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Jane Diplock AO

Director, Singapore Exchange Limited | Member, Public Interest Oversight Board | Director, International Integrated Reporting Board | Member of international advisory boards to CSRC and SEBI | Former Chairman International Organisation of Securities Commissions and New Zealand Securities Commission l View Bio

Jane was the Chairman of the governing board, the Executive Committee, of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) until April 2011. She was first elected in 2004 and re-elected for a fourth term in June 2010.

Jane was appointed Chairman of the New Zealand Securities Commission in 2001, and reappointed in 2006 for a further five-year term, until 2011.

Before this appointment, Jane was the National Director, Infrastructure and Strategic Planning, and New South Wales Regional Commissioner with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. She has also held senior executive positions with Westpac Banking Corporation, and was Managing Director of the New South Wales Technical and Further Education Commission. She has chaired and been a member of a number of boards and committees in the public, private and not for profit sectors. She has been involved in standard setting globally and nationally.

On retiring from executive life in 2011, she is now an international company director whose portfolio covers financial services, international regulation, investment, technology, and international developments in capital markets and in accounting and auditing.

Jane was presented with the Order of Australia (AO) in January 2003 for “service to business and commerce, to public administration, particularly in the areas of education and training, and to the community through a range of social justice, health, educational and cultural organizations”.

On International Women’s Day in March 2011 Jane was honored by the Australian Government as one of the “Advance 50” current and emerging Australian women leaders globally.

Jane holds degrees in arts and law, and a Diploma of Education from Sydney University and a Diploma of International Law, International Economics and International Relations from the Australian National University. She was a Chevening Research Fellow at the London School of Economics.

She is also:

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the ACT Supreme Court and High Court of Australia
  • Barrister of the New South Wales Supreme Court
  • Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management Inc
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of Chief Executive Women, Australia
  • Member of Global Women, New Zealand
  • Member of the Belizean Grove, USA
  • Co -Chair of Women Corporate Directors New Zealand

Dr Alan Bollard

Executive Director l APEC Secretariat, Singapore l View Bio

Dr Alan Bollard is the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, the body that promotes trade, investment and sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. Dr Bollard advances APEC’s agenda by executing APEC’s work programmes as mandated by Leaders and Ministers.

Prior to joining APEC, Dr Bollard was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. In that position, he was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis.

From 1998 to 2002, Dr Bollard was the Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. As the government’s principal economic adviser, he managed the Crown’s finances and helped guide economic policy. He has served as New Zealand’s Alternate Governor to the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. From 1994 – 2008, he was the Chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Prior to this from 1987 to 1994 he was Director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.

Dr Bollard has helped rebuild the famous MONIAC hydraulic model of the British economy. He has also designed a computer simulation game called OIKONOMOS where you play at being Minister of Finance. He wrote a best-selling account of the GFC called “Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse”. More recently he has published a novel entitled ‘The Rough Mechanical’.

He is married to venture capitalist Jenny Morel and has 2 sons. Dr Bollard has a PhD in Economics from the University of Auckland. He has since been awarded several honorary doctorate degrees. In 2012 he was honoured as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Srirak Plipat

Director, Asia Pacific | Transparency International | View Bio

Srirak is Director for Asia Pacific at Transparency International (TI) where he manages TI’s strategy and advocacy and research programmes on transparency, good governance and accountability. He focuses on strengthening legal frameworks, improving effectiveness of anti-corruption institutions and promoting social accountability and people empowerment. Before joining TI, he was Director of the International Mobilization Programme at Amnesty International (AI) in London, a member of the Working Group for the Establishment of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms and a member of the Sub-Committee for Human Rights Protection of the Thailand National Human Rights Commission. As Director of AI Thailand, he co-founded the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Network in Thailand. Srirak worked as a consultant for the World Bank Institute’s Civic Association Outreach and Training Program in Washington, DC. He holds a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

Patrick J. Loll

Legal Attaché Singapore | U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation | View Bio

Mr. Patrick J. Loll is the FBI Legal Attaché in Singapore with further responsibility for Brunei, Sri Lanka & the Maldives.  Mr. Loll has served in the FBI for over 20 years, and has largely focused on organized crime, public corruption and counterterrorism matters.  He has served in a variety of leadership roles in Chicago, Washington D.C., Rome, and Austin, Texas.  He received his M.A. in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and his M.S. in Public Service Management from DePaul University.

