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Diana Cheang

Regional Finance Controller, FOSROC

Diana works as Regional Financial controller with Fosroc. She brings with her more than 10 years of regional C-suite experience across 20+ countries in Asia and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise include regional FP&A, finance business partnering, fundraising, working capital optimization, corporate restructuring, and performance turnarounds. She has a wealth of experience in leading large teams across multiple countries with diverse ethnicities to achieve outstanding results.

Stephanie Sim

Senior VP, Head of Group Finance, MIDF

Stephanie is currently the Senior Vice President, Head of Group Finance in Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad. She has over 18 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry and audit experience. She is responsible for overseeing various finance functions across the Group and collaborates closely with internal and external stakeholders.

She is a Chartered Banker, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Rachel Hong

Head of Finance, Supply Chain, HR, IT, Jollibee Malaysia

Rachel is a result oriented and innovative financial leader with 17 years of experience in established retail and advisory companies including KPMG, Ernst&Young, Watsons and Oppo. She works as financial controller with Jollibee Malaysia now. Her areas of expertise include capital fund raising, financial strategic planning, FP&A , performance turnaround and managing startup. She is also a MIA and CPA Australia member.

Hillary Chua

Chief Financial Officer, UEM Edgenta Berhad

Hillary is the CFO of UEM Edgenta, a leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company in the region. With over 24 years of experience, she is a seasoned financial management professional known for her expertise in mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, financial management, and company transformation.

Her career began at PricewaterhouseCoopers in auditing and business assurance before refining her skills at American Express and Citibank, focusing in control & process implementation, strategic planning, and financial analytics. In the Telecom and IT sectors, at Maxis and later Axiata, Hillary worked on enhancing corporate profitability through strategic financial management and business strategy. Notably, at Axiata, she played a pivotal role in establishing the M&A department for Axiata Enterprise, driving sustainable growth in the Enterprise regional business through strategic M&A to support growth, strengthened market presence and enhanced operational efficiency.

Koh Saw Leng

Chief Financial Officer, Hernan Corporation Sdn Bhd

Saw Leng works as Chief Financial Officer with Hernan Corporation, Malaysia’s largest and leading exporter of Malaysian durians – from frozen durians to delectable durian treats. Saw Leng inspires to be an accountant at the young age of 6. She started her career with Coopers & Lybrand, now known as PWC, while pursuing her ACCA on part time basis.

She has broad commercial experience in financial management, working capital management, internal control, financial planning and analysis with Watson’s, Electrolux, Microsoft, Tefal and now Hernan. Saw Leng’s strengths are in strategic thinking, process oriented with strong business acumen to obtain better efficiency and controls. She can direct teams to manage large projects as she understands business needs and with executional focus.

Saw Leng’s wish is to give back to society. She is ever willing to share her experiences and advice to inspire the next generations of Accounting students by sharing details of her Accounting journey from student through to her roles as Head of Finance with multinational companies. In 2019 and 2021, Saw Leng donated her birthday and raised funds for Pitstop Community Café to serve dinner to the homeless.

Joanne Rodrigues

Group Chief Financial Officer, Affin Bank Berhad

Presently, Joanne May Rodrigues occupies the position of Group Chief Financial Officer at Affin Bank Bhd. She is a Fellow Chartered Accounting with the ICAEW, with 20 years of experience in the Banking Industry. She as a Global MBA from The University of Manchester and an undergraduate degree from the University of Bristol.

Jayanta Chatterjee

Head of Finance, Metrod (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

A  Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of post
qualification experience and presently Head of Finance Metrod Malaysia, also Committee member and Secretary Malaysia Chapter of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, former Group Chief Financial Officer with one of largest gloves business of Indo Rama Corporation in South East AsiaHad
worked extensively in Malaysia, Singapore (in listing IPO in SGX), India and won many awards, one being the Best Medical Equipment Manufacturing CFO Award 2020 in South East Asia from United Kingdom, top 50 Finance Leaders in SEA. He is also an alumni from Henley Business School,  IIM Ahmedabad, Institute of Directors, India and a Cost Accountant.

