Bank Audit Conference 2024

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Bank Audit Conference 2024


6–7 March 2024 | Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Bank Audit Conference 2024

AICB, together with the Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group (CIANG), will be organising the Bank Audit Conference 2024 (BAC 2024) themed “Future of Internal Audit — Embracing Change, Staying Relevant” on 6–7 March 2024 at Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

As technology continues to reshape the business landscape, particularly the financial services industry, internal auditors must embrace change to remain relevant. The future of internal audit hinges on agility, innovation, and a proactive approach to emerging risks. The evolving audit function is instrumental in ensuring compliance with regulations governing data protection and cybersecurity. As regulatory frameworks become more stringent, auditors must adapt and utilise technology to assess and monitor adherence to these standards. Failure to comply not only exposes organisations to legal consequences, but also jeopardises their reputation and customer trust.

Future of Internal Audit — Embracing Change, Staying Relevant

BAC 2024 will convene an assembly of accomplished experts to address the latest innovative strategies, best practices, trends, and regulations affecting the evolving audit functions within the financial services industry, giving a heightened focus to its issues, challenges, and opportunities. An in-person event, 350–500 delegates from audit functions within the banking and financial community are expected to attend.

Who Should Attend

We encourage C-Suite Management & Chief Audit Executives (CAEs), Internal Auditors, Risk Managers, Compliance Managers, Audit Managers, and professionals in relevant business functions to attend.

Programme Agenda

Download the programme agenda here.

Fees* and Registration

This event is HRD Corp and STF Claimable. For the Terms & Conditions, please click here.

BAC 2024
CPD hours
Members
Non-members
Supporting Partners
(ABS, IBFIM, IIA & ISACA)

Masterclass
6 March 2024
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

RM650
RM850
RM650

Conference
7 March 2024
9.00 am – 5.30 pm

RM1,100
RM1,300
RM1,100

*Inclusive of 6% SST

As the response for this event has been overwhelming, kindly note that registrations are now closed.

Enquiries

For enquiries, kindly send us an email at [email protected]

Speakers' Profiles

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Mr Edward Ling

Chief Executive

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

Welcome Remarks – Masterclass
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Mr Edward Ling

Chief Executive

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

An accomplished business leader in the financial sector with a wealth of experience in the professional development and financial sphere, Edward is responsible for the Institute’s overall growth and sustainability.

Prior to joining AICB in September 2021, Edward held various leadership positions in his 11 years of service at ACCA, including his previous role as Regional Portfolio Head — Maritime Southeast Asia following four years as Country Head of ACCA Malaysia, where he contributed significantly towards developing and driving growth-oriented strategies for ACCA across the region.

Edward received the Chief Executive’s Award from ACCA in 2017 and the Academic Excellence Scholarships from USA Groups in 2000. He holds an MBA in Operations Management Science from the University of North Texas and a BBA in Finance from Pittsburg State University. He is passionate about aviation and portrait photography and is an avid fan of the Civilization strategy game series.

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Tan Sri Azman Hashim, FCB

Chairman

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

Welcome Remarks – Conference
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Tan Sri Azman Hashim, FCB

Chairman

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

Tan Sri Azman Hashim has been in the banking industry since 1960 when he joined Bank Negara Malaysia. He practised as a Chartered Accountant in Azman Wong Salleh and Co. from 1964 to 1971. He was on the board of Malayan Banking Berhad from 1966 to 1980 and was its Executive Director from 1971 until 1980. He was the Executive Chairman of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad, a subsidiary of Malayan Banking Berhad, from 1980 until 1982 when he acquired AmInvestment Bank Berhad.

Tan Sri Azman is Chairman of the Asian Institute of Finance Berhad, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Investment Banking Association, the Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Malaysia South-South Corporation Berhad and Chairman Emeritus of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC).

He is the President of Malaysia South-South Association, Malaysia-Japan Economic Association, Malaysian Prison FRIENDS Club and a Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council and East Asia Business Council. He is also the Leader of the ASEAN Japanese Business Meeting (Malaysia Committee, Keizai Doyukai). He is the Pro-Chancellor of Open University of Malaysia and a member of the Governing Body of Asian Productivity Organisation.