Bay Chun How

Assistant Director for the Investigations Policy Unit and the Special Interview Section | Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau | View Bio

Mr Bay Chun How is currently an Assistant Director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau leading the Special Interview Section and the Investigation Policy Unit in the Investigations Department.

Mr Bay Chun How has been in service with the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau for the past 15 years. He was appointed as a Principal Special Investigator in 2006 and subsequently to a Chief Special Investigator in 2011. In Jan 2014, he was appointed as the Head of the Special Investigation Branch (Public Sector) and he also held concurrent appointment as the Head of the Investigation Policy Unit from July 2014. For his contributions to the public service, Mr Bay was bestowed the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in August 2015.

During his years as an investigation officer, Mr Bay has led the investigations of high profile corruption cases involving senior public servants and listed companies in the private sector. As the Head of the Special Interview Section, Mr Bay leads a team of elite interviewers to support the investigation teams, train investigators on interview techniques and review interview policies. Mr Bay also heads the Investigation Policy Unit which is tasked to maintain the bureau’s database to conduct corruption trend analysis, craft investigation policies and issue anti-corruption advisories to public and private sector organisations.

Dato’ Sri Haji Mustafar

Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) | Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) | View Bio

Dato’ Sri Haji Mustafar holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree – B.A(Hons) from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (completed in 1984) and Masters of Science (MSc) in Criminal Justice, from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA (completed in 1995).

Dato’ Sri Haji Mustafar joined the Public Service in 1985 with the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA Malaysia as it was formerly known). He held several positions including as Senior Investigator in the Economic Branch, ACA Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur and as a Prosecutor in the Prosecution Division. In 2000 he was appointed as Director of Research and Planning at ACA Headquarters.

In June 2004 he was appointed and pioneered the establishment of the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM). He was seconded as Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Integrity where the Chief Secretary to the Government was the Chairman of IIM. He completed his term in IIM in February 2010 after a period of nearly 6 years.

In March 2010 he was appointed as Director of Investigation of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and in June 2014 he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Prevention) of MACC, a position which he currently holds.

Holds numerous positions in National Level Committees including as Head of Secretariat of the Integrity Management Committee Chaired by the Right Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Member of the National Coordinating Committee on Anti-Money Laundering.

Keo Thyvuth

Deputy General Director| Anti-Corruption Unit, Kingdom of Cambodia | View Bio

Mr. KEO Thyvuth was appointed Deputy General Director of Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of the Kingdom of Cambodia on September 2011. He is tasked with educating, preventing and obstructing of corruption. Since 2011 to present, he has involved in working to fight corruption and gained a great deal of experience in the field.

Prior to his current position, Mr. KEO Thyvuth served as Head of Education, Prevention and Cooperation Section of ACU from 2006-2011. He also served as Senior Official of Unit Against Corrupt Practices of the Office of the Council of Ministers (Kingdom of Cambodia) from 1999-2006. From 1997-1999, Mr. KEO Thyvuth served as Assistant to H.E Dr.Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister in Charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers.

Mr. KEO Thyvuth obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 1990 and Master degree in 1992 in Economic Statistics from Moscow Institute of Economic Statistic (Russia). In 1997, he achieved Doctor Degree (Ph.D) in Economic Statistics from Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (Russia).

Giri Suprapdiono

Director of Gratification l Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Republic of Indonesia | View Bio

Giri has experience in global and domestic anti-corruption movements since the establishment of KPK in 2005. Appointed as the youngest Director in 2012, he is responsible for strengthening integrity, both in the government and private sector, through developing gratification and bribery control programs, law enforcement and improving anti-corruption systems. In 2015, he was short listed as a KPK Commissioner candidate.

He speaks at international and national events on various topics such as good governance and corporate compliance, code of ethics, handling of corruption cases , extractive industries, bribery, and gratification. He was a trainer in ILEA (International Law Enforcement Academy), International Workshop on Corruption Eradication for Africa and Middle East Countries, and participated in developing anti-corruption agency in Afghanistan, Tunis, Ethiopia, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Bhutan and other countries.

