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Wednesday, November 11
 

10:00am GMT+08

WELCOME REMARKS
Speakers
avatar for Zoe Lau

Zoe Lau

Senior Consultant, Questex Asia
Zoe’s experience with Greater China and NEA has contributed to Hong Kong/Singapore-centric content’s integration to CFO Innovation Forums. She has been developing NEA conferences for more than a decade.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:05am GMT+08

10:05am GMT+08

KEYNOTE BY A CHAMPION CFO
CFOs - Custodian of Financial Sustainability to Navigate the New Reality of Uncertainty 

Speakers
avatar for Inger Gløersen Folkeson

Inger Gløersen Folkeson

Chief Financial Officer, Digi Telecommunications
Inger was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 1 March 2019. Prior to this, she was instrumental in building strong financial standings for several of Telenor Group’s adjacent and non-telco assets globally as Chief Financial Officer, namely for Norkring AS (part of Telenor Broadcast... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:05am - 10:20am GMT+08

10:20am GMT+08

Repositioning Finance as a Strategic Advisor to the Organization and Stakeholders
Speakers
avatar for Erik Saito

Erik Saito

General Manager of Asia Pacific, Workiva
Erik Saito is General Manager of Asia Pacific at Workiva, based in Singapore. Prior to joining Workiva, Erik was Vice President Finance and ANZ at Ingredion Inc. (NYSE: INGR), where he was the CFO of the Asia Pacific Region and also held executive management responsibility for Ingredion's... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:20am - 10:40am GMT+08

10:40am GMT+08

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE DAY: HONG KONG
The Rebirth of Pheonix - A New Role of Hong Kong as the Regional Financial Hub
 
  • What is the shift in role for Hong Kong as the regional financial hub?
  • What is the implication of this change to corporates in APAC?

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Wu

Tommy Wu

Lead Economist, Oxford Economics
Tommy Wu is a Lead Economist at Oxford Economics. Tommy covers macroeconomic research and forecasting on the Asia-Pacific region, and specializes on China and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Tommy was an economist at the Research Department in Hong Kong Monetary... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:40am - 10:50am GMT+08

10:50am GMT+08

BREAK
Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:50am - 11:00am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion: Resetting and Reshaping Enterprise Objectives: Implementing Business Continuity Plans and Building Adequate Resilience
  • Identifying the key priorities for CFOs in 2020 - 21
  • Finding ways to balance and reimagine a business-as-usual environment that minimizes disruptions for the organization

Moderator
avatar for Marco Duay

Marco Duay

Chief Financial Officer, Light Rail Manila Corporation
Marco is currently the CFO of Light Rail Manila Corporation, the company that has concession agreement to operate and extend LRT 1. Prior to this, he was with Ayala Corporation, the holding company for one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in the Philippines. At Ayala... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joerg Ayrle

Joerg Ayrle

Group Chief Financial Officer, Thai Union Group
Joerg has in-depth finance experience, including accounting, treasury, M&A, and post-merger integration.He enjoyed a long tenure with German conglomerate SIEMENS group, working across multiple business units and geographies including Germany, Singapore, China and the U.S.Aside from... Read More →
avatar for Jan Rosemeyer

Jan Rosemeyer

Country Chief Financial Officer, Allianz Ayudhya
Jan Rosemeyer is the Country CFO of Allianz in Thailand, in charge of life insurance at Allianz Ayudhya Assurance as well property & casualty insurance at Allianz Ayudhya General Insurance. He has been appointed to the board of directors of SET-listed Allianz Ayudhya Capital and various... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:35am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion: Reinventing Cross-border Supply Chain for Risk Diversification
  • What’s the new formula in designing the supply chain network after the COVID-19 lesson?
  • Developing Clear Assessment to align the design of the supply chain to the highly uncertain and dynamic business landscape.

Moderator
avatar for Devopriya Paul

Devopriya Paul

Regional CFO – Transformers Business, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
Devopriya enjoys converting ambiguous strategic vision into operational reality through effective strategy development & deployment. He is a strong believer of Lean6Sigma concept of problem solving and intuitively connects the threads of opportunity or challenges across an organization... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Lim

Calvin Lim

Group Finance & Administration Director, Amazon Papyrus Chemicals
Calvin joined Amazon Papyrus Chemical in early 2016 as CFO. Amazon Papyrus is a leading specialist chemical provider for the pulp and paper industry and has businesses in 13 markets in Asia.  In early 2019, he was promoted to Group Finance & Admin Director and his role expanded... Read More →
avatar for Ludovic Sichere

Ludovic Sichere

Vice President, APAC Business Planning and Supply Chain, Imerys
Ludo started his career in internal audit in the Philippines. He worked as a consultant in operations management, transaction services, strategy, M&A, post merger integration in Europe and Asia. He joined Imerys, a leading global company in industrial minerals in 2014. After roles... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:35am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion: The New Age CFO: Transforming from Physical to Virtual or to Hybrid: How Can CFOs Deliver the Transition?
  • Analyzing the process essential while moving to the virtual CFO space
  • Breaking down the challenges in remote working and effectively managing a team