Tan Sri Azman is also involved in several charitable organisations as Chairman and Trustee of AmGroup Foundation and Perdana Leadership Foundation and Trustee for Yayasan Azman Hashim, Malaysian Liver Foundation, Yayasan Tuanku Najihah and Yayasan Canselor Open University Malaysia. Tan Sri Azman is also the Founder and Council Member of Azman Hashim Family (L) Foundation and Azman Hashim Charitable (L) Foundation.

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Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi

Auditor General of Malaysia

Keynote Address – Conference
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Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi

Auditor General of Malaysia

H.E. Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi was appointed as the Auditor General of Malaysia on 13 June 2023.

H.E. Datuk Wan Suraya has vast experience in international trade, industry and government attained from her 29-year career as a government official in various ministries. She served for 24 years with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), including a five-year stint in Brussels as Malaysia’s Minister-Counsellor to the European Community, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and another five years in Singapore as Malaysia’s Minister-Counsellor to Singapore on trade and investment.

Subsequently, she served as Secretary General and was instrumental in setting up the re-established Malaysian Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives in 2018. She spearheaded the formulation and launching of the National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030. In 2020, she was then tasked as Secretary General to establish the Ministry of National Unity. She was responsible for drafting and launching the National Unity Policy and National Unity Blueprint 2021-2030, in addition to the 2021-2030 Tabika Perpaduan Early Childhood Education Plan.

In 2022, she was appointed as Chief Executive Officer at The Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM) and played an integral role in pushing and promoting the integrity agenda to the forefront in Malaysia.

H.E. Datuk Wan Suraya has an educational background in law and trade policy. She earned a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Sheffield (1992) and a Diploma in Trade Policy from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland (2000). Further, she has completed the High Potential Leadership Programme at Harvard Business School (2012), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Global Executive Programme on ‘The Future of Manufacturing, Trends and Policy Options (2014), the Senior Leadership Programme from the Malaysian Razak School of Government (2015), the ASEAN Government Leadership Programme by General Electric (GE) (2017) in the US and the Financial Institutions Directors’ Education (FIDE) programme from the Central Bank of Malaysia (2019).

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Mr Shamsul Bahrom, CB

Chairman, AICB’s Chief Internal Auditors Networking Group

Group Chief Internal Auditor, AmBank Group

Closing Remarks – Conference
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Mr Tang Hong Wee

Director, Risk Advisory

Deloitte Singapore

Speaker
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Mr Tang Hong Wee

Director, Risk Advisory

Deloitte Singapore

Tan Hong Wee is a Director with the Risk Advisory practice of Deloitte. He has over 12 years of working experience in the field of Information Technology (IT) audit and internal audit in various industries.

During his time in Deloitte, Hong Wee has also been exposed to various Technology Review, Governance, Risk and Control (GRC) and Data Analytics projects. Hong Wee has been involved in multiple IT audit and advisory projects for integrated resort clients, public sector clients, Financial Institutions and MNCs. He specializes in SAP audits. In some of these engagements, Hong Wee as also assisted the clients’ Internal Audit teams with the development of IT audit plans, as well as Risk Assessment frameworks.

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Dato’ Megat Iskandar Shah

Assurance Partner

Ernst & Young PLT Malaysia

Speaker
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Dato’ Megat Iskandar Shah

Assurance Partner

Ernst & Young PLT Malaysia

Dato’ Megat is a partner with Ernst & Young PLT and is presently EY’s Banking & Capital Markets Assurance Leader. He has over 20 years of experience providing a wide range of assurance and advisory services to international and local institutions in Malaysia and in the UK, and over 10 years of experience on industry-wide and profession-wide initiatives, often working with other audit firms, professional bodies, regulators, and Ministry of Finance.

His focus is on the financial services sector including statutory audits, factual investigations, due diligence exercises, risk management, technical accounting, and process-related advisory services.