He was also a member of steering group Anti-Corruption & Transparency Initiative (ADB-OECD), initiator of APEC ACT-NET, delegation of APEC ACTWG, Chief of Secretariat Committee of South East Asia Parties Against Corruption (SEA-PAC), Delegation in COSP-UNCAC, OECD WGB, member of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA), initiator and chair of session in developing Jakarta Principle on Anti-Corruption Agency. He has spoken at OECD, GOPAC and IACF events, and private and public sector conferences/seminars, etc.

Shuhairoz Mohamed Shukeri

Head Sector for Regulatory & Enforcement | National Key Results Areas (NKRA) Against Corruption | View Bio

Shuhairoz is the Head Sector of Regulatory and Enforcement in the National Key Results Areas (NKRA) Against Corruption, Delivery Management Office and has been part of the Malaysian Government Transformation Program since established in 2009. She is a graduate from University of Malaya where she received her L.L.B. and later received her Masters in Intellectual Property from the National University of Malaysia. Among her tasks are coordinating and monitoring the implementation of various initiatives on governance and anti-corruption. Currently she is the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Officer to Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, Minister of Governance, Integrity and Human Rights. Before joining NKRA, Shuhairoz has gained enforcement experience in the Malaysian Road Transport Department Head Quarters as Assistant Director of Enforcement and prior to that in the Forestry Department, Land Office and Local Council. She has vast speaking experience on road safety, governance, integrity and anti-corruption locally and internationally.

Hon. Rodolfo M. Elman

Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao | Office of The Ombudsman, Philippines | View Bio

Having served the Office of the Ombudsman for 25 years, he worked first as an investigator and rose from the ranks to become an Assistant Ombudsman for Mindanao immediately prior to his appointment as Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao.

Deputy Ombudsman Elman obtained his Economics degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and Law degree from the Ateneo De Davao University and passed the bar in 1984. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Development Administration from the Australian National University in 2000. He was conferred the rank of Career Executive Service Officer (CESO) Rank III in 1999.

He also teaches Public International Law, Administrative Law, Public Corporation Law, and Law of Public Officers at the Ateneo De Davao Law School.

He formally took his oath of office on March 20, 2014 before Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

John Coogan

Chief Counsel, Conflicts of Interest and Integrity, Business Risk Department | International Finance Corporation | View Bio

John Coogan is Chief Counsel in the Business Risk Department of International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group.  Mr. Coogan handles third party integrity, multilateral development bank sanctions & debarment, foreign policy and trade sanctions, and operational conflicts of interest.

Mr. Coogan joined IFC in 1996.   He most recently served as head of the IFC Legal Department’s Conflicts of Interest and Integrity office.   Prior to that he led the Legal Department’s Infrastructure Project Finance group.   Before his World Bank Group career, Mr. Coogan was a partner in a private law firm, handling international investments and business and securities regulation.  Mr. Coogan has been active for more than three decades in cross-border investment transactions and regulatory issues, including anti-corruption, trade sanctions, export controls and securities regulation.

Mr. Coogan graduated from Georgetown University in Washington,  and the University of Michigan Law School.

Francesco Checchi

Anti-Corruption Adviser| United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) | View Bio

Has more than 10 years of experience working in international organizations in the area of good governance, public administration reform and anti-corruption, currently Mr Checchi is UNODC Anti-Corruption Regional adviser for South and Southeast Asia.

Mr Checchi’s work focuses on providing support to Member states of the UN Convention Against Corruption for implementation of the Convention; he provides expert advice and input to the development and implementation of technical assistance programmes in anti-corruption at the regional and/or national levels in Southeast Asia and South Asia, in accordance with the UNODC’s overall strategy and as an integral element of the UNODC Regional Programme.

Mr Checchi’s area of expertise includes: developing anti-corruption policy and regulatory frameworks at national and sub-national levels; providing technical assistance to independent agencies and governmental units dealing with anti-corruption or responsible for promoting transparency and accountability as well as sound public financial management in public services; development of integrity and disciplinary mechanisms in the line Ministries; design and implementation of corruption risk assessment in basic public services like health and education. Recently Mr Checchi has conducted a series of studies and analysis in the area of IT and open data for improved social accountability of the public sectors with a particular focus on the utilization of open data for transparency and anti corruption.

