CFO Malaysia Innovation Forum 2022
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Thursday, August 11

8:30am PDT

Registration and Welcome Coffee
Thursday August 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:00am PDT

9:10am PDT

Increasing The Sophistication In Post Pandemic CFO's Role: Energizing The Automated Transformation
CFOs drive firms to satisfy the continually changing demands of consumers, investors, workers, competitors, and the Board of Directors. Dealing with the fluctuating GDP growth rate, supply chain restrictions, a tight labour market, growing ESG demands, regulatory uncertainties - have become a KPI of a post-pandemic CFO. Rising stakeholder demands and macroeconomic challenges act as an impetus for CFOs to "digitally elevate" and provide comprehend, sustainable and profitable decisions.

· How to integrate technology to broaden the scope of finance transformation?
· What are the new skills in Malaysian talent market and how can we prepare for the future finance workforce?
· What are the strategic execution plans to drive finance innovation?

avatar for Aditya Khurana

Aditya Khurana

Head Of Finance, Southeast Asia, Landmark Group
Aditya Khurana is a finance professional with over 16yrs of experience in Corporate Finance, Strategy, M&A, Assurance & Taxation. He has a vast experience from industries such as Retail, E-commerce, FMCG, Sourcing Private Labels, Consulting in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia... Read More →

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Chau Sau Wei

Finance Director, Lam Soon (M) Berhad
Equipped with more than 20 years working experience in various industries, Chau Sau Wei has been able to partner the CEO in driving and executing strategic decisions with the scrutiny of a CFO. Over the years, she has learnt to manage the risk and exposure in strategic decisions... Read More →
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Vinayak Sasitharan

Finance Director (CFO) Asia - Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong & Japan, The Arnott's Group
Vinayak Sasitharan has over 15 years in the finance role. He oversees many responsibilities such as P&L Balance sheet for the Indonesia & Export South East Asia Business, Stakeholder management with both Marketing & R&D leadership Team, Strategic Planning and more.Vinayak is passionate... Read More →
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Murali Ramasamy

Chief Financial Officer, IPG Mediabrands Malaysia
I currently hold the position of CFO in IPG Mediabrands Sdn Bhd, a leading Media Advertising Agency in Malaysia. IPG Mediabrands is fully owned by the Interpublic Group based in New York and represents one of the top four marketing communications group globally.With IPG Mediabrands... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 9:10am - 9:45am PDT

9:45am PDT

Where is Next-gen CFO Coming From: Unravelling the Maze of Reskilling and Recruiting
With the digital economy expected to make up 22.6% of Malaysia’s GDP and create 500,000 jobs by 2025, gaps in digital literacy are more prominent now than ever before, impacting the finance succession planning  
  • What are the effective approaches for attracting and retaining top financial professionals, while assessing digital competencies throughout the department  
  • How to ensure a more diverse workforce with the skills required presently and in the future  
  • What are the elements to developing a workforce development programme that benefits both employees and corporate objectives 

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Hyder Hasan

CFO / Vice President Finance & Procurement, YTY Group
High performing senior finance leader with more than 24 years of progressive experience in consumer goods and healthcare industry, performing global, regional and country roles in multinational work environment. Leading edge experience of finance business partnering, strategy management... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 9:45am - 10:10am PDT

10:10am PDT

Redefine Best: Harnessing AI to Plan, Prioritize, and Profit In 2022 And Beyond
The usual rule of thumb in the vast world of finance is that the more data, the better. There is no question that you will be inundated with data, regardless of your company methods. AI-based decision-making software solutions enable financial institutions to make better use of their data and make better business decisions.

  • How AI-powered decision-making systems scan a wide range of trade data, provide feedback and assist with the next investing steps
  • Analyzing business data using AI for more accurate feedback on a client’s creditworthiness
  • How AI minimizes the danger of decision-making errors, aids in the avoidance of human bias, and optimizes work processes

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Michael D. Lim

Director, ERP & Digital Supply Chain, APAC, Oracle
Michael brings 30 years of experience in leading ERP & Supply Chain transformation initiatives, engaging with C-level executives in a number of industries including Consumer Products & Retail, High Tech Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics (3PL & LSP), Project Industries and... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 10:10am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Networking Coffee Break
Thursday August 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction by Driving Compliance In Your Organization's Employee Discretionary Spend 
Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction by Driving Compliance In Your Organization's Employee Discretionary Spend  
Fraud tends to proliferate during periods of uncertainty and economic instability. According to Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations, expense reimbursement makes up 11% of all asset misappropriation cases, which ranks third among the different schemes and the median loss was USD$40,000.  
Despite the increased risk environment and internal cost reduction targets, employee discretionary spend programs are often neglected or de-prioritized in organizations  
Discover how compliance programs around employee discretionary spend need to evolve and deliver sustainable cost reduction across the organization.  