Moderator
avatar for Joweeh Liao

Joweeh Liao

Country Chief Financial Officer & Head of Business Transformation, Watsons Personal Care Stores, Philippines
Joweeh is an accomplished Finance Executive with 20 years of experience with renowned multinational companies. She comes with strong background on entrepreneurship and corporate governance, solid experience in acquisitions and joint ventures, and well-rounded skills on both functional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Chua

Alexis Chua

Head of Finance & IT, The Orchard Golf and Country Club, Philippines
He holds key positions in Finance and IT in various multinational companies from different industries like manufacturing, information technology,  business process outsourcing, logistics, health care services, hospitality and academe. His stints with Ernst & Young and Pricewaterhouse... Read More →
avatar for Hyder Hasan

Hyder Hasan

Global Operations Finance Director, Purecircle
Hyder is a Senior Finance leader with more than 20 years of progressive experience in consumer goods industry, performing global, regional and country roles in multinational work environment, including 15 years with Unilever. Core member of Global Management Committee and Finance Leadership... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:35am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion: Achieving A Sustainable Cost Optimization Transformation From Resetting The Core Business Strategy
  • Factors determining the matrix of critical and non-critical cost decisions in the “New Normal”
  • Principles in setting up / adjusting a resilient cost model for business recovery and future crisis.

Moderator
avatar for Sangeeta Acharya

Sangeeta Acharya

Regional Finance Controller -Vaccine Business, Sanofi
Sangeeta Acharya, Regional Finance Controller, Vaccine Business, SanofiChartered Accountant by profession, mother of a teenage daughter and free-spirited, positive human being with love for performing arts. As a Finance professional, Sangeeta has worked across 3 main industries Manufacturing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bhavya Sehgal

Bhavya Sehgal

Managing Director, Asia, MTD Products
Bhavya Sehgal is the Managing Director, Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) for MTD Products. He’s has overall P&L responsibility for Asia (China, India, South-East Asia, North Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan)). Key goals are to make all the markets super-profitable, with a turnaround in a few... Read More →
avatar for Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan

President- Finance & Global Head, Olam International
Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan (known as Venkat) is the President of Olam International Limited & Global Head - Finance. He is a senior member of Finance Executive Committee, Finance talent Management committee and member of Operational committee of Olam Group (a SGD 30Billion... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:35am GMT+08

11:35am GMT+08

Gauging Supply Chain Risk in Volatile Times
  • How the impact of COVID-19 is unique restricting cross-border supply chains
  • How disruption to global supply chain will weigh on creditworthiness

Speakers
avatar for Prerna Divecha

Prerna Divecha

Director, Credit Risk Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Prerna joined S&P Global in May 2017 as a Director in the Product Specialist team for Credit Risk Solutions, leading efforts in South East Asia and Japan. Previously she was at Fitch Ratings where she was part of the Business and Relationship Management team in Singapore managing... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:35am - 11:50am GMT+08

11:35am GMT+08

FP&A of the Future - Emerging Technologies and Potential for Finance
  • Closing the talent gap in FP&A to maximize performance
  • Skills needed to stay ahead of the technology curve

Speakers
avatar for Himashi K. Soriano

Himashi K. Soriano

Managing Director- APAC, Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)
Himashi Soriano is Managing Director, APAC, for the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) based outside of Washington, D.C. in the United States. Soriano oversees operations in AFP's Singapore office, building customer relationships and developing partnerships within the Asia-Pacific... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:35am - 11:50am GMT+08

11:50am GMT+08

EXHIBITION BREAK - VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL
Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm GMT+08

12:20pm GMT+08

The New Norm: Leveraging on the Strength of Finance Automation for Business Continuity and Effective Transformation
  • Deploying the current tech-preparedness to be a BCP custodian
  •  Assessing the roles of CFO’s in digitalization and navigating the risky road ahead

Speakers
avatar for Raymund C. Berja

Raymund C. Berja

Chief Financial Officer Philippines, AirAsia
Ray Berja is currently the Chief Financial Officer of AirAsia Philippines, Inc., a low-cost airline based at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He has over 15 years of real-world experience in finance which allowed himself to become a seasoned CFO and effectively handled a mature... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:20pm - 12:45pm GMT+08

12:20pm GMT+08

Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalization of the Economy: A Paradigm Shift in Revenue Sourcing Rules and Payment of Minimum Tax
  • Anti-base erosion and profit shifting measures: Pillar One and Pillar Two – How will these change the existing tax landscape 
  • Pillar One: The new paradigm: New nexus rule + allocation of taxing rights to market / user jurisdictions 
  • Pillar Two: The new norm of being subject to a minimum tax and its implications for preferential tax regimes 



Speakers
avatar for Yuen Ho Kong

Yuen Ho Kong

Tax Director, Accor -Asia Pacific
Yuen Ho is currently a Regional Tax Director at Accor Singapore (APAC HQ) with more than 12 years of experience in international taxation. At Accor, Yuenho has direct oversight of regional tax planning and compliance, transfer pricing (“TP”) harmonisation and indirect tax... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:20pm - 12:45pm GMT+08

12:20pm GMT+08

How to Fast-track the Digital Integration During Critical Times with an Eye on Future Transformational Needs
  • Reprioritizing IT spend while managing cash preservation: analyzing the ROI from future transformational needs  
  • Planning your resources for finance transformation: acquiring and training new skills cost-effectively 

Speakers
avatar for Joweeh Liao

Joweeh Liao

Country Chief Financial Officer & Head of Business Transformation, Watsons Personal Care Stores, Philippines
Joweeh is an accomplished Finance Executive with 20 years of experience with renowned multinational companies. She comes with strong background on entrepreneurship and corporate governance, solid experience in acquisitions and joint ventures, and well-rounded skills on both functional... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:20pm - 12:45pm GMT+08

12:20pm GMT+08

Prudent Liquidity Management as a Factor of Business Resilience
  • Deriving a plan on how to better manage short-term liquidity surges
  • Which other factors including, pricing and inventory management, CFOs could employ in improving cash availability?