Previously Mr Checchi worked as Anti- Corruption Specialist at the UNDP covering Eastern Europe and Central Asia; he collaborated with several NGOs on democratic governance and human rights related issues. He holds a BA in Political Sciences of the University of Pisa (Italy) and a Master Degree of the Sorbonne University in Public Administration.

Thomas Herko

Assistant Director, Executive Office | INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore | View Bio

Dr Thomas Herko is an official of the Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria seconded as Assistant Director to the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore since June 2014. Prior to his posting there, he acted as Head of the INTERPOL Bureau of the Criminal Intelligence Service Austria which is the National Central Bureau Vienna or in other words the single point of contact for Austria’s membership in INTERPOL. Dr Herko is a graduate in law and studied at universities in Vienna (Austria), Dijon (France), Bologna (Italy), and Salzburg (Austria).

Leas Bachatene

CEO | ethiXbase | View Bio

Leas Bachatene is a proven business leader with over 15 years of experience, having established and led commercial organisations in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He joined Complinet in 2004, a leading provider of compliance solutions, and went on to found their Middle East and Asian operations. Leas spearheaded a variety of strategic projects with regional regulators including the GCC Regulators’ Summit and the Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit.

Complinet was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 to form the cornerstone of their Governance, Risk and Compliance business. Following the acquisition Leas served as Managing Director of Thomson Reuters’ GRC division in Asia Pacific for the next five years.

Prior to joining Complinet Leas led various commercial divisions within the publishing industry for Informa Group and eFinancialnews.com in London.

Leas holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a High Diploma in Marketing and a Master’s in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Radish Singh

Executive Director, Deloitte Forensic | Deloitte Singapore | View Bio

Radish has 18 years of experience in the field of financial services regulations, compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, conduct of business and financial crime (AML/ Sanctions). She currently leads Deloitte’s Southeast Asia Financial Crime Compliance practice. Her clientele incudes major global and local Banks in Singapore.

Broadly, her experience includes regulatory, business conduct policy formulation, legislative drafting, anti-money laundering, outsourcing, implementing anti-bribery and corruption policy, advising on data protection matters, establishing corporate governance codes, stock exchange supervision / rules and securities laws. Radish has been actively presenting on global regulatory reform as a result of the G20 initiatives to major banks and institutions in Singapore as well as in various public forums. She has led numerous assignments on other regulatory matters including data protection. Radish has also worked on commission rates setting and review of fee charged by regulators to sustain a self-funding model.

She has in her previous role led an engagement with the Association of Banks in Singapore to revise and modernise their AML guidelines for the banking industry in Singapore. She has advised the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore on revising their compliance and AML industry standards modules. She has also in her experience drafted corporate governance and code of ethics codes along with Board charters.

More recently Radish has been undertaking and leading numerous projects on financial crime including AML, sanctions and risk assessments for numerous global and regional banks (both investment and private banks) as well as training on conduct.

David Chew

Executive Director, Sustainability | Deloitte Singapore | View Bio

David is a partner with Deloitte Singapore.  He started his career in securities and corporate law enforcement followed by professional practice in litigation support, corporate restructuring and financial due diligence.  He has spent the last 12 years advising clients in governance, risk management, internal controls and compliance matters.  Some of his recent briefs involve advising clients in addressing regulatory queries and actions relating to governance and control issues.

Nurirdzuana Ismail

Head (External Affairs), Office of the Chief Integrity Officer | Petronas | View Bio

Nurirdzuana Ismail is Malaysian citizen with biomedical technology degree from university of Malaya has been head for external affairs for chief integrity officer’s office since 2014 and a certified integrity officer by Malaysia anti-corruption academy since 2010.

Together with chief integrity officer she leads the global integrity and compliance organization of Petronas and reports to the president and the risk and governance board management. She is responsible to champion and elevate awareness in integrity and ethics amongst Petronas employees and stakeholders through development and implementation of a structured anti corruption programme including trainings and communications. Her active involvement in Petronas integrity and compliance committee includes continuous syndications and engagements in education, prevention and enhancement especially in conducting corruption risk assessments to ensure Petronas uphold highest integrity through transparent way of business.

