Asia Pacific CFO Vision 2019 in Singapore
Winning in a disruptive world
16 July 2019 | Conrad Centennial Singapore
- Luke Clark
- Dr. Paul Sin
- Porus Doctor
- Pushp Deep Gupta
- Ramesh Gopalkrishna
- Sanford A. Cockrell III
- Xu Sitao
- Timothy Ho
- Vivek Chhabra
- Vivian Jiang
- Zoey Tong
Deloitte Asia Pacific
Appointed as the CEO for Deloitte Asia Pacific in September 2018, Cindy leads a team of 2,800 partners and 45,000 professionals across 17 countries. She is a member of the Deloitte Global Executive Committee.
Prior to this role she served as the CEO for Deloitte Australia from 2015 to 2018 and led Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance practice in Australia from 2009 to 2014.
In 2018, Cindy was named in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) annual Power issue as one of the top five most powerful people in consulting. In 2015, she became the first woman to lead a Big Four professional services firm in Australia and to succeed one of the Male Champions of Change. Cindy was ranked as a Top 10 LinkedIn Power Profile in Australia in 2015 and 2016.
Dr. Elton Ong
Managing Director, Clinical Services
Dr. Elton Ong is Fullerton Health’s Managing Director of the Clinical Services business division and oversees the performance of 5 business units spanning primary care, health screening, pharmacy, physiotherapy and ambulance service. He believes in giving back to the community and is an active grassroots volunteer, spearheading health and wellness programmes for the youth, elderly and the vulnerable. He has post graduate qualifications in Occupational Medicine and is licensed as a Designated Workplace Doctor with the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore. He is passionate about primary care and is a strong advocate for the proactive management of chronic medical diseases in the employee health and benefits industry. Still a practicing physician, and is currently looking after the healthcare needs of a large multinational bank in the Central Business District, Dr. Ong also runs a clinic to support the migrant worker community on weekends. He is married, a father of 4 children, and enjoys playing the guitar.
Dr. Ira Kalish
Chief Global Economist
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Dr. Ira Kalish is the Chief Global Economist of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. He is the principal author and editor of Deloitte’s Weekly Global Economic Update.
Dr. Kalish advises Deloitte clients as well as Deloitte’s leadership on economic issues and their impact on business strategy. In addition, he has given numerous presentations to corporations and trade organizations on topics related to the global economy. Dr. Kalish also serves on the BIAC Economic Policy Committee which advises the OECD on macroeconomic policy issues. He is widely traveled and has given presentations in 47 countries on six continents.
Dr. Kalish has been widely quoted in the news media; his remarks have been published by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Financial Times.
Dr. Kalish holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vassar College and a PhD in international economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Ng Jiak See
Financial Advisory Leader
Deloitte Asia Pacific
Jiak See leads the financial advisory practice in Deloitte Asia Pacific. She has over 25 years of financial advisory experience including mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, business expansion strategy, management consulting, corporate and shareholder restructuring, debt restructuring, due diligence, IPO, RTO, valuation, financial planning and post-merger integration.
Jiak See is also the Southeast Asia Leader for the Energy, Resources & Industrial (ER&I) industry, Industrial Products & Construction sector.
Keerti Kiran Chivukula
Deloitte Consulting, Southeast Asia
Keerti is a Partner in Deloitte Digital with over 15 years of proven, client-focused experience leading large-scale, Omni-channel, global digital transformation initiatives across strategy, experience design, solution architecture, delivery and change enablement. He has extensive experience running global digital programs across North America and APAC within Financial Services, Consumer Products, Retail, Life Sciences, and Energy / Resources.
Senior Content Manager APAC
Luke Clark is an experienced business editor and content strategist, who heads Asia-Pacific content marketing for Michael Page. Now client-side with PageGroup for two years, Luke and his team recently completed the first round of research and insights for the group’s banner Future of Work project. Dubbed ‘Tomorrow’s Talent’, it explores the way that banner disciplines like HR, Technology, Sales and Finance are changing before our eyes in the region – and what skillsets will be critical to their success in the next 1-3 years. Having kicked his career in travel trade media, Luke spent four years as editor of the globally-distributed Discovery Channel Magazine, before leading agency content teams for brands ranging from HSBC and Temasek, to IHG and Banyan Tree.
Dr. Paul Sin
Blockchain Lab Leader
Deloitte Asia Pacific
Dr. Paul Sin has over 20 years of IT management and consulting experience focusing in financial services sector, currently leading the FinTech practice and Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab in Deloitte. Prior to Deloitte, Paul served as CEO of Fintech, CIO for bank, brokerage firm, and global conglomerate, as well as practice leader for other global consulting firms, specialized in emerging technologies.
Asia Pacific Regional Leader for Internal Audit
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP
Porus has over 35 years of experience in leading internal audit, risk management, corporate governance and external audit engagements across India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. He has served some of the largest groups and companies – both Indian and multinational. He has also served as the CFO for a diversified group of companies for 5 years and served as a Director on the Boards of several companies in India, Singapore and Dubai. He has also led the Internal Audit Function of a Fortune 500 subsidiary in India. Porus is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Porus has served on the ICAI Committee for Members in Industry and the ICAI Internal Audit Standards Board and has served six terms on the Board of Governors for IIA, Mumbai. He leads the CFO Program for Deloitte India and the Asia Pacific Region and was the Asia Pacific Regional Leader for Internal Audit at Deloitte for 9 years.
Pushp Deep Gupta
Global Leader of Deloitte Leadership
Deloitte Consulting Pte Ltd
Pushp Deep Gupta is an Executive Director in the Human Capital practice at Deloitte Consulting, based in Singapore. He has over 16 years of experience, specialising in talent and leadership consulting. He helps clients articulate robust high potential talent and leadership strategies, and co-designs with them longitudinal interventions to help them achieve the desired outcomes. His works with clients include Leadership Acceleration, High Potential Talent strategy, Integrated Talent Management, Top Team assessment, and Total Rewards strategy. Pushp brings to his clients a focus on long term thinking, creative program design, and stakeholder alignment. He strives to have a significant 'multiplier effect' on leaders that he coaches and develops.
Head of Growth – ASEAN & India
Workplace by Facebook
Ramesh is the Head of Growth – ASEAN & India for Workplace by Facebook, based in Singapore.
Building the right culture and empowering people are critical topics for CEOs today. When we connect and empower everybody, magical things happen! Ramesh and his team work closely with organizations across Asia to help them build workplaces of the future.
Ramesh has over 23 years of experience in tech and is passionate about the role technology can play in connecting the world and disrupting businesses. Prior to Facebook Ramesh spent 14 years at Microsoft across various roles including building and leading the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud business for India & Japan.
Ramesh is a mentor on Facebook’s Startup Station Singapore program and a seed investor and advisor to multiple startups in Asia.
A native of Mumbai, Ramesh is an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) and a Bachelor in Engineering (Electrical) from the Victoria Jublilee Technical Institute (VJTI).
In his spare time Ramesh enjoys working out, learning online and teaching his 2 daughters Math.
Sanford A. Cockrell III
Global Leader, CFO Program
Sandy is the global leader of the CFO Program for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) enabling DTTL to achieve its strategic vision “to be recognized as the pre-eminent advisor to the CFO.” It harnesses the broad capabilities of DTTL member firms to deliver forward thinking and fresh insights for every stage of a CFO’s career—helping CFOs manage the complexities of their roles, tackle compelling challenges, and adapt to strategic shifts in the market.
Sitao is the Chief Economist and Partner of Deloitte China, as well as spearheading Deloitte's industry research on China. Prior to Deloitte, he was Chief Representative of China, Director of Corporate Network and EIU forecasting director at the Economist Group from 2004 to 2014.Sitao worked at several leading institutions from 1995 to 2004. He worked for MMS International of Standard and Poor’s Group in Singapore as the Economist for Indonesia, Korea and Thailand from 1995 to 1996. He was regional treasury economist at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong from 1996 to 2000. From 2000 to 2002, he was Societe Generale’s Chief Economist for Asia. In 2003, he became the Head of Economics of ICBC (Asia), the overseas flagship of China’s largest bank.
Finance Transformation leader
Deloitte Southeast Asia
Timothy is a Partner and the Finance Transformation Lead in SEA. He has more than 17 years of experience driving various finance transformation programs and initiatives for consumer business, life sciences and manufacturing clients in the APAC region. His projects include finance strategy, organisation review, optimizing finance operation, system implementations, end to end operating model and shared services implementation and M&A. Timothy is a chartered Accountant.
Thio Tse Gan
Cyber Risk Services Leader
Deloitte Southeast Asia
Tse Gan is an Executive Director with the Cyber Risk Services – Risk Advisory practice of Deloitte. He is the practice lead for Cyber Risk Services in Deloitte South East Asia and has established the Cyber Intelligence Centre (also known as Cyber Security Operations Centre “CyberSOC”) in Singapore and Malaysia.
He is responsible for managing operational risk, information security and risk management solution engagements and has more than 15 years of technology support, technology risk and security consulting, internal/ external audit and operational risk management experience.
Tse Gan’s depth of expertise also lies in the Financial Services Industry, having played a significant role in the design and implementation of various cyber and technological solutions as well as product training across regional, private and central banks in this region.
Tse Gan holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Systems. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (“CISA”), Certified Information Security Manager (“CISM”), Certified Public Accountant (Singapore), Certified Practising Accountant (Australia) and licensed with a Certification in Control Self Assessment (“CCSA”).
Head of M&A
Fraser & Neave Ltd
Vivek Chhabra is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of experience in FMCG companies.
From 1985, Vivek spent 10 years with RJR Nabisco's food business in India and in Singapore.
From 1995, for almost 20 years Vivek was with Heineken's Asia Pacific Joint venture, initially as Country Finance Manager in Papua New Guinea and in Vietnam and then as Finance Director for Asia Pacific.
From 2004 to 2014, Vivek was Director Regional Business Development when he spearheaded the group's entry into several emerging and frontier markets across Asia Pacific via greenfield production, M&A, joint venture, etc. In all, Vivek completed more than 20 transactions valued at USD 1.25 billion. From 2007, Vivek was also the Regional Director for South Asia overseeing the 3 businesses in South Asia.
Vivek joined Thai Beverages/Fraser & Neave in 2015 and has worked as CEO of the soft drinks business in Thailand before returning to Singapore to head the M&A function for the group.
Vivek has received awards from governmental bodies in Vietnam and India and has also been a member of World Bank/IFC Private Sector Reform program in Vietnam, the Industry and Finance sub-committee of the GPC in Singapore and was the Vice Chairman of the South Asia Business Group in the Singapore Business Federation.
Clients & Industries Leader
Deloitte Asia Pacific
Vivian is Deloitte Asia Pacific Executive member in charge of Clients & Industries. She is also Deloitte China Deputy Chairlady.
Vivian has over 25 years of professional experiences in China and the U.S., advising multinational corporations investing in China as well as Chinese companies operating globally on a broad spectrum of tax and business issues relating to investment strategies, public financing, and business restructuring and cross-border transactions. She is a frequent writer and public speaker on investment, finance, tax among other major business topics in reputable publications and influential forums. She has been voted as the World Leading Tax Advisor, World's Leading Women in Business Law, and Women in Tax Leaders for consecutive years.
CEO & Founder
Zoey is the CEO and Founder of Octomate, an enterprise blockchain solution for HR. She strongly believes in the role of technology as a key enabler in the world of work and is currently running a pilot with a Fortune 500 company to digitize and automate transactions related to claims, leave and payroll through the use of blockchain and smart contracts. Prior to this, she was an ex-management consultant from Deloitte Consulting, tackling complex client problems in both the technology and human capital domains.