Allan is Group Editor-in-Chief for Cxociety and oversees the editorial team for FutureCIO, FutureIoT, and FutureCFO. He is responsible for developing and launching Asia’s first dedicated IoT publication, and also supports content marketing engagements for Cxociety clients as well as moderates and speaks at events. He has more than 36 years of experience across a broad spectrum of business and operational disciplines, including sales, marketing, public relations, industry analyst relations, and software design and programming.
Helen Ahlstedt CFO Allegis APAC and a CIMA member Hong Kong
Managing Director, APAC
Association for Financial Professionals
The CFO Centre Singapore
Jeremy has over 35 years’ experience in senior Finance roles and General Management based in Europe, USA and most recently Asia. His career has been mainly in the Chemicals and Mining sectors. He was the CFO/COO for the Asia Pacific region of W. R. Grace Construction Products responsible for setting the business strategy, FP&A and M&A activities.
As a General Manager his focus on growth strategies enabled businesses under his management to consistently beat market growth in Asia and North America. He also launched a successful green field business in Germany. Often asked to act as the general manager of troubled operations Jeremy has taken loss making businesses to profitability in the USA, China, Korea and Japan.
More recently Jeremy has focused on entrepreneurial and SME businesses. He has helped businesses in diverse industries including Dentistry and Computer Animation. He supports SME owners with revenue and profit enhancement programs and strategic development. Jeremy is a Principal at the CFO Centre Singapore and runs his own consulting business.
Jeremy has a weekly show Practical Solutions to Difficult problems on IBGR.network during which he covers topics of interest to entrepreneurs and SMEs.”
Maria Kathrina S. Macaisa-Pena
SGV & Co./ EY Philippines
Coach Mentor & Entrepreneur
Ex President and Group CFO
(Judge for SAP Transformation Awards)
Director – ASEAN ANZ
Pulkit Abrol is the Director for ASEAN and Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region at ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants.
Based in Singapore, Pulkit leads the regional development agenda, leading teams in advocating ACCA’s work and value to the profession in upholding the very highest standards through thought leadership, professional insights, continuous learning and ethics.
Across his career, he has had a diverse leadership career spanning finance education (ACCA), consumer goods (Diageo, ITC limited), Advertising & Design (Open D Group) and Telecom (Reliance communications) in Asia, Europe, Middle East, India and China.
Pulkit is passionate about organisation diversity, economic empowerment, sustainability, inclusion and business value creation.
SVP / Head of Global Commercial Finance
(Judge for SAP Transformation Awards)
Richard McLean joined SAP in 2008 as the Chief Financial Officer for Australia and New Zealand and was appointed as Regional Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) in 2015. In this position, Richard oversaw all key field and regional HQ finance & administration functions, with responsibility for all countries in APJ, supporting annual revenue of €3.5 billion with more than 22,000 employees serving over 44,000 customers.
In July 2021, following the most recent phase of finance transformation at SAP, Richard was promoted to lead the newly formed Global Commercial Finance (GCF) organization. GCF consists of local, regional, and global commercial finance teams delivering world-class commercial finance services, partnering with the Customer Success organization in the execution of SAP’s growth strategy. Richard is a member of the SAP Global Finance Leadership Team.
Richard has over twenty-five years of experience in senior finance roles with leading global companies across a range of industries including Financial Services, Investment Banking, Automotive and IT. He spent the first twelve years of his career in the UK, before relocating to Sydney, Australia in 2003, where he transitioned to the ANZ IT sector, initially with PeopleSoft, and then Microsoft, before joining SAP in 2008.
Over the years, Richard has consistently demonstrated excellent leadership qualities, building and managing highperforming, customer centric, diverse finance teams that are well-integrated and greatly respected by the local business.
Richard is also recognized as a transformation agent and a driver of organizational development and change across the business. He has been an influential leader of global finance transformation within over the past 12 years, is currently an executive sponsor of the Global Digital Finance Transformation program, and is also the executive sponsor of the Business Women’s Network employee action group for APJ.
Richard is originally from Northern Ireland, and now lives in Singapore with his family. He is married to Judy and has five wonderful children. A firm believer in work-life balance, Richard enjoys travelling, music, fine food and wine experiences, and is also a keen sports enthusiast.
S K Consulting
Sandeep Kumar is a management, strategy and finance professional with 29+ years of experience in corporates and consulting, including leadership roles in management, strategy, treasury, GRC – (governance, risk and controls), corporate finance, financial planning & analysis and controllership. 20+ years of experience in CFO domain.
Sandeep has exposure with different corporate structures including start-up, listed companies, holding companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, stand-alones, conglomerates, MNCs as well as wide international experience through working and training in many countries including the USA, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Bangladesh and more. He is currently working as Chief Consultant for S K Consulting, Mumbai.
Deloitte Thailand and Laos
Woranat Dumrongsiri is the Country CFO for Deloitte Thailand and Deloitte Laos, a strategic partner to the CEO and senior management team. Her responsibilities include leading the finance transformation. She is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, managing all the finance activities of a company, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting, risk and governance as well as negotiations.