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Mark Wilfred

Director, Solutions Consulting, Southeast Asia, SAP Concur
With over 15 years of experience, Mark comes with strong knowledge on financial reporting standards along with compliance, managing control environment along with fraud risk and finance process efficiency. He is a cloud native who has been leading business transformation for small... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:20am PDT

11:20am PDT

CFO Versatility: Shifting the Spotlight to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Sustainability shines a light on potential cost savings, innovation, differentiation, and competitiveness, while also assisting in the mitigation of supply chain, cost, tax, legal, and resource issues. CFOs have a profound impact on inclusive growth processes since they view them from a strictly financial standpoint.  
  • How to Reinvent finance practices in real time  
  • How capital (re)allocation may promote or restrain future value generation  
  • How to fine-tune scenario models, investigate alternate possibilities, and move fast toward re-growth 

avatar for Aditya Khurana

Aditya Khurana

Head Of Finance, Southeast Asia, Landmark Group
Aditya Khurana is a finance professional with over 16yrs of experience in Corporate Finance, Strategy, M&A, Assurance & Taxation. He has a vast experience from industries such as Retail, E-commerce, FMCG, Sourcing Private Labels, Consulting in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia... Read More →

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Adrine Ong

Finance Director, Classic Fine Foods Malaysia
Adrine Ong is the Finance Director for Classic Fine Foods Malaysia which is a fine foods specialist with the tagline “we select the best from the world and bring it to you”. Passionate about Food and Passionate about Finance, she strongly believes the Finance Leader’s role has... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 11:20am - 11:50am PDT

11:50am PDT

Transitioning from an Adversity-Managing CFO into an Opportunity-Seeking CFO: Pivoting to Resource Optimization
As business leaders, we need aspire to create a more sustainable future while also increasing value for our stakeholders and investors. Rethinking all strategic positioning and business optimization, as well as market and operational model, will be crucial to ensure financial stability.

· What are the market forecast and opportunities that corporations may seize in order to attain lucrative business and scalability growth?
· What are the most important value drivers? And how exposed are these variables to marketplace fluctuations?

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Ashraf Zabidi

CFO, Gading Kencana Sdn Bhd
As the group finance leader, Ashraf who also a Chartered Accountant under Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Asean Chartered Professional Accountant (Asean CPA) and also a Member of Malaysia Institute of Management (MMIM) is responsible for the group finance functions including project... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 11:50am - 12:10pm PDT

12:10pm PDT

Crossing the M&A Frontier: A New Phase in Reviving Growth Strategies
The reopening of international borders will have a positive impact on the recovery for industries in Malaysia. Many organisations are now pursuing new business prospects, diversifying their company and products, and exploring new markets as part of their business resurrection.

· What are the customer value development and integration cycles a CFO work should factor in while assessing M&A?
· What are the new global regulation every CFO should monitor during a post pandemic M&A?
· M&A transactions: looking for red flags and sanctions

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Nor Adni Ismail

CFO - Vice President Finance & Business Ventures, Multimedia University
Nor Adni  Ismail CA (M), ACMA, CGMA has been with Telekom Malaysia ( TM ) for more than 25 years with  experiences in finance at various  division and subsidiaries. Her experiences cover Financial Reporting, Business Planning, Budgetary Control, Performance Management, Compliance... Read More →

avatar for Vinayak Sasitharan

Vinayak Sasitharan

Finance Director (CFO) Asia - Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong & Japan, The Arnott's Group
Vinayak Sasitharan has over 15 years in the finance role. He oversees many responsibilities such as P&L Balance sheet for the Indonesia & Export South East Asia Business, Stakeholder management with both Marketing & R&D leadership Team, Strategic Planning and more.Vinayak is passionate... Read More →
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Jyh Juan W

Juan has an interesting and progressive career, with over 18 years of experience in the areas of accounting, tax and finance, audit and assurances, corporate and investment banking, as well as public and investor relations. ​He started from the professional lines: Deloitte, Ernst... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 12:10pm - 12:45pm PDT

12:45pm PDT

Networking Luncheon
Thursday August 11, 2022 12:45pm - 2:00pm PDT

1:55pm PDT

Technology Highlight 3
Thursday August 11, 2022 1:55pm - 2:15pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

The Future of the Malaysian Tax Regime: Impact on Cross-border Operations and Regional Expansions
As Malaysia prepares for full fiscal and economic functional recovery following the newly unveiled 12th Malaysia Plan, it now calls for big decisions from the government to take significant leading capabilities in its tax reform pursuits in order to create an enabling environment for all businesses to flourish equally.

