Dr. Julio Bacio Terracino

Deputy Head, Public Sector Integrity Division | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) | View Bio

Julio has more than 10 years’ experience on anti-corruption. He regularly advises countries in the design and implementation of policies that ensure public integrity and prevent corruption. He has also contributed to the design of analytical frameworks for the creation of public integrity systems, building a culture of integrity and ensuring accountability. He also focuses on addressing corruption in public procurement and mega infrastructure projects as well as on promoting transparency and integrity in political processes.

Previously, Julio was an independent consultant on anti-corruption, a human rights and governance officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and legal adviser in the private sector. Of Argentinian and Italian nationality, Julio obtained his PhD  and Master’s degree in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and his Law degree at the University of Buenos Aires.

Michael Solari

Special Agent | Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | View Bio

Bachelor of Science James Madison University, Virginia, USA, 1986.

Captain, United States Marine Corps 1986-1992, Company Commander in Saudi Arabia/Kuwait during the 1st Persian Gulf War.

Treasury Analyst Heilig Meyers Furniture, 1992-1994.

Budget and Financial Analyst AMF Bowling and Sports Equipment, 1994-1996.

FBI Special Agent, 1996 – Present

1997-2000  Investigative focus on Investment Fraud, Medical Fraud and Pharmaceutical Diversion Activities.

2000-2004  Investigative focus on Illicit Drug Distribution, Money Laundering and International Drug Trafficking.

2004-2006  Investigative focus on International Terrorism, Al Qaida and other Sunni Extremist Matters.

2006-2007  FBI Headquarters, Washington D.C., Supervisor,  responsible for FBI Undercover Oversight and Operations.

2008             Violent Crime Supervisor, overseeing investigations of Fugitives, Gangs and Other Violent Criminal Offenders.

2009             FBI Recruiting and Hiring, Las Vegas Field Office.

2010-2016   Investigative focus on Domestic Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations and International Money Laundering.

SA Solari has been a certified FBI instructor since 2006 on Criminal Investigations, Undercover Matters and Interview and Interrogation Techniques. He has taught at International Law Enforcement Academies in Budapest, San Salvador, and Roswell, New Mexico; and at national police training academies in Bangkok, Bogor, Indonesia and Manila.

SA Solari has conducted FCPA/International Money Laundering investigations in Hong Kong, Macau, The Philippines, and Japan.

Shri KV Chowdary

Commissioner | Central Vigilance Commission, India | View Bio

Shri K. V. Chowdary is an Officer of the 1978 batch of Indian Revenue Service. He has been appointed as Central Vigilance Commissioner by a warrant of the Hon’ble President of India dated 6.6.2015 for a term of 4 years from the date of his assuming the charge. He assumed the charge as Central Vigilance Commissioner on 10.6.2015.

Shri K.V. Chowdary was born on 10.10.1954 in Machilipatnam, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. He had his school education in Machlipatnam and Rudrapaka village. He Completed his B.Sc degree from Loyola College Chennai and M.Sc.(Mathematics) from IIT Chennai. He functioned as a Probationary Officer in Andhra Bank from December 1976 to July 1978. He joined the Indian Revenue Service in Sept 1978    Before joining the Commission on 10.6.2015 he was Advisor to the Department of Revenue on Black Money, Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).   He served the Income Tax Department in various capacities at Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Varanasi, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam. He served the Department of Revenue (CBDT) and Ministry of Company Affairs on deputation.

He attended various training programmes like the Seminar on Taxation conducted by Ministry of Finance, Govt of Japan in Tokyo, Senior Executive Management programme conducted by IIM Bangalore and Wharton Business School USA, etc.

He was judged as one of the best Probationary officers in 1979 and awarded a silver medal in NADT Nagpur. He investigated several sensitive and complicated cases.  Several of his cases are reported in “Let Us Share”, an official compilation of good work of officers of the IT Dept.

He was a member of Indian delegation for negotiations with OECD in Paris in 2004. He was also a member of the Committee constituted by the Hon’ble Finance Minister to redraft the Income Tax Act. He was a Member of the Committee on Business Process Re-engineering for IT Dept.

