Meet Our Singapore Symposium Speakers.

Learn Together With The Experts.

Cyndi Pei

CFO, Regional Data Centre, Singtel

Cyndi Pei is Chief Financial Officer, Regional Data Centre in Singtel, Asia’s leading communications group. She helms finance and business partnering in the Regional Data Centre and Singtel Enterprise Business which provide telecommunication and ICT services to businesses of all sizes. She is a seasoned finance leader with more than 20 years of experience including those garnered from group CFO role in a SGX listed F&B group covering a full spectrum of financial and corporate responsibilities; and from her formative years with a Big Four accounting firm auditing and advising global companies across diverse industries.

Himashi Soriano

Managing Director, APAC, Association For Financial Professionals

Himashi is the Managing Director, APAC for the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) and heads up AFP’s Asia division. With a background in strategy, marketing, business development and sales, she is an expert in helping organisations transform the way they engage with and train their finance and treasury staff. Given how quickly the pace of technology is moving, Himashi is passionate about the importance of upskilling. She has used her expertise to build strong customer relationships and partnerships within the region and has been an integral part of helping corporate treasury and finance professionals achieve their career goals through AFP’s training and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Certified Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (FPAC) Professional programmes. Himashi holds a Master of Business Administration in management from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (USA) and a Bachelor of Science in business from George Mason University (USA).

Kay van Buul

Director, KPMG Singapore

Kay is a director in the KPMG advisory team. He specializes in finance transformation projects and providing insights to CFO’s. Orginally, Kay is from The Netherlands and over his carreer he has worked in Amsterdam, Kaula Lumpur and recently 5 years with KPMG in Hong Kong. He has helped clients to optimise their business with increased efficiency and becoming more outcome focused.

Pankaj Kabra

Senior Vice President Finance, Traveloka

Pankaj Kabra works as Senior Vice President Finance at Traveloka. His role covers strategizing, defining, influencing and implementing actions to drive growth, increase margins, maximize cash-flow, automate processes and develop high caliber teams. Pankaj’s career has covered FP&A, Controllership, Accounting, M&A, Fund raising, Pricing, and Commercial management across big 4, technology and high growth start-up companies.

Shian Goh

Group Financial Director, Goodpack Pte Ltd

Shian is an experienced CFO with more than 20 years of working experience in organizations that span multiple businesses and countries. These industries include Asset Leasing, Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering, Commodity trading, Real Estate and Pharmaceutical. from IPO, M&A, SGX delisting & various project management, am fortunate to have experience these milestones in his career.

Tanisha Govindarajan

Regional Chief Financial Officer, L'Oreal

Tanisha is a dynamic result oriented leader with proven success in strategy, change management and digital transformation with over 2 decades in FMCG MNCs. She is currently the Regional CFO of Professional Products Division in Loreal for the SAPMENA Zone (South APAC, Australia New Zealand, Middle East and North Africa). Tanisha is driving business transformation and shift to digitalization for 30+ countries across the zone.

Vincent Lim

Chief Financial Officer, APAC, Datalogic

Vincent is a business finance partner who knows Asia Pacific well, currently the Apac CFO for Datalogic S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana: DAL.MI), before this, the Deputy Group CFO for Hi-P International Limited (erstwhile SGX: H17), and before that, the Director of Finance & CFO of Asia for Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI). On top of financial roles, Vincent holds legal representative, board director and board supervisor roles of subsidiaries in the region. Vincent is a former treasurer, exco member and council member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), former ACCA Singapore Network Panel member, and former chairperson of the ACCA Singapore SME Transformation Committee.

William Tan Kwang Hwee

Group Chief Financial Officer, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd

William is Group CFO of SGX Mainboard-listed Tiong Woon Corporation Holding (SGX: BQM). An MBA, qualified accountant and engineer by training, he was named Executive of the Year – Construction & Materials at the Singapore Business Review Management Excellence Awards 2016. Beginning his career in SGX-listed Liang Huat Aluminium (SGX: 1C5), his previous roles include CFO of EnGro Corporation (SGX: S44), Assistant Vice President - Casino Accounting & Credit of Resorts World Sentosa (SGX: G13), CFO of Ley Choon Group Holdings (SGX: Q0X), CFO of Metal Component Engineering (SGX: 5DX) and auditor with KPMG. A Chartered Accountant of Singapore and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, William graduated with Honours with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from National University of Singapore, holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Accounting (First Class Honours) from Oxford Brookes University, UK and obtained his MBA from Manchester Business School, UK. He was also an ACCA Prize Winner and Top 30 Affiliate.