Moderator
avatar for Sumithra Krishnan

Sumithra Krishnan

Country Financial Controller - Malaysia & Philippines, Beaconhouse Group
Sumithra is a CFO with 20 years of experience in project finance and valuation, corporate restructure, finance, planning and strategy, financial forecasting, analysis and valuation, and advising CEOs across all areas of business. She is CPA, MIA and MBA-qualified and her experience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Inger Gløersen Folkeson

Inger Gløersen Folkeson

Chief Financial Officer, Digi Telecommunications
Inger was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 1 March 2019. Prior to this, she was instrumental in building strong financial standings for several of Telenor Group’s adjacent and non-telco assets globally as Chief Financial Officer, namely for Norkring AS (part of Telenor Broadcast... Read More →
avatar for Alvin Liew Voon Siong

Alvin Liew Voon Siong

Chief Financial Officer, PCS Security and Facilities Services Limited
Alvin is currently assuming the role of CFO for PCS Security and Facilities Services Limited. Alvin Liew is a global citizen with a firm belief that investment into education uplifts, transforms and grows societies. He is based in Thailand with a global career footprint across South... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:20pm - 12:45pm GMT+08

12:45pm GMT+08

Turnaround and Restructuring: The Basic Toolkit for CFOs
  • Riding the Wave Up -What should CFOs be doing to maximize their effectiveness and influence?
  • Riding the Wave-Down -How do the impacts of COVID-19 compare to prior crises?

Moderator
avatar for Francesco Boccardo

Francesco Boccardo

Regional Asia Pacific- Chief Financial Officer, Peri
Francesco Boccardo, CPA, CIA, MBA is the APAC CFO of PERI, a worldwide leading supplier of equipment to the construction industry with a total of 12 subsidiaries in Asia Pacific and 69 worldwide. Francesco is originally from Italy where he graduated in Economics and Business and... Read More →
avatar for Rizwan Khan

Rizwan Khan

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Information Officer, Panoval Asia Limited
Rizwan is currently working as CFO-CIO in Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) manufacturing company. He is an expert in financial audits under IFRS and GAAP. He also has extensive experience in SOX compliance, internal audit & controls and ERP implementation.

Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:45pm - 1:10pm GMT+08

12:45pm GMT+08

Building an Integrated GRC strategy to Stay Resilient in Managing Risks, Opportunities and Profitability
  • Breaking down the silos across GRC functions to reduce liabilities and drive better performance 
  • Preparing for a risk event through robust contingency planning, modelling and stress testing 
  • Shifting risk culture in the ever-changing risk environment 



Moderator
avatar for Augustine Chew

Augustine Chew

Group Head of Risk & Compliance, Regal Spring Tilapia
Augustine Chew is the Group Head of Risk and Compliance for Regal Springs, a responsible aquaculture company that focuses on quality and innovation. Prior to Regal Springs, Augustine has been in risk, compliance, forensic and audit roles with companies such as GSK, Covidien and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aditya Kumar Aggarwal

Aditya Kumar Aggarwal

Head of Risk, Emirates National Oil Company
Aditya has 28 years of professional experience in leadership positions with global companies - Caterpillar, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG & Ernst & Young.He is currently heading Risk for Emirates National Oil Company – ENOC is the Dubai National Oil Company with upstream, downstream... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:45pm - 1:10pm GMT+08

12:45pm GMT+08

Financial Digitalization: How Prepared Were We for the Disruption and How are We Preparing Now
  • Digitizing the business and making data available in a digital format
  • How prepared this generation’s CFOs were when virtualization hit us?

Moderator
avatar for Gary Zhang

Gary Zhang

Group Chief Financial Officer, Qi Group Ltd
Gary Y. 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 joined QI Group, he worked three years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Joramsa

Alexander Joramsa

Chief Financial Officer, Alcon Asia Pacific
Alexander Joramsa is currently Chief Financial Officer, Alcon, Asia Pacific. Alex brings to Alcon strong medical device finance experience, compliance knowledge, and a track record of success in business partnering, driving growth and fostering a team-oriented culture.   In this... Read More →
avatar for Joost Folkers

Joost Folkers

Chief Financial Officer, Unilever
All round multi-country CFO with broad FMCG experience across both Developed and Emerging markets. Proven track record in developing and leading large teams. Experience in managing minority shareholders / joint ventures,business partnering, global & regional performance management... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:45pm - 1:10pm GMT+08

12:45pm GMT+08

CFOs’ Insight on Managing Short Term Liquidity and Improving Cost Recovery
  • Cash flow challenges: Determining the balance between cash and liquidity requirements
  • Plan Ahead: Financial reporting considerations post-pandemic

