NUS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

NUS-Chicago Booth Emerging CFOs for Asia Programme

Overview

A collaboration between NUS Business School & The University of Chicago Booth School of Business for emerging Chief Financial Officers

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Never before has the role of a CFO been more complex. As strategic business partner and advisor to the CEO, today's CFOs are required to juggle multiple portfolios: strategic leader, investor relations manager, moral conscience and risk manager.

In Asia, where family firms and government-linked organisations dominate, conducting business also presents its own unique challenges and opportunities.

With this environment in mind, NUS Business School and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business have assembled an interdisciplinary team of faculty from the fields of economics, finance, accounting, strategy and leadership to create the NUS–Chicago Booth Emerging CFOs for Asia Programme.

Drawing upon NUS and Chicago Booth's global expertise in finance and economics research, the Emerging CFOs for Asia Programme will help senior finance executives in Asia strengthen their leadership and analytical skills, effectively manage stakeholder relations, and drive strategic direction to lead enterprise transformation.

NUS-Chicago Booth Emerging CFOs for Asia Programme

The curriculum will take into account Asia's issues and business environment. The course also includes keynotes from distinguished practitioners who will describe how they have managed strategic challenges in their organisations.

Emerging CFOs for Asia is the first programme in the Asia Executive Series.

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Dates and Fees

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Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

NUS Accommodation Package

Participants can choose to complete their experience with the NUS Accommodation Package, which offers a conducive and convenient campus accommodation option at subsidised rates. To take advantage, select (with Accommodation Package) when applying for a programme.

  • Where: Stay at NUS Kent Vale Serviced Residences (1-bedroom apartments)
  • 6-night Stay: Check in on Sunday before the programme; check out on Saturday after the programme
  • Fees (Subject to GST): Course Fees + Accommodation = USD 10,900

As accommodation places are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis, participants are advised to apply and make payment early to reserve their places.

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability

SkillsFuture Study Award for Singapore Citizens
Eligible applicants can apply for the SkillsFuture Study Award for Accountancy Sector. Successful award recipients will receive a monetary award of S$5,000, which can be used to defray out-of-pocket expenses associated with this programme.

Alumni Benefits
Participants who complete this programme are considered as NUS Business School Executive Education alumni. For more information, please refer to our FAQ.

Savings for NUS and University of Chicago Alumni

Enjoy 10% savings on this programme if you are:

  • An NUS or University of Chicago alumnus
  • A past participant of an NUS or Chicago Booth Exec Ed programme

When applying, please state the enrolment code NUSBOOTHCFO2018 and provide details of your relevant education qualification in "Remarks" to help us identify you.

Core Focus

    • Strategic risk management, financial fragility and regulation
    • Asian economic environment
    • Managing financial crisis
    • Strategic communications management
    • Critical issues in financial reporting
    • Strategies for business success in Asia
    • Challenges and opportunities for debt financing in Asia
    • Risk management through hedging financial and non-financial risks
    • Leading and managing transformational change
    • Harnessing the value of data and analytics: the role of the CFO
    • Developing financial leadership skills
    • Managing board relations

Key Benefits

  • Learn to appreciate the sources of financial fragility and the regulatory responses that fundamentally reshape financial markets
  • Through mini case presentations, understand the impact of financial crises on firms and be better prepared for future events
  • Discover key changes in the macroeconomic and policy front – both globally and within Asia
  • Learn to inspire and motivate teams to achieve higher levels of performance and commitment to strategic goals
  • Learn how to add value by applying active hedging strategies to help manage risk and improve the competitiveness of the core business
  • Gain insights on debt financing in the Asian context
  • Be equipped to help your organisation unlock the full potential of data and analytics
  • Learn about recent changes in International Financial Reporting Standards and the implications on investment and asset valuation
  • Learn how to manage and improve communications with the board

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This programme is designed for CFOs, deputy CFOs, treasurers, senior VPs and finance directors whose goals are to become strategic financial leaders.

Applicants should have significant experience in upper-level management or finance.

