Devid RajahPlenary Paper 1
Privacy vs Public’s Need to Know – The Mainstream Media Experience

Devid Rajah
Chief News Editor, The Star

He is the Chief News Editor at The Star, a post he has held for the last three years. He manages the operations and administration of the news desk, which is the largest section of The Star. He started as a stringer in 1986, and then moved on to be a journalist, correspondent, bureau chief for Malacca, Klang and Putrajaya. He is known for his outstanding coverage of the Bright Sparklers Fireworks tragedy in 1991, Maika scandal in 1992, unveiling of Mona Fendey’s murders in 1993, Highland Towers disaster in 1993.

He spent two weeks in Sri Lanka after the tsunami in 2004 reporting on the effects and aid distribution. In 2010, he was made a fellow of Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) where he pursued a programme on post-tsunami reportage. He contributed the article titled “Fighting to Keep Their Land” for the book “Lessons on Tsunami” published by SEAPA.

Shankar GarigiparthyPlenary Paper 2
Data Protection Requirements in Malaysia and Singapore

Shankar Garigiparthy
Regional Compliance Manager, Lloyd’s of London (Asia) Pte Ltd

Shankar holds an MBA from the University of Hull (UK) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Madras Christian College (India). He is also a Professional Member of the International Compliance Association, having completed the International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering and a Member of the Institute of Risk Management, having completed his Certificate in Risk Management. He brings with him more than 21 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

From 2005 to 2010, Shankar was the Director of Insurance Supervision at the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority where he set up the regulatory framework for insurance companies. He was responsible for drafting the Prudential Insurance Rulebook, Conduct of Business Rulebook and setting out the criteria for authorising insurance companies in the QFC. He was also a member of the IFSB Working Group, which was responsible for drafting the Corporate Governance Standards for Takaful Operations.

Shankar worked with Lloyd’s in London as a Senior Regulatory Officer in the Authorisations Department from 1998 to 2005 and was promoted to Manager of Capital Relationships; managing trade investor relationships on behalf of Lloyd’s. Prior to this, he was employed as a Portfolio Manager with Barclays Stockbrokers in Peterborough (1993 – 1998), where he was responsible for managing a €50 million investment portfolio, managed on a discretionary basis.

Ranjit SinghPlenary Paper 3
Risk and Complexity in 21st Century Organizations

Ranjit Singh
Managing Director, Columbus Advisory Sdn Bhd

Ranjit Singh is the Managing Director of Columbus Advisory Sdn Bhd and the immediate Past President and Governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia. He was a partner of one of the “big four” international accounting firms, where he pioneered risk management, internal audit and forensic accounting, practices. Ranjit holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Australian CPA and an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Ranjit has spoken at various conferences. He has completed risk management, governance and internal audit projects at more than 100 companies involved in various industries. Ranjit has a truly international perspective as he has led assignments in more than 30 countries.

Vanitha NadarajParallel Session 1a
The 5W+H on Sharing Information in Social Media and Ways to Minimise Risk

Vanitha Nadaraj
Country Editor, The Establishment Post

Vanitha has over 27 years of working experience primarily in communications. She is currently the country editor for The Establishment Post, a portal on policies and governance in Southeast Asia. She was a sub-editor and reporter for The Star and the Malaysian correspondent for Jakarta-based radio station KBR68H. She was a senior manager for Tesco Stores, handling both internal and external communications, and also a PR consultant. She has also organised and conducted training in youth camps in Southeast Asia and post-Soviet countries for non-governmental organisations. To date, she has trained almost 800 people in journalism, corporate communications, media strategies, and crisis communications. She completed her MA in journalism at Ateneo de Manila University as a fellow of the German-based Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and has worked as communications lecturer in two private colleges in Petaling Jaya

Amin AshaariParallel Session 1b
Engage Warp Speed”: Applying PR Best Practices in Managing Social Media Risks and Rewards

Amin Ashaari
Social Media Manager, Telekom Malaysia

Amin has over 16 years of social media, communications and branding experience serving some of the top companies in Malaysia. He is a passionate social media advocate and practitioner with a very comprehensive understanding of the intricacies and potential of social media. Amin has a wealth of knowledge in the strategic planning and implementation of social media for brands, he currently manages the group social media implementation strategy and policy at TM. In his free time, Amin creates content for www.SoyaCincau.com, the most prominent and influential mobile tech site in Malaysia, a site which he is also a co-founder of.