Speakers
avatar for Abhishek Sinha

Abhishek Sinha

Chief Financial Officer, Jardine Schindler (Thai)
Abhishek is a senior management team member with extensive hands on experience in management of business, business leadership, developing talent pipeline, working with Board of Directors & financial institutions. He has 20+ years’ experience in handling Finance and Accounts, Commercial... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:45pm - 1:10pm GMT+08

1:10pm GMT+08

1:10pm GMT+08

1:10pm GMT+08

1:10pm GMT+08

1:20pm GMT+08

EXHIBIT HALL OPENS 
Wednesday November 11, 2020 1:20pm - 2:00pm GMT+08
 
Thursday, November 12
 

10:00am GMT+08

WELCOME REMARKS
Speakers
avatar for Lavannia Kunabal

Lavannia Kunabal

Senior Consultant, Questex Asia
Lavannia has held senior content development and curating roles for close to a decade. She is associated with CFO Innovation Virtual Summit 2020 in integrating Thailand and the Philippines-centric content.


Thursday November 12, 2020 10:00am - 10:05am GMT+08

10:05am GMT+08

KEYNOTE BY A CHAMPION CFO
The Path to the Next Normal: Pivoting the Organization’s Thinking Towards Resilience and Return 

Speakers
avatar for Martin Hill

Martin Hill

Chief Financial Officer, Allen & Overy - ASEAN
Martin has nearly two decades of finance leadership experience in global and regional roles covering Europe, Asia and the Americas. An ethos for financial discipline forged during his audit years have underpinned his career, which includes building and driving finance functions to... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 10:05am - 10:20am GMT+08

10:20am GMT+08

Optimising Employee Spend and Improving Cash Flow in Times of Crisis
Speakers
avatar for Pradeep Joseph

Pradeep Joseph

Principal Consultant, SAP Concur
With over 12 years of experience in the industry, JP is specialised in Risk & Issue Management, and Travel and Expense Management for Organisations. His passion is inventing new, more powerful and profitable ways to help organisations and customers turn insights into business ide... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 10:20am - 10:40am GMT+08

10:40am GMT+08

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS DIALOUGE: EMERGING ASIA
Economic Transformation: Designing Sustainable Recovery and Building a ‘New Economy’ 

Speakers
avatar for Kensuke Tanaka

Kensuke Tanaka

Head of the Asia Desk, OECD Development Centre
Kensuke Tanaka is Head of the Asia Desk at the OECD Development Centre, Paris. He initiated and is in charge of several publications including the biannual flagship publication ”OECD Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India”, which is regularly presented at the occasion... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 10:40am - 10:50am GMT+08

10:50am GMT+08

BREAK
Thursday November 12, 2020 10:50am - 11:00am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion: Re-emergence plan 2021: What is the ‘New Normal’ for the Hospitality Sector? 
  • Retaining your customers: CFO’s perspectives 
  • Forming new business partnerships and alliances with emerging digital and virtual stakeholders 



Speakers
avatar for Nitin Bapna

Nitin Bapna

Chief Financial Officer, Infinite Luxury
Mr. Bapna is a Chartered Accountant and MBA with 16 years of work experience in hospitality and real estate sectors.  Recently, Mr. Bapna has started his own advisory firm to support start-ups with a full range of financial management services.  The advisory and consultancy services... Read More →
avatar for Wuthivet Vetchabutsakorn

Wuthivet Vetchabutsakorn

Head of Business Partner- Finance and Accounting Hotel, Asset World Corp Public Company Limited
Wuthivet Vetchabutsakorn is currently the Head of Finance and Accounting Hotel of Asset World Corporation Public Company Limited, a member of TCC Group, one of Thailand’s most prominent conglomerates. The core focus of Asset World Corporation is on real estate development and investment... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion: Retooling Cybersecurity Amidst the Accelerated Digital Transformation in Finance Function
 
  • What is the changing risk landscape in the accelerated digital transformation?
  • How to develop a long-term strategy, roadmap, and concept of operation

Moderator
avatar for Andrew Ip

Andrew Ip

Chief Auditor, Octopus Card
Andrew Ip is the Chief Auditor of Octopus Cards Limited, which developed and operates the Octopus payment and ticketing Stored Value Facility (SVF) system commonly used in Hong Kong and internationally. He has substantial auditing and consulting experiences in major international... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shane Read

Shane Read

Chief Information Security Officer, Noble Group
Shane is the Group Chief Information Security Officer with Noble Group based out of Hong Kong. Noble has undergone several years of rapid change from being a leading commodities player to now focusing on the APAC domestic market, this corporate downsizing has presented several challenges... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

The Factors of Collaboration for Winning Finance Transformations
  • How to create an effective stakeholder engagement strategy, secure the buy-in and sustain it 
  • Co-designing the collaboration structure that overcomes cross-functional silos 




Moderator
avatar for Keyur Shah

Keyur Shah

Senior Finance Director, FP&A, COE, APAC, Johnson & Johnson
Keyur is Senior Finance Director, Asia Pacific BS COE, and is based in Singapore, since April 2017. In this role, Keyur provides leadership to COE in the areas of Financial Planning, Management Reporting and Analytics for all J&J sectors in APAC. He leads team of 100 Finance professionals... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Lim

Vincent Lim

Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer, Hi-P International
With more than 25 years in commercial finance and business partnering, Vincent is the Deputy Group CFO for Hi-P International Limited, a manufacturing company listed on Singapore Exchange (SGX:H17) with plants in various sites of China, Poland, Singapore and Thailand. Prior to this... Read More →
avatar for Munish Kaushal

Munish Kaushal

Area Finance Director & Chief Financial Officer, GSK Southeast Asia & Taiwan - GlaxoSmithKline Consumer
Munish is a finance professional with 20 years of diverse and multi-location work experience across finance streams.Proven ability to provide strategic leadership and value creation to achieve organization goals through excellence in Finance by creating a winning team.


Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion: Choosing Growth & Value Creation over Stability & Cost Optimization: Resolving the Dilemma in the Boardroom
  • Evaluating the long-term consequences of pandemic and rethinking the revised value proposition for stakeholders
  • Optimistic but realistic too:  what will be the renewed focus of a CFO

Moderator
avatar for Sangeeta Acharya

Sangeeta Acharya

Regional Finance Controller -Vaccine Business, Sanofi
Sangeeta Acharya, Regional Finance Controller, Vaccine Business, SanofiChartered Accountant by profession, mother of a teenage daughter and free-spirited, positive human being with love for performing arts. As a Finance professional, Sangeeta has worked across 3 main industries Manufacturing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sony Mayuvi

Sony Mayuvi

Group CFO, Blue Bird Group
Sony started his professional career in Unilever before moving to Danone, starting up a new company for Medical Nutrition Business for Indonesia and Thailand and later doing turn around and integrating new company in Amcor. He is a Certified Accountant from University of Indonesia... Read More →
avatar for Siddhanta Kothari

Siddhanta Kothari

Co-Founder & Group Chief Financial Officer, eatigo
With 22 years’ experience in managerial roles, Siddhanta has co-founded and is the CFO of Eatigo, a startup e-commerce company, launching the first ever online yield management portal for the F&B Industry.


Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+08

11:30am GMT+08

EXHIBITION BREAK – VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL
Thursday November 12, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

Utilizing Transparent Communications to Rebuild Teams
  • Communicating on the financial crisis strategies to employees, boards, and investors to enhance organizations credibility
  • Moving towards transparent financial reporting as the fundamental denominator between companies and their shareholders

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Jing Li

Cathy Jing Li

Head of Finance and Supply Chain Transformation Eastern Hemisphere, Schlumberger
Cathy Jing Li has over 20 years international experience in Schlumberger group, the worldwide leading oilfield service company. She has held multiple finance leadership roles such as Regional CFO, Regional Corporate Treasurer and Tax Management, posted in Asia, Middle East and Europe.In... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

Shaping the Tax Function of the Future with Technology
  • How do evolving trends are changing the way tax functions are operating? 
  • How do organizations need to respond to the increasingly automated and data-integrated tax reporting processes? 
  • Practical strategies to enable the whole process to generate greater analytic capabilities and efficiency? 
  • Making tax digital: ensuring real-time control and tax-ready information in support of the enterprise’s next growth phase 



Speakers
avatar for Senthu Saba

Senthu Saba

Regional Head of Tax (SSEA), Louis Dreyfus Company
Senthu Saba is the Regional Head of Tax, South & Southeast Asia Region for Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods.  Based in Singapore, Senthu had been a senior member of LDC’s Global Tax function since joining the Group in 2016... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

Preparing for an Analytical Future: Smart Data Analytics in Todays Finance World
  • Exploring new analytical technologies to help drive business performance  
  • How best can CFOs enrich operational and financial forecasts with the most reliable data and make them more accurate?

Speakers
avatar for Chetan Arun Narake

Chetan Arun Narake

Trade Advisor, Minister of Commerce, Thailand Government
Chetan Arun Narake is currently the Trade Advisor for Minister of Commerce, Thailand Government reporting into Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and CEO of Chandrangan group. He is being in High level CFO position in many US & UK based multinational companies like Mars Inc (financial... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

Green Financing as a New Approach for Cost Optimization and Positive ROI
  • What is the changing landscape of green financing compared to 10 years ago?
  • How can green financing not only help corporates to save costs but also generate positive ROI?

Speakers
avatar for King Lai

King Lai

Chief Financial Officer, Group Director, Leo Paper Group
MR. LAI KING LUNG is Managing Director, Group Packaging Business and his responsibilities include overseeing all of the Group’s packaging businesses, including Leo Design and Packaging Solution Limited, Leo United, overseas and any other packaging business companies established... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm GMT+08

12:25pm GMT+08

CFOs - Custodian of Financial Sustainability to Navigate the New Reality of Uncertainty




Speakers
avatar for Inger Gløersen Folkeson

Inger Gløersen Folkeson

Chief Financial Officer, Digi Telecommunications
Inger was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 1 March 2019. Prior to this, she was instrumental in building strong financial standings for several of Telenor Group’s adjacent and non-telco assets globally as Chief Financial Officer, namely for Norkring AS (part of Telenor Broadcast... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:25pm - 12:45pm GMT+08

