SVP, Group Head of Finance at ONYX Hospitality Group
Wuthivet Vetchabutsakorn is Senior Vice President and Group Head of Finance of Onyx Hospitality Group, affiliated under ITALTHAI group, a leading regional hospitality management company, with a wide portfolio of properties across the region and operating diverse brands of 50 hotels and serviced apartments across Asia. Wuthivet is responsible for all financial and accountancy , procurement, treasury , Information technology, shareholder relation, and including business transformation, overseeing strategic investments, developing financial strategies, and leading the group finance team. He has led the company transformation strategy and played a pivotal role in the success of the Group as the company continues to execute its expansion strategy, which is driving the growth of the company's hotel portfolio across Asia.
Executive Director at Deloitte Thailand
Dr. Narain Chutijirawong is currently working as Executive Director for Deloitte Thailand. He has over 20 years in management consulting, sales and marketing, as well as IT Industry experiences with international companies, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle. He was also a lecturer in IT & Digital Marketing and CRM/Business Analytics in various universities.
Narain holds a Doctoral degree in IT in business from Chulalongkorn University, a MBA degree from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University and BSc in Industrial engineering from Chulalongkorn University.
Alvin Liew Voon Siong
Chief Financial Officer Thailand at PCS Security and Facilities Services Ltd. Thailand
Alvin Liew is a global citizen with a firm belief that investment into education uplifts , transforms and grows societies. Today, he is CFO of PCS Security & Facilities Services Thailand, part of private equity owned OCS Group. Alvin has a global finance career footprint across South Africa, India, Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam across industries such as facilities management, telecommunications and education. Outside of work, he’s an avid reader, footballer, F45-er and teaches finance professionals on managing a finance career abroad (https://maven.com/financecareerabroad/alvinliew-klpibp/preview/25aa47).
Head of Finance Control at Outpost
Giovanni Colella is the Corporate Head of Finance at Destination Outpost, a young and dynamic company and hospitality brand delivering live, work, and travel services to a community of remote workers. Destination Outpost is a company promoter of a new lifestyle paradigm and is committed to digital innovation as a crucial part of the company's values. An Italian citizen, Giovanni is a CPA with a Master's in Finance and Accounting at the University Federico II of Naples and an MBA at Stamford International University in Bangkok.
Group Chief Financial Officer at KWI Public Company Limited
Steven Siew joined KWI Group (Thailand) on 1st October 2021. He is Singaporean and graduated from Griffith University in Australia with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting and Finance. Results-driven senior accounting and financial management executive with more than 20 years of progressive experience in finance and commercial operations management. He is responsible to set up group finance reporting structure, streamline overall entities finance organization structure, develop shared services structure with One Finance organization for improvement of efficiency and cost effectiveness, and support on strategic initiatives set the Group CEO and its affiliate companies. Previously he was the VP, CEO office of BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited assisting and advise Group CEO in all new projects development and expansion within the Group on all backoffice functions aspect such as financing, merger & acquisition, system application implementation, project finance and treasury. He was also assigned by Group CEO of BTS Group Holdings to work as Executive Director (Overseas Investment) at Master Ad Public Company Limited (associate company of BTS Group Holdings) and appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Director.
Executive Vice President - Digital & Technology Transformation at Mitr Phol Group
I am thrilled to join the DigitalCFO Asia Thailand Symposium 2023 as an esteemed participant, focusing on the redefined CFO's role in navigating the digital landscape to succeed in Thailand's new normal. As an experienced digital transformation leader, I hold the position of Executive Vice President of Digital & Technology Transformation at Mitr Phol Group, a top Asian sugar and bio-based product manufacturer. With over 20 years of experience spanning consulting and industry sectors, my expertise lies in enhancing business performance by integrating business strategy, human capital, technology, and innovation. This expertise has earned me the distinguished CIO75 ASEAN award for two consecutive years (2021-2022), highlighting my proficiency in technology management, strategy, governance, risk mitigation, and compliance. As a PMP and SAP-certified professional, my accomplishments include leading transformative initiatives and projects across seven industries on both national and international levels.
Chief Financial Officer at Jardine Schindler Thai
Abhishek is the Finance Director at Jardine Schindler Thai. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification with an industry experience of over 23 years. Abhishek has worked across businesses that include automotive and chemicals prior to his current occupation. In addition to his responsibilities towards driving business success, Abhishek’s passion is in furthering digitization and innovation across the key organizational processes.
GM, Finance Accounting & IT/Finance Director at MSA
Kritin is an experienced finance leader, who is in possession of skills in interpreting numbers to drive business. Currently he takes care of all finance and accounting aspects and Information System and Technology for Mubea Somboon Automotive, a joint venture business from two leading automotive companies from Thailand and Germany.
Kritin is a strong business partner who can help organization, management team and company stakeholders to implement and deliver strategies in current VUCA and changing employee mindset/ structure world.
Chief Financial Officer at Siemens Mobility Ltd. Thailand
Jessica Doehring has over 20 years of experience in Finance management, and has been with Siemens since 2001 when she joined the company through the dual education program. Since then, she has held various roles across Germany and Southeast Asia.
In 2004 Jessica took on her first finance role as a R&D controller at Siemens Mobility's headquarters, subsequently gaining international project experience during the construction of the Airport Railink project in Bangkok in 2008. After a stint in Munich, where she worked in controlling for carve-outs and other businesses under Corporate Finance, she moved to Singapore in 2013. There, she led FP&A for Siemens Mobility's Asia-Pacific division and was also the commercial bid manager for large rail infrastructure projects in Singapore. Since 2021, Jessica has relocated to Bangkok to become CFO for Siemens Mobility Thailand, drawing on her extensive experience. Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and holds a Masters degree in Accounting & Finance.
Group CIO at RMA Group
An international Information Technology specialist working in technology for over 20 years. Based in Thailand for over 17 years and currently holding the position of Group CIO for RMA Group; a multinational company with headquarters in Bangkok, specializing in Automotive (Retail/Wholesale/Modifications), Infrastructure (Power & Heavy Equipment), Engineering Solutions and Hospitality (Food & Beverage), with over 7,000 employees and offices in 14 countries. Managing teams of IT professionals, supporting IT Operations and Business Systems for diverse business streams in both mature and emerging markets.
Chief Financial Officer at East-West Seed, International Limited
Ratiporn is an internationally-minded Thai CFO and a member of the Executive Management team who has come through a number of pedigree consumer-oriented organizations such as PepsiCo and Diageo and recently works for East-West Seed, the leading tropical vegetable seed company. She assumes strategic financial management, performance measurement, tax planning, compliance, and internal control. Ratiporn is an experienced Finance leader who has worked for top-tier firms in several industries. She takes pride in making a positive impact on the business, organization and people. She has been instrumental in driving changes ranging from the development of organizational strategy, GoToMarket strategy, Performance Management, people management, systems and technology, and the successful implementation of those initiatives.
Business Head ASEAN at Apollo Tyres Thailand Ltd
Manish is an astute professional with proven ability to execute across cultures and organizational boundaries. Expertise in Business development, working capital management, Profitability Improvement, Supply Chain Management and financial management. He is focussed to drive Growth & financial awareness throughout the business to boost individual, team and company performance. Working with Board of Directors, financial Institution and Business Leadership involving Cross Cultural teams.
Head of Accounting and Finance at Digital Asset Company Limited
As a CPA in Thailand, I have amassed extensive experience in finance and accounting. I currently hold the position of Head of Accounting and Finance at a digital asset Company.
Prior to current position, I served as Vice President of Finance, Accounting, and Administrations at ERX Company Limited, which operates a digital asset exchange platform. During my tenure, I managed all finance, accounting, administrative, and HR functions. Additionally, I have held key positions in multinational companies where I successfully prepared consolidation financial statements, performed financial reporting and analysis, and managed financial reporting under U.S. GAAP , IFRS and TFRS.
For almost 8 years, I worked as an auditor at EY Office Limited, culminating in my last position as audit manager. I conducted group audits of financial statements, managed multiple audit engagements, and developed and maintained staff through effective coaching and mentoring. I excel in primary accounting frameworks and am highly experienced in several sectors, including manufacturing, consumer products, and retail. In addition, I have also developed a proficiency in advanced data analytics tools, IT audit, financial due diligence, and fraud risk assessment processes. Overall, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of finance and accounting, particularly in the finance technology sector, making me an ideal speaker for the DigitalCFO event.
Chief Financial Officer at Sunday Ins
Ryuji Wolf is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Sunday, a regional insurtech leader domiciled in Singapore with operations in Thailand and Indonesia. He leads finance & accounting and corporate planning for the group. Prior to joining Sunday, Ryuji was a Technology, Media and Telecommunications investment banker and was most recently with J.P. Morgan where he advised executive management teams from emerging growth to Global Fortune 500 enterprises on M&A and capital raises across geographies. Ryuji holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Ryuji is a CFA charterholder.
Chief Data Officer and Chief Technology Officer of BTS Group Thailand at BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited
Geert Warlop is the Chief Data Officer and Chief Technology Officer of BTS Group Thailand at BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited. He has over 25 years of experience in data, digital, FinTech, telecom, technology strategy business development, technology sourcing, planning, and implementation. He is a dynamic professional with solid experience managing multi-disciplined teams in high profile operations, engineering, IT, and business projects. Geert is a flexible, hands-on Roll-out manager, from planning, sourcing, implementation, decision making to launch and post-launch evaluation. As an all-round commercial entrepreneur, he possesses excellent marketing, product, project, and program skills. He is self-motivated, methodical, a very highly dedicated professional determined to complete every project successfully before the given timeframe and budget. Geert is an effective communicator who can convey and present ideas concisely at management and board level. He is proven to work in multicultural, quick-changing environments in Asia. Geert's specialties include data, digitalization, startup, FinTech, cross-functional, strategy, regulatory, technology, marketing, people and program management, and blockchain. Before joining BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited, Geert Warlop was the CEO of Inception Technology Co., Ltd., where he established nine Inception companies across Asia and four Inception Operations with a total of 130 staff. He also served as the Country Manager of TrueMoney Indonesia and Chief Operating Officer for TrueMoney International at True Corporation Thailand.
Area Finance Director at Virbac Asia Pacific Co Ltd
Rajeev Chawla is the Area Finance Director of Virbac for APISA Area (Asia, Pacific , India, South Africa). Virbac is a 55 year old global company headquartered in France dedicated to Animal Health. It is a listed company being listed on the Euronext.
Rajeev is a Certified Public Accountant having graduated from India. He has worked for various companies in the last 26 years’, out of which his major experience has been in the pharmaceutical industry. He has extensive experience in various finance domains which include Financial Planning, Strategic Planning, Treasury, Accounting and also has donned the hat of Supply Chain. Within finance profile he has been working passionately cross functionally with various teams to help and improve the business performance by improving the quality of Financial Planning and Analysis carried out. He has also been involved in various initiatives helping organisations in setting up SOP’s and initiatives on setting up KPI’s for measuring business performance.
Chief Financial Officer at Minor Hotels
Wayne Williams is Chief Financial Officer for the Minor Hotel Group.
He has more than 20 years' experience working in Thailand and has been with Minor International for more than 16 years. In that time the Hotel Group has grown from having 10 hotels, to now having over 530 hotels in more than 50 countries with a turnover in excess of USD$4billion this year. Prior to joining Minor, Wayne held a number of senior finance roles in hotels and hospitality businesses in Thailand, Australia and the Pacific. Wayne was previously President of the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce here in Thailand, is currently Vice President of the Advance Australia Council of Thailand and is a Board member of the Hands Across the Water charity foundation. He is a Commerce graduate from the University of Queensland and has been Australian CPA certified for over 20 years. He sits on a number of industry panels and was recently voted by peers as a Top 10 Global CFO in the annual Icon Awards in the US.
Country Lead at CEO Class
Pathidta Asanasen is a versatile and accomplished professional with a passion for leveraging technology to drive innovation and create meaningful impact. She holds a master's degree in Business Administration, Major in Financial Technology.
As an experienced leader, Pathidta has led cross-functional teams and collaborated closely with stakeholders to define and execute data-driven strategies. She is now a sought-after collaborator and consultant for small and medium-sized businesses with a proven track record of developing and implementing innovative solutions that have positively impacted business outcomes, driving efficiency, and improving bottom-line performance.
Pathidta is dedicated to driving growth and transformative change within organizations, empowering them to thrive in the digital age.
Pat – Pacharawipa T.
Country Sales Manager at CCH Tagetik Thailand, Wolters Kluwer
Pat is an experienced sales professional with over 10 years of expertise in Enterprise Solution sales, specializing in Corporate Performance Management (CPM), ERP, and Analytics. As the Sales and Business Development leader for CCH Tagetik in Thailand, she drives the successful digital transformation of the Office of Finance by delivering innovative solutions that empower finance teams to enhance their performance.
