ICPAS CFO Forum: Strategic Value Creation (CFO Forum)
|Event Date/Time: Aug 26, 2011||End Date/Time: Aug 26, 2011|
The challenges of conducting business in a modern, globalised economy are compelling finance departments to transform from efficient managers of transactions into â€˜business visionariesâ€™. CFOs are moving beyond the traditional transactional management role to bring greater value to the table. Indeed, todayâ€™s organisations expect more from their CFOs to be active members of the senior management and contribute to the overall business direction and strategy.
In view of this, we are convening a distinguished line-up of financial leaders and industry experts to share with us through panel discussions and presentations the topical issues close at heart to CFOs. This forum will also discuss how CFOs can manage their organisation by adopting a holistic approach through focusing on the organisationâ€™s characteristics such as value drivers, business models, treasury needs and talent management, in an increasing competitive environment.
The confirmed presenters and panellists include:
â€¢Mr Chia Nam Toon, CFO, Group Finance and EVP, Enterprise Risk Management, Ascendas
â€¢Mr Nitin Jaiswal, Head (Asia Pacific) Product and Market Specialist Group, Bloomberg LP
â€¢Ms Jeann Low, Group CFO, Singapore Telecommunications
â€¢Mr Gabriel Low, CFO (SEA), GEA Westfalia Separator (SEA)
â€¢Mr Andrew Norton, Regional Managing Director, Michael Page International
â€¢Mr Phillip Overmyer, CEO, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
â€¢Professor Tan Hun Tong, Director, Centre for Accounting & Auditing Research, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University
The forum will also provide insights and discussions on the following:
â€¢Optimising Growth in a Volatile Environment: Asiaâ€™s economic picture seems bright, yet macro-economic risks remains. The increasing uncertainty of the economic environment requires new ways of thinking and managing resources. What does this mean for companies in funding their business activities and expansion plans? This panel session will provide insights on the strategic role of CFOs in funding business plans and managing the risks in this volatile environment.
â€¢Looking At The Right Places: The modern CFO is not just responsible for reporting the past but also shaping the future. Alongside the CEO, the CFO needs to identify the drivers of performance and find new opportunities. What are the key economic indicators empowering a CFOs to make informed and strategic decisions?
â€¢The Real Effect of fair Value Accounting: How the fair value accounting affects managersâ€™ risk hedging decisions.
â€¢Thinking Global, Acting Local: The challenges of conducting business in a modern, globalised economy are compelling finance departments to transform from efficient managers of transactions into â€˜business visionariesâ€™. Going beyond hiring, companies need to think about how to build and develop a high-performing team across the globe and also retaining it. This panel examines the changing roles of CFOs, and how successful CFOs have identified and developed talent pipelines, built a performance-centric culture that aligns with positive change, and motivating their teams across the globe.