Past Participants

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  • Certified Public Accountant, Partner
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Head of Business Development
  • Director/General Manager
  • EO & VP, Controller
  • Head, Financial Control
  • Head of Accounting and Shared Services
  • Head of Business Improvement
  • Head, Finance & Administration
  • Managing Director Regional Controller - Asia Pacific
  • Senior Director, Office of Financial Services
  • Senior Finance Manager
  • SVP, Management Accounting, Accounting & Finance Division
  • Vice President & CFO

Programme Co-Directors

NUS Business School

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Kim Chiu CHUA

Professor (Practice), Accounting

Kim Chiu Chua is Professor (Practice), Accounting at NUS Business School. He is currently an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of OCBC Bank, one of the Big 3 banking groups in Singapore, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the National University Health System (NUHS). Previously, he was Partner at PwC Singapore and Senior Advisor at PwC Hong Kong and China. At PwC Singapore, he held various leadership positions, including Head of Banking & Capital Markets, Head of China Desk, and Member of the Leadership Team heading the firm's quality and risk management function. (Read full profile)

Chicago Booth

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Randall S. KROSZNER

Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

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Randall S. Kroszner is presently Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He served as a Governor of the United States' Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions, and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. (Read full profile)

Randall S. Kroszner

Randall S. Kroszner is presently Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He served as a Governor of the United States' Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions, and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs.

In these capacities, Randall took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards, and was director of NeighborWorks America. He represented the Federal Reserve Board on the Financial Stability Forum and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

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Kim Chiu Chua

Kim Chiu Chua is Professor (Practice), Accounting at NUS Business School. He is currently an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of OCBC Bank, one of the Big 3 banking groups in Singapore, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the National University Health System (NUHS). Previously, he was Partner at PwC Singapore and Senior Advisor at PwC Hong Kong and China. At PwC Singapore, he held various leadership positions, including Head of Banking & Capital Markets, Head of China Desk, and Member of the Leadership Team heading the firm's quality and risk management function. He was involved in the audit of Singapore's Big Three banks and a number of large foreign banks. As an expert in accounting for financial instruments, he led many projects advising clients, both banks and non-banks, for the implementation of IAS 39.

Kim Chiu was formerly Chairman of the Financial Reporting Committee and Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, and a member of the Accounting Standards Council, Singapore. He was also Chairman of the Audit Committee of Jurong Health Services and Member of the Audit & Risk Committee of MOH Holdings. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant Singapore, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK, and Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand.

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Faculty Team

NUS Business School

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Andrew DELIOS

Professor, Strategy and Policy

Andrew Delios is Professor and Head in the Department of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School. His research looks at strategy, governance and global competition issues in emerging economies, with a particular focus on international business issues in for companies operating in East and Southeast Asia. (Read full profile)

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Tuck Chuen HO

Adjunct Associate Professor, Accounting

Tuck Chuen Ho is Adjunct Associate Professor, Accounting with NUS Business School. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of extensive and varied financial experience in diverse industries ranging from Real Estate, Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Software, and from Multi-National Corporations to Companies listed on the U.S. and Singapore Stock Exchange to the Singapore Public Sector. (Read full profile)

Emir Hrnjic

Emir HRNJIC

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Asset Managament Research & Investments (CAMRI), NUS Business School

Emir Hrnjic is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI), NUS Business School where he is in involved in several research and executive education projects. Prior to that, he served as the CEO of CIBFM (a training arm of Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam) from July 2016 to December 2017. (Read full profile)

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Sun Bae KIM

Professor (Practice), Strategy and Policy

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Sun Bae Kim is Professor of Economics (Practice) in the Department of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School. Prior to joining NUS, he served as the Chief Asia Economist and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he led a team of economists in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore and Mumbai, serving clients across all major assets classes (equity, fixed income, currency, commodities). (Read full profile)

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Jorge SANZ

Professor, NUS Business School and School of Computing

Jorge Sanz currently holds a joint appointment as Professor at NUS Business School and School of Computing. He was also the founding director of the Business Analytics Centre at NUS in 2013. He has spent over 30 years in applied and industrial research and worked with global corporations in the Americas, Europe and Asia in sectors such as financial services, advanced manufacturing, telecommunications and government. (Read full profile)

Wai-Kwong Seck

Wai-Kwong SECK

Adjunct Professor,
Accounting

Wai-Kwong Seck is Adjunct Professor, Accounting with NUS Business School. Currently, he 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. (Read full profile)

Chicago Booth

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Douglas J. SKINNER

Deputy Dean for Faculty and Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting

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Douglas J. Skinner is Deputy Dean for Faculty and Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Doug is a leading expert in corporate disclosure practices, corporate financial reporting, and corporate finance, with a focus on payout policy. His research addresses topics such as the causes and capital market effects of managers' corporate disclosure choices (especially forward-looking information such as earnings forecasts, earnings pre-announcements, and guidance, corporate conference calls, etc.); (Read full profile)

Andrew Delios

Andrew Delios is Professor and Head in the Department of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School. His research looks at strategy, governance and global competition issues in emerging economies, with a particular focus on international business issues in for companies operating in East and Southeast Asia. Andrew has authored more than 100 journal articles, case studies and book chapters, as well as six books, including the recently published "China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It" (Pearson). He has been an Editor for several leading journals. From 2011-2013, Andrew served as the President of the Asia Academy of Management. He became a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 2013. He completed his Ph.D. in 1998 at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University of Ontario.

Andrew has worked and lived in Asia for more than 20 years, including three years in Hong Kong and two in Japan. He has also worked in Australia, Canada, China, Finland, India, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. At NUS, he has taught in numerous programs, including executive programs and the Executive MBA program in Singapore, Thailand, India and the Philippines. He was an owner and director in Belgarath Investments Limited, a company that was engaged in international franchising both as a franchisee and franchisor, with such brands as Chili’s, Subway and Sarpino’s Pizza. He is currently engaged with a start-up in the retail sector in Vietnam.

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Sun Bae Kim

Sun Bae Kim is Professor of Economics (Practice) in the Department of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School. Prior to joining NUS, he served as the Chief Asia Economist and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he led a team of economists in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore and Mumbai, serving clients across all major assets classes (equity, fixed income, currency, commodities).

He also served as an economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he provided senior bank management policy analysis, with an emphasis on monetary and financial market issues in Pacific Basin economies. Sun Bae obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto.

From 1983 to 1987, he was a Japanese government scholar (Mombusho) and research fellow (Japan Foundation) at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in Japan.

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Wai-Kwong Seck

Wai-Kwong Seck is Adjunct Professor, Accounting with NUS Business School. Currently, he 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.

Wai-Kwong 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.

Wai-Kwong is chairman of the Investment Committee and Trustee at the Singapore Police Force’s pension fund. 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. In December 2016, Wai-Kwong was appointed as Advisor Emeritus to GIC.

Wai-Kwong 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 honors from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where he currently serves as a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow. On Singapore’s National Day in 2017, the Republic awarded him the Public Service Medal.

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David Mitchell Reeb

David is the Mr and Mrs Lin Jo Yan Professor in Banking and Finance at NUS. He also serves as Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies, a Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), and as Director of Research for the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI).

His research focuses on corporate finance but also encompasses financial disclosure choices and delves into international business. His work has appeared in the most influential academic journals in accounting, finance, law and management. This research generates thousands of citations and makes him one of the most prominent scholars in the world on family-controlled firms. His research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Inc., SmartMoney, MSNBC, CNN and Bloomberg TV.

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Kulwant Singh

Kulwant Singh is Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School. His research focuses on firm adaptation to exogenous shocks, particularly in the context of firm alliances, and strategy in the Asia Pacific region. He has won several scholarly awards and honours for academic excellence. He was conferred the Research Achievement Award in 1997 and the Outstanding Educator Award in 2005, both by NUS.

Kulwant has won the Teaching Excellence Award several times for his EMBA and MBA teaching at NUS Business School. He was also the winner of the Glueck Best Paper Award (1996) in Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, and Best Paper Award (1991) in the Policy Division of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of the Norwegian School of Economics; the Executive Committees of EPAS of the European Foundation for Management Development, and The Case Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Honours) and an MBA from National University of Singapore, as well as a PhD from the University of Michigan.

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Douglas J. Skinner

Douglas J. Skinner is Deputy Dean for Faculty and Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Doug is a leading expert in corporate disclosure practices, corporate financial reporting, and corporate finance, with a focus on payout policy. His research addresses topics such as the causes and capital market effects of managers' corporate disclosure choices (especially forward-looking information such as earnings forecasts, earnings pre-announcements, and guidance, corporate conference calls, etc.); how the legal and regulatory environment affects managers' corporate disclosure practices; managers' incentives to use their discretion in the financial accounting and reporting process to manage reported earnings ("earnings management"); how stock prices respond to earning releases, especially for high growth companies ("earnings torpedoes"); and the determinants of firms' payout policies, including whether and how much firms should pay out, the form of payout (dividends versus stock repurchases), etc. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics with first class honours in Accounting and Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney and a Master's degree and PhD in Applied Economics: Accounting and Finance from the University of Rochester. He has been a tenured full professor at Chicago Booth since 2005.