· What are the key challenges, efficiency and effectiveness level for Malaysia?
· How social policies will be critical in making post crisis growth more inclusive?
· Analyzing impact of changing tax structures on expansion and diversification plans

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Haikal Uzir

Head of Transfer Pricing (Tax), FGV Holdings Berhad

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Dr Esther A. P. Koisin

Director - Department of International Taxation, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
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Yvonne Khoo

VP, Tax, Astro

Thursday August 11, 2022 2:00pm - 2:35pm PDT

2:35pm PDT

The CFO's Changing Role: From Scorekeeper to Business Partners
Finance Leader will prioritise tackling and optimising fragmented supply chains, and sustainability will include changing traditional business practices into automated operational ecosystems. A more varied supply chain, a shift to closer-to-home suppliers, and a stockpile of merchandise as a temporary measure can all help defend against future interruptions. 
  • How CFOs can  work effectively within a coherent strategic performance management framework to boost sustainability 
  • How to maximise existing opportunities to develop long term Finance business partners 
  • How to explore evolving decision analysis models to determine how business key stakeholders should be included in finance plans 

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Sylvan Sim

Chief Financial Officer, Bullish Aim Sdn Bhd
Sylvan is a finance professional with 15 years of experience in various finance functions being external & internal audit, management accounting, controllership, financial planning & appraisal across MNCs, SMEs and Shared Services.Sylvan’s area of specialties and passion, amongst... Read More →
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Sumit Goyal

Chief Financial Officer, The Coca-Cola Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei
Sumit is an experienced Head Of Finance with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting/ finance / FMCG industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Business Planning, Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, and Accounting.  He is a strong finance professional with a Bachelor of Commerce... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 2:35pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Networking Tea Break
Thursday August 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT

3:30pm PDT

FP&A Transition from a Cost Center to a Revenue Driver
CFOs and FP&A leadership are ideally positioned to achieve exact projections and actionable insights to assist timely and efficient managerial decisions as organisations boost investments in advanced analytics.  
  • How will FP&A become the key tool for research? 
  • Working with business unit executives to develop budgeting and forecasting models that include extensive, relevant operational data. 
  • Transitioning into xP&A: removing data silos that hinder the FP&A process 

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Lih Yen Chang

CFO, EasyParcel
Chang has over 12 years of experience comprising C-suite, strategy, private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, and accounting across a wide array of industries, including logistics, eCommerce, bioeconomy, forestry, manufacturing and F&B. ​As the CFO of EasyParcel, a... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT

3:50pm PDT

Traversing through Innovation Risks: Collaboration, Consistency and Agility
The function of the CFO has changed dramatically during the past several decades. Reflecting a growing adaptation of innovation, the profile also embraces strategic planning, risk assessment, and enhanced data analytics. 
  • What would be the profound transformation roles CFOs will undergo in the next 5 years  
  • How the role of CFO is been refocused on organizational strategy and how It will require active rethinking  
  • Defining  an innovative CFO: the key characteristics 

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Devang Merchant

Group Industrial Controller, PETRONAS Lubricants International
Devang is Chartered Accountant with 25 years’ experience in the Finance function of Oil & Gas sector.In his current profile as Global Industrial Controller at Petronas Lubricants he is part of the Global Leadership team expanding the footprint of the Industrial Lubricants business... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 3:50pm - 4:10pm PDT

4:10pm PDT

Embracing DEI: How CFOs can Lead the Charge in Initiatives
As a result of a changes during the pandemic, businesses have pledged to create a workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Companies that adopt virtual strategies and remote work rules have begun to seek talent across many geographies. 
  • Where should CFOs assist in the implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives? 
  • What are the methods to help your workforce understand change and its benefits to a productive environment? 
  • How to communicate from a point of inclusivity? 

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Grace Chan

Vice President, Group Human Resource, USCI Group

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Emi Rice-Oxley

Former Vice President Exploration, Upstream, Petronas
Emi Rice-Oxley is the former Vice President Exploration, Upstream at PETRONAS.She is enthusiastic, focused, passionate, result oriented and strategic global energy executive whose contributions have been instrumental in placing PETRONAS on the global exploration stage. Experienced... Read More →
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Anja Rebekka Allouni

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Jotun
Anja is passionate about Organisational Development, Organisational Culture, People Strategies and Change Management. Having over than 15 + years of experience from MNCs, working on both local, regional and global level, she particularly enjoy turning strategy to action and engaging... Read More →
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Shalany Balakrishnan

Principal DE&I Specialist Principal, McDermott International, Ltd
Shalany is a Human Resources professional with 11 years of working experience across various specializations including Admin, Procurement, and Corporate Social Responsibility.As an engineer by discipline, she ensures her skills and knowledge are put into full use in any task given... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2022 4:10pm - 4:55pm PDT

4:55pm PDT

Closing remarks & End of conference
Thursday August 11, 2022 4:55pm - 5:00pm PDT