He was a regular guest faculty member of NADT Nagpur on variety of topics such as Investigation Assessments of Companies, Assessments of search and seizure cases, Assessments of Trusts and charitable organizations, Transfer Pricing, International Taxation, Vigilance, etc. He was a guest faculty of OECD for a training program on “Transfer Pricing”.

He visited Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Switzerland, France etc for investigation of certain tax evasion cases. He presented a paper on Investigation of High net worth individuals and black money in the “International Tax Dialogue Conference” at Delhi in Dec. 2011. He represented India in the International Conferences of Heads of Criminal Investigation at Istanbul Turkey in 2013 and in the Hague, Netherlands in 2014.

Headed the Indian delegation to the Sixth Annual Conference of State Parties on United Nations Convention Against Corruption conducted by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime at St. Petersburg, Russia.

Attended the Conference of the State Parties organized by UNODC in St. Petersburg in 2015 and in Tianjin, China in 2016.  Elected as a Member of the Executive Committee of IAACA

Attended Anti Corruption Summit hosted by Government of UK from 12 to 13 May 2016 in London.

Junipah binti Wandi

Deputy Commissioner, Director of Agency Integrity Management Division | Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) | View Bio

Junipah is the Director of Agency Integrity Management Division (AIMD), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission effective March 2016. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in 1992 and Master’s degree in 1995 in Social Science from University of Malaya. As the director of AIMD, she is responsible to monitor Integrity Unit which is a unit established in each of the ministries, departments and agencies at federal or state level. This unit is responsible in managing and implementing integrity initiatives which includes integrity institutionalisation, prevention, compliance, tracking misconduct and punitive action to be more focused, organized, efficient and optimal. It aims to enhance moral and ethical values of public servants in their work culture and to cultivate spirit of patriotism in curbing criminal misconduct and violations of the code of conduct and ethics of the organization.

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.

Pahala Nainggolan

Deputy of Prevention | Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Republic of Indonesia | View Bio

Born in Jakarta, February 1965, Pahala Nainggolan was graduated from State Accounting School (STAN) in 1992 and holder of Indonesia Registered Accountant since then. He finished his Master degree majoring in Financial Management back to  2001 and completed his doctoral degree in Financial Management in 2009. Both were from Faculty of Economic – University of Indonesia. Thesis and dissertation are about comparative studies of taxation for listed companies  in Indonesia and some Asian countries.

At the beginning of his career, he worked as government auditor for about 6 years including assignments as tax auditors for several cases. Moved to private sector as Finance Specialist for multinational companies for 5 years, then since 2000 took many assignments for donor funded projects/institutions i.e. USAID, Ausaid, CIDA, WorldBank, ADB,  for about 15 years prior to joining KPK (Commision for Eradication of Corruption). In those assignments he was seconded to several government institutions and enganged with various sectors i.e. basic education, marine conservation, capacity building of non-profit organisations, public finance, forestry, infrastructure, governance of trust fund for local government etc.

Aside of those assignments, he authored 6 (six) books about finance,accounting and taxation for non profit organisations in addition to his 6 (six) research of stock, bonds and taxation of stock market in Indonesia published in academic journals. He also served as treasurer for 4 (four) local foundations in providing supports for the poor at rural areas.

Now he brings 30 years of experiences in public and private sectors along with its hands-on experiences in managing non profit organisations to his current position as Deputy for prevention KPK. Managing about 250 staff in 4 working units, they are Wealth Report, Gratuity, Education and Campaign and Research-Development.

Keo Thyvuth

Director General, 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).

Bora Nhem

Deputy Director of Legal, Complaint and International Affairs Department, Anti-Corruption Unit | Kingdom of Cambodia | View Bio

Mr. NHEM Bora was appointed Deputy Director of Legal, Complaint and International Affairs Department, Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), Kingdom of Cambodia in March, 2013. He is tasked with international relations; provide both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and all written translation work as well as logistical assistances and administrative coordination to all officials and management of the Unit for both local meetings and their overseas mission. Since 2011 to present, he has involved in working to fight corruption, especially in international relations aspect and gained a great deal of experience in the field.

Prior to his current position, Mr. NHEM Bora served as Deputy Director of Administration and Finance Department from September 2011 to February 2013. He also served as a senior official of Cambodian Human Rights Committee 2007-2010. From 2001-2006, Mr. NHEM Bora served as an English lecturer at many universities in Phnom Penh.

Mr. NHEM Bora obtained his Bachelor’s degree of English Education in 2000 from Institute of Foreign Languages, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He obtained his Master’s degree in Educational Management and Planning from Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2008.

Ceri Lawley

Chief Compliance Officer, ‎International Finance Corporation (IFC) | World Bank Group | View Bio

Ceri Lawley is IFC’s Chief Compliance Officer leading IFC’s Business Risk and Compliance Department (CBR). She oversees subject matters such as client integrity/AML and CFT due diligence, World Bank Group sanctions and debarment, operational conflicts of interest, offshore financial centers and tax structuring, information access and security, as well as market conduct activities (e.g., related to material non-public information).

Ceri joined the World Bank Group in 2008 where she was a member of the Legal Finance Team advising IBRD Treasury, in particular the World Bank Group Pension Plan, on regulatory, legal, compliance and tax risks. Ceri’s prior experience also includes working as a partner in a major Australian law firm advising corporate and commercial sponsors, pension plans and fiduciaries.

Ceri holds a degree from the University of Oxford, UK and law degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK and Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA.

Elodie Beth

Programme Advisor, Governance and Peacebuilding, Bangkok Regional Hub | United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Centre for Asia & the Pacific | View Bio

Mrs. Elodie Beth is a Regional Advisor in UNDP Centre for Asia and the Pacific. She provides strategic and technical guidance to UNDP country offices and partners in the region in their efforts to promote good governance, anti-corruption and the rule of law.

Ms. Beth has experience developing global and regional programs for UNDP, UNODC and OECD and providing policy advice in various regions of the world, in particular in Asia Pacific, Europe as well as Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining UNDP, Mrs. Beth was working at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development for ten years as Head of Unit in the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate. She also worked for UNODC as Anti-corruption Advisor to the government of Jordan.

In addition she has worked both in government and private sector. Mrs Beth was part of the Inter-ministerial Delegation for State Reform in the Prime Minister’s office in France during the French Presidency of the European Union.   She also worked for a consulting firm organising strategic expeditions for high-level European executives in North America to disseminate innovative management practices.

Mrs. Beth is the author of several publications on economic and social development issues, in particular related to service delivery, procurement, governance and anti-corruption, and judicial reforms. Most recently Mrs. Beth led the development of a publication on A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for All.

Ms. Beth holds a Masters in Public Management from the Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po) in France.

Peter Ritchie

Regional Anti-corruption Adviser | American Bar Association | View Bio

Peter Ritchie is a Regional Anti-corruption Adviser for the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI).  Previously he worked in the International Crime Division of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department.  His responsibilities included combating corruption and transnational crime, anti-corruption policy development, and representing Australia in the G20, the United Nations, and APEC.  He has led and supported many regional capacity building projects focusing on international cooperation against corruption and transnational crime, including APEC Pathfinder projects on corruption and money laundering.  Previously, he was a financial intelligence adviser in the Pacific Islands, with a focus on combating corruption and resource crimes.  Earlier in his career, Peter worked in mining and organisational development for Rio-Tinto.  He is a graduate of the Australian National University.

Diego Garcia Gonzalez

Program Director | APEC Secretariat | View Bio

Mr. Diego Garcia is a Program Director at the APEC Secretariat, where he currently oversees the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Experts’ Working Group (ACTWG), the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Network of Authorities and Law Enforcement Agencies (ACT-NET), and the Sub-Committee on Customs Procedures (SCCP). Previously, he also supported the Counter Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) and the Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG).

Prior to joining APEC, Mr. Garcia served in the Embassy of Chile in Haiti from 2013 to 2014. As part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, he also worked in the Office of Multilateral Affairs, United Nations Department and in the Office of North America, Central America and Caribbean.

Chilean Professional Diplomat, Political Scientist, and Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, with studies in Philosophy.

Eddie Toh

Partner, Forensic | KPMG | View Bio

Eddie has more than 15 years of forensic technology experience, leads a team of 20 forensic technology professionals in Singapore.

In 2010, Eddie was appointed as the regional lead in ASPAC for forensic technology services. Eddie is also a member of the KPMG Global forensic technology steering group.

Prior to joining KPMG, Eddie spent eight years with the Singapore Police Force where he performed a wide range of duties including criminal and computer forensic investigation with the Criminal Investigation Department. Eddie has provided expert testimonies to the High Court and Subordinate Court of Singapore on various criminal and civil proceedings.

Eddie is active in the forensic community. He has been appointed as the founding member and also the special advisor of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Singapore Chapter.

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.

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.

Nuri is a current member of Steering Committee for Developing Anti Corruption Principles for SOEs (State Owned Enterprise) lead by TI Berlin.

Tim Bhatnagar

Asia Head of Compliance and General Manager APAC | Olam International | View Bio

Mr. Tim Bhatnagar joined Olam International Ltd, in December 2015, moving from London to Singapore. At Olam he is  the General Manager,  Regional Head of Compliance for Olam’s Asia trading books (including Russia), and looks after all Derivative trades on all the exchanges within the region. Some of these include, TOCOM, SICOM, ZCE, SHFE, DCE, SGX, BM etc. Tim advises Olam’s regional derivative traders, trading vast array of products on these exchanges and is also a member of Olam’s global Market Compliance Office (MCO), which has presence in key global hubs such as London and New York.

Tim brings with him rich experience in Compliance arena ranging from Investment Bank(s), Asset Management  and Market Regulation in  Commodities Trading. Tim’s last assignment was with UniCredit Bank as Associate Director, Global Markets Compliance. During his time in  UniCredit, he was responsible for managing and setting-up markets monitoring for all asset classes at UniCredit globally and strategic implementation of MAD (and oncoming MAR) regulations. During his time at UniCredit, Tim was overall responsible for the global implementation and strategic initiatives of Compliance, throughout the European Economic Area and as such visited countries whereby Compliance programmes were still in infant stage(s) e.g. Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Russia etc. and liaised both with internal UCI staff and external regulatory stakeholders in implementing a robust compliance program.

Prior to this, Tim was at Gazprom Marketing and Trading Ltd. as Compliance Officer (Head of Global Monitoring). Tim ventured into the world of Compliance (starting as a Senior Analyst at BP) from Utilities, where he was on fuel procurement, for more long term gas & power curve contracts, and Mergers and Acquisition activities for Oil and Gas fields, Power Stations, CBM operations etc.

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.

Katharine Bostick

Director of Compliance & Litigation | Microsoft | View Bio

KATHARINE A. BOSTICK is currently Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance & Litigation, Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd. Based in Beijing, Katharine leads Microsoft’s Compliance and Litigation team for the Greater China Region.  She serves as a trusted advisor on a broad range of complex compliance & litigation matters. She leads Microsoft’s teams covering risk management through programs, policies, remediation strategies and leads Microsoft’s internal investigations, including FCPA, other governmental investigations, and litigation. Prior to her current role she served as the Compliance & Litigation Director for Microsoft’s Asia Pacific & Japan from 2007 to October 2014. Katharine has been with Microsoft in the Asia Pacific region for over 15 years. Prior to her Compliance & Litigation Roles she led Microsoft’s Intellectual Property and Digital Crime enforcement programs throughout Asia. Before joining Microsoft, she served as a federal prosecutor for over 11 years, in three offices, including the Southern District of New York, Northern District of California and the Department of Justice offices in Washington D.C.  She is a member of the New York, California, and Washington D.C bars.

Christian Karam

Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence | UBS | View Bio

Mr Karam is the Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence of UBS where he oversees the bank’s Cyber Threat Intelligence service that enables the delivery, consumption, analysis and actioning of cyber threat intelligence from various sources to provide the bank with risk awareness and the operations teams with valuable intelligence to identify threat indicators, tactics, techniques and procedures that inform and enable the timely mitigation and response to threats. Also in his role, Mr Karam conducts security research and excellence activities in thought leadership specifically in the area of security and cybercrime.

Prior to joining UBS, Mr Karam was the Lead Cyber Threat Researcher and the Head of the Cyber Research Lab at INTERPOL. Mr Karam developed the activities in the fields of global cyber threat research, future trends analysis, cyber intelligence and R&D within the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI). Prior to joining INTERPOL, Mr Karam was an independent security researcher, penetration tester, and security consultant for several private sector firms.

Mr Karam’s subjects of expertise are threat intelligence, threat research, cryptography, cybercrime and underground economy as well as cryptocurrencies crime and blockchain technology.

Mr Karam holds degrees in Information Security Engineering, cybersecurity and is currently pursuing advanced research in the areas of threat modelling and threat analysis. He is also a member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Experts Group and an advisor for several security and blockchain based startups.

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.

Chuan-Wei Hoo

Executive Security Advisor | IBM Security APAC | View Bio

Chuan-Wei, Hoo is the Executive Security Advisor – IBM Security APAC, who was honored as:

  • 2014 ISC2 Asia-Pacific President’s Award Honoree,
  • 2013 ISC2 Senior Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) Honoree,
  • 2012 ISC2 Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) Honoree and
  • 2010 IDG Chief Security Officer (CSO) ASEAN Award winner.

Chuan-Wei has 24 years of IT experience, assuming various IT management roles in the financial and telecommunication sector regionally and also serves as an adjunct lecturer with NTU, ISS-NUS and Temasek Polytechnic, and a guest lecturer with the Business Continuity Management Institute. Prior to joining IBM, he served as the Security Information Officer / Director – Information Security Advisory Services (AMEA), with BT Security, BT Singapore.

In his free time, he partakes in standards work with the Singapore ITSC Security & Privacy Technical Committee (SPSTC); responsible for reviewing network and application security standards. He also serves as a Technical Advisor for ISC2 – APAC.

His financial background includes working in a Japanese bank’s technology arm, UOB and Standard Chartered Bank where he was responsible for the strategic planning and review of IT security initiatives and operation management, as well as performing compliance reviews and support of internal and external audits. He also worked at Nortel Networks, where he was manager (Systems Security) for Corporate Security in APAC responsible for information systems security involving the protection of intellectual property, systems integrity and computer forensic investigation.

Chuan-Wei received his Bachelor of Information Technology degree from University of Southern Queensland and carries the following professional industry certifications: BCCE, CFE, CISA and CISSP.

Menaka Rajasegaran

Ethics & Compliance Leader | Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific | View Bio

Menaka Rajasegaran is the Ethics & Compliance leader for Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific (K-C), a position she assumed in July 2015. In this role, Menaka’s primary charter is to guide, oversee and ensure that the conduct of K-C’s business in the region adheres to the company’s culture of accountability and echoes the core values and spirit expressed in K-C’s code of conduct.

She has core responsibilities of advising, educating and enforcing the company’s ethics and compliance processes and policies among team members, in a manner consistent with K-C’s commitment to operate with the highest standards of responsibility, ethics and integrity. Reflecting the company’s pledge to deliver long-term shareholder value and operate legally and ethically in leading the world in essentials for a better life, she has the daunting tasks of conducting investigations, root cause analyses, and recommending controls and recourse in matters of conflict and misconduct.

Menaka has more than 16 years’ experience in the Legal & Compliance arena. Prior to K-C, Menaka was the Ethics & Compliance Director for Dell South Asia. She had also served as overall legal counsel for Dell Malaysia and Indonesia, covering all commercial legal matters and advising on corporate secretarial issues. She also provided counsel for specific functions such as customer services and procurement, region-wide.

Menaka earned her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with honours from Bond University in Australia, and went on to complete her Masters (LLM) specializing in international business law at Staffordshire University, UK. She has been admitted to the bar in Malaysia and Australia (New South Wales).

Francesco Checchi

Anti-Corruption Advisor | 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.

Leas Bachatene

Chief Executive Officer | 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 in London.

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

Andrew Dale

Partner | Ropes & Gray | View Bio

Andrew J. Dale, a partner in Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the firm’s business and securities litigation practice. He has more than a decade of experience in Hong Kong representing U.S.-based and international corporations in litigation, arbitration and corporate investigations.

Andrew is recognized in Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global for his regional anti-corruption and international investigations work.

Cori Lable

Partner | Ropes & Gray | View Bio

Cori Lable is a partner of Ropes & Gray. She concentrates her practice on representing multinational clients throughout Asia in defense of cross-border government investigations, enforcement actions, and related complex civil litigation. Cori has extensive experience working with clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and financial services industries in white-collar criminal matters relating to potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and U.S. securities and health care fraud statutes. She also represents clients in litigation, investigations, and government inquiries related to global and regional cybersecurity and data breach issues.

Cori regularly advises clients on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and trade compliance risk assessments and due diligence related to investments and acquisitions in Asia, CFIUS reviews for outbound investments, and provides advice on the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs.

Nakul Gupta

Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific | GE Aviation | View Bio

Nakul Gupta is the Regional General Manager (RGM) for Asia Pacific for the GE Aviation Customer & Product Support Organization (C&PSO). In this role, Nakul leads C&PSO team for Asia Pacific. Nakul was selected for this role in 2015 due to his sales experience, demonstrated leadership and knowledge of the aviation industry.

Nakul’s most recent role was Sales Director at GE Aviation covering airlines in South Asia region. In this role, he sold diverse formats of new engines and services contracts for GEAE and CFM worth over $2Bn.

Prior to joining GE, Nakul worked for Boeing as Director- Strategy & Business Development where he was responsible for developing partnerships to build Boeing’s commercial and defense footprint in India. One of his most fulfilling projects was setting up of the National Centre for Aerospace Innovation & Research (NCAIR) between Boeing, the Government of India and IIT Mumbai to advance aerospace manufacturing in India.

Nakul started his career with the Ford Motor Company as a Powerplant Product Engineer. In this role, he specialized in engines and transmissions – in the areas of design & testing as well as new product introduction. He then joined Accenture Management Consulting where he specialized in Supply Chain consulting for global heavy engineering and transportation clients.

Nakul has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad (a school founded in association with Kellogg, Wharton and London Business School). He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) from the American Society of Operations Management. He has also been awarded the Paul L. Schuman scholarship by SAE International for his contributions to the mobility sector.

Nakul is married to Sumitra, a HR professional, performing dancer and budding entrepreneur. They have a 7 year old son, Salil and a 4 year old daughter, Nalini. Apart from work, Nakul writes on a wide variety of topics ranging from travel to governance. He enjoys wildlife photography and is an avid sportsperson and marathoner.

Carolyn Cherrett

Asia Compliance Leader | GE Aviation | View Bio

Carolyn Cherrett is the Asia Compliance Leader for GE Aviation. Based in Singapore, Carolyn supports all of GE Aviation’s Divisions in the Asia region.  Her responsibilities in building and maintaining the regional compliance program include working with leaders to ensure a strong culture of compliance in their organisations, providing training and guidance and conducting and supervising compliance investigations.

Before locating to Singapore, Carolyn was the Asia Pacific Compliance Leader for GE’s Water & Process Technologies business, based in Sydney.

Prior to joining GE, Carolyn spent 20+ years working in the Library and Information Services Sector in Australia in a variety of Sales, Marketing and General Management roles.

Carolyn has a BA in Asia Studies from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and an MBA in International Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Roger Clay

Head, Shared Investigative Services ASA | Standard Chartered Bank | View Bio

Roger is an experienced anti fraud professional and investigator, currently working with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), based in Singapore, where he leads the investigation function for ASEAN and South Asia.  Prior to this Roger had a number of other investigation leadership positions within SCB, has worked for a Big 4 consultancy and had a lengthy career in law enforcement.

Roger has a number of tertiary qualifications including a MBA, Master of Enterprise Security and eForensics and Diploma in Investment Compliance.  Roger is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Pamela Kiesselbach

Senior Consultant | Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | View Bio

Based in Singapore, Pamela leads Herbert Smith Freehill’s corporate crime & investigations practice in South East Asia. She advises global and regional organisations on corporate crime, investigations and related issues, with particular focus on large, complex, cross-border internal and regulatory investigations and disputes. Pamela has broad sector experience, spanning national and global energy majors, international and regional investment banks and other financial services providers, transport companies, and manufacturers and clients in the technology and telecommunications sectors.

Natasha Walters

Director of Marketing & Content | ethiXbase | View Bio

Natasha Walters first joined ethiXbase in 2014 and has been integral in revamping the ethiXbase value proposition, content direction and corporate strategy. An Australian, she has devoted her career to compliance, risk and anti-corruption first at the technology start-up Complinet, a leading worldwide provider of governance, risk and compliance solutions for the financial services industry. Following Complinet’s acquisition by Thomson Reuters in 2010 Natasha headed up the Governance, Risk and Compliance Marketing in Australasia before relocating to Singapore in early 2013 to lead GRC APAC Lead Development and Communications for various propositions.