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Emir Hrnjic

Emir Hrnjic is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI), NUS Business School where he is in involved in several research and executive education projects. Prior to that, he served as the CEO of CIBFM (a training arm of Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam) from July 2016 to December 2017. During his tenure, CIBFM organised several high-profile events including the inaugural Leadership Conference in November 2016, the inaugural International Banking Conference in May 2017, and the second Brunei Islamic Investment Summit in August 2017.

Emir frequently receives invitations to speak on TV including BBC World News, Bloomberg TV and Channel News Asia. He is often invited to provide expert commentaries in international business press, and to speak at industry and academic forums. He has published a number of case studies with a unique Asian perspective, such as “Toyota’s Innovative Share Issue,” “Alibaba's IPO Dilemma: Hong Kong or New York” and “Emirates Airline: A Billion Dollar Sukuk-Bond Issue.” These case studies are widely-used in finance programmes at top universities including Stanford, Cornell, and New York University. He also authored a number of research papers and presented them at over 40 universities in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, and several leading academic conferences.

Emir is a Founding Programme Director of a flagship programme “Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions” and a Founding Programme Co-Director of “ChicagoBooth – NUS Emerging CFOs for Asia” at NUS Business School. He has taught in a number of Executive Education programmes including “UCLA – NUS Executive MBA” and “ChicagoBooth – NUS Emerging CFOs for Asia", and in various courses at the undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. levels. He received a Teaching Honour Roll award at Tulane University.

He obtained a Ph.D. in Finance from Tulane University in 2005 and has since held research & teaching positions at Tulane University (2005 - 2006), Virginia Tech University (2006 - 2007), and National University of Singapore (2007 - 2016).

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Jorge Sanz

Jorge Sanz currently holds a joint appointment as Professor at NUS Business School and School of Computing. He was also the founding director of the Business Analytics Centre at NUS in 2013. He has spent over 30 years in applied and industrial research and worked with global corporations in the Americas, Europe and Asia in sectors such as financial services, advanced manufacturing, telecommunications and government. His research interests are multidisciplinary, involving the business-legal-operations-technology domains. His work focuses on business transformation, business analytics, legal cognitive and regulatory systems, as well as cloud-based high-performance big-data applications.

From a cross-industry perspective, Jorge conducts research on analytical modelling, business process and componentisation for industry operations in seeking new economies-of-scale, and business innovation through accelerating the adoption of digital solutions. He specialises in predictive models for large data sets and infrastructure for data-centric computing applied to different functional areas such as finance and accounting, legal and regulatory compliance, marketing, human resources, customer operations and quality assurance.

Jorge has worked at different times in IBM: over 20 years at the IBM Research Division in Silicon Valley, California, as Director on different assignments in Latin America and Singapore, and as Global Chief Innovation Officer in banking in the past five years, with a total of 18 years of innovation efforts in the finance industry.

A Fellow of the IEEE Society for over 25 years, Jorge founded, and is leading today, the first applied research centre in Luxembourg on Finance Innovation Technology and Systems, hosted by the Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). He also conducts applied research on selected Industry 4.0 and legal and regulatory technology topics as a scientific director working with a number of companies and regulators. He has held different professorial positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was appointed as a full professor in 1993.

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Testimonials

  • This is a fantastic programme that builds network and broadens horizons. Will highly recommend for CFOs.

    Anuj Sinha, Singapore
    Finance Director
    Kimberly-Clark

    A great programme packed with relevant materials, info, topics and lunch talks run by 'superstar' professors as well as guest speakers. Definitely in my top three courses I have ever attended.

    Thet Hnin Yi, Singapore
    CFO
    Cordlife Group

    The course offered great insights across a broad range of issues that a CFO today needs to address.

    Nicholas Walters, Japan
    Vice President, Japan Controller
    MetLife

  • A very comprehensive and insightful programme leveraging on a very knowledgeable team of individuals from their specific areas of expertise.