He is a Council Member of MICPA, Board Member of MASB and a NACRA Adjudicator. Dato’ Megat holds a BSc. (Honours) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Mr Jay Khairil Jeremy, CB

Chief Executive and Executive Director

Bank Simpanan Nasional

Speaker
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Mr Jay Khairil Jeremy, CB

Chief Executive and Executive Director

Bank Simpanan Nasional

Jay Khairil Jeremy Abdullah was appointed as Chief Executive and Executive Director of BSN on 3 February 2021.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom and a Higher Diploma in Management Accounting (LCCI Higher) from Systematic Group of Colleges Malaysia. He is a Chartered Banker and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

He is a seasoned banking professional with over 20 years of experience, whereby his last role was the Group Chief Internal Auditor of the Alliance Bank Financial Group.

Prior to that, he was with BSN as the Chief Financial Officer where he helped the Bank achieve strong financial performance through prudent management of assets and liabilities, cost optimisation measures and relevant process improvements.

Jay Khairil was also the Regional Head of Audit for CIMB Group and Deputy Director of Internal Audit with Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Mr Eqhwan Mokhzanee Muhammad, CB

Chief Executive Officer

AmBank Islamic Berhad

Speaker
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Mr Eqhwan Mokhzanee Muhammad, CB

Chief Executive Officer

AmBank Islamic Berhad

Eqhwan Mokhzanee joined AmBank Islamic Berhad as the Chief Executive Officer in 2015. He was the Group Sustainability Champion of AmBank Group from 2019 to May 2023, where he was responsible to drive AmBank Group’s sustainability/ESG agenda and to oversee AmBank Group Sustainability Department.

Eqhwan commenced his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and subsequently joined the corporate advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kuala Lumpur. Thereafter, he worked with local and foreign banks where he was exposed to corporate banking, debt capital market, corporate finance, financial advisory and real estate investment. Other than in banking, his career has provided him with experience in corporate management, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategy development and operational start-ups within and outside Malaysia.

Eqhwan has been invited as a speaker at conferences in Malaysia and overseas. He has also developed awardwinning and innovative Islamic financial structures, and authored research papers on Islamic finance.

Eqhwan has received various awards such as the “Islamic Banker of the Year 2019” and “CEO of the Year” from the Global Islamic Finance Awards for 3 consecutive years (i.e. 2021 to 2023). He was also named as the “Best Islamic Banking CEO Malaysia” by Global Banking and Finance Review for 3 consecutive years (i.e. 2019 to 2021). Eqhwan was conferred the “Best Islamic Banking CEO of the Year Malaysia 2023” award by Global Business Review Magazine and the “Islamic Banker of the Year 2023” at the The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards.

As part of his contribution towards talent development, Eqhwan is a member of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Azman Hashim International Business School, University Technology Malaysia (UTM) and was a Professor of Practice at the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO) since July 2022.

At the industry level, Eqhwan was the 1st Chairman of the Working Group which developed the value-based intermediation (VBI) sectoral guides for the palm oil, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors which were issued on 31 March 2021. These sectoral guides are intended to facilitate financial institutions to assign ESG rating for investment and financing decisions. Eqhwan was appointed as the Co-Chairman of the Risk Management Sub-Committee of the BNM and SC-led Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3) in April 2023.

Eqhwan has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accounts (MIA). Eqhwan is also a Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) with the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF).

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Ms Lee Jim Leng, FCB

Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad

Speaker
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Ms Lee Jim Leng, FCB

Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad

Lee Jim Leng is currently the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB), a position she has held since 2009. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, specialising in investment banking. Prior to joining HLIB, she was the Managing Director of HwangDBS Investment Bank where she was responsible for the overall development of the bank’s investment banking business in Malaysia. From 1999 to 2007, she was attached to UOB Malaysia and was tasked to spearhead the investment business in Malaysia and the ASEAN region. Prior to joining UOB Malaysia, Jim Leng spent 5 years in Schroders Malaysia as the Head of the bank’s debt capital markets division.

Jim Leng is a Director of Hong Leong Capital Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and she also currently serves as the Non-Independent, Non-Executive/Chairman of Hong Leong Asset Management Berhad. She is the Council Chairman of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA), and a Board Member of Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd. She is also a member of the Curriculum Review Committee, Securities Industries Development Corporation and a Steering Committee member for the Capital Market Graduate Programme, Securities Commission.

Jim Leng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University, a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University, Canada and is a Fellow Chartered Banker with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

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Dato’ Paduka Syed Mashafuddin Syed Badarudin

Chief Executive Officer

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad

Speaker
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Dato’ Paduka Syed Mashafuddin Syed Badarudin

Chief Executive Officer

Affin Islamic Bank Berhad

Dato’ Paduka Syed Mashafuddin Syed Badarudin, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad on 8 November 2022. Dato' Paduka Syed Mashafuddin, has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector. He started his career in the corporate finance department of Commerce International Merchant Bankers Bhd back in 1997 and in 2002 went on to serve its investment banking department where he was involved in numerous fund-raising exercises, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions. He holds a Joint Honours degree in Computer Science and Accounting (B.Sc. Honours) from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and a Master of Science degree (MSc) in International Banking from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), the UK. He is also a CFA Charter holder.

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Mr Dominic Chegne How Kooi

Partner, Risk Services

PwC Malaysia

Speaker
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Mr Dominic Chegne How Kooi

Partner, Risk Services

PwC Malaysia

Dominic is a Partner in the Risk Services (RS) unit within PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Kuala Lumpur office. His employment history spans over 25 years of work experience. He currently sits as the President for the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM).

Dominic has taken on several risk & governance leadership role during his tenure in PwC. His portfolio prevails in the jurisdiction of internal audit, risk management, controls, regulation compliances, corporate governance, and process reviews/ improvements.

Dominic currently focuses on the eGRC practice in PwC Malaysia. His team provides end-to-end services on eGRC system and solutioning.

Dominic’s existing portfolio also resides in many Financial Institutions (both local and international) on Compliance matters predominantly on AML/CFT, Regulatory and Compliance Risk Assessments. He has worked on several end to-end AML/CFT engagements ranging from thematic assessments, gap analysis reviews and remediation planning.

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Dato’ Mohd Hanif bin Sher Mohamed

Independent Non-Executive Director

Public Bank Berhad

Speaker
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Dato’ Mohd Hanif bin Sher Mohamed

Independent Non-Executive Director

Public Bank Berhad

Dato' Mohd Hanif Bin Sher Mohamed is a Director of Public Mutual since April 2017. He has vast experience in corporate finance and consumer banking including strategic planning, risk management, rehabilitation and restructuring debts, property development, property investment and manufacturing services.

He was the former Chief Executive Officer of Credit Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad (CCM), where he served for over 26 years and held various senior management positions including managing associate companies in Singapore and Brunei.

Dato' Mohd Hanif was an lndependent Director of Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) (September 2005 to June 2014). Here he served as Chairman of Board Risk Committee, Board lnformation Technology Committee, Board Bumiputra Development Committee and as a Member of Board Audit Committee and Board lnvestment Committee. He also served as lndependent Director in Danajamin Berhad (May 2009 to June 2014) where he was the Chairman of the Board Risk Committee and member of the Board Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Board Underwriting Committee. He was an Independent Director of Agro Bank Berhad (June 2008 to June 2010) where he served as Chairman of Board Risk Committee, Board Investment Committee and Board Credit and Loan Committee.

Dato' Mohd Hanif was also the Chairman of the Entrepreneur Rehabilitation Fund (ERF), a subsidiary of BNM, and the Chairman of the Board Executive Committee (EXCO) from June 2002 to November 2013. He was also the Chairman of Credit Counseling and Debt Management Agency, a subsidiary of Bank Negara Malaysia from 18 September 2008 to 17 September 2017.

Dato' Mohd Hanif is an Independent Non-Executive Director for Public Bank where he is the Chairman of Board Audit and Board Nomination & Remuneration Committees. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of TPPT Sdn Bhd. He is also the Chairman of Sivash Holdings Berhad.

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Dr Nurmazilah Dato' Mahzan

Independent Director

CIMB Bank Berhad

Speaker
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Dr Nurmazilah Dato' Mahzan

Independent Director

CIMB Bank Berhad

Dr Nurmazilah Dato' Mahzan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from the International Islamic University of Malaysia and a PhD in Accounting from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. She is a member of ICDM, MIA, IIAM, MICPA, an ASEAN CPA, and a CGMA fellow. She is a Certified ESG Analyst, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Internal Auditor with a Certified Risk Management and Assurance qualification.

Having more than 30 years of experience in multiple organisations, Dr Nurmazilah Dato' Mahzan was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). In MIA, she led and implemented the management system transformation, technology adoption, governance enhancement, and branding.

Dr Nurmazilah played active roles at the International Federation of Accountants, the International Integrated Reporting Framework Board, and the ASEAN Federation of Accountants. In addition, she led the implementation of a few projects, including Digital Technology Blueprint, Integrated Reporting, Future Relevance of Accounting Profession (FRAP), and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) awareness programs. She oversees auditing and accounting regulatory functions, including financial statement review, audit quality, and professional ethics. She also participated in ESG topics discussion at the global and local levels, which exposed her to various ESG policies.

Before leading the MIA, she had the experience as the Director of the University Malaya Graduate School of Business, Corporate Accounts Manager at KUB Malaysia Berhad and Experience Senior at Arthur Andersen & Co. Her corporate experience covers various industries, including property development and construction, banking, unit trusts, trading, and manufacturing. Dr Nurmazilah was an MIA Council member, a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors, a Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and an Honorary Treasurer with Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia. She also served on various committees of MIA and MICPA.

Currently, Dr Nurmazilah is an Authority Member of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia, IIUM Schools Sdn Bhd and Member of IFRS Integrated Reporting and Connectivity Council (previously IR Framework Board). She also trains directors and senior management on governance, corporate reporting and sustainability.

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Datin Seri Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar

Independent Non-Executive Director

HSBC

Speaker
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Datin Seri Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar

Independent Non-Executive Director

HSBC

Datin Seri Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar was appointed as an independent, non-executive director of the Company on 24 March 2016. She is also the chairperson of the Company’s Nominations and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Company’s Strategic Capability Committee.

She is the Founder and Chairperson of Climate Governance Malaysia, the country chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative; a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia; Adjunct Professor in Climate Governance and Sustainability at Unitar International University; a member of the Global Advisory Board of Nottingham University’s School of Business; sits on the External Advisory Committee for Sunway University’s Master in Sustainable Development Management; and supports the CEO Action Network, an industry led initiative to increase sustainability and climate resilience.

Her other board appointments are as Chairman of Bursa-listed Dutch Lady Milk Industries and independent non-executive director at Bursa-listed Petronas Chemicals, HSBC Malaysia and Zurich General Insurance, as well as trustee of 6 charitable foundations.

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Mr Arthur Chin Shoon Chong

Independent Non-Executive Director

UOB Malaysia

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Mr Arthur Chin Shoon Chong

Independent Non-Executive Director

UOB Malaysia

Arthur Chin was appointed to the Board of UOBM in April 2023 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committees and a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

He is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, being a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) respectively. He has more than 30 years of experience in audit and accounting related fields in a wide range of companies including public listed companies and multinationals, with particular focus on banking, insurance, credit services, manufacturing, consumer, and industrial goods.

Arthur Chin joined KPMG in 1992 and held various managerial positions in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Labuan and London offices before being admitted as a Partner in 2007. He headed KPMG Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC) Practice and KPMG Malaysia’s Global China Practice and was a member of the firm’s Audit & Accounting Committee at various times and retired from the firm in December 2021.

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Mr Justin Ong

Executive Director

Deloitte Business Advisory Malaysia

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Mr Justin Ong

Executive Director

Deloitte Business Advisory Malaysia

Justin is a Partner with Deloitte Asia Pacific. Based out of Kuala Lumpur office, he is leading the Financial Services Practice in Malaysia. In his role, he enjoys engaging with key stakeholders in the financial services ecosystem (regulatory bodies, industry players, and talents), by bringing the latest thinking to achieve a progressive, sustainable and resilient future.

In the past decades, he has worked with more than 50 regulatory bodies and financial services institutions in the regions, across Asia Pacific (i.e., Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia), Europe and Africa. He supported Boards and C-suites, in their transformation programme, focusing on digital, governance, risk management, compliance, and audit related matters.

In addition, he is an active volunteer with CFA Institute and CFA Society Malaysia, where he has served in various leadership positions since 2015.

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Datuk Mohd Nasir Ali

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

MSWG

Speaker
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Datuk Mohd Nasir Ali

Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

MSWG

Datuk Mohd Nasir Ali is the Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director at MSWG. He also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director for E.A. Technique (M) Berhad, a Bursa Malaysia-listed company. Additionally, he holds directorships in Goodyear Malaysia Berhad, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, and MIDF Berhad. With academic qualifications including a B. Economics (Hons) from Universiti Malaya and an M.Sc. in Financial Studies from the University of Strathclyde, UK, he brings a wealth of expertise to various public companies and institutions.

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Mr Mohd Zabidi Md Nor

Director, Banking Supervision

Bank Negara Malaysia

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Mr Mohd Zabidi Md Nor

Director, Banking Supervision

Bank Negara Malaysia

Mohd Zabidi has served Bank Negara Malaysia for 27 years in various roles and functions including as the Director of Financial Sector Development Department, Director of Islamic Banking and Takaful Department and Director of Prudential Financial Policy Department. He has contributed in the development of strategic and prudential policies such as capital adequacy standards, financial reporting and governance framework for the banking and insurance institutions as well as takaful industries. In performing his role, he represented Bank Negara Malaysia in various international bodies such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), as well as local organisations such as the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He also presently serves as an Advisor for the Malaysia Accounting Standards Board (MASB).

Mohd Zabidi is currently the Director of Banking Supervision Department that oversees the safety and soundness of locally incorporated foreign banks, standalone Islamic and investment banks, as well as the development of financial institutions in Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Accounting & Finance) from London School of Economics, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant and a Chartered Banker.

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Ms Sahlawati Mustafa

General Manager, Regulatory Services Division

Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia

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Ms Sahlawati Mustafa

General Manager, Regulatory Services Division

Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia

She has more than 25 years of experience in financial and capital markets, both as an industry participant and a regulator. Her current responsibilities in FIMM include overseeing the registration, supervision, rules making and complaint management involving distributors and consultants who market and distribute unit trust and private retirement schemes. Prior to joining FIMM, she was the Head of Financial Crime and Compliance, Advisory supporting global and commercial banking businesses in a foreign bank. During her stint as a regulator, she was leading a team in supervising the investment management industry.

Sahlawati holds a Bachelor of Art in Accountancy Studies from the University of Huddersfield. She is a Certified Integrity Officer by Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission.

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Mr Anthony Fernandez

General Manager, Intermediaries, Intermediary and Fund Supervision

Securities Commission

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Mr Anthony Fernandez

General Manager, Intermediaries, Intermediary and Fund Supervision

Securities Commission

Anthony Fernandez is currently the General Manager of Supervision Department, Securities Commission (SC). He is in charge of supervising various licensed capital market intermediaries such as fund management companies, stockbrokers, derivatives brokers and REIT managers.

Prior to joining the SC, he has 16 years of experience in Internal Audit and Risk Management, primarily in the financial and capital markets and had served in various roles including as the Chief Internal Auditor of a bank.

He is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a member of CPA Australia, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

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Mr Ahmed Drissi

Global Fraud & Security Intelligence Practice

SAS Singapore

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Mr Ahmed Drissi

Global Fraud & Security Intelligence Practice

SAS Singapore

Ahmed is an industry Consultant with more than 10 years’ experience in the field of compliance, AML and sanctions. He started his career in Europe and Middle- East where he was helping financial institutions to comply with the local regulation sharing best practices and trends of the industry.

Ahmed moved to Asia in 2015 leveraging his experience, he was able to build trusted relationships with major financial institutions in the region providing guidance and international expertise.

Cryptocurrency being one of his passion, Ahmed gives a particular focus to the regulation and technology that can help financial institution to monitor and detect suspicious payments in this space.

Ahmed holds a Master’s degree in e-business project management from the university of Lille (France). He is an ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

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Mr Freddy Loo

Independent Digital & AI Advisor, Malaysia

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Mr Freddy Loo

Independent Digital & AI Advisor, Malaysia

Freddy Loo is a former management consultant, speaker, and data analytics practitioner who values culture, human centricity, and excellence. Trained as a computer scientist in AI and Security, Freddy has more than 20 years of experience in consulting clients on AI and digital; He believes in sustainable business, responsible AI and an equitable digital transformation.

Freddy is also a trained negotiator and certified behavioral interviewer. He has a deep interest in sharing knowledge and can be found regularly on the circuit speaking at various technology and digital conferences, particularly around the potential of analytics as a critical differentiator for the future of businesses.

When he is not working, Freddy loves to dive headfirst into random hobbies, the latest of which is bee farming, hydroponics, and marathons.

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Mr Michael Hoo

Head of Solution Consultants

Google Cloud Malaysia

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Mr Michael Hoo

Head of Solution Consultants

Google Cloud Malaysia

Michael Hoo is the Head of Solution Consultants, Google Cloud Malaysia. In his role, Michael is responsible for Google Cloud's technical practice that addresses our customers' toughest technology needs.

With around 20 years of experience as an engineering leader and architect in emerging tech, Michael brings with him experiences in emerging tech adoption, innovation, and design thinking. In his career in Google, Michael has also led the North and Southeast Asia public sector engineering team, tackling complex problems in education, healthcare, and citizen services. Prior to Google, Michael was the Director of Solutions Architecture in VMware where he led customers through their tech evolution. He was also at Amazon Web Services just when Malaysian companies begin their digital transformation journey.

At a time where business needs, problems and expectations are rapidly shifting, Michael believes mastering problems and experimenting with technology are enablers to thrive. This applies to Generative AI as well.

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Dr Sekar Jaganathan

Chief Business Officer

Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

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Dr Sekar Jaganathan

Chief Business Officer

Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

Dr Sekar Jaganathan has over 30 years of experience in managing business operations, personnel, and information technology. He has assisted in establishing stockbroking and information technology companies throughout ASEAN.

He is the Chief Business Officer at KENANGA Investment Bank Bhd, one of Malaysia’s leading independent investment banks. He is also the Advisor for RAKUTEN TRADE, Malaysia’s first and only fully virtual stockbroking firm. Dr Sekar was the architect of the systems of Rakuten Trade, while serving as its CIO, previously. Rakuten Trade is a JV between Kenanga Investment Bank and Rakuten Securities, Japan.

Dr Sekar also oversees and is responsible for the business, technology and product expansion of Kenanga’s digital initiative, namely Rakuten Trade, both locally and its ASEAN region expansion.

Dr Sekar was part of the team that developed the National Artificial Intelligence Framework for the Malaysian government. He was also the Honorary Advisor to the SEGI-MIMOS Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence, Malaysia.

He is the author of 2 books, AI in the age of IR4.0: A Primer (a layman’s guide to understand AI) and Making Miracles for the Self (a self-help book).

He has completed his second doctorate, PhD in Management, focused the “Role of Emotional Intelligence in Digital Business”.

Dr Sekar is in demand as a speaker and panellist in many events within Malaysia and across the globe. He shares his business/corporate experiences in areas relating to Digital Economy, Disruptions in Banking, Digital Transformation etc.

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Mr Vittorio Furlan

Founder & Managing Director

Foray Advisory, Malaysia

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Mr Vittorio Furlan

Founder & Managing Director

Foray Advisory, Malaysia

Vittorio is a Regional Managing Director and International Consultant with a proven track record in creating and transforming digital and data businesses. His experience spans across Australia, Malaysia, South/Southeast Asia, Italy, and the Middle East, encompassing various industries such as eCommerce, retail, agriculture, banking, insurance, and telecommunications and functions as Internal Audit.

He founded Foray Advisory, a boutique consultancy specialising in digital transformation and generative AI. He is an active investor in VOX, a creator of generative AI solutions, and serves as an advisor for Aye Solutions, an autonomous retail provider. Before these roles, he was associated with Axiata Digital Advertising, EY Advisory, and Accenture Digital.

With EY, Vittorio developed AI solutions to automate internal audit functions, increase detection of fraud and allowed benchmarking.

He holds an Executive MBA from UNSW (Australia), a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Milan (Italy), and numerous agile certifications, including Product Owner, Scrum Master, OKR Coach, and Design Thinking. He is a Malaysian RPT-holder and a citizen of both Australia and Italy.