Having devoted her career to compliance, risk and anti-corruption Natasha has worked closely with a number of industry associations such as the GRC Institute of Australasia, the Governance Institute of Australia and the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on key compliance and anti-corruption initiatives. She also serves as the Editor of the Ethical Alliance Daily News.

Tony Ng

Senior Investigator, Compliance Case Handling Asia Australia | Siemens | View Bio

Tony is presently a senior investigator with Siemens and is responsible for compliance investigations, as well as risk identification, assessment and mitigation for the region Asia, Australia. Presently based in Singapore, Tony worked in China from 2011 to 2015 and has vast knowledge of the Chinese market and compliance cases whilst managing the investigation office in Beijing.

Prior to joining Siemens, Tony served as a Police officer the Singapore Police Force for 16 years. Between 1995 to 2007, he held various appointments such as Head of General Investigation Team, Head of Drugs and Foreign Offenders Squad as well as Head of Commercial Crime Squad in a Police Division. Prior to leaving the Singapore Police Force, Tony served as a Court Prosecutor in the Subordinate Courts between 2007 to 2011, assisting the Attorney General’s Chambers in handling Court mentions, trials and Coroner’s Inquiries.

Irene Cheung, CFA, CAIA, FRM

Director, Standards of Practice, Asia Pacific | CFA Institute | View Bio

Irene Cheung is a director of standards of practice for the Asia-Pacific region of CFA Institute. She is responsible for leading efforts there to develop and promote CFA Institute codes, standards, policies, education products and positions. She serves as an Asia-Pacific spokesperson on CFA Institute ethics and standards at industry events and workshops. She also conducts ethics education seminars and webinars.

Prior to joining CFA Institute, Ms. Cheung has been an investment analyst, senior research analyst, and managing director of alternative investments at various investment companies, such as brokerage, fund of hedge funds, hedge fund, and registered investment adviser (RIA) firms. She has experience in investment manager selection, fundamental research, portfolio management, asset allocation, and risk management.

Ms. Cheung holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Boston University, and a BA Dual Honor Degree in Business Studies and Japanese Studies from The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Tan Peng Wei

Chief of IT Strategy & Management Practice, Institute of System Science | National University of Singapore | View Bio

Peng Wei is currently the Chief of IT Strategy & Management Practice at the Institute of System Science (ISS), National University of Singapore. He has more than 28 years’ experience in both Business and Technology management of Information Technology. Prior to joining ISS, he was the President and Co-founder of a Start-up working on an integrated traditional and digital media marketing platform. Previous to the start-up, he has held various leadership positions including being the Asia Pacific President for a Global Automotive Dealer Management Solution company with offices in China, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Thailand and business operations in more than 13 countries. He was also the South East Asia Managing Director for a Global Services Outsourcing company and China General Manager of Application Services with a Global Technology Services company. He has consulted and engaged with many large MNCs including General Motors, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Delphi Automotive, TSMC, SSMC, ABN AMRO Bank and SATS. Peng Wei also has a good diverse cultural understanding having worked and lived in China, Singapore, Taiwan and the US. In addition to his work career, Peng Wei also spent 25 years in the Singapore Armed Forces as part of the Army Reserve and retired an Army Major in 2009. Peng Wei holds a MBA from the University of Hull in UK and a BSc (Information Systems) from the National University of Singapore.

Kristina Novakova

Program Manager, Human Rights and Investment Due Diligence Program | Liberty Asia | View Bio

Kristina Novakova has been the Manager of the Investment Due Diligence Program at Liberty Asia since 2015. The program is aimed at equipping investors to make better business decisions by reducing risk of involvement and exposure to slavery (and other human rights abuses) and helping both business and communities to profit.

Kristina was a former Technical Advisor to a coalition of over 50 anti-trafficking NGOs in Cambodia, providing strategic guidance in project management, trafficking case data management and development of multi-stakeholder partnerships to share information for legal, investigative and research purposes. Prior to this, she spent 4 years working in social services and criminal justice in the UK, providing coordination of cross-sectoral services to vulnerable clients in the homeless and mental health sectors.

Kristina has been working with vulnerable communities on the frontlines of social services and human rights for 8 years.