    Ivone Hodiny, Singapore
    Managing Director
    DBS

    An enlightening programme blending theories and practices delivered by world-class professors, and offering insights from elite business leaders.

    Arthur Tam, Hong Kong
    Head of Business Improvement
    Royal Bank of Scotland

    This course was excellent. The professors gave us a detailed case study to learn that was informative and thought-provoking. The lecturers gave us real-life examples of how to be effective CFOs.

    Christopher Speers, Hong Kong
    Regional Controller, Asia     
    MetLife

  • Excellent programme for CFOs to come together, connect, share and bond.

    Kester Chua, Singapore
    Head, Financial Control
    First Gulf Bank PJSC

    Highly recommended for potential C-suite candidates.

    Tan May Hoon, Singapore
    Senior Finance Manager
    Tecity Group

About Chicago Booth

About The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Established in 1898, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education creates programmes with cutting-edge content, taught by world-class faculty who define the way the world does business. Chicago Booth’s Executive Education programmes have been consistently ranked in the top five US and worldwide for Open Enrolment Executive Education 2015 by Financial Times. The "Chicago Approach" to business education meshes a firm grounding in academic disciplines and hands-on business problem solving. Participants leave with career-enhancing knowledge that influences future ways of doing business.

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Guest Speakers

Darren TAN

Tsun-yan HSIEH

Provost's Chair Professor (Practice), NUS Business School and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Tsun-yan Hsieh holds joint appointment as Provost's Chair Professor (Practice) at the NUS Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is the Chairman and Lead Counselor of LinHart Group, a leadership services firm specialised in advising boards and counselling CEOs throughout Asia on issues of succession and leadership effectiveness at the top. (Read full profile)

Darren TAN

Darren TAN

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, OCBC Bank

Darren Tan is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at OCBC Bank. As CFO, Darren oversees financial, regulatory and management accounting, treasury financial control, corporate treasury, funding and capital management, corporate planning and development and investor relations. (Read full profile)

Darren Tan

Darren Tan is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at OCBC Bank. As CFO, Darren oversees financial, regulatory and management accounting, treasury financial control, corporate treasury, funding and capital management, corporate planning and development and investor relations.

He joined OCBC Bank in March 2007 as Head of Asset Liability Management in Global Treasury and assumed the role of Deputy CFO in May 2011. Prior to joining OCBC, Darren worked for 13 years in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) with his last position in GIC as Head of Money Markets. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore, and council member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Darren graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.

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Tsun-yan Hsieh

Tsun-yan Hsieh holds joint appointment as Provost's Chair Professor (Practice) at the NUS Business School and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is the Chairman and Lead Counselor of LinHart Group, a leadership services firm specialised in advising boards and counselling CEOs throughout Asia on issues of succession and leadership effectiveness at the top.

Tsun-yan is an Independent Director of Manulife Financial and Singapore Airlines, and has served on the Boards of Bharti Airtel and Sony. He serves as Special Advisor to companies, such as, Cue Ball (Media and Technologies) and AppDirect (Cloud Services). In a career spanning 30 years with McKinsey, he served clients in as many countries and industries in corporate transformation and leadership development. He was the first ethnic Chinese consultant admitted and continued the string of firsts through election to Directorship. His leadership positions in McKinsey included Chairman of Professional Development Committee, Managing Director - Canada and ASEAN practices, Chairman of Asia Client Committee, and the Directors Committee till retirement in 2008. He founded McKinsey's Leadership Services globally to help clients grow more, and better leaders more quickly.

He is an ardent speaker and writer. Heart, Smarts, Guts & Luck – a book he co-authored on building great businesses is a global best-seller published by Harvard Business Review. He contributes to community with board roles, current and past, including the Singapore Institute of Management, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore International Foundation, the National University of Singapore Business School, the Institute of Policy Studies, the Singapore Symphony, Covenant House Canada and the University Health Network Foundation in Toronto.

Tsun-yan is a Harvard MBA who won double gold medals reading Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta as a President and Colombo Plan Scholar.

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Chia Nam Toon

Nam Toon was appointed CEO of the Manager of Ascendas REIT (A-REIT) on 1 April 2016, and is responsible for its overall management and operations. He was previously the Group CFO for Ascendas-Singbridge, responsible for leading the Group’s finance organization and providing strategic financial leadership. His responsibilities include formulating financial policies, strategies and plans, and overseeing the financial and reporting functions.

