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Vice President & Chief Internal Audit,
Douglas has over 25 years’ experience in finance, accounting, audit and risk management, governance and compliance, across the U.S., Asia and Europe. He is the Chief Internal Auditor for Sands China Ltd., a multi-billion Hang Seng index constituent, where he currently leads the internal audit function with a 30-member strong team of qualified professionals.
Prior to Sands China, he was the Global Head of Audit & Risk Management for the Hongkong Shanghai Hotels Limited, the Hong Kong stock exchange listed owner and operator of the iconic Peninsula Hotels, where he was responsible for Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance related matters for the group. Prior to that, he led the Enterprise Performance Management & Governance Risk & Compliance business for the global software giant, SAP, in North Asia, covering China, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea.
Before returning from the U.S., he was Global Finance Director of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music publisher, responsible for global finance operations in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London and Amsterdam. Prior to that, he was Controller of Shared Services for the Universal Studios Group worldwide head quarter in Los Angeles, CA. After his tenure in Universal, he joined a US$20B financial institution as head of Operational Risk Management, leading implementation of Basel II and companywide policies and procedures.
He was qualified with Ernst & Young, Canada, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, an international affiliate of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Risk Management Association and the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He is a frequent speaker and publisher of professional journals and conferences in Asia and the U.S.