Previous Guest Speakers & Instructors
Goh Swee Chen
Chairperson, Shell Companies in Singapore
Goh Swee Chen has been Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore since October 2014. Concurrent to her country chair role, Swee Chen is also Vice President, Lubricants – Asia Pacific, a role she undertook since 2011. Swee Chen joined Shell in 2003 and was with Procter & Gamble and IBM before this. A global leader, she has lived and worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Australia, USA, Japan and China. She spent a large part of her career in global roles, leading significant businesses with multinational teams. Swee Chen has a diverse professional background, having spent her career in IT, Real Estate, Business Improvement and running large P&L businesses. Other than chairing the Shell Companies in Singapore, Swee Chen also chairs/sat in the Board of several Shell Joint Venture in China and Saudi Arabia. She is also a Board Member of Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, Advisory member of NUS MEM Program and a Member of the Singapore National Climate Change network. She graduated with a B.Sc. from Victoria University and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
CEO, Asia Pacific, State Street Bank and Trust Company
Wai-Kwong is Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at State Street Bank and Trust Company. He is also a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team. He has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, management and growth of the Global Services, Global Markets and Global Exchange businesses in Asia Pacific, where State Street operates from seven branches, servicing clients in 17 geographical markets in the region. Prior to joining State Street in September 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Exchange for eight years. Previously he held senior-level positions in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Lehman Brothers and DBS Bank. He is a member of the Board Risk Committee at Singapore’s GIC, and Chairman of Investment Committee and Trustee at the Singapore Police Force’s pension fund. In July 2015, he was appointed as a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel. He serves on the Board of Regents of Trinity International University in Chicago and the Advisory Committee for the Quantitative Finance Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In February 2016, he was appointed as a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Business School Advisory Council. He earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Economics with first-class honours from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In October 2015, he was honoured as a Monash Fellow, in recognition of his “professional distinction and outstanding service”.
CFO Asia, Union Bancaire Privée
James Pritchard heads the finance team in Asia for Union Bancaire Privée. Based in Singapore, James is responsible for compliance with all regulatory reporting requirements for the Asia offices, driving and monitoring business performance and exercising strategic cost base management. He also provides independent oversight of the Asia Treasury function through Co-Chairmanship of the Asia Asset and Liability Committee. He has over 15 years of experience as a finance professional. Before UBP’s acquisition of Coutts International, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Coutts in Asia. James previously held senior roles in finance and strategy at Nomura in London, Hong Kong and Singapore during the integration of the non-US Lehman acquisition. He was also previously finance business partner to Lloyds Banking Group’s Structured Debt Origination and Asset Management businesses, starting his early career in the energy industry focusing on power generation asset acquisition. James is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Ho Tuck Chuen
Group CFO, Jurong Town Corporation
Ho Tuck Chuen is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of extensive and varied financial experience in diverse industries ranging from Real Estate, Electronics, Pharmaceutical and Software, and from Multi-National Corporations to Companies listed on US, the Singapore Stock Exchange and the Singapore Public Sector. He is a Council Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and sits on the Advisory Committee of Singapore Institute of CFOs (SCFOI) & MOF’s Finance Leadership Programme. He is a Board Member of Singapore Leisure Industries and Audit Committee Member of Bartley Community Care Services (BCCS). Tuck Chuen is also a member of Temasek Polytechnic's School of Business Advisory Committee and the SIM’s Bachelor of Accountancy Programme Advisory Committee (PAC).