11 Mar.

SheXO Forum 2022

Leading with Trust

Friday, 02:00 p.m.  SST | 3 hr
Event language: English

Trust is the input to and outcome of human relationships. Trust navigates us through complexity and speakers through actions, attitudes and behaviours. How can leaders unlock the power of trust to move the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) agenda forward?

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The Deloitte SheXO Program presents its annual SheXO Forum 2022 on Friday 11 March 2022, centered around the theme of "Leading with Trust".

Join us as we explore the power and influence of trust as work is redefined in this new era and what leaders can do to empower change and take action in your organisations and networks.

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For enquiries, please write to seashexoprogram@deloitte.com


Seah Gek Choo - Talent Leader and SheXO Program Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia


Philip Yuen - CEO, Deloitte Southeast Asia and Chairman, Deloitte Singapore


  • Gan Siow Huang - Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower
  • Moderated by Elizabeth Faber - Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte Asia Pacific


Lauren Bradbury - Consulting Partner, Deloitte Southeast Asia



  • Goh Swee Chen - Chairman, National Arts Council, and Chairman, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Matthew Driver - Executive Vice President and Head of Services, Mastercard Asia Pacific
  • Wu Jiat-Hui - Partner-in-Charge, Heidrick & Struggles Singapore
  • Moderated by Seah Gek Choo - Talent Leader and SheXO Program Leader, Deloitte Southeast Asia

4.55pm - 5.00pm

Cindy Hook - Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Asia Pacific

Speakers Profiles

Ms Gan Siow Huang
Minister of State, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Manpower

Ms Gan Siow Huang is the Minister of State for Education and Manpower. She is the Member of Parliament for Marymount Single Member Constituency.

Siow Huang is a member of the National Jobs Council that oversees the development of job opportunities and skills training for Singaporeans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A strong advocate for the SkillsFuture movement, she is part of the Future Economic Council that drives the growth and transformation of Singapore’s economy for the future.

Prior to joining politics, Siow Huang was a military officer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. She became the first female Brigadier General in the Singapore Armed Forces where she led the development of smart airbases and commanded daily operations of the largest formation in the Air Force.

After more than 25 years of military career, she joined the Labour Movement as Deputy CEO of NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute, a private company that provides career guidance, job-matching and skills upgrading services.

Siow Huang graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree in 1996. She attained Master in Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010.

She volunteers with Girl Guides Singapore and was formerly Chief Commissioner of the organisation. She also mentors young women as part of the Young Women’s Leadership Connection mentorship programme. She is married with three daughters.

Cindy Hook
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Asia Pacific

As the CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific, Cindy leads 75,000 professionals across 19 geographies. Cindy strives to create an organization in which clients and employees can access ‘one door to the future’ – the very best of Deloitte’s talent and capabilities to capture opportunities in the fastest growing region in the world.

As the Chair of Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Inclusion Council, Cindy ensures that diversity, inclusion and gender equality are business imperatives for Deloitte across the region. She is passionate about building inspired leaders and creating a purpose-led organization to make an impact that matters across communities.

Cindy serves on the Board of Directors for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. She is also a founding member of the Asia Corporate Leadership Council, an International Member of Chief Executive Women (Australia), and a special advisor to the Male Champions of Change.

Elizabeth Faber 
Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte Asia Pacific

Elizabeth Faber is the Chief Talent Officer for Deloitte Asia Pacific. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She represents Asia Pacific (AP) on the Global Executive Talent Council and the Global WorldImpact Council. Within AP, she chairs the AP Talent Executive, Inclusion Council, and WorldImpact Council.

As the AP Talent leader, Elizabeth led the AP delegation to the One Young World summit, known as the ‘Davos for millennials’, to The Hague in 2018 and London in 2019, and to the UNLEASH global innovation lab in Shenzhen in 2019.

Elizabeth was awarded the 2019 Diversity Champion Award by Campaign’s Women Leading Change, and is on the Human Resources Director Asia Hot List in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Elizabeth has been with Deloitte for over 25 years. After ten years as a US Strategy & Operations practitioner, she joined the Consulting practice in Shanghai. In 2008, she moved to Singapore to help form the new Southeast Asia firm, establish the SEA Partner Affairs Office, and serve as SEA CEO Chief of Staff.

Elizabeth has an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and a BS from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She and her husband of 27 years have two daughters, both born in China. 

Goh Swee Chen
Chairman, National Arts Council, and Chairman, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Swee Chen is currently Chairman, National Arts Council, and Chairman, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore in January 2019.   She was previously with Procter & Gamble and IBM.   A global leader, she has lived and worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Australia, USA, Japan and China.  Swee Chen has a diverse professional background, having led significant businesses in Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and IT sectors.

Swee Chen serves on the Boards of CapitaLand Investment, Singapore Airlines, SP Group, Woodside Petroleum (Australia) and Centre for Liveable Cities.  She is President - Global Compact Network Singapore, a UNGC Local Network and chairs the Institute HR Professional.   She is also a member of the Legal Services Commission.

Swee Chen had previously chaired/served in the Boards of Shell Joint Ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Swee Chen graduated with B.Sc. - Victoria University and MBA - Chicago Booth, University of Chicago.  She was named Distinguished Alumni, Chicago Booth, in 2018.  She is married with three children.

Lauren Bradbury 
Consulting Partner, Deloitte Southeast Asia  

Lauren works with clients to deploy the power of data, digital culture and capabilities, and modernized workforce solutions. She has been a leading advisor to Financial Services Institutions for many years, helping leading financial institutions capture opportunities afforded by new growth platforms, rethink workforce and leadership models, and improve organizational performance.

In her work with clients, Lauren helps companies understand the full extent of technology disruption on business strategy and leads digital, data, and design transformations as industry dynamics evolve. Throughout, she works with senior leadership teams to help them build the mind-sets, capabilities, and grassroots understanding required to undergo such change successfully and sustainably.

Matthew Driver
Executive Vice President and Head of Services, Mastercard Asia Pacific 

Matthew is currently executive vice president and head of services for Mastercard in Asia Pacific responsible for the development and management of Mastercard’s services portfolio including Mastercard Advisors Consulting, Data & Analytics, Test&LearnTM, Loyalty, Managed Services, Innovation Management, Cyber Intelligence, Fraud & Risk as well as Identity Solutions. Matthew is responsible for 1000 professionals across the region.

Matthew joined Mastercard in 2002 as he graduated from Columbia and London Business Schools. He has held roles of increasing seniority with in London, New York and Singapore. Most recently he was chief client officer – Citibank for Mastercard based in Purchase NY responsible for managing all aspects of Mastercard’s global relationship with the world’s largest credit card issuer and payments bank. Prior to that Matthew was the head of products and solutions for Asia Pacific; division president of Southeast Asia; the GM of Global Accounts Asia Pacific; GM of ABN AMRO relationship, and VP of Account Management (London). Before joining Mastercard, Matthew enjoyed a career in consulting, financial services and analytics working at Edengene, American Express, operating companies within WPP plc and Westpac Banking Corporation.

Matthew is a former male champion of the Singapore Financial Women’s Association and was the UN HeForShe executive leader of the year for Singapore in 2016. He was also a recipient of a Global Pioneer Award from NTUC Singapore as part of their U Future Leaders program in 2017. In 2021 he was also recognized by House of Rose as one of 101 Break the ceiling touch the sky® Male Champions for gender diversity.  Matthew is currently the executive sponsor for the Mastercard Women’s Leadership Network and PRIDE Business Resource Group in Asia-Pacific.

A payments technology executive with extensive experience, Matthew has represented Mastercard at the World Economic Forum East Asia, the G20’s GPFI Plenary, various ASEAN forums as well as with various media organizations including Bloomberg, CNA, CNBC, MSNBC and the BBC Worldwide.

Born in New Zealand, Matthew is now a Singapore citizen. He is married to Patricia and they have five grown up children. 

Philip Yuen
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Southeast Asia
Chairman, Deloitte Singapore

Philip Yuen is the CEO of Deloitte Southeast Asia and Chairman of Deloitte Singapore. He has over 30 years of public accounting experience in the United Kingdom and Singapore.  

Philip is a board member and audit committee chair of the Singapore Accountancy Commission and the Institute of Technical Education. He is also a member of Climate Governance Singapore and the School of Accountancy Advisory Board at the Singapore Management University. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of NorthLight School.  

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of Liverpool, England. He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Fellow Member of CPA Australia. He was also the President of CPA Australia (Singapore Division) from 2015 to 2016; a board member and audit committee chair of the Singapore Land Authority from 2018 to 2021; and Industry Advisory Committee member for the accountancy programme at the Singapore Institute of Technology from 2014 to 2021.

Seah Gek Choo
Talent Leader and SheXO Program Leader
Deloitte Southeast Asia

Gek Choo brings with her more than 25 years of experience in public accounting in Singapore, with a focus on serving multinational and local companies in the real estate and hospitality industries. She has advised many companies on initial public offerings on the Singapore Exchange and has facilitated external seminars on updates to financial reporting standards and initial public offerings.

Gek Choo is part of the Singapore Real Estate team and is the Talent Leader for Deloitte Southeast Asia. She leads the Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore’s Centre for Corporate Governance, which develops advance thinking and promotes dialogues with key influences, business leaders, corporations and their boards of directors, investors, the accounting profession, academia and government on current and emerging corporate governance issues. She is also the leader for Deloitte Singapore’s SheXO Program, which supports the personal and professional development of established, emerging or aspiring women leaders by creating a supportive environment for them to connect, grow and drive change in communities to advance women in leadership.

She is a faculty member of the Deloitte University Asia Pacific and conducts leadership programme for Deloitte leaders in the Asia Pacific region. She is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a member of ISCA, as well as Fellow Member of CPA Australia.


Wu Jiat-Hui 
Partner-in-Charge, Heidrick & Struggles Singapore

Jiat-Hui Wu is the partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Singapore office and a member of the Financial Services Practice. She has deep expertise across asset management, banking, insurance, and financial technology and rich functional experience in technology and operations, digital transformation, and human resources.

Jiat-Hui is a trusted advisor in leadership consulting and executive search to leading financial institutions in Southeast Asia, as well as Singapore-headquartered organizations. With a strong passion for people and talent development, coupled with her industry knowledge, she is able to bring deep insights to organizations on their leadership requirements.

Jiat-Hui was previously the head of financial services practice of another global executive search firm in Singapore, where she worked on a number of senior, high-profile C-suite roles across the APAC region.

Prior to her career in leadership consulting, Jiat-Hui had a distinguished career in banking and global markets. She held many senior positions in leading international banks including head of credit sales, ASEAN for HSBC, as well as co-head of FICC distribution Southeast Asia for UBS. Earlier in Jiat-Hui’s career, she was with J.P. Morgan and DBS Bank.

Jiat-Hui graduated from the University of Oxford, Lincoln College, with an MA in politics, philosophy and economics. She also earned an MSc in international relations with the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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