Neil MeikleParallel Session 1c
The Risks and Threats of Social Media

Neil Meikle
Associate Director, PwC Consulting Services (M) Sdn Bhd

Neil Meikle leads PwC’s Forensic Technology team and Data Analytics group in Kuala Lumpur. He transferred from PwC’s forensic practice in London, where he specialised in advanced data analytics, computer forensics and e-Discovery.

He has over 11 years of experience in IT consultancy, focusing particularly on the use of data analytics to identify fraud and to improve decision-making by businesses and government bodies. He has managed e-Disclosure matters with claims valued at billions of pounds, and led a data analytics team in an investigation of anomalous loan transactions in a multi-billion dollar case.

Neil speaks regularly at conferences in Malaysia on both data analytics and computer forensics.

Shaun StandfieldParallel Session 2a
Social Media’s Contribution To Big Data – Protecting Your Personal Brand

Shaun Standfield
Chief Underwriting Officer – Asia, QBE Insurance Asia Pacific

This role is responsible for all Distribution, Underwriting and Country operations throughout Asia. QBE has operations in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and a representative office in China.

My immediate past role was General Manager, Australian Intermediaries. This role entailed leading and managing the team responsible for distribution, underwriting and servicing of QBE products to a national distribution network of more than 800 intermediaries.

I have been with QBE for 13 years and previous to my current role, I have had roles in relationship management, regional manager responsibilities, claims and national operations.

Qualifications:
MBA. Bachelor of Business, Post Grad in Mgt, Adv. Diploma Financial Services, Grad Diploma, Institute of Company Directors, Snr Assoc. Insurance Institute.

Ronak ShahParallel Session 2b
Social Media : Risk and Reward

Ronak Shah
Regional Director, Professional and Executive Risks, Asia, JLT Specialty Asia Pte Ltd

Ronak has been with JLT since March 2013, with more than 13 years of insurance experience and is responsible for the development, advisory, marketing and placement of all financial lines (ProEx) risk solutions in ASEAN and the rest of South Asia. This would include Directors & Officers Liability, Professional Indemnity, Commercial Crime, Prospectus Liability, Multimedia Liability,etc., etc.

Ronak was Vice President of Direct and Facultative Insurance, Asia Pacific at Allied World Assurance Company (AWAC). He was responsible for all direct and facultative insurance business and was responsible for the business development across South and South East Asia for AWAC.

Prior to joining AWAC, Ronak spend 5 years as the Deputy Head of the Financial Lines (FINEX) Asian Practice as well as the Practice Leader of the M&A Practice at Willis. He was responsible for driving the risk solutions for Fund Managers and various Financial Institutions across Asia. He has written papers on financial terrorism amongst others and is an active speaker at seminars and has conducted courses for various organizations.

Damian LynchParallel Session 2c
Security & Privacy Protection and What It Covers and Typically Paid Losses

Damian Lynch
Zurich Global Corporate Regional Office

Damian Lynch studied at the University of Queensland where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours. He then worked as a solicitor for three years in Brisbane at the law firm Clayton Utz in the insurance litigation area. Following that he spent four years working as in house legal counsel at two investment banks based in London (West Merchant Bank and Lazard Brothers before returning to Australia in 1996 to commence his career in insurance underwriting. He started with Chubb Sydney in their Department of Financial Institutions and stayed there for thirteen years, by which time he was the Asia Pacific Head of Financial Institutions business. In 2009 he moved to Zurich Sydney and in 2012 moved to Singapore with Zurich, where his current role includes responsibility for Financial Institutions and Directors and Officers business throughout Asia Pacific.

Jeremiah R. GurusamyPlenary Paper 4
The Impact of the New Personal Data Protection Act on Privacy Violation

Jeremiah R. Gurusamy
Partner, Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah, Advocates & Solicitors

Jeremiah was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1999 and holds a LL.B (Hons) Degree from the University of London, a Certificate in Legal Practice (C.L.P.) from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia and a Masters of Law (LL.M) from the University of Malaya.

He is also a certified panel Mediator of the Malaysian Mediation Centre of the Bar Council and serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee. He is a founding partner of ADJ – Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah, a corporate boutique firm. An active member, he currently sits on the Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Professional Standards and Development Committee. Jeremiah comes with a wealth of experience having worked in the corporate sector since 1997 prior to entering active legal practice. Prior to being admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor, he was attached to the legal documentation unit of the corporate banking arm of one of the leading banking groups in Malaysia. He started his legal career in 1999 with a large Kuala Lumpur base law firm. Over the years, