14 Mar.

SheXO Forum 2023

Embrace diversity, uphold equity, advocate inclusion

Tuesday, 02:30 p.m.  SST
Event language: English

The business case for DEI is stronger than ever. However, the challenge lies in where to begin and what to focus on. How can organisations and leaders navigate DEI fatigue and sustain the momentum of their own DEI strategy?

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The 3rd annual SheXO Forum, presented by the Deloitte SheXO Program, is centered around the theme "Embrace diversity, uphold equity, advocate inclusion". This year, we seek to help leaders realise the value of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Join us as we explore how DEI is shaping today’s workforce, and effective strategies to drive authentic, lasting change. This is also a great opportunity to connect with fellow like-minded business leaders and discuss ideas to implement at your organisation as well.

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For enquiries, please write to seashexoprogram@deloitte.com.


Mr Cheung Pui Yuen - Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Singapore


Ms Aileen Tan - Group Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Singtel Group

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



Mr Edwin Tong - Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law


Ms Adeline Sim - Executive Director & Chief Corporate Officer, HRnetGroup

Mr Dennis Mwansa - Managing Director, Asia Pacific Head of GTI Architecture and Software Development Practices, J.P. Morgan

Ms Sabrina Chong - Head of Corporate Development, Luxasia Group

Moderated by Mr Darren Cerasi - Partner, Deloitte Forensic APAC


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

Speakers Profiles

Mr Edwin Tong

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law

Mr Edwin Tong was appointed Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law on 27 July 2020. Prior to this, he served as the Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Health from 1 July 2018 to 26 July 2020.

As the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Tong chairs the National Integration Council, the Singapore Cares Steering Committee, the National Youth Council, and the National Steering Committee on Racial and Religious Harmony, driving efforts to build a caring, cohesive, and confident society in Singapore.

He also chairs the Chinese Community Liaison Group, set up to strengthen Government’s relationship with Chinese community organisations and deepen the Government’s understanding of the Chinese community. Mr Tong is also the Deputy Chairman of the People’s Association (PA) which promotes racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore, building and bridging communities. 

At the Ministry of Law, he focuses on the development and promotion of Singapore’s legal and dispute resolution sector. He also handles wide-ranging aspects of law reform, including intellectual property, corporate restructuring and insolvency, and legal aid.

Ms Adeline Sim

Executive Director & Chief Corporate Officer

Adeline Sim is the Executive Director and Chief Corporate Officer of HRnetGroup. She leads strategic and tactical initiatives and is a member of the Investment Committee identifying and executing investments and acquisitions. She also oversees the technology, digital marketing, investor relations and communication functions of the Group. In her role as Chief Legal Officer, Adeline provides counsel and guidance on legal matters across HRnetGroup’s 33 business units in 15 cities.

On any given day, Adeline can be found doing business reviews with people, driving a Leaders’ Digital Club event with clients, cutting a deal or meeting with investors. Adeline’s love for life and people helps fuel a very demanding and varied schedule, which sees her reaching across time zones and forging relationships with stakeholders and targets alike.

Adeline began her career as a lawyer with Drew & Napier LLC in 2004 where she was engaged in dispute resolution and subsequently, capital markets work. She left the firm in 2008 to join HRnetGroup. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 2003, was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2004, and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Adeline has been appointed by the Minister of Education as Chairman of the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) and to the Board of SkillsFuture Singapore, and by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) as a member of the Jobs and Skills Advisory Committee (JSAC). She is also a member of the Lifelong Learning Endowment Fund (LLEF) Advisory Council and the Finance Committee of Saint Joseph’s Institution International.

Ms Aileen Tan

Group Chief People and Sustainability Officer
Singtel Group

Aileen is responsible for Singtel Group’s overall strategic people and sustainability agenda. She has over 30 years of experience in various leadership roles spanning across multiple industries and geographies.

Aileen joined Singtel in 2008. In her current role, she focuses on championing sustainability, creating an inspiring culture and making Singtel Group a place for amazing people to deliver extraordinary impact. Under her leadership, Singtel has won numerous global and regional accolades for its leading people and sustainability practices.

She is a member of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) Board, Singapore University of Social Sciences Board of Trustees, Health Sciences Authority Board, NTUC-U Care Fund Board of Trustees, Ministry of Finance’s VITAL’s Advisory Panel and MOM’s Workplace Safety & Health Council in Singapore.

Aileen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Science in Organisational Behaviour from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, USA. She is a pioneer IHRP Master Professional, for being a role model for the HR profession. She is also a Certified Professional Corporate Coach. Aileen received the Medal of Commendation (Gold) at the NTUC May Day Awards 2022 and the Public Service Medal in 2018 for her significant contributions to Singapore’s workforce and human resources sector.

