the largest networking event for corporate finance professionals in the world.
Workiva, the leading cloud provider of connected data, reporting and compliance solutions, is used by thousands of enterprises across 180 countries, including more than 75% of Fortune 500® companies, and by government agencies. Our customers have linked over five billion data elements to trust their data, reduce risk and save time. For more information about Workiva (NYSE:WK), please visit workiva.com.sg.
Businesses around the world rely on Egencia, today's leading business-travel management platform, for personalized experiences, improved compliance, and always-on customer care. As part of Expedia Group, we also provide the world's most relevant travel options. All to help businesses go where they need to go. Connect with us at egencia.com or @egencia.
Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform. Recognized as a Leader by Gartner and other analysts, Ivalua’s Source-to-Pay suite is leveraged by over 300 leading companies across the globe to manage over $500 Billion in direct and indirect spend. The platform’s combination of ease-of-use, depth, breadth and flexibility ensures high employee and supplier adoption, rapid time to value and the ability to meet unique or evolving requirements, evidenced by the industry’s leading 98%+ retention rate. Realize the possibilities at www.ivalua.com. Follow us at @Ivalua.
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 6,000+ employees. Euler Hermes is a subsidiary of Allianz, listed on Euronext Paris (ELE.PA) and rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Dagong Europe. The company posted a consolidated turnover of €2.6 billion in 2015 and insured global business transactions for €890 billion in exposure at the end of 2015. Further information: www.eulerhermes.hk.
At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important - some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.
S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.
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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For more than 20 years, Oracle NetSuite has helped organizations grow, scale and adapt to change. Today, NetSuite provides an integrated suite of cloud-based applications, which includes financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce, that is used by more than 40,000 organizations and subsidiaries in 199 countries.
For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com
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Tagetik was initially founded in 1986 as a local consultancy based in Lucca, Italy. As the company grew, the founders saw the opportunity to modernize and simplify business processes for the Office of the CFO, not just locally but globally. The Tagetik brand was launched in 2005 and has since earned a reputation for delivering the most trusted, comprehensive, and scalable Corporate Performance Management solutions available.
In 2017, Tagetik was acquired by Wolters Kluwer; a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the finance, health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, and legal sectors. As part of the Wolters Kluwer Corporate Performance Solutions business unit, Tagetik (now known as CCH® Tagetik) continues to be laser-focused on delivering innovative solutions for the Office of the CFO.
CCH® Tagetik is one of the fastest growing global software companies in the industry. A global vendor exclusively focused on simplifying and streamlining business processes for the CFO and the Office of Finance.
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.