12:25pm GMT+08

Managing the Enhanced Governance & Compliance Portfolios: How to Comply with the New Regulatory Expectations? 
  • Adhering to the latest regulation and compliance standards as well as delivering better organizational performance  
  • The dual difficulties of WFH and the Filing compliance: Managing the reporting expectations 
     



Speakers
avatar for Alexis Chua

Alexis Chua

Head of Finance & IT, The Orchard Golf and Country Club, Philippines
He holds key positions in Finance and IT in various multinational companies from different industries like manufacturing, information technology,  business process outsourcing, logistics, health care services, hospitality and academe. His stints with Ernst & Young and Pricewaterhouse... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:25pm - 12:45pm GMT+08

12:25pm GMT+08

A Leaner Operation In Finance Function– Leading Change From Within
  • What agile finance function means?
  • What are the challenges and consideration factors of building an agile finance team?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. William Chen

Dr. William Chen

Chief Financial Officer, Quasar Engineering & Adjunct Professor
Dr William Chen is a seasoned CFO and has more than 25 years’ financial and business management experience in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region. Industries covers food & beverage, e-commerce, retail and medical devices manufacturing. Dr. Chen earned doctorate degree in... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:25pm - 12:45pm GMT+08

12:25pm GMT+08

Leading Out from Crisis: Securing Funding for the Next Growth After Trauma
  • What business activities should be stopped, started or accelerated from a CFO perspective 
  • What are the principles driving the decision-making process? 
  • Putting in place an effective organization restructuring that will help the company to recover and to thrive both in short-term or long-term. 



Speakers
avatar for Ekaterina Sejourne

Ekaterina Sejourne

Regional Head of Finance, Puma Energy (the company of Trafigura)
Admired for shattering financial performance records, driving radical growth and building a high value collaborating teams, Ekaterina Sejourne is a trusted financial expert with trademark credentials of corporate restructuring, designing highly efficient business management systems... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:25pm - 12:45pm GMT+08

12:45pm GMT+08

12:45pm GMT+08

12:45pm GMT+08

12:45pm GMT+08

12:55pm GMT+08

EXHIBIT HALL OPENS
Thursday November 12, 2020 12:55pm - 2:00pm GMT+08
 
Friday, November 13
 

10:00am GMT+08

WELCOME REMARKS
Speakers
avatar for Kavitha Rani

Kavitha Rani

Senior Consultant, Questex Asia
Kavitha has been developing agendas for C-suite conferences for almost 15 years across Asia and Europe.She is associated with the regional CFO Innovation Forum Series for the last few years and considers CFO Innovation Virtual Summit 2020 as an achievement for the entire team.


Friday November 13, 2020 10:00am - 10:05am GMT+08

10:05am GMT+08

KEYNOTE BY A CHAMPION CFO
CFO'S New Agenda: Moving Ahead with the New Market Outlook Post Pandemic 

Speakers
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Sereen Teoh

Chief Financial Officer, AirAsia
Sereen Teoh joined AirAsia BIG as Chief Financial Officer in May 2018. In the absence of CEO, Sereen Deputise the role CEO to provide strategic vision, champion product design and pricing strategy. She is also responsible for the tight integration of operating departments and... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 10:05am - 10:20am GMT+08

10:20am GMT+08

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE DAY: MALAYSIA
 Reviving the Economy: Unlocking New Sources of Growth for Investment and Productivity 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Dass

Anthony Dass

Group Chief Economist, Head, AmBank Research
Dr Anthony has been with AmBank Group since June 2013. He started his career as an economist at Bank Negara Malaysia, worked with stockbroking firms thereafter, and was involved with various ministries and government agencies. He has over 30 years of working experience and has... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 10:20am - 10:35am GMT+08

10:35am GMT+08

BREAK
Friday November 13, 2020 10:35am - 11:00am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion - WAR ROOM: CFO’s Preparing a Pandemic-Exit Strategy: The Importance of Staying Resilient
  • How resilience becomes key factor while planning operational revival 
  • The components of exit strategy: A robust cost structure and finance transformation 
  • Testing Business Continuity Plan (BCP): Making it failure proof 

Moderator
avatar for Anthony Nool

Anthony Nool

Head of Controlling, Integrated Business Solutions, Henkel Asia Pacific Shared Services
Anthony is a leader with diversified knowledge and expertise in controlling, finance, and budgeting for more than 20 years working in Shared services and Manufacturing industry that includes assignments in different countries within Asia Pacific region. Highly proficient in several... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raymund C. Berja

Raymund C. Berja

Chief Financial Officer Philippines, AirAsia
Ray Berja is currently the Chief Financial Officer of AirAsia Philippines, Inc., a low-cost airline based at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He has over 15 years of real-world experience in finance which allowed himself to become a seasoned CFO and effectively handled a mature... Read More →
avatar for Loudie Falguera

Loudie Falguera

Assistant Vice President – Finance, Wilcon Depot, Inc.
Loudie Falguera is a strategic finance and leadership executive with over a decade of experience in diverse industries including manufacturing, supply chain and distribution, eCommerce, real estate, and retail. He is currently the AVP & Head of Finance Controllership of Wilcon Depot... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Panel Discussion: Building a Strong Corporate Governance Ecosystem in Restoring Investors’ Confidence
  • Building a strong CG ecosystem, during troubled times?
  • Creating a strong framework that holds a high standard of accountability, transparency and sustainability

Moderator
avatar for Rendi Risandy

Rendi Risandy

Head of Tax – Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, TetraPak
Graduated from University of Indonesia, has been working for around 15 years’ in tax consultant and multinational company with very strong background in handling tax cases e.g. Tax Audit, Tax Objection, Tax Appeal in Indonesia. Have experience in concentrates on domestic and international... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Idham Adnan Jamil

Idham Adnan Jamil

Former Chief Financial Officer, ICON OFFSHORE BERHAD
Idham is the founder of Valves Malaysia (M) Sdn. Bhd. ("Valves Malaysia"). The company is licensed by Petronas under Regulation 3 of the Petroleum Regulation 1974 to supply valves to the oil and gas industry in Malaysia starting October 2019. as a CFO of a public company listed on... Read More →
avatar for Sujatha Sekhar Naik

Sujatha Sekhar Naik

Managing Partner and Principal Consultant of SSN Consult Plt, Governor, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) Independent Director, Ombudsman for Financial Services (OFS)
Sujatha is a Governor on the Board of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance, the Consultant and Director at SSN Consult PLT, and was CEO of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center. She is a senior capital markets professional with over 30 years of experience in... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Moving Up the Digitalization Curve of Finance Functions: From Strategy to Execution in the Tech Investment
  • Assessing the enterprise’s digital maturity and setting the next milestone to accelerate digital transformation
  • Prioritizing spending in tech investment to balance the urgent need and cost consideration.

Moderator
avatar for Malini Sundaram

Malini Sundaram

Chief Financial Officer- Asia, Novartis
Malini Sundaram is currently CFO Asia, Pharmaceutical Division for Novartis. In Novartis, she has responsibility for the region’s financial affairs, leadership on strategy, financial planning, business development and licensing and driving cost efficiencies across the region.  She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Joramsa

Alexander Joramsa

Chief Financial Officer, Alcon Asia Pacific
Alexander Joramsa is currently Chief Financial Officer, Alcon, Asia Pacific. Alex brings to Alcon strong medical device finance experience, compliance knowledge, and a track record of success in business partnering, driving growth and fostering a team-oriented culture.   In this... Read More →
avatar for Devraj Doss

Devraj Doss

Vice President, Regional Chief Financial Officer- Finance and Planning, Philip Morris International
Devraj Doss is a Corporate Finance professional with 20+ years' experience with 5 large global Fortune 500 companies spanning FMCG, industrial engineering, pharmaceuticals sectors. He has lived and worked in 8 countries across Asia, Middle East & Africa, Europe holding a variety... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+08

11:00am GMT+08

Generating Higher Competitive Advantage and Sustainable Growth while in Recovery Mode: Cost Optimization and Liquidity Management
  • Ensuring cost optimization as the custodial practice for 2020 – 21: how to implement  
  • Revising pricing strategies to cope for falling revenues: finding alternative revenue streams  
  • Maintaining high liquidity levels: balancing a tough act 

Speakers
avatar for Niraj Jain

Niraj Jain

Chief Financial Officer, Matahari Department Store
•    A Chartered Accountant (All India Rank Holder), Company Secretary and an MBA. • With more than 15 years of work experience in MNCs as well as family-owned businesses in Indonesia, India and Malaysia, in Retail, F&B, FMCG and Automobile. • Currently, Group CFO for PT Matahari... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am GMT+08

11:30am GMT+08

EXHIBITION BREAK - VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL
Friday November 13, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

The Positive Learnings from the Pandemic: Risk Response, Preparedness and Re-emergence planning for 2021 and Beyond
  • Where is the finance profile headed in 2021: Examining the CFO’s reemergence plans and short-term goals
  • Mitigating the fear of recession: How to ensure course-correction swiftly?

Moderator
avatar for Ritchie A. Arceo

Ritchie A. Arceo

Chief Financial Officer, Alstra, Philippines
Ritchie A. Arceo is the CFO of Alstra, the Commercial Division of Concepcion Industrial Corporation, providing Climate Control and Vertical Transport Solutions.Chie has more than 20 years of finance and leadership experience in global organizations in the energy, infrastructure, and... Read More →
avatar for Marco Duay

Marco Duay

Chief Financial Officer, Light Rail Manila Corporation
Marco is currently the CFO of Light Rail Manila Corporation, the company that has concession agreement to operate and extend LRT 1. Prior to this, he was with Ayala Corporation, the holding company for one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in the Philippines. At Ayala... Read More →
avatar for Erik Saito

Erik Saito

General Manager of Asia Pacific, Workiva
Erik Saito is General Manager of Asia Pacific at Workiva, based in Singapore. Prior to joining Workiva, Erik was Vice President Finance and ANZ at Ingredion Inc. (NYSE: INGR), where he was the CFO of the Asia Pacific Region and also held executive management responsibility for Ingredion's... Read More →

Friday November 13, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

Leading a Transformation Through M&A in the Highly Volatile Global Economic Condition
  • M&A as a means to rebalance the portfolio and achieve faster recovery, risk diversification and transformation 
  • Investor relationship management: keep your stakeholders informed on the impact of the M&A 


Moderator
avatar for Kunal Adnani

Kunal Adnani

Head of M&A & Corporate Finance, Tolaram Group
Mr. Kunal Adnani is currently Head of M&A and Corporate Finance at Tolaram Group Inc, where he is responsible for originating and executing strategic investments and partnerships across the CPG and Fintech sectors in Emerging Markets. Kunal also holds the position of Director at Tolaram... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prashu Bareda

Prashu Bareda

Group Head - M&A and Strategic Finance, TATA Power
With more than 15 years financial experience, Prashu is currently the group head for M&A and strategic finance for TATA Power. Prior to this role, he was a business analyst for M&A and Strategy with TATA Sons.
avatar for John R Spence

John R Spence

Regional Head, M&A and Strategy, Asia, Generali Asia
John Spence is the Regional Head, M&A and Strategy, Generali Asia and is responsible for formulating, originating and executing mergers and acquisitions transactions; fostering strategic alliances; crafting digital ecosystems partnerships; curating impactful and executable business... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

How Fostering Collaborative Innovation Could Assist in Transforming Finance Functions
  • Becoming a virtual CFO: how WFH for finance function could be an opportunity to fast-track finance transformation 
  • Essential skills and traits needed for effective business partnering 




Speakers
avatar for Andy Rahardja

Andy Rahardja

Finance Director, IDS Medical Systems (idsMED)
Andy Rahardja is a Finance Director of IDS Medical Systems Indonesia. Previously he was a Head of Financial Strategy & Investment Project at PT Smart Tbk. Prior to that he was a Regional Accounting Head at Navigat Energy Group, where he managed teams of financial officers and... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm GMT+08

12:00pm GMT+08

Maintaining Capital Liquidity and Availability: Best Practices in Prudent Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC) Management
  • The effect of CCC on financial performance and profitability and principles in optimising the CCC
  • Managing your J curves: Keeping revenue, COGS and overheads in balance 
  • Conducting effective business planning with cash flow forecasts and reports, flash reports and flux analysis 



Speakers
avatar for Martin Hill

Martin Hill

Chief Financial Officer, Allen & Overy - ASEAN
Martin has nearly two decades of finance leadership experience in global and regional roles covering Europe, Asia and the Americas. An ethos for financial discipline forged during his audit years have underpinned his career, which includes building and driving finance functions to... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm GMT+08

12:25pm GMT+08

Case Study: FP&A as a Highly Centralized Function – the Journey, the Benefits, the Dangers



Speakers
avatar for Frederic Mahieu

Frederic Mahieu

Global Head of Planning & Forecasting, GSK
Frederic is a well-rounded Finance professional with 15+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. After completing his MBA at Harvard Business School, he built his expertise working across diverse geographies (Europe, US, Africa and Asia) as well as different business segments... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 12:25pm - 12:50pm GMT+08

12:25pm GMT+08

Optimizing Tax Strategies and Digitalization to Stay on Top of Tax Reform Impacts and Controversies
  • Tax as a Business Partner of the Organization 
  • Assessing Risk periodically and Improving tax process 
  • Have the proper tax operating model strategies – Operational Excellence 
  • What needed to make a real time control, using technology for solution tax objective 
  • Compliance process automatic or Semi-automatic in compliance process 



Speakers
avatar for Rendi Risandy

Rendi Risandy

Head of Tax – Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, TetraPak
Graduated from University of Indonesia, has been working for around 15 years’ in tax consultant and multinational company with very strong background in handling tax cases e.g. Tax Audit, Tax Objection, Tax Appeal in Indonesia. Have experience in concentrates on domestic and international... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 12:25pm - 12:50pm GMT+08

12:25pm GMT+08

Case Study: Steering the business for the next growth in the era of digitalization
  • What is the to-do list for CFOs and CEOs to speed up the digital transformation?
  • What are the four pillars to enable a digital success?

Speakers
avatar for Ali Gulsen

Ali Gulsen

Chief Financial Officer, Volkswagen Group HK
Mr. Ali Gulsen was born in 1983 in Turkey. He finished in Bachelor in Economics in Istanbul, Masters in Finance in London, and MBA in Purdue University, USA. He previously worked in PWC and KPMG Audit team and E&Y Germany Advisory services prior to his employment in VW Group... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 12:25pm - 12:50pm GMT+08

12:25pm GMT+08

Reconfiguring Operational and Revenue Models: Generating New Opportunities from Digital Migration
  • Preparing for possibility of a second wave: Taking a multi-pronged approach emphasizing on new products and services, competitive pricing strategies, faster distribution channels in customer-centric segments 
  • Moving efficiently to the next phase from survival strategies in rebuilding alternative and auxiliary revenue streams 



Speakers
avatar for Ervina Waty

Ervina Waty

Chief Financial Officer, FKS Group
Ervina Waty currently working as COO at Cartenz GROUP - Indonesia, with extensively 26 years’ experiences in wide range of business, such as Information Technology, Food & Beverage, Mining Industries, Telecommunication, Transportation, Financial Institution, and Media from mid-size... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 12:25pm - 12:50pm GMT+08

12:50pm GMT+08

12:50pm GMT+08

12:50pm GMT+08

12:50pm GMT+08

1:00pm GMT+08

EXHIBITION HALL OPENS
Friday November 13, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT+08