YouJin Lee

Cluster Chief Financial Officer (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei), Schneider Electric

YouJin began her career with Schneider Electric in 2013 when she took up the role of Project Financial Controller and operated out of Schneider Electric’s office in Seoul. In 2023, YouJin assumed her current position as Cluster CFO, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei where she oversees the territory finance and has remits in financial governance and compliances. Prior to her involvement with Schneider Electric, YouJin held several roles with ING Group, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, where she was most recently a Senior Professional (Operational Excellence and Communications).

Yu Shilong

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Risk Officer, EM Services

Shilong is the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Risk Officer at EM Services, a property management services company in Singapore (a JV between Keppel & HDB), which offers an integrated suite of real estate management solutions, making our environment and community a better place for our people to live, work, learn and play. He comes from a management consulting, financial services and tech industry background, having previously served in regional leadership roles (Head of Strategy, Head of Customer Discovery & Innovation, Senior Vice President, COO, Director level) in MNCs, financial institutions and consulting firms.

Zulaifah Abdul Ghani

Chief Financial Officer, APAC, ISS Global Forwarding

With more than 3 decades of experience across various multinational and government linked companies, including Citibank, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Post, Zulaifah is an agile and transformational Finance Leader and an advocate of change. Zulaifah is currently the Chief Financial Officer of APAC with ISS Global Forwarding, a start-up freight forwarding company with headquarters in Dubai. She specialises in Business turnaround, Finance transformation, Mergers & Acquisition, Strategic Procurement, Managing large-scale shared services operations and now managing start-ups.

Wilber Ng

Head Of Singapore, AICPA & CIMA

Wilber is the Head of Singapore at AICPA & CIMA and has more than a decade of experience in the finance field, covering Banks, Fintech and Private Education. He has experience in management of teams, business development, complex partnership and expansion of regions in United States of America, Europe and Southeast Asia.
During the course of his career, Wilber has led teams from different regions to build successful expansion pipelines through strategic planning from high level budgeting and forecasting. Wilber is also well known to originate and build strong strategic partnerships among regions through commercial analysis and high-level complex negotiations.

Seow Tian Teo

Head of Finance, Hai Sia Seafood

Seow Tian is a finance leader with 10 years of progressive professional experience in finance and audit spanning Big 4 Audit Firm, Public Sector and Private Sector.
He is known for his strong technical knowledge, strategic problem-solving skills and adaptability to changing business needs, and he is passionate about business strategies, business transformation and people development.

Professor Wang Jiwei

Programme Director, Master of Science in Accounting, Singapore Management University

Dr Wang Jiwei is Associate Professor of Accounting (Practice) at the Singapore Management University (SMU). He is also the Program Director of two postgraduate programs at SMU – the Master of Professional Accounting program and the Master of Science in Accounting (Data & Analytics) program. Dr Wang is one of the key faculty at SMU who developed the new data & analytics curriculum in the accounting domain. He is the founding program director of the MSc in Accounting (Data & Analytics) program. He has been teaching various courses such as data analytics with both Python and R, data-driven financial and investment decisions, capital markets in China, business valuation, and corporate reporting and financial analysis at both undergraduate and postgraduate/executive levels.

Jake Prucha

Head of Sales, Workiva

Jake has spent over 15 years in Enterprise Software, most recently holding roles across Workiva's North American and Asia Pacific Sales Teams working with the firm's largest, most strategic global customers.
Prior to Workiva, Jake spent time at tier one software firms and IT Integrators in sales and leadership capacities. He currently lives in Singapore with his family.

Elaine Hardiman

Group CFO at Proof & Company

Elaine Hardiman is Chief Financial Officer for the Proof & Company Group, a leading distributor of craft spirits servicing the APAC region. She gained her experience in EMEA & APAC markets, across multiple industries in FMCG, retail and e-commerce, with senior positions in SMEs and MNCs including The Walt Disney Company and Ralph Lauren. Specializing in finance transformations, Elaine leads with a commercial mindset focused on FP&A and leveraging technology for timely strategic decisions.

Philip Tan

Chief Financial Officer, IMC Industrial Group

Philip is a seasoned Chartered Accountant with over 27 years of experience in diverse industries such as shipping, offshore marine, ship building and repairs, electronics, apparel, and chemical manufacturing. With his extensive background in finance and accounting, he has successfully led companies through various stages of development, including public listing and privatization.
Currently serving as the CFO of IMC Industrial Group, a leading integrated maritime and industrial solutions provider in dry bulk shipping, industrial logistics, chemical transportation, shipyard and marine engineering, offshore assets and services, and consumer logistics, Philip is at the forefront of driving digital transformation in the industry. He has implemented various ERP systems and operational systems and strongly advocates for the use of digital insights to drive business and financial strategies.

Saj Molaee

Chief Financial Officer, AstraZeneca

Saj is a experienced finance professional with 20 years' experience across various finance roles. His experience is diverse geographically operating across 2 continents and 6 countries with a mix of emerging and developed economies as well various industries (Audit, FMCG and Pharma) and working for companies such as Nestle, Coca Cola and AstraZeneca. He values authentic leadership, integrity & empathy.

Michael Chang

Finance Director, Avnet

Michael is the Finance Director of Avnet, South Asia. He has successfully turnaround a multi-billion-dollar company under receivership and doubled the valuation of the company at sale. He also effectively led and implemented working capital management processes that improve the company's cash flow and liquidity. Michael is accountable for end-to-financial operations including accounting, reporting, treasury, tax, and engagements with external audit and he is also well-versed in implementing SAP, Hyperion, and other IT and reporting systems rollouts.

Nikita Asthana

Head of Sustainability Finance (VP), Olam Agri

Nikita is the head of Sustainability Finance (VP) at Olam Agri. The team looks after Carbon accounting, Climate risks assessment and enabling climate adaptation and mitigation and Natural Capital accounting and valuation. In addition to climate change, she is passionate about food security related issues – both of which have led to a career in sustainability within the agri-business industry. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, and also holds MSc. in Applied Finance from SMU and MBA from INSEAD.

James Lim

Vice President Finance EMEA and APAC, Integral Ad Science

As the VP of Finance EMEA and APAC, James is responsible for the financial strategy and management of IAS’s EMEA and APAC finances. In his current role, he leads financial planning and analysis, accounting and treasury. James has more than 17 years of financial and operations experience at global tech, media and professional services companies. Previously, he spent three years at Young & Rubicam Group as Regional Financial Controller. He also held leadership positions at Jungle Ventures, eBay and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Joanne Flinn

MSID, MSc, BEc/Llb
Chairwoman of the ESG Institute

Joanne Flinn helps leaders, boards and the CSuite accelerate sustainability and business growth through Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) so that results are delivered. She is the Founder and Chairwoman of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Institute and the author of is GreenSight ~ the new liability for company directors (2022). She brings cutting edge research-based insights on the state of sustainability, ESG and business readiness for the challenges ahead. A seasoned executive, Joanne brings rigor and logic gained as Country Head of PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Services Consulting, and as Head of Change for the CIO at DBS along with 25 years of experience delivering bottom line results across 52 countries and clients ranging from Sanofi, Olympus and IBM.

Siraj Iqbal

Assistant Director, E-Invoice Project Office, IMDA

Siraj has over 20 years of experience in the high technology and telecommunications industries having launched several new businesses and services such as Foosti – a reverse billing data platform (1800 for data), pfingo – a new telco powered fixed-mobile convergence service, more recently he has served as the Country Manager for Mobileembrace an ASX listed entity responsible for P&L in Singapore and Malaysia. He also teaches as an adjunct lecturer in the local universities. He currently works in IMDA helping to roll out the InvoiceNow network to businesses across the country.

Derrick Sun

Director of Business Development, Sales, Esker

Derrick Sun is Esker's Director of Business Development, Sales, with over 12 years of experience helping companies automate and go paperless with digital solutions. With a background that started from office printing, his solution design objectives have evolved through the years, from addressing how companies print, to why companies print. Today, Derrick has successfully helped multiple organisations digitalise and automate their business processes, reduce stupendous manual processes, and increase productivity through Esker's AI-powered suite of solutions.

Tricia Ong

Senior Manager, LUXASIA

Tricia is a Senior Manager at LUXASIA, where she leads the finance transformation and champions corporate governance and commercial excellence across the organization. She has a passion for the luxury industry and a wealth of experience in finance, having previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dyson and Richemont. She has also been involved in various projects, including software solutions implementation and adoption of accounting standards, giving her a diverse and dynamic business acumen. Tricia is not only a finance professional, but was a trainer and currently also a mentor who enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with fresh graduates and aspiring leaders.

Doris Cheng

Partner | Accounting Operations Advisory, Deloitte

Doris is a Partner of Deloitte South East Asia (SEA), and is based in Singapore. She has more than 12 years of experience in the accounting advisory space. She is focused on the application of relevant technology in resolving accounting and financial reporting challenges, leveraging her experience in audit and complex accounting; and providing the business perspective in the adoption of technology applications within the Finance function.

Bernard Aw

Chief Economist for Asia Pacific

Bernard Aw is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific region at Coface. In his role, he leads macroeconomic and country risk analysis of the Asia Pacific region, and manages the regional economic research team. He is a member of the region’s senior management, and contributes macroeconomic insights to the Group’s risk decision-making process. Prior to joining Coface in Singapore, he was Principal Economist at IHS Markit. His other previous roles include Market Strategist for IG Asia and Regional Economist at 4CAST. Bernard has also conducted research on trade and economic issues at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. Bernard holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the Singapore Management University and a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance from the University of London.

Andrew Soon

VP Sales, Asia, Jedox

Andrew Soon is a seasoned sales leader with extensive experience in the software industry covering the APAC region. He has a deep understanding of the region and has worked with organisations from various industries and sectors.
He is passionate about driving growth and creating value for customers and the organisations he works with, helping them navigate their digital transformation journey.
In his current role as Vice President of Sales at Jedox, he engages with Finance Leaders to deliver practical advice and actionable strategies to enable their teams to plan, budget and forecast with agility, decisiveness, and confidence.

Alvin Ip

Chief Financial Officer of Aspire

Alvin Ip is the Chief Financial Officer of Aspire. Alvin has been involved in Southeast Asia's startup scene for four years, previously as the CFO of a tech mobility start-up and the CEO of a food tech startup focused on plant based food. He is also an angel investor in several startups in the region. Prior to that, Alvin spent 12 years in investments at Varde Partners, an US alternative investment firm, M&A transaction service at PwC Singapore and EY France, and external audit at EY France. He graduated from HEC Paris (France) with a Master in Audit, Advisory and Evaluation, and also holds a Master in Aeronautics engineering from ISAE-SUPAERO (France). He is also a member of CPF Australia.

Joon Teoh

Chief Executive Officer, AGOS Asia

Joon Teoh is a Global Business Services (GBS) and Finance Shared Services expert. As the CEO of AGOS Asia, Joon primarily provides strategic mentoring & coaching to senior leaders within the shared services industry and lead in pushing the boundaries within this industry as well as in finance talent development. Joon is also a speaker for the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Beijing National Institute of Accountants (NAI), CFO Forums and the annual AGOS Summit. Joon holds a BSc Econs in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountant England & Wales) and Chartered Accountant of MIA (Malaysian Institute Of Accountants).

Darrell Tan

Assistant Vice President Finance, Worldwide Hotels

Darrell heads up the finance team that covers both the Singapore and overseas investments. With more than a decade of regional experience, he has been looking at business opportunities in the region whilst managing the risks. Darrell is a Fellow Chartered Accountant Singapore, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and holds an Executive MBA from Nanyang Technological University. He is also an adjunct trainer of SHATEC.

June ShuTheng Cho

Portfolio CFO, Stepping Stone

June is a Portfolio CFO with Stepping Stone, passionate about helping SMEs clients free up their time so that they can focus on growing their business. She has more than 20 years of progressive experience in both MNCs and SMEs in various industries including fintech, digital health, manufacturing, retail, services, hospitality and others. She is skilled in leadership, business partnering, mentorship as well as stakeholder and team management. She has collaborated with leaders and cross functional teams across geographies and successfully delivered results for the company. She is a Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. She also volunteers as Audit Committee member of Singapore National Paralympic Council.

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