Dr. Zaw Win Thein
Chief Financial Officer at CB Life Insurance Company Ltd
Dr. Zaw Win Thein is an International Assembly member of ACCA for Myanmar. He is currently working as a Chief Financial Officer at CB Life Insurance Company Ltd (JV with Thai Life Insurance). He has over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Finance and Audit field. He also worked as a National Financial Management Consultant at the World Bank Group and also as a National IFRS expert at Asian Development Bank for the modernization of PFM and IPSASs Implementation.
He worked as a visiting Professor for the Master of Banking and Finance, MBF Programme from Yangon University of Economics and lecturing for the course of Corporate Governance, Portfolio Management, Crisis Management in Banking and IFRSs for Banking. He is also the founder and CEO of ZAW Business School (Gold Approved Learning Partner of ACCA).
He is awarded for “CIMA Excellent Award 2021” from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He is a fellow member of ACCA, CIMA, CMI, CISI and CPA.
Managing Director at Decision Critical
Jay Boyle is the Founder for Decision Modeling Systems Limited and Founding Partner for ECFO Services. Responsible for the overall direction and strategic management of the firm, he takes an active role and interest in all the services and projects in the ECFO service offering. Jay has over 30 years of hands-on experience in startups and firms in transition in the USA and China. He has held positions in start-up, general management, finance, production, sales and marketing across a wide range of industries. Jay came to China as a manager for Dura-Line Corp, the world’s largest telecom pipe provider and a portfolio company of Jordan Industries, a Chicago-based private equity fund. While at Dura-Line, Jay was responsible for startup and then managing their China greenfield manufacturing operation. Jay has been working in Asia since 1996. Since ECFO’s founding in 2001, Jay has provided ongoing advisory to hundreds of companies on their China launch and growth plans through his oversight of ECFO’s turn-key accounting back office, dealing with issues including IFRS / US GAAP compliance strategy, corporate structuring, financial controls, costing, budgeting and financial strategy. Jay has led ECFO in its work on over 40 transactions in Asia, including buy-side acquisitions, sell-side private placements and turnaround management in foreign-invested JVs and global companies’ China subsidiaries. Jay holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York at Fort Schuyler and a US Merchant Mariner’s Third Mate’s Unlimited Oceans Tonnage License.
Founder & CEO, Talent Intellect
Arindam Mukherjee is the Founder and CEO of Talent Intellect, a boutique talent management consulting firm based in Bangkok, Thailand which provide quality services that focuses on helping organizations across various industry in the Asia-Pacific region to optimize their human capital and workforce strategies. He has over two decades of wide experience in the field of human resource function, change management, HR technology, leadership and talent management. Prior to founding Talent Intellect, Arindam worked in various leadership roles at multinational corporations such as DKSH, Hilti, IBM, PMI, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp (MCC), across APAC, Europe, Middle East and Americas where he was responsible for developing and implementing talent management strategies and programs at global scale. He has also served as the Global Head of Human Resources for the DKSH Group (Swiss MNC) during his latest corporate role based in Thailand. Under Arindam's leadership, Talent Intellect has developed a reputation for delivering innovative, and effective talent management solutions to its valued customers. The firm offers a range of specialized services, including talent assessment, leadership coaching, digital transformation, talent acquisition and outsourcing among others. Arindam Mukherjee is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, leadership round-tables, symposium and is widely recognized as a thought leader, opinion shaper, brand connector and blogger in the space of digital transformation, HR technology- innovation and data-driven talent management strategies.
Finance Director - Executive Office, Siam Motor Group
Professional Corporate Finance specialist with over 25 years experiences across various industries including the Automotive industry / FMCG and Healthcare, covering start-ups, M&A and business turnaround.
Former CFO of Nissan Thailand group of companies and former VP of M&S Strategy of Nissan Thailand. Having also worked as a regional director covering ASEAN and also worked as a Global Financial analyst at the HQ of Saint-Gobain a fortune 500 company. Former VP Industry promotion (non-profit) Electric Vehicles Association of Thailand (EVAT).
Personal interest covers a broad range of topics such as Economy and Economic developments, Psychology, Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Fintech and AI.
Regional Finance Director, Taboola
Mrs. Alony is the regional finance director of Taboola APAC, based out of Thailand. As part of her role, she oversees the financial operations and accounting tasks for the APAC region, including managing 8 entities, overseeing a large finance team, credit risk management, cashflow and payroll.
In her previous roles, Mrs. Alony served in various financial roles in mature hi-tech companies, both as a business partner and as part of the corporate finance. Mrs. Alony has a Global M.B.A, specializing in financing and organizational development, from the Ruppin Academic Center and B.A in Human Services.