Home  |  About Us  |  Upcoming Events







Email Us





Day 1


08.30 Registration & Morning Coffee  
09.00 Chairman’s Welcome & Ice Breaking Session
Koh Wee Kwang, Partner, CA Trust PAC


09.30 Upcoming Trends and Latest Standards Impacting ERM


  • Updates on cyber, AML, outsourcing risk and how they impact risk management

  • Examining latest standards - New COSO, IFRS updates and what these mean for ERM

  • Economic volatility, AEC, disruptive businesses: How are latest trends affecting ERM?

  • The future of ERM: What will be the outlook in the second half of 2017 and beyond?

Douglas Ure, Managing Director, Practice Leader, Marsh Risk Consulting



10.30 Morning Refreshments & Networking Break  





Redesigning ERM for Board and C-Suite – How Leading Companies Unlock the Strategic Value of Risk Management?


  • Case studies on how to make risk management a key strategic business partner in the organisation

  • Ensuring organisational alignment, strategic planning and objective setting in current ERM practices

  • How companies apply proven strategies and tools to transform the efficiency of ERM

  • Anticipating and adopting the risk management needs of key stakeholders at leading companies

  • Examples on how companies use ERM as a strategic tool beyond compliance

James Fong, Solution Leader, RSA Archer



12.00 Lunch & Networking Break  




13.30 Risk 2020: City Developments Limited's Perspective of Strategic Risks in 2020 and Beyond


  • How CDL forms its perspective on its strategic risk environment in 2020

  • Examine CDL’s mitigating strategies and key action plans now

  • Learn from CDL’s desired outcome against the strategic risks identified

  • How CDL assesses the impact to their corporate vision, mission and value

  • Lessons learnt and key takeaways from CDL’s priorities in 2017 and 2018

Kevin Kwok, Head, Enterprise Risk Management, City Developments Limited





14.30 Building an Effective Risk Culture: Principles and Practices in Banking


  • An example of how banks can establish the linkage between risk culture and organisational vision / strategy

  • Making risk culture "real" – Bringing organisational structure, people, processes and tools together in banking

  • Can risk culture be measured? – Insights from the banking industry

  • An example of how the banking industry can establish and maintain an effective risk culture
    - Setting the standard
    - Measuring what needs to be managed
    - Accountabilities, responsibilities and reinforcements

Foo Lee Hsia, Head of Operational Risk, International, Westpac Banking Corporation



15.30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break  




16.00 Facilitating Effective Risk Conversations: Best Practices from Risk Leaders



  • What are the do’s and don’ts in communicating the value of risk management?

  • How to align risk management with business objectives?

  • Gaining buy-in: How to get C-suite and non-risk colleagues to be more engaged?

  • What are some of the challenges in promoting risk awareness and how to overcome them?

  • How to embed risk ownership and build risk accountabilities in the organisation?

Francis Wan, Partner, PwC Singapore


Takao Minamiura,
Former Asia Governance, Risk, Compliance Leader, Procter & Gamble
Jeffrey Yeo,
Assistant Director (ERM), Officer of Corporate Governance, Nanyang Technological University

Glenn Daly, Group Head Risk Management, Sime Darby Berhad





17.00 Chairman’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings


17.10 End of Day One





Day 2


09.00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks & Interactive Charge-Up Session
Koh Wee Kwang, Partner, CA Trust PAC


09.30 Transforming ERM: BP's Strategy in Anticipating Emerging Threats and Opportunities


  • How BP identifies, anticipates and escalates emerging risks

  • How BP keeps abreast with emerging trends and updates in the market on a timely basis

  • Best practices in BP's assessment of the likelihood and impact of emerging risks

  • Examine BP's robust framework in managing emerging risks

  • Lessons learnt and pitfalls to avoid in BP's approach to emerging risk mitigation

Santosh Ambike, Head of Finance ME/Indonesia, A&P Transformation Manager, BP Plc



10.30 Morning Refreshments & Networking Break  




11.00 Hear from Leading Organisations With a Robust ERM – How Do They Do It?



  • What are the key elements of a robust and comprehensive ERM framework?

  • How to ensure that the ERM framework maintains its robustness in mitigating risks in an evolving landscape?

  • What are some out-of-the-box solutions to mitigate risk?

  • ERM for achieving business objectives – How to align risk to business performance?

  • What are the best practices and pitfalls to avoid in ensuring ERM excellence?

  • Reimagining risk management – What will the future of ERM look like?

Philip Chong, Executive Director, Deloitte


Jeanne Cheng,
Chief Risk Officer, Singapore Power
Jagdish Parihar,
Managing Director, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Olam Ltd
Santosh Ambike,
Head of Finance ME/Indonesia, A&P Transformation Manager, BP Plc





12.00 Lunch & Networking Break  





Olam’s Roadmap to ERM Success: A Practical Approach to Implementing ERM


  • Best practices in Olam’s planning, discussion, monitoring and recommendation of ERM processes

  • Success factors and pitfalls to avoid in implementing ERM at Olam

  • Setting up the right structure and function in forming Olam’s risk team

  • How Olam gains the collaboration of different functions in setting up ERM

  • Key challenges facing Olam in its ERM implementation and how it overcomes them

Jagdish Parihar, Managing Director, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Olam Ltd



14.30 Lendlease's Strategy in Increasing ERM Efficiency with Data Driven Insights – Tools, Processes, Reporting  
  • Real life examples on how analytics was used to predict, quantify and assess risks at Lendlease

  • How Lendlease brings large volumes of data together in a coherent manner and analyse them

  • Deductive vs. inductive analytics – Key characteristics, which to use?

  • Best practices from Lendlease in creating relevant and appropriate risk indicators

  • How Lendlease enhances qualitative assessments with quantitative information

  • Understanding the analytics output – How Lendlease uses data visualisation to provide meaningful insights

  • Live demo samples of how analytics was used at Lendlease in risk identification, assessment and more

Alistair Daly, Group Risk and Insurance Manager, Lendlease Corporation



15.30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break  




16.00 International SOS’ Risk-Based Cybersecurity – Strategies to Build Resilience and Enhance Defence


  • Find out how International SOS keeps up with technological advancements and the cyber threats it is exposed to

  • Examine how International SOS develops an effective IT risk management

  • How International SOS anticipates threats in the ecosystem for a strong cyber defence

  • Blocking attacks, responding to an attack, recovering good data: International SOS’ strategy

  • How International SOS collaborates with IT to integrate cyber risk management into the ERM framework

  • How International SOS ensures a strong response plan to tackle cyber attacks

Manoj Tewari, Director, Information Security, International SOS

17.00 Chairman’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings  
17.10 Close of Conference  


Day 3


WORKSHOP AGENDA: Evaluating the Effectiveness of ERM


Session 1: Best Practices from International Standards

This session reviews external sources – Standards, corporate governance models and frameworks to identify existing gaps in the current ERM programme

• Examine common risk management frameworks (eg COSO, ISO 31000, etc)
• Learning how to evolve the ERM programme using external frameworks, across multiple risk types and processes
• Understanding international risk standards and mapping the current framework against them
• Benchmark against best practices from international ERM frameworks and corporate governance models
• Utilising external sources to identify potential risks not yet experienced by the organisation

Case studies: Recent instances of governance failures and lapses in companies and lessons learnt from them


Session 2: Organisational Issues and Implementations

Examine ERM implementation trends, challenges and effectiveness in this session to learn the red flags to look out for and pitfalls to avoid

• Relationship between ERM, corporate governance, and regulation/compliance
• Integration of ERM across organisational structures and processes
• Role of compensation/incentives in risk taking, and risk-adjusted performance management (including typing KPIs to key risk indicators)
• Dealing with banana skins, blind spots and black swans
• Red flags to be vigilant of when examining ERM practices across industries*

Case studies: Real life examples of ERM implementation failures and key takeaways from them

*Examples will reflect prominent industries based on the delegates’ profiles


Session 3: Setting Up Assessment Measures and Parameters

How to adopt an objective risk scoring methodology that reflects critical risk factors and drives focus to existing risk gaps?

• Identifying strategic initiatives critical to achieving organisational objectives
• Mapping risks to strategy and identifying metrics as key risk indicators
• Developing KRIs as leading indicators to root causes in real life examples of risk events
• Examples of metrics to provide insights on potential risks impacting the achievement of organisational objectives
• Best practices in risk and control self-assessment techniques used by leading companies

Exercise: Develop key risk indicators in evaluating the effectiveness of the current ERM framework


Session 4: Managing the Game of Change – Implementing Process Improvements

Considering best practise standards, implementation challenges and assessment parameters, learn how ERM practices can be improved by overcoming gaps and implementing key concepts.

• Gain insights on what are some maturity models used to evaluate the ERM practice
• Post assessment: Using evaluation results to improve ERM processes
• Systems thinking considerations – Inter-relationships, incorporating the holistic view and unintended consequences
• Final integration and review of key concepts
• Examine case studies on the “Divide and Conquer” strategy

Exercise: Recap with a Fun Quiz Game Show - “Who Wants to be a Risk Management Genius?”


Workshop Leader

Sarjit Singh,
Executive Chairman, Ardent Associates LLP

Sarjit leads the Risk and Governance practice at Ardent. He is also the firm’s Engagement Quality Control Review partner.

Sarjit has over 24 years of multinational experience including 16 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he led the audit and advisory engagements of various multinationals, public listed companies, government-linked companies and financial institutions in Singapore, Australia and USA. He has worked on several initial public offerings in Singapore, and mergers and acquisitions due diligence at PwC.

He has a deep technical knowledge in Singapore Financial Reporting Standards, SGX listing requirements and IPOs, IFRS, Risk-Based-Capital framework, MAS regulations, SOX compliance, corporate finance, corporate governance, enterprise risk and capital management, internal audit and regulatory advice.


The programme may be subject to change. Pacific Conferences reserves the right to make any amendments that it deems to be in the interest of the event without any notice.

To register, click here

Copyright © 2017 Pacific Conferences Pte Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.