Prior to the merger between Ascendas and Singbridge, Nam Toon was concurrently Ascendas’ Group CFO and Group ACEO, overseeing Ascendas’ corporate services which include Strategy Management, Communications, Legal & Corporate Secretariat, Enterprise Risk Management, Information Management, and Finance.

Before joining Ascendas, Nam Toon was the Finance Director and Acting Chief Operating Officer of PEC Tech Group, an engineering and forestry services business division of a large regional conglomerate. He has extensive Asia Pacific experience having spent 12 years with ICI Plc, a major specialty chemical company in various senior roles in finance, corporate planning, and general management based in Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. He had also spent 4 years with F&N Coca-Cola in Malaysia.

Nam Toon is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (FCCA), a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, and holds a Diploma in Commerce from Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia.

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Gautam Banerjee

Gautam Banerjee is Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone Singapore. Gautam’s non-executive corporate roles outside of Blackstone include serving as an independent director of Singapore Airlines, GIC (Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund), The Indian Hotels Company and Piramal Enterprises. He also serves as a vice chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, member of the Singapore Legal Service Commission and Chairman of raiSE, the Centre for Social Enterprise in Singapore. Gautam’s other roles in the “not for profit sector” include being a term trustee of SINDA and a member of the governing Board of Yale NUS College.

Previously, Gautam served as Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore for nine years until his retirement in December 2012. He spent over 30 years with the firm in various leadership roles in Singapore, India and East Asia. His previous non-executive appointments have included serving as a member of the Economic Development Board and the National Heritage Board. Gautam is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Warwick University in 1977 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the same University in 2014.

Gautam was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009 and a member of the Singapore Economic Strategies Committee (2009/2010). He was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government in 2014.

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James Larmer

James Larmer is PwC’s South East Asia Data & Analytics Leader and part of the Global Analytics Leadership Team, scaling PwC's analytics capabilities in the US, South East Asia and globally and driving transformational growth for clients across all lines of services through thoughtful, customized and in-the-moment business solutions.

James has over 25 years of experience advising Fortune 100 executive leadership teams across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. As an alum of Visa and the L|E|K Partnership, James’ fact-driven strategic approaches and analytical rigour has been a central part of his success across a variety of sectors, principally financial services, technology and telecommunications.

Prior to joining PwC, James was the Head of Consulting & Information Strategy at Visa, Inc. James helped establish and grow the capabilities of Visa Advisory Services and Visa Analytics as a respected, thoughtful and innovative partner for Visa clients across North America. He pioneered several external partnerships to build joint data products and insight services.

James holds a Masters of International Affairs (Statistics and Finance) from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

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Tuck Chuen Ho

Tuck Chuen Ho is Adjunct Associate Professor, Accounting with NUS Business School. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of extensive and varied financial experience in diverse industries ranging from Real Estate, Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Software, and from Multi-National Corporations to Companies listed on the U.S. and Singapore Stock Exchange to the Singapore Public Sector. He won the Best Regional Public Sector CFO Award 2011 from FUTUREGOV.

Tuck Chuen is the Group CFO of Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Singapore Institute of Technology. Before this, he worked as the Group CFO of JTC before his retirement in 2017. He sits on the Advisory Committee of VITAL ORG (MOF), Singapore University of Social Services (Accountancy School) and Temasek Polytechnic (Business School). He also serves on the Audit Committee of Bartley Community Care Services and St. Luke Elder Care.

He won the Best Regional Public Sector CFO Award 2011 from FUTUREGOV. Two of his other accomplishments include: Transformed Finance function from backroom operation to a business partner to various stake holders of JTC Group in the furtherance of JTC‘s Charter; Developed and maintained effective system of internal controls and corporate governance to safeguard the assets of JTC Group and to ensure compliance with Regulations.

He served as Council Member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Singapore CFO Institute and Advisory Committee of Statutory Boards Accounting Standards. Tuck Chuen's expertise spans the broad spectrum of financial and accounting functions and include Mergers & Acquisition, Corporate Finance, Finance Strategy, Enterprise Risk Management, Capital Budgeting and Consolidation Accounting.

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