Before joining Petronas, she was assigned to NKRA fighting corruption as the head for strategic communication and was an assistant commissioner in Malaysian anti corruption commission and has served the commission in Putrajaya Malaysia . Nuri has published extensively on integrity and corruption prevention initiatives topics including the publication of ‘transparency review’ magazine, the one and only internationally distributed magazine produced by public sector featuring articles on eradicating corruption efforts in both public and private sectors. She speaks frequently on government transformation programme on national key result areas (NKRA) initiatives in fighting corruption at national and international conferences. The government transformation programme was introduced by the prime minister in April 2009 and with the objective to transforming the government to be more effective in its delivery and services and accountable for the outcomes that matter most to the citizen and for Malaysia to become a fully developed nation by year 2020.

Natalie Arnold

Regional Compliance Counsel – Asia Pacific | Google | View Bio

Natalie Arnold is Regional Compliance Counsel – APAC at Google.  Prior to joining Google, Natalie served as Director‚ Senior Legal Counsel and Compliance at Ingram Micro.  She has worked across a variety of industries for a range of multinational companies such as Citibank and Nortel in Legal and Compliance roles.

Luis Hui

Asia Pacific Compliance Director | Hilton Worldwide | View Bio

Luis has been serving as the Asia Pacific Compliance Director for Hilton Worldwide since 2014, being kept busy with assessing and managing risks relating to prospective strategic partnerships with third parties in frontier markets, in addition to ensuring adequate implementation of compliance policies in hotels currently operating or soon to open in the higher risk jurisdictions.  Prior to his current role, Luis spent 5 years in Beijing from 2009 to 2013 where, he helped establish and manage the Compliance function for two multinational companies, Siemens and Microsoft and their various corporate divisions, business units, remote sales offices and factories within Mainland China as well as the wider Greater China region including Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Luis has a total of 17 years professional experience with exposure in Audit and Finance in addition to Compliance.  He managed an Internal Audit function responsible for 12 subsidiaries in Asia Pacific from Singapore, ensuring high quality business solutions that are risk balanced, value adding and practical for implementation in emerging economies prior to accepting the challenge to establish the Compliance function in China in 2009.

Luis is an ethnic Chinese Singaporean and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I). He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and is an active speaker at various Compliance conferences in Asia.

Ruby Ladak

Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel Asia, Middle East & Africa | BT Legal | View Bio

Ruby Ladak is an experienced commercial deals lawyer in British Telecommunications legal department and moved from the UK to Singapore two years ago working in region as in-house counsel advising in all areas of law arising in both regulated and non-regulated environments. Ruby has more recently taken on the role of Chief Compliance Officer/Counsel and is responsible for creating and protecting the integrity, ethics and values of the global activities of BT’s business covering all of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Ruby is responsible for designing and implementing a robust compliance program in region. She is passionate about finding better approaches to compliance and ethics, Ruby is a pragmatic problem solver and has moved the business forward by collaborating, influencing and persuading stakeholders in finding and fixing compliance and ethical problems. What keeps Ruby up at night is siloed processes and systems that cause delays, inconsistency and prevents identifying or predicting potential issues before they occur.

Duncan Jepson

Head of Legal, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon Investment Management | Founder, Liberty Asia | View Bio

Duncan Jepson founded Liberty Asia, to fight human trafficking in Asia. It is the recipient of a US State Dept J-TIP award to develop and implement a victim case management system created using the Salesforce platform. And have been pioneering an approach using available anti-money laundering infrastructure to disrupt the supply of banking and financial services to the funding of modern slavery.

A Hong Kong based corporate lawyer by profession, he works in investment management focusing on regional M&A, governance, product development and white-collar crime investigation. He was at ING Investment Management Asia Pacific for nine years where he was regional general counsel and head of compliance. He is now head of legal for BNY Mellon Investment Management Asia Pacific.

