ADVISORY COUNCIL

Alvin Lim
CFO, Asia & Middle East

CFOHONOUR 2017

Aurecon Group

Alvin is the CFO, Asia and Middle East of Aurecon Group, a world class leader in providing advisory, design, delivery and asset management services on projects across a range of markets, in locations worldwide. Prior to Aurecon Group, Alvin served in several senior finance positions with US multinational corporations as well as a public listed company in Singapore after an initial career with Ernst & Young.

He, who firmly believes in how innovation, technology and data analytics can alleviate the role of finance in an organisation, is a strong advocate of finance transformation culture.

Neel Augusthy
CFO, South East Asia

CFOHONOUR 2017

Medtronic

Neel Augusthy is currently the CFO for Medtronic for their South East Asia operations, based out of Singapore.
Prior to this role at Medtronic, Neel was instrumental in the setup of J&J’s Device R&D capabilities in Asia and in guiding the Business Development team to M&A success in China.

Neel has worked in Australia, EMEA, SE Asia and China and has worked on projects in numerous other countries. He has worked across the Technology and Healthcare space for the likes of J&J, Merck, GSK, Shire, EDS and Fujitsu.

Neel has an MBA from London Business School specialising in Strategy & Marketing, he is a CPA holder and has a Masters in Applied Finance.

Neel was recently featured one of 20 Young Business Leaders of 2014 by CPA Australia.

Kemmy Koh
Group CFO

CFOHONOUR 2017

Chinese Global Investors Group

Kemmy is currently the Group CFO of Chinese Global Investors Group, an investment holding company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities, engaging in financial and investment services.
Kemmy is highly regarded as one of the youngest CFO in the corporate circle in Singapore listed companies community. She is currently based in Singapore and is often defined as Smart, Capable, Successful and Savvy in the capital market industry.

Kemmy was nominated and selected for Fortune Most Powerful Women (Asia) in 2014 and 2016. She is also the recipient for the renowned IR Magazine’s Certificate of Excellence in 2008, which was awarded through a vote by the international investment community for the conduct of quality corporate investor relation activities.

Ho Tuck Chuen
Group CFO

CFOHONOUR 2017

JTC Corp

Ho Tuck Chuen is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of extensive and varied financial experience in diverse industries ranging from Real Estate, Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Software and from Multi-National Corporations to Companies listed on US and Singapore Stock Exchange to Singapore Public Sector.

He is a Council Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and sits on the Advisory Committee of Singapore Institute of CFOs (SCFOI), MOF’s Finance Leadership Program.

He is a Board Member of Singapore Leisure Industries and is also the Audit Committee Member of BARTLEY COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES (BCCS). Tuck Chuen sits in as a member of Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Business and SIM’s Bachelor of Accountancy Programme Advisory Committee (PAC).

John Teo
Chief Risk Officer

CFOHONOUR 2017

Singapore Pools

John is the Chief Risk Officer of Singapore Pools. His principal responsibility covers enterprise risk management, financial management, corporate performance management in the organization.

He has worked previously in Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd as Managing Director, Finance.

He also serves on a number of community-related bodies in Singapore and presently is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of People’s Association, a board member of the Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Community Hospital and an independent director of a listed company in Singapore.

Srinivasan V Padmanabhan (Venkat)
President & Global Head of Finance

CFOHONOUR 2017

OLAM International Limited

Venkat is President and Global Head of Finance for Olam International Limited, a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 16,200 customers worldwide.The role involves managing a large finance team – over 10 Business Unit divisional CFOs report directly with overall finance team of over 200 people spread across the various geographies.

Venkat is currently serving as the Director of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) and Chairman of Investment/Finance committee of Governing Council of Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS).

Deepak Chandran
CFO

CFOHONOUR 2017

Wipro Unza

Deepak is the CFO of Wipro’s International FMCG businesses, which have combined employee strength of 7,000 with 8 manufacturing locations in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.

He was previously the Head of Finance for the Technology Infrastructure Services and Testing Services businesses of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) responsible for overall business finance.

Prior to Wipro, Deepak helped set up the offshore financial planning and analytics team for Oracle’s North America Consulting business. Before that, Deepak worked with KPMG in their financial advisory team focusing on in-bound M&A, valuations, private equity placement, joint venture partner search.

Deepak is a Chartered Accountant by training and a graduate in Commerce.

Vikash Sarda
Head of Finance, Asia Pacific

CFOHONOUR 2017

Johnson & Johnson (Vision Care)

Qualified Chartered Accountant with a varied experience in financial control & accounting, commercial, business strategy & planning and financial analysis gained through the post-qualification experience of 14 years in Large Cap Indian company with diversified business portfolio (ITC Ltd); MNC Oil & Gas Majors (BP plc & Schlumberger) and Medical Devices, Health care consumer products (Johnson & Johnson).

He has a proven track record in commercial positions, financial performance management, credit and risk management, delivery of New Business startups (Globally), Technical competency in Financial Control & Accounting including accounting, control, financial analysis & process improvement.

Michael Chang
CFO

CFOHONOUR 2017

Jurong Aromatics Corp.

Michael Chang currently works as CFO for Jurong Aromatics Corporation (JAC) which is Singapore’s largest greenfield aromatics facility, comprising a condensate splitter and aromatics complex, including associated facilities.

Michael is a Finance professional with 20 years of regional and operational finance experience in Industrial Manufacturing, Electronics, Healthcare, and the Oil and Gas industries.

Michael’s finance career has spanned internationally recognized multinational corporations and allowed him to work in locations within Asia and the United States. He has performed regional corporate, company board level and local operational roles, which has given him a broad view of the finance functions within corporations.

Bernard Lee
Group CIO

CIOHONOUR 2017

YTL Power International

Bernard is the Group CIO of YTL Power International, a utility conglomerate that operates power plants, water treatment utilities, telecommunications services and education learning platform cloud services. These business spans across South East Asia, Middle East and United Kingdom. He is responsible for building IT common, IT platforms and capabilities that enables the diverse industry groups to leverage off.

He is also responsible for identifying and building new revenue engines to support growth to the group.

Prior to YTL, he spent 20 years in Consulting, Software Products, System Integration and in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industries.

Geraldine Pang
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2017

Marine Nexus Pte Ltd

Geraldine just recently join Marine Nexus, an award winning online maritime platform as the Advisory/CIO, to drive digital strategy & transformation to the business.

Prior to Marine Nexus, she was the VP, IT & Global Operations at BW Maritime, one of the world’s leading global maritime group.

Geraldine is also a member of the Curtin Alumni, Ideation Edge Asia and ITMA (IT Management Association Singapore) & currently serving in the ITMA Singapore Planning Committee 2017.

She is one of 55 CIOs in Singapore who has written about her experience in the book Inspire Beyond SG50, which was launched by Gabriel Lim, the Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information & Chief Executive of the Infocomm Media Development Authority.

Dr. Sampath Dhamodaran
Managing Director & Head Group Enterprise Architecture & Solutioning

CIOHONOUR 2017

CIMB Bank Group, Singapore

Dr. Sampath is currently the Managing Director & Head, Group Enterprise Architecture & Solutioning (EAS), Group Information & Operations Division (GIOD), CIMB Bank Group, Singapore.

He has 17 years of experience at a Regional Banks in Singapore & Malaysia in the areas of Technology & Operations Strategy, Planning, Architecture, Solutioning, Project & Portfolio Management & Technology Services.

He also has 16 years of experience in education, research, consulting, advising, infrastructure management and research & development across diverse industries from educational institutions, statutory bodies, IT industries and Government sectors.

Kenneth Hee
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2017

Goodpack IBC (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Kenneth Hee is currently the CIO of Goodpack, a world leader in steel Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), a multi-modal, reusable metal box system that provides packaging, transportation & storage for global industries.

Prior to Goodpack, he led the formation of the IT function & capabilities for the Global Business Center regional headquarters for a US Fortune 500 MNC manufacturing company, and the establishment of the shared business services for Finance, indirect Procurement, Human Resources & IT at a Swiss based global agrochemical leader company.

Kenneth also has over 10 years of IT consulting experience across wide range of industries, he graduated with a first class honours at Lancaster University and holds a Master degree from Cambridge University.

Lim Soo Tong
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2017

Jurong Health Services

AS CIO of Jurong Health Services, Soo Tong overseas IT project implementations & operations at all Jurong Health facilities. He is responsible for IT planning, drawing up the enterprise IT architecture & had successfully implemented & deployed all IT systems & services at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) & Jurong Community Hospital (JCH).

Soo Tong’s achievement in the successful implementation of IT systems at Jurong Health, was recognised by International Data Group (IDG) & was conferred the CIO Award at the ASEAN CIO 2015 Summit & he went to help NTFGH to attain the highest level of HIMSS EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 certification in Sep 2016.

Soo Tong is a certified IT Portfolio Manager with more than 30 years of experience covering project management, software development & IT consultancy for various industries such as finance & healthcare.

Soo Tong is also a certified chartered accountant by training and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) UK, and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

Caleb Ying
VP & Head, Technology & Operations

CIOHONOUR 2017

NTUC Income

Being the VP and Head – Technology & Operations, Caleb looks after Shared IT Services, IT Service Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Security, Cyber Defense, Investment IT, Data Warehouse & Big Data Analytics, Digitalisation project such as E-Commerce.

Caleb has also spent 10 years with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), he was responsible for the implementation & operations of various civil service wide shared IT services. He also contributed to nation-wide projects such as the Government Standard Operating Environment (SOE) & Schools SOE. He also served as the Ministry CIO at Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Education.

Caleb holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Essex, United Kingdom.

Yan Mung Hou
Head - Group Technology

CIOHONOUR 2017

CapitaLand Limited

Mung Hou is the Head, Group Technology at CapitaLand Limited, he provides leadership for group wide IT Technology standards & strategy. He is also responsible for network infrastructure, software applications, datacenter, end user services and IT security for the entire group.

Prior to joining CapitaLand, he was the VP, IT at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). He led the entire infrastructure setup for RWS and also responsible for the operations for both infrastructure and application systems.

Mung Hou has also held various IT leadership positions in hospitality, healthcare and financial sectors.

Alan Goh
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

M1 Singapore

Alan Goh is the Chief Information Officer for M1, a leading full-service provider of mobile and fixed communications services in Singapore. He is responsible for the overall IT strategy and the planning, implementation and operations of M1’s IT capabilities. Under his leadership, the IT department works hand-in-hand with the rest of M1’s business to deliver technology improvements necessary for M1 to compete in the market.

Prior to M1, Alan has spent 14 years in the Consulting business with most of that time focusing in the communications and media industries.

Glen Francis
President

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

CIO Academy Asia

Glen Francis has over 20 years of technology experience and has served on some executive boards and forums. Glen enjoys creativity and innovation and is well respected by his peers in the industry. He has the practical experience having served as the group and regional Chief Information Officer for listed companies, on non-profit associations as the Vice President for IT Management Association and President for IDeationEdgeAsia, on institutes of higher learning as their technology board adviser, and as a mentor for several start-up companies.

Alice Abigail Tan
IT Director

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

Watsons Personal Care Stores

Ms Alice Abigail, an Information Technology Head of Department with over 20 years of regional experience in leading and managing a team of IT managers and executives in IT goal setting, initiatives and support for the organisation.

Currently the IT Director of Watsons Personal Care Stores, Asia’s Largest health and beauty chain stores, Abigail oversees the IT strategic planning, IT applications and infrastructure departments, service delivery and operations management across over 100 storefront island wide. Under her leadership, she has set up an enhanced operation support model, efficient IT helpdesk, improved IT infrastructure and cohesive team structure. She has implemented several systems and initiatives in facilitating enhanced productivity for the business users, store operations and trading partners to support the delivery of better customer service, experience and satisfaction. She has also instrumented several innovative and value adding collaboration with Infocomm Authority of Singapore (IDA), Spring Singapore and SingTel in the space of retail front.

Prior to Watsons, she was the Head of IT for Robinsons group of companies which include Robinsons department store, John Little, Marks & Spencer, Costa Coffee. Abigail is a founding member and fellow of IDeation Edge Asia (IDEA). She serves as an executive council member for IT Management Association (ITMA) of Singapore, chairman of Ladies Interest Group for CIOs (2012-2013, 2013-2014) and a planning committee member for ITMA CIO Executive program 2012 and 2013. She is also a Vice President of Public Relations in ITMA Toastmasters Club, a President Distinguished Club established since 2003.

Lau Kai Cheong
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

SMU

Kai Cheong joined Singapore Management University (SMU) as Chief Information Officer in 2010.

Prior to SMU, Kai Cheong was CIO of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he led 2 departments; the Centre for IT Services and Centre for Educational Development. He was a member of a university committee chaired by the Provost tasked with revamping the undergraduate curriculum, chairman of a sub-committee in developing the “Classroom of Tomorrow”, chairman of a committee in implementing a technologically driven “Cool Campus” and a member of a core committee reporting to the President driving administrative excellence.

Prior to NTU, Kai Cheong was Director of InfoComm Technology with the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore which he joined since its inception. He played a key role in the transformation of the National Library organisation through process reform and technology. This led to the NLB winning the inaugural National IT Award in 1998 and the Singapore Quality Award in 2004. Kai Cheong started his career with the National Computer Board (NCB), now InfoComm Development Authority (IDA) and held the position as a Senior Consultant in the Government Chief Information Office. During his tenure, he was seconded as a faculty member and later became curriculum manager at the Information Communication Institute of Singapore (ICIS), a collaboration between Bell Labs of AT&T and NCB responsible for training Information Communication specialists in Singapore.

Kai Cheong has a Master of Technology from the National University of Singapore and a post-graduate diploma in Telecommunications Software with specialization in Data Communications and Networking from ICIS.

Ken Yeo
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

Hermès

A senior C-level executive with over 20 years of experience in IT Management and Operations including Project Management, People Management and Leadership, Strategic Planning, Risk Assessment, IT Audit Management, IT Governance & Framework, Management of Investment and Overhead, implementation of Supply Chain and Retail Management platform, which spans across most major cities in Asia Pacific and Middle East.

He has graduated from University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of IT and attained the Master of Strategic Business from University of Portsmouth. His experience is backed by various technical certifications from professional bodies of MSCE, CISA, CLS, CISA, CISSP, CBCP, Six Sigma, ITIL. Equipped with a strong technical foundation and hands-on experience even today, he has continued to provide mentorship to his team and peers. He is also a certified IT Auditor and licensed NLP practitioner. He has been elected as the President of CIO Care, a social enterprise led by a group of senior technologists. He serves as the board of advisor in CIO Academy Asia.

Ken has over 20 years of experience in various industries. Prior to joining Hermès, a leading global luxury retail company, he has held key appointments in different business sector such as eBusiness consulting house (Icon Medialab and Scient) and renowned Pharmaceuticals (Novartis) where he was part of the start-up committee which spearhead the expansion of new business entities in Asia Pacific. He has led several business transformation initiatives in organizational and digital strategy across the region. He has also served in several global steering committees during his career.

Gurjit Gill
Divisional Head of IT, Asia

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

VOPAK

Gurjit Gill is currently working for Vopak as Divisional Head of IT, Asia. He possesses over 17 years of experience in managing technologies and IT operations in both regional and global capacities. He has extensive know-how in the alignment of technology strategies and the prioritization of ICT programs and initiatives across Asia.

Prior to Vopak, Gurjit was the Head of IT, Asia, for Coutts & Co. Bank, the private banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nottingham.

Alvin Ong
Director, IHiS

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

CIO, Alexandra Health System & Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

As the CIO at Alexandra Health, Mr. Ong provides healthcare information technology leadership and aligns Alexandra Health’s IT to the cluster’s and national strategies. He also oversees the implementation of all IT initiatives for the cluster.

Integration Health Information Systems (IHiS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOH Holdings, architects and manages highly integrated systems across Singapore’s public healthcare sector. It transforms healthcare by driving technology excellence, innovations and synergies, supporting more than 30,000 users.

Mr. Ong has over 19 years’ experience in healthcare-IT spanning major healthcare organizations such as SingHealth, National Healthcare Group, Alexandra Hospital, Changi General Hospital and Toa Payoh Hospital. He was involved in the planning for the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital which was opened in 2010 and Changi General Hospital which was opened in 1997. He has been appointed Distinguished Professional by Republic Polytechnic, Adjunct Faculty by Singapore Management University and serves in the Engineering Accreditation Board’s accreditation of B. Eng degrees at NUS, NTU and SUTD. He had served in the executive committee of several national IT initiatives and professional associations including National Infocomm Competency Framework Steering Committee, IT Standards Committee, Service Innovation Design Technical Committee, IT Governance Technical Committee, HCA Hospice, IT Management Association and 2013 CIO Executive Program. He was accorded the “Toastmaster of the Year 2012” award by Toastmasters International, District 80 / Division U. He is also featured in the 2nd edition of “Who’s Who in Engineering Singapore” by The Institution of Engineers Singapore in 2013.

Mr. Ong has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from National University of Singapore, a Master of Business Administration from University of Surrey, UK, and is a Certified IT Project Management (CITPM) Senior.

Ng Tiong Gee
CIO, CHRO, Independent Director of the Board

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

Global Yellow Pages Singapore & Ltd Pacifc Radiance Ltd

An accomplished C and Board level executive with proven success in building and leading high performance teams across multiple geographies, Mr. Ng Tiong Gee has substantial experience in the Information Technology sector and in Strategic Human Resource Management. He has held various C-level management positions in IT & HR at various organizations like Resorts World Sentosa, UTAC, STATS ChipPAC during the course of his corporate career.

Mr. Ng is currently an independent Director at Global Yellow Pages Singapore Ltd and is the Chairman of its remuneration committee and a member of its nominating committee. He is also currently a lead Independent Director at Pacific Radiance Ltd and is the Chairman of its nomination committee and a member of its remuneration committee.

Mr. Ng graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and holds a Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Lim Kuo Siong
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

Maybank Singapore

Lim Kuo Siong is currently the Chief Information Officer at Maybank Singapore. Prior to that, he assumed different positions as Head of Central Operations and Head of eBusiness. In his tenure as Head eBusiness and IT, he established various strategic partnerships to expand business network and the customer reach, transformed the enterprise data centre for future growth, and successfully launched several Digital Apps and garnered various prestigious awards in the industry.

Kuo Siong also heads Business IT for Group Community Financial Services (CFS), focuses on business performance led IT transformation, and the replication of best practices & deployment of regional business capabilities to CFS countries. Overall, Kuo Siong has more than 25 years of experience in Leadership and IT Management positions in regional Banks including UBS, Standard Chartered Bank, United Overseas Bank and Maybank. He is exposed to different works and cultures, covering joint-venture companies and regional partner offices in Asia and Europe.

Kuo Siong is a chartered member of British Computer Society. He has completed the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD, a Master degree in Project Management from University of Adelaide, and a Marketing degree from RMIT University.

Marcelo Wesseler
CEO SP eCommerce

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

A Singapore Post Subsidiary

Marcelo Wesseler is CEO of SP eCommerce, a subsidiary of the Singapore Post Group. Marcelo oversees the operaton of SP eCommerce that enables global brands to enter Asia Pacific via an end-to-end eCommerce offering that includes a best-in-class technology platform, digital marketing services and customer care support combined with an extensive fulfillment and logistics network of 50 distribution centers in the region.

Prior to joining Singapore Post, Marcelo was Head of eCommerce at RS Components Asia Pacific where he was responsible for growing the business to more than USD100m annually.

Marcelo started his career as a senior eCommerce consultant at KPMG Consulting and he was an early eCommerce pioneer when he helped establish sonystyle.com, mini.com, bmw.com and one of Europe’s first online shopping platforms together with Deutsche Post in 1997.

He graduated from Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany and with an MA in business administration and completed the executive education program at Stanford University.

Siew Yim Cheng
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

JTC Corporation

Ms Siew Yim Cheng is the Chief Information Officer of Singapore’s JTC Corporation (JTC) and has been with JTC since 2011. She holds direct responsibility for the IT and information needs of JTC, its subsidiaries and JTC’s customers. She oversees a diverse portfolio of systems and technologies which cover, not only JTC’s corporate and business systems, but also the infocomm needs of JTC’s multiple industrial estates. She leads the IT group in exploring new and innovative technologies for the development, management, and sustainability of industrial estates.

Prior to joining JTC Corporation, Yim Cheng was Senior Director of the Enterprise and Partner Group in Microsoft Singapore. She has a proven track record in both public and private sectors, with more than 11 years in Microsoft and prior to that, 11 years in the then National Computer Board. She has taken on a diverse range of roles, from software research and development to business development, sales and marketing for Singapore and the Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan markets.

Yim Cheng holds a B.Eng EEE (First Class Hons) from the National University of Singapore.

Brandon Phuan
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

ASM

Brandon is serving as Chief Information Officer, overseeing ASM’s Global Information Technology function. ASM (www.asm.com) is a pioneer in technologies used in wafer processing by semiconductor manufacturers. ASM’s Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology enables thin films one atom deep to be deposited on silicon wafers to create semiconductors the size of a thumbnail. Brandon is responsible from transforming the Global IT function into a trusted partner.

Brandon joined ASM from Rolls-Royce, where he serve as the Global IT Director of Marine business, overall responsible for IT that supported 7000 Marine employees worldwide in 90+ locations. In addition to the business IT role, he assumed Group IT responsibility for Asia region, supporting another 1000+ employees of Aerospace and Energy business sector.

Previously, he served as IT Director, Asia Pacific at Honeywell Inc. He also held positions at companies like Mercury Interactive, Siebel Systems, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Parkway Group Healthcare.

Aside from his day job, he holds appointment on the Steering Committee of a not-for-profit society, Ideation Edge Asia and advisory board of 3D-printer startup in Singapore.

Brandon obtained his Bachelor Degree (HON) in Computer Engineering from The University of Queensland.

Richard Jones
Founder & CEO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

The C-Suite Advisory Pte. Ltd.

Richard is a seasoned industry veteran with over three decades of global IT experience. Having held senior technical and business leadership positions, in both the Vendor and Client space, Richard brings a pragmatic and balanced understanding of IT to business.

Having worked for such Blue Chip organizations such as American Express, IBM, Deutsche Telkom and Jones Lang LaSalle, Richard prides himself with the ability of understanding the value that IT brings to the business and its capability in supporting business growth and to the importance for IT to be constantly innovating.

Having worked both operationally and strategically, he has successfully implemented a no. of game changing applications for both his employers and clients and is today looking at how to successfully integrate the next generation of technology into the business to enable business growth.

Ramesh Narayanaswamy
Group Chief Information & Operations Officer

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

CIMB, Malaysia

Ramesh Narayanaswamy is currently the Group Chief Information & Operations officer for CIMB where he is responsible for IT and Operations advancement strategy and execution for the group.

Ramesh Joined CIMB from Singapore Post where he was the Chief Information Officer responsible for technology strategy and execution for all lines of Group Singapore Post. Ramesh is a seasoned technology expert in strategizing, building and supporting systems to create superior value for businesses. Ramesh has executed number of projects which has transformed businesses through technology and he is very passionate about innovation in delivery models. Along with the technology expertise, Ramesh also spends a significant time in creating next generation leaders which helps in sustaining the transformation of businesses.

Ramesh holds a bachelor in Engineering and Masters in Science from India’s prestigious BITS Pilani and MBA in Strategy from Nanyang Business School.

Kwong Yuk Wah
CIO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

National Trades Union Congress

Dr. Kwong Yuk Wah is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of National Trades Union Congress, and is responsible for the cost-effective IT service management and delivery. She is also an Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Systems, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. She has a proven track record in conceptualising and managing large-scale projects involving multiple stakeholders, IT strategy development, business process streamlining, e-Government, business process outsourcing (BPO), IT Outsourcing, back office IT consolidation, formulation of policy position and implementation framework. She has been known for pioneering the exploitation of new technologies and spearheading new innovative IT projects.

She received her Doctor of Business Administration degree (2008) from University of Newcastle, Australia. Her dissertation is e-Government strategies.

Yeo Teck Guan
Group CIO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

Singapore Pools

Mr Yeo Teck Guan is the Group Chief Information Officer of Singapore Pools, a subsidiary of the Singapore Totalisator Board. Singapore Pools was incorporated by the Singapore Government to provide a legal avenue for betting. Operation surpluses from Singapore Pools are channeled towards worthy causes that serve the needs of the community. In this capacity, Mr. Yeo is overall responsible for IT strategy and operations for Tote Board, Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club. The scope of work includes in-house developed and (very specialized) third-party applications, computers, peripherals, networks, and specialized terminals at over 300 retailers/branches locations.

Previously, Mr. Yeo was the Regional CIO for Asia Pacific in Goodyear, taking charge of IT strategies and operations in Asia Pacific region, covering 13 countries.

Prior to the period at Goodyear, Mr. Yeo was the Country Manager of Ness Technology (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. In this role, he was leading the setting up, operations and businesses of Ness Technology in China to provide both new and existing customers with enterprise solutions, IT services and management consulting services.

Being a business mindset oriented IT professional, Mr. Yeo has a passion for bringing innovation to businesses and developing business / IT alignment initiatives to company.

Christopher Lim
Deputy CEO

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

Raiffeisen Bank International

Mr Christopher Lim is the Deputy General Manager and Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Raiffeisen Bank International AG Singapore Branch, an offshore licensed bank with its head office in Austria. Raiffeisen Bank International AG is a leading corporate and investment bank in Central and Eastern Europe and employs around 54,500 employees worldwide. He is overall responsible for Operations and Information Technology Services in the Singapore branch and oversees Operations/IT strategic planning, operation management and service delivery. Christopher has more than 25 years of experience as an Information Technology professional within the Banking Industry.

Prior to joining Raiffeisen Bank, he has held key management positions both at a regional and local level responsible for Information Technology and Operations in various financial institutions. He has been instrumental in setting up IT operations in a number of organisations that he has worked for and was involved in the implementation of IT initiatives in bringing innovation to the business.

Christopher has also vast experience and knowledge in the area of Business Continuity. He is currently an Executive Committee member of the Business Continuity Group in Singapore Computer Society. He has assisted companies to setup business continuity programs by providing consultancy advice in his personal capacity.

Christopher has a Master in Business Information Technology from RMIT University.

Janet Chew
Asia Pacific IT Regional Director

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

GSK

Janet Chew is the Asia Pacific IT Regional Director for Glaxosmithkline (GSK), where she is responsible for business partnering, strategic IT investments and overall IT leadership for the region. As the business IT leader for one of GSK’s fastest growing regions for Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare, Janet represents the Voice of the Customer and makes global IT strategies real for the Asia Pacific business. A strong advocate for business and IT alignment and transformational change, Janet collaborates closely with her functional and commercial business partners to enable a new multi-channel business model as well as the successful delivery of major global SAP and Workday platforms for the region.

Prior to GSK, Janet worked at HP for 14 years. She was the IT Director, Asia Pacific, for the HP Services business. In this role, she led the regional IT team through the HP/Compaq merger, simplified the IT systems landscape and set up a regional IT service organization with teams in Singapore, Japan, Australia, China and India.

Teh Kor Lak
Transformation Leader

CIOHONOUR 2014 – 16

AIA Singapore

K L Teh is currently leading the business transformation office at AIA Singapore. Prior to the current role, he was the Chief Information Officer at Great Eastern Life Assurance, Singapore for over 6 years. Great Eastern Life is the leading life insurance company in Singapore and Malaysia.

He has many years of experience as IT Head in several industries including payments and healthcare. Besides end user organizations, K L has many years of experience in vendor companies, including 11 years in IBM, where he started his career. He subsequently took on the role of COO in a IT services company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. As executive director, he was also on the board of a joint venture company with DBS, which developed and operated an online direct debit payment services supported by several banks.

K L built his experience in the payment industry beginning with technical product management and chip card products regional implementation in Asia Pacific countries.

K L graduated from University of Manchester in UK, with first class honours in Aeronautical engineering. He also has a MBA from the University of Strathclyde.

Andy Koh
CISO, Asia

CISOHONOUR 2017

HERMÈS

Andy Koh is Chief Information Security Officer for Hermès Asia, a leading global luxury retail company. Andy is also the Data Protection Officer (DPO), who overseas data protection responsibilities within Hermès Asia & ensures compliance with the PDPA.

He has more than 18 years of experience managing all aspects of information security; his experience is supported by various technical certifications from professional bodies of CISSP, CEH & CHFI.

Andy holds a Master in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Tin Aung Win
Head of Information Security,

CISOHONOUR 2017

School of Information Technology

Tin Aung Win is Information Security Manager with School of Information Technology, Nanyang Polytechnic. He has developed various cyber security courses & curriculum for full time and professional programme offered by NYP since 2003. Aung Tin also taught professional courses in Information/IT security and software quality for organisations including DSTA, STEE, CSIT & MINDEF.

He had more than 25 years of IT industry experience and worked in various portfolios & many countries, specialises in information security, software quality control and assurance and parallel & super-computing.

Mr. Tin had a double Master degree in Computer Science/Information Science and certified with CISSP and CISA. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, Information Systems Auditors Association (ISACA), SCS and AISP.

Clemence TAN
CISO, Asia

CISOHONOUR 2017

AVIVA

Clemence is the Head of IT Security and Risk (CISO) for Aviva Asia, leading both the Cyber Security and IT Risk & Control teams. He is responsible for delivering the Cyber Security Transformation Programme, as well as the Integrated Assurance and Control Testing for Asia to manage IT and security risks.

Clemence has more than 17 years of IT, security, risk, audit and regulatory experience. He has been with Aviva for nearly 6 years.

Clemence started his career in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and has worked in e-Cop (now known as Quann) and Citibank before joining Aviva.

Clemence is a computer science graduate from the National University of Singapore, and holds a Master of Science in computer networks from the University of Essex, UK. He is a CISSP and CISA.

Viktor Pozgay
CISO, Asia Pacific

CISOHONOUR 2017

Avaloq

Viktor Pozgay is responsible for strategic leadership of Avaloq’s Cyber security programme in Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Avaloq, Viktor led the Information Risk & Security Delivery Management for HP’s Enterprise Services, across its Asia Pacific & Japan region with responsibility for security services relationships with clients and ensuring delivery excellence across Enterprise Security Services.

He has 15 years of experience in information risk, security & service management in a global setting across multiple industries.

Viktor holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications from Slovak University of Technology.

Paul Lek
CISO

CISOHONOUR 2017

MSD

Paul serves as Director, Information Risk Management and Security, Asia Pacific for Merck & Co., Inc, (MSD) a global healthcare company. Most recently, he is also appointed as the Chief of Staff for Global Innovation Hub Singapore for supporting the Hub Leader as key strategist for executing strategic objectives.

He leads the regional team in Singapore to safeguard the confidential information, assets and intellectual property of the Company, and as a key member of a global team reporting to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

His portfolio includes leading team to support activities in the area of Governance Risk Regulatory Compliance (GRRC), Identity Access Management (IAM), Data & System Protection (D&SP), and Response & Recover (DR&R). He is also the Data Protection Officer for MSD entities in Singapore.

Paul was awarded the 2016 ASEAN CSO Honoree from International Data Group (IDG). He has served as Board of Director in ISACA Singapore Chapter and Co-Chair KnowledgeNet for International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in Singapore from 2014-2016.

Winston Chew
CISO

CISOHONOUR 2017

GlaxoSmithKline

Director, Business Information Security Officer, GlaxoSmithKline

Winston Chew is a Director, Business Information Security Officer at GlaxoSmithKline. He has over 20+ years’ experience serving in various key global/regional roles in technology risk management and information security management within large global financial organisations including Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank.

He is CISM, CRISC and CISSP certified, holds a Master’s degree (Management of Technology) from the National University of Singapore – Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University – School of Applied Science.

Harshal Mehta
CISO - APAC & EMEA

CISOHONOUR 2017

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Harshal is a seasoned information security professional with more than a decade of experience spread across Risk Management, Security Governance, Compliance Management, Payment Security and Security Office. He has held various consulting and leadership roles across the globe delivering high value security consulting projects. Harshal is currently Regional Information Security Officer at Carlson Wagonlit for APAC & EMEA Region, where he is responsible for regional information security initiatives interfacing with business and stakeholders for aligning security with the business objectives and delivering a sustainable and secure environment. Before Carlson, he held consulting roles in KPMG, Verizon and Wipro Consulting Services.

Harshal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with specialisation in Information Security along with various information security credentials like CISSP, CISA and CISM.

Colin Leong
CISO

CISOHONOUR 2017

Bank of Singapore

Mr. Colin Leong is the Director of Risk & Control (Technology) at the Bank of Singapore. Prior to this, Colin worked for Neptune Orient Lines, as Director, IT Security from 2014 to 2017, and Director, IT Audit from 2011 to 2014.

Between 1998 up to 2011, Colin worked in various IT Audit roles starting at Ernest & Young, OCBC Bank and then Standard Chartered Bank.

Colin graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) and obtain a Master of Commerce (Information Systems), both from the University of Queensland, Australia.