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Mr Mohd Khaidzir bin Shahari

Partner, Head of Risk Consulting

KPMG, Malaysia

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Mr Mohd Khaidzir bin Shahari

Partner, Head of Risk Consulting

KPMG, Malaysia

Khaidzir leads the Risk Consulting practice for KPMG in Malaysia, where he is also responsible for managing several business units including Governance, Risk and Compliance Services, Internal Audit and Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management. He began his career as an internal audit executive with a tier-one finance company before joining a public listed company to establish and head the Internal Audit Division. Subsequently, Khaidzir moved on to become the Head of Internal Audit of a finance company, reporting to the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Khaidzir has significant experience in compliance, internal audit, quality assessment review and risk management engagements for many Government and public-listed companies. He is well versed in the regulatory world, banking, finance and investment management, insurance, infrastructure, healthcare, consumer markets, port management, construction, and manufacturing. He has also assisted a number of clients who were seeking to list on the national stock exchange.

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Mr Edey Suresh

Board Director at Large

UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei

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Mr Edey Suresh

Board Director at Large

UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei

A seasoned sustainability practitioner, Edey Suresh serves as a Board Director at Large to the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB), the official local network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

He is the founder of The Iskandarian, a regional newspaper in Johor and serves as a Chairperson and Trustee to many civil society organisations. His efforts have been nationally and regionally recognised and is instrumental in bringing the UNFCCC Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023, a lead up regional climate conference to COP28, to Malaysia.

He received his early education in English College, Johor Bahru and he holds an executive certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School as well as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

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Dr Kalpana Seethepalli

Director of ESG — Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa

Deutsche Bank Singapore

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Dr Kalpana Seethepalli

Director of ESG — Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa

Deutsche Bank Singapore

Dr Kalpana Seethepalli is the Director of ESG for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa at Deutsche Bank and leads the work on results frameworks, measurement, monitoring, and sustainable finance taxonomies for ESG transactions. She brings over 21 years of sustainable finance experience across 15 countries over a long career with The World Bank Group and private equity markets. She is a global expert in design, measurement, and reporting frameworks to achieve positive ESG impact through commercially viable investments. She has strengthened dialogue with NGOs and global civil society on ESG issues on live investments and is a frequent speaker on sustainable financing at global fora, such as the World Economic Forum, convening private investors, advisors and thought leaders.

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Mr Dusk Lim

Head of Enterprise Business

Diligent, Singapore

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Mr Dusk Lim

Head of Enterprise Business

Diligent, Singapore

Dusk Lim heads the enterprise business for Diligent in Asia and he aims to bring the best ESG and GRC solutions to enterprises in Asia to help them manage their risks better. He has been in the GRC domain for close to 10 years and has worked with clients across Asia.

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Ms Amanah Aboobucker

Chief Sustainability Officer

AmBank Group

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Ms Amanah Aboobucker

Chief Sustainability Officer

AmBank Group

Amanah Aboobucker is a senior banking and finance practitioner, with extensive multi-geography experience, covering businesses in Malaysia, Singapore, and major markets of the Asia Pacific. She has cross franchise experience covering corporate, commercial and investment banking, having served in various capacities in Risk Management, External and Internal Audit, Compliance, Product and Relationship Management. She has previously worked with KPMG and Citigroup in Malaysia and was formerly the Asia Region Head for Citigroup’s debt restructuring division for the Commercial Bank, based in Singapore. She joined the AmBank Group in October 2016 driving the Group’s transformation program to build a robust culture of compliance and conduct, to achieve long-term sustainability and stability for the organisation. Amanah was appointed the Chief Sustainability Officer of AmBank Group in June 2023. She is a Chartered Accountant.

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Mr Joel Khaw

Head of MIND and Sustainability

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

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Mr Joel Khaw

Head of MIND and Sustainability

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad

Joel Khaw serves as the Head of MIND and Sustainability at Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad. With over 11 years of comprehensive experience in assurance, advisory, and sustainability, including ESG consulting, Joel brings a wealth of expertise to his role. He leads the rigorous impact measurement function for all transactions under the Measuring Impact on National Development (MIND) Framework. Joel's strategic leadership ensures alignment between the bank's operations and sustainability objectives, reinforcing its commitment to responsible banking practices.

Terms & Conditions

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