Emma Worthington

Global Risk & Compliance Director, APAC | DIAGEO | View Bio

Emma Worthington is the Global Risk and Compliance Director, Asia Pacific for Diageo and is based in Singapore. Having been appointed in role since May 2012, Emma is responsible for ensuring the Controls, Compliance and Ethics (CC&E) programme is embedded and effective throughout the business in Asia Pacific. Emma works with a team of dedicated CC&E managers within the Market structure and at a country level, providing leadership, guidance and support.

With over 10 years of experience in developing, implementing and overseeing global compliance programmes throughout Asia Pacific in multinational organisations including; Reuters, SAP and now Diageo, Emma provides advice and guidance on all elements of the compliance programme. This includes anti-corruption (third party due diligence, gifts and entertainment, donations etc.), AML, Mergers / Acquisitions and Investments (pre and post), Risk Management, Controls and Process improvements. She is also experienced at conducting investigations.

Emma started her career in London providing specialist legal advice in privacy and became the Global Privacy Officer for Reuters. Upon moving to Singapore in 2005, she branched out into the broader compliance arena.

To keep herself sane Emma practices yoga regularly and is a sometimes keen runner – when she gets the chance.

 

Richard A. Pipes

Vice President and Chief Litigation Officer | Bridge Capital, LLC| View Bio

Having taken Russian language courses for five years before entering university, majoring in Russian Language and Literature for Richard Pipes (not related to the famous Russian scholar at Harvard of the same name) was a natural choice, but later attending Moscow State University (in the 1970s Cold War era) and completing the Intensive Russian Language Program (with Honors) was icing on the cake.

Upon graduating from the Honors College at University of Missouri-Columbia, the available job prospects were limited to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and teaching.  Instead, Richard opted for law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he was a Victor Wilson Memorial Scholar.  Interested in criminal defense at the time, after graduation from law school Richard worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Kansas City and Guam for several years.

Later, after partnering with a future Guam Supreme Court Chief Justice, Richard practiced international transactional law and civil litigation for 15 years.  After his partner was confirmed to the Supreme Court, Richard pared down his practice and opened a boutique law firm engaging only in complex civil litigation and international corporate restructuring with selected clients, such Bridgestone Corporation, Rohr, Inc., Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand Inc., Merrill Lynch, and PNC Bank.

In 2008, Richard was asked by the CEO of a client whether he was “interested in embarking on an adventure”.  In response, he accepted a position as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Bridge Capital, LLC, a Saipan-based international company engaged in financial services, consulting, leisure and entertainment, and real estate development with over 120 subsidiaries and affiliates in the United States and its territories, Thailand, Laos, Macau, Cambodia, the Philippines, the British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Aruba and elsewhere.  He held that position until just recently when he accepted the post of Vice President and Chief Litigation Officer with the same company as he begins his approach to retirement.

Richard resides in Sattahip, Thailand and, when not immersed in work, plays guitar and rides various large, noisy motorcycles.

Yuen Teen Mak

Associate Professor | National University of Singapore | View Bio

Prof Mak Yuen Teen holds first class honours and master degrees in accounting and finance and a doctorate degree in accounting, and is a fellow of CPA Australia.

 He served on committees that developed and revised the Code of Corporate Governance for listed companies in Singapore. He was a member of the Charity Council in Singapore and chaired the subcommittees that developed and refined the code of governance for charities in Singapore. Prof Mak is a member of the audit advisory committee of UN Women, based in New York. Prior to that, he served a 6-year term as a member of the audit advisory committee of the UN Population Fund. He served as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of two large healthcare charities in Singapore.

 Prof Mak developed the Governance and Transparency Index, a ranking of governance of listed companies in Singapore. He was the Singapore expert in the development of the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard and Ranking. He chaired the Singapore Corporate Governance Awards from 2003-2009. He has recently collaborated with the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) [SIAS] and the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators [SAICSA] to developed a new governance evaluation rating for listed SMEs, called GEMS, which was launched in April 2015. He is also the advisor in the development of the Charity Transparency Framework that was recently launched by the Charity Council in Singapore.

 Prof Mak has published in various academic and professional journals. He is a regular contributor of articles in the Business Times and other business newspapers on corporate governance, and is often interviewed by the media on corporate governance issues in the private, public and charity sectors. He has also written and spoken extensively in areas such as bribery and corruption, ethics and whistleblowing.