Mr Cheung Pui Yuen

Chief Executive Officer
Deloitte Singapore

Pui Yuen has more than 30 years’ experience in public accounting in Australia and Singapore, including 2 years in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Melbourne. He has served as Lead Client Service Partner on listed and non-listed companies.

Pui Yuen has substantial experience in serving both multinational corporations and local companies in a wide range of industries. In addition to audit engagements, Pui Yuen has been involved in assisting companies planning on listing on the Singapore Exchange, undertaking cross-border financial due diligence assignments, as well as conducted seminars on various audit-related issues.

Pui Yuen is currently the Country Managing Partner and a member of Deloitte Singapore’s Management Committee.

Pui Yuen has held various appointments within Deloitte, including Chairman of the Singapore firm’s Governance Committee, Board member of Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia, member of the Southeast Asia and Singapore Management Committee, Head of Audit and Assurance for Southeast Asia and Singapore and Head of Transaction Services, Financial Advisory Services.

Outside Deloitte, he serves as the Audit Committee Chairman and a Board Member of the Singapore Land Authority; Deputy President of the Singapore divisional council of CPA Australia; a member of CPA Australia’s Corporate & SME committee and Chairman of CPA Australia’s ESG Committee. He is also a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). A member of the Complaints Panel of the Singapore Medical Council and Chairman of the Accounting Advisory Board of NUS Business School. He is also a member of the Industry Advisory Committee of Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Pui Yuen graduated from the National University of Singapore with an honours degree in Accountancy and holds master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Southern Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and CPA Australia.

Mr Darren Cerasi

Deloitte Forensic APAC

Darren has acted for clients across the APAC region on a variety of matters such as enforcement of intellectual property rights, investigation of financial irregularities, theft of confidential data, criminal breach of trust and cybercrime.

He has project managed the collection, preservation and processing of data for document review in a range of local and overseas litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters.

As an expert witness in the District and High Courts of Singapore, Darren has provided valuable testimony to clients.  He has also been called to be a witness in the Penang High Court and Johor Industrial Tribunal. 

Darren is providing advisory services to law enforcement agencies on how to transform their operations for policing in the digital age.  He has trained over 300 law enforcement, government and private sector students in digital forensics methodology.  

Darren is working with several clients on their data management strategy which includes creating a data inventory in order to identify and classify data to better manage legal, technology and financial risk.

As an example, he is leading the data management work stream for a pharmaceutical client selling off non-core assets post merger.  This involves working closely with IT and the business to identify semi-structured and unstructured data for separation and long term storage.

Mr Dennis C. Mwansa

Managing Director, Asia Pacific Head of CIB Solution Architecture
JPMorgan Chase

Dennis Mwansa is the Asia Pacific Head of CIB Architecture and is chair of the APAC Regional Architecture Committee (APAC RAC). Dennis is responsible for driving CIB’s technology solution architecture and architecture governance in APAC, the articulation of regional APAC requirements and nuances back into global architecture forums. The APAC RAC is a cross-LOB architecture forum which seeks to align the understanding of problem/opportunity statement, the applicable constraints and what good looks like, and also seeks to optimize the architecture solutions across the end-to-end technology stack rather than just for some elements.

Dennis joined JP Morgan in December 2017. Dennis has 30 years’ experience in Information Technology and with more than 25 years of that in the Capital Markets & Banking industry. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Dennis’ previous roles in the Investment Banking industry include, Heading of Technology Research and Strategy at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Global Head of Prime Brokerage Technology at Mizuho Securities, Regional Head of Trading Technology at RBS,  Regional Head of Infrastructure at Westdeutsche Landesbank and other roles  at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Dennis has a Ph.D. & MSc. in Computer Science (major: Pattern Recognition) from Nagasaki University in Japan and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Zambia. Dennis is a recipient of the Japan Foreign Minister’s award and the Japan Education Minister’s award. 

Ms Sabrina Chong

Head of Corporate Development
Luxasia Group

Sabrina graduated from NUS Law School & was in the legal profession for 8 years where she built her career in corporate law at Baker & Mackenzie. During that period, she was also admitted as a solicitor to the New York Bar and the London Bar before going on to  complete her Master’s in Professional Accounting at SMU.

In her current role as Head of Corporate Development at Luxasia Group, she oversees key strategic initiatives for the Group and manages key strategic partnerships with brands such as LVMH. She is also Managing Director of the Luxasia business in 5 countries across Australia and Emerging Markets. She is responsible for the business performance and market expansion strategy in those markets, and maintains oversight on operations as well.

She finds the greatest meaning in driving the Group’s CSR efforts through the Luxasia Foundation which focuses on giving back to under-privileged women in the 15 markets that Luxasia operates in by equipping them with beauty skills. 

Ms Seah Gek Choo

SheXO Program Leader and Talent 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’s Boardroom Program, 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.

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