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 organisations dominate, conducting business also presents its own unique challenges and opportunities.

With this dynamic 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 unique dominant shareholder environment, in contrast to diffused ownership structures in the West. 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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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

Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (USD) With GST (USD) Registration
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15 Oct - 19 Oct 2018 Mochtar Riady Building, Level 5 , 15 Kent Ridge Drive, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119245 10,200 10,914 Apply Now

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies. 2018 dates are tentative and subject to change.

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
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.

SkillsFuture Study Award for Singapore Citizens
This programme is a supported course under the SkillsFuture Study Award for Accountancy Sector. Award recipients will receive a monetary award of S$5,000, which can be used to defray out-of-pocket expenses for this programme.

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 analyse 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
Be equipped to help your organisation unlock the full potential of data and analytics

Programme Co-Directors

NUS Business School

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Chua Kim Chiu

Professor (Practice), Accounting

Kim Chiu was previously Partner at PwC Singapore and Senior Advisor at PwC Hong Kong and China. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at PwC Singapore, 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)

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Randall S. Kroszner

Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

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Randall 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 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, he 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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Chua Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu was previously Partner at PwC Singapore and Senior Advisor at PwC Hong Kong and China. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at PwC Singapore, 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.

He currently chairs the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, where he was formerly Chairman of the Banking & Finance Committee. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of Jurong Health Services and Member of the Audit & Risk Committee of MOH Holdings, and was previously Member of the Accounting Standards Council, Singapore. 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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Other Teaching Faculty

NUS Business School

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Michael Frese

Provost’s Chair,
Head of Department, Professor,
Management and Organisation

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Michael is Provost's Chair, Head of Department, and Professor of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School. He has been selected as a Fellow at the Academy of Management (AOM). The fellowship recognises and honours members of the AOM who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. He has authored more than 300 articles in influential journals, and is editor/author of more than 25 books and special issues. (Read full profile)

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Tuck Chuen Ho

Adjunct Associate Professor, Accounting

Ho Tuck Chuen was previously Group CFO of JTC Corporation. 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  US and  Singapore Stock Exchange to Singapore Public Sector.  (Read full profile)

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Kim Sun Bae

Professor (Practice), Strategy and Policy

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Sun Bae 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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David Mitchell Reeb

Mr & Mrs Lin Jo Yan Professor in Banking and Finance;
Director of Research for the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI)

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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). (Read full profile)

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Kulwant Singh

Professor,
Strategy and Policy

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Kulwant 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. (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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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)

Kim Sun Bae

Sun Bae 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. He 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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Michael Frese

Michael is Provost's Chair, Head of Department, and Professor of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School. He has been selected as a Fellow at the Academy of Management (AOM). The fellowship recognises and honours members of the AOM who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. He has authored more than 300 articles in influential journals, and is editor/author of more than 25 books and special issues.

He was elected Fellow or Member of several learned societies, including the German Academy of Sciences. He is Germany’s and Singapore’s most frequently cited organisational behaviour researcher, and one of Europe’s most frequently cited (with citation counts above 17,000 via Google Scholar; H-index = 70).

He has presented more than 40 invited keynote addresses, for instance, at International Congresses in San Francisco (1998), Stockholm (2000), Athens (2006), Melbourne (2010) and Paris (2014). He obtained a PhD from Technical University of Berlin.

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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 is Deputy Dean, and 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.

He 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

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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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 & Instructors

Gautam Banerjee

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Senior Managing Director and Chairman, Blackstone Singapore

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. (Read full profile)

Chia Nam Toon

Chia Nam Toon

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ascendas REIT

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. (Read full profile)

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James Larmer

Head of Data & Analytics (SEA), PwC

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. (Read full profile)

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Seck Wai-Kwong

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. (Read full profile)

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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Seck Wai-Kwong

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”.

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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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Ho Tuck Chuen

Ho Tuck Chuen was previously Group CFO of JTC Corporation. 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  US and  Singapore Stock Exchange to Singapore Public Sector.   

He is a Council Member of  Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)  and sits on the Advisory Committee of Singapore Institute of CFOs (SCFOI) &  MOF’s Finance Leadership Program.  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 and  SIM’s Bachelor of Accountancy Programme Advisory Committee (PAC).

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