 In recognition of his contributions to improving corporate governance in Singapore, Prof Mak received the Singapore Corporate Governance Excellence Award from the Securities Investors Association (Singapore), becoming only the second individual to be given this award in the 15-year history of the Association.

Helen Sworn

Director & Founder | Chab Dai | View Bio

Helen is from the UK and has been living and working in Cambodia for 16 years with her family. Before moving to Cambodia, Helen attended business school and worked in the corporate sector in the UK for more than 8 years. Helen holds a masters degree in Leadership, Innovation and Change from York University, UK.

Helen is passionate about the role of collaboration in addressing the complexities of human trafficking and human rights issues at both national and global levels.

Helen has been working in the field of counter trafficking and abuse since arriving in Cambodia in 1999.  During this time she has worked in the border region of Cambodia and Thailand with trafficked children, assisted with the development and implementation of an aftercare home and reintegration program for trafficked children; has worked on prevention programs among the street children of Phnom Penh; carried out various program research in the field and served in organisational development and field support roles for other International and Local NGOs.

Helen founded Chab Dai in 2005 and is now the International Director, having the privilege to work with and be inspired by a passionate team of change makers. In 2010 Helen completed a succession plan in handing Chab Dai Coalition Cambodia, to national Cambodian directors.  Since then she has been responsible for the international strategy and planning for Chab Dai, mentoring and coaching national directors, facilitating communication and partnerships such as UN agencies in SE Asia and in other parts of the world. Helen also heads up the Global Learning Community which works with anti-trafficking stakeholders in more than 20 countries as well as leading the engagement strategy of Freedom Collaborative, an online coalition and information portal in partnership with Liberty Asia.

Oudamsoriya Hun

Head of Legal & Corporate Integrity | Prudential (Cambodia) Life Assurance PLC | View Bio

Ms. Oudamsoriya Hun has been a veteran in the insurance industry for almost 10 years and holds extensive background of legal and compliance. In 2012, she joined Prudential (Cambodia) Life Assurance PLC. as a Head of Legal & Compliance and subsequently a Head of Legal and Corporate Integrity in charge of legal management, corporate secretarial, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, and financial crimes including corporate integrity, and quality assurance.

On top of that, she is currently a lawyer of the Bar and also a registered part-time insurance trainer for Association of Insurance in Cambodia in cooperation with Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) to provide the insurance training to the local people wishing to pursue the globally recognized professional courses on insurance.

She was admitted as a licensed lawyer to the Bar Association of Cambodia and completed her legal study both LL.B. and LL.M. specializing in private law at Royal University of Law and Economics in 2006 and 2010 respectively. She is also an Associate of Malaysian Insurance Institute (AMII), Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), UK, and a Senior Associate and Certified Insurance Professional [ANZIIF (Snr CIP)] of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Significantly, she is also a member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Recently, she is selected and recognized on a regional level to be recipient of Young ASEAN Managers Award (YAMA) 2015 awarded by the ASEAN Training and Research Institute for her the achievements, contributions, and dedication in the insurance industry in the ASEAN region.

Ambreen Waheed

Founder & Adviser , Responsible Business Initiative | Member Expert Group for Curriculum on Anti Corruption (PRME) | View Bio

Ambreen Waheed is globally recognized for pioneering work in Responsible Entrepreneurship  and Workplace integrity. She represents on governance bodies of GRI-Global Reporting Initiative, APRSCP-Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption & Production, UN Global Compact, CSR expert committees UNCTAD-ISAR and AccountabilitySES. She has co-founded Asia-Pacific CSR Center group, SAFoRB-South Asia Forum on Responsible Business & GRLI-Globally Responsible Leaders Initiative. Ambreen has taught at ESSEC France, University of Michigan and the Wharton Business School USA. She has also authored Pakistan’s first CSR status review (2005) and “Responsible Business Guide: a toolkit for winning companies (2010) ” and contributed to many international publications and textbooks on anti corruption, peace, ethics, fair trade, risk mitigation, stakeholder involvement, open innovation.

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