Adrine Ong

Finance Director, Classic Fine Foods

Adrine Ong is the Finance Director for Classic Fine Foods Malaysia which is a fine foods specialist with the tagline “we select the best from the world and bring it to you”. Passionate about Food and Passionate about Finance, she truly believes the Finance Leader’s role has evolved from being the numbers person to a key strategic partner in an organisation. ​

Adrine has over 20 years of Finance experience starting off as an auditor in a Big 4 firm and then went on to other areas such as controllership, FP&A, corporate strategic planning and overall financial management. She has had the opportunity to be in various industries from Oil and Gas, Retail Marketing, Travel & Medical Security and Multi Level Marketing. She has successfully contributed and led multiple financial and ERP projects throughout her career. ​
She holds a BA in Accounting & Financial Management from University of Sheffield, UK and is Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountant of England and Wales (ICAEW).​

Chari TVT

Board Member & Chairman, Board Audit Committee, Airasia Aviation Group Bhd

Chari is a Business/ financial consultant engaged with a local listed conglomerate, high-tech 5G infrastructure company, a global forensics & valuation company, large infrastructure company in the aviation sector, High-tech semi-conductor chip manufacturer amongst others. He is also a Board member of a few listed and non-listed entities in Malaysia and abroad including UEM Sunrise Bhd, Airasia Aviation Group Bhd, Redone Group Bhd, Phil Tower Inc, Philippines.

Chari Tvt served as the Group CFO of Malaysia’s Axiata Group & Celcom Telecommunication up until December 2016. Axiata is one of the largest telecommunications groups in Asia with more than 200 million customers and a market cap of approximately US 10 B. Chari has also served as the CFO of Celcom Axiata since mid-2009 and was responsible for a series of new initiatives which helped Celcom to receive an Award for generating the highest ROIC within Malaysia.

Prior to joining the Axiata Group, he was Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan at Hewlett Packard and had served HP for over twenty years of which he spent 4 years in Hongkong, 12 years in Singapore and 4 years in Thailand and Malaysia. In his 20 years stint in HP, the first 10 years was spent in various finance positions and the last 10 years in Sales & Marketing, Business Unit head at Asia Pac level.

In his down time, he continues to deliver a range of talks at local and international conferences, on topics like Importance of Analytics, Digital Disruptions, Digital Transformation, Technology Risk Assessment, Purpose Driven Leadership, Business Model innovation , Investment Portfolio Management etc He is an advisory member of a subcommittee of Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a mentor for entrepreneurs under Endeavor Malaysia and an advisory member to a plastic recycling company.

He holds an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo, and is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, a Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Member of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India

Dr. Lincoln Goh

Senior Regional Finance Lead, Sunrider International

Dr. Lincoln Goh has a Doctorate in Management. He is also the Senior Regional Finance Head for EA/SEA/SA and ANZ at Sunrider— a global enterprise that manufactures supplements through ancient Eastern traditions with modern Western technology. His skill set includes financial modelling and analysis such as Capital Finance, tech, retail analysis, and short and long-term strategic planning.

His strong business acumen was built through his multi-disciplinary exposure in Corporate Planning, Investment Banking, FMCG, tech, and direct selling. Today, he’s working on several global projects, such as global cash management system, payment gateway, system integration and shared services to improve his company’s cost, efficiency, transparency, and security.

Wong Jyh Juan


“Juan has accumulated >20 years of professional and industry experiences with Big4 accounting firms, a leading Regional Investment Bank, a Fortune 500 company, a Bursa listed public company and private entrepreneur group. For the past 8 years, Juan has been serving in the capacity of CFO.

Juan is strong believer of strategic finance leadership and initiatives, with strong expertise in areas of financial management, fund raising exercise (banking & capital market), M&A and IR / PR. Amongst the key achievements - equity / debt funds raised from onshore / offshore market as of to-date is >MYR4 billion, and he has led one of his previous employer to become the 1st China-based corporate to setup an award winning MYR 1.5 billion iMTN Program, rated AA3(RAM) with successful issuances of various tenures.

Currently, Juan is also acting as the Group Advisor and minority shareholder for a growing online Chinese media group. He has been frequently invited to speak in forums / seminars, and is a writer / columnist.

As graduate of MBA (International) with Distinction and Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), Juan is also professional qualified as Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Chartered Accountant in Malaysia (CA(M)).”

Paul Puspanathan

Director, Supply Chain Global Finance Operations, Baker Hughes

Paul is a person with high energy and self-motivated with over 21 years’ experience of finance leadership , ranging across a variety roles such as CFO, Supply Chain, Project Finance and FP&A.

He is able to work with multiple cultures and balance with business need for success as he had global experience having lived and worked in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, US, Taiwan and South Africa for the last 18 years in a series of Global and Regional financial leadership roles.

Dajmarehan Zolkipli

Chief Financial Officer, Tunetalk Sdn Bhd

A qualified C.A.(M) and ASEAN CPA with over 20 years of experience overseeing the financial reporting, operational efficiency, strategic advisory and business growth from various industries such as telecommunications, F&B retail, property development and many more.

Starting the career in audit assurance to the role of a Chief Financial Officer while proving the ability in offering a wide range of financial expertise namely financial accounting, budget & forecasting, treasury management, finance operations, financial modelling, business process improvements, entity reporting, corporate taxes, and statutory compliance.

A believer in business collaboration for success and passionate in digital transformation to mobilize the business, particularly the stakeholders value and talent pool, to be more efficient, agile, and future-ready.

Being a mother of two, time is well-spent outside the office with family and friends while participating in her local community group for charity and social events.

Mark Jayson Agacer

Regional Finance Lead, Accenture

Mark is presently demonstrating his strong leadership skills as a Solution Architecture - Financial Planning & Analysis / Automation Lead in Accenture in the Philippines, a multinational company that provides business process outsourcing, technology and consulting services. Besides from being a leader for 13 years, he is also currently engaged as a Vice President for Engagement within the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Philippines Chapter, one of the respected professional organizations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

He is a respectable professional who has profound knowledge and experience in the end-to-end finance and accounting processes, as well as in financial planning, analysis, and reporting. In addition he is knowledgeable in the area of solution architecture, and automations.

Apart from that, he has acquired various internationally accredited certifications such as Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB).

Bee Yen Cheong

Solution Consultant, Oracle NetSuite

Bee Yen Cheong, a dedicated Solution Consultant at Oracle NetSuite. She specializes in NetSuite solution for business, particularly in wholesale distribution. With an impressive 12 years of experience, Bee Yen boasts a proven track record in guiding businesses solve problems and make key strategic decisions through solution consultation. Prior to Oracle NetSuite, Bee Yen held various consulting positions at Swisslog and Hitachi Sunway.

Sophia Pang

Business Analytics Lead, IBM ASEANZK (ASEAN, ANZ and Korea)

With over 20 years of experiences covering external audit, financial accounting, management accounting and EPM solution implementation and advisory, Sophia had worked and provided solutions to MNCs across Asia Pacific in various industries such as government, pharmaceutical, logistics, supply chains, retail and financial institutions. She had also been engaged to provide advisory consultancy to resolve solution challenges for companies.

With her experiences and qualifications as a Chartered Accountant and degrees in Accountancy and Computer Science, she has become a valued advisor to clients in corporate performance management.

Raymond Lam

Managing Director, Pagero ASEAN

Raymond has 17+ years experience in the commercial, finance and ERP industries, supporting businesses in digitally transforming their processes through adoption of business applications.
Since joining the company in 2020, Raymonds’ priority has been on the expansion of Pagero’s global and open cloud-based trading network across the ASEAN countries.

‘Organisations are focusing efforts to digitally transform their operations to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and ensure data accuracy across the order-to-cash (O2C) and purchase-to-pay (P2P) processes. Governments globally are also implementing e-invoicing frameworks, with Singapore spearheading e-invoicing rollouts within Asia. By connecting to our cloud-based, open business network, you can reach any business anywhere in the world – no matter how many borders your operations cross. Pagero takes care of the technical and regulatory requirements across your entire O2C and P2P processes, to give you data accuracy and security, transparency and real-time visibility - all through a single connection.’

Gurmeet Singh

Chief Financial Officer, AirAsia SEA KL, Malaysia

Passionate and result-focused executive with experience in Aviation, Business process, Telecom, FMCG and Automobile industries with a track record of excellence in finance, operations and system implementations. Having vast knowledge in finance operations, shared services and ERP deployment, able to achieve timely completion of complex strategic projects. Ability to lead and motivate large cross-functional and cross- cultural (Asia Pacific and Europe) teams through participation in global projects on new acquisitions, supply chain solutions, business integration and divestitures. Selected for Motorola’s top global finance leaders. Worked and lived in India, Australia and Malaysia. Currently hold a resident pass for Malaysia.

Joyce Loh

Group Chief Financial Officer, Kliqxe

Joyce Loh is currently the Group CFO of the Kliqxe Group of Companies, an international Salesforce Partner specialising in the manufacturing cloud ERP system. She has more than 11 years’ experience in the financial and professional services industry. Joyce had previously served as a tax professional at one of the Big 5 professional services firms followed by an engagement as a business consultant at one of the top accounting firms in Malaysia. She then went on to lead the Cloud Transformation vertical, advocating for cloud adoption in business finance and operation systems during its nascent years in Malaysia before moving onto her current role. Joyce holds a chartership carrying the title ACA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a bachelor’s of science in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Mohammad Haafiz Nordin

Director of Finance & Operations, Teach for Malaysia

Presently, at TFM, Haafiz leads the implementation and monitoring of TFM's Strategy 2030, which oversees the overall progress of various functions in the organization to achieve the 2030 aspirations. He also leads stakeholder engagement with public sector and key governance initiatives such as tax exemption renewal, year end financial audit and quarterly financial reporting to the Board of Trustees.

Syed Ibn-e-Ali

Transformative CFO & Regional Finance Leader

Ali is a Transformative CFO and Regional Leader with over 15 years of experience across diverse industries, from SaaS to eCommerce and Entertainment. His global perspective, cultivated through work in the USA, Southeast Asia, and APAC, fuels his passion for merging Finance and Technology. He has led transformations in critical business processes, and implemented cutting-edge technology and systems, all while delivering game-changing strategic insights.

Join him at the DigitalCFO Asia Malaysia Symposium 2023, where he will share his knowledge and expertise in propelling organizations to new heights.

John Teoh

Chief Sustainability Officer, GDEX Berhad

John joined GDEX in 2019 in the Strategy & Business, Advisory Division. He assists the CEO in strategic planning and business performance of the group to accomplish the group's overall objectives in line with the direction set by the CEO and Board of Directors. He communicates, develops, executes and sustains strategic initiatives in collaboration with the CEO and other executive-level leaders of the group.

Prior to joining GDEX, he was a Senior Fund Manager at Eastspring Investments Bhd, managing RM2.0bn of insurance funds. John has been in research analysis and fund management for 18 years with experience in the unit trust and insurance industries. He started his fund management career as a research analyst at TA Asset Management in 2001, and later moved on to become a fund manager at Alliance Investment Management and Hong Leong Assurance. John graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Degree from the University of Malaya in 1999.

He now holds the position of Chief Sustainability Officer to drive the adoption of sustainability within the organisation in all activities by formulating, implementing, monitoring, and communicating sustainability initiatives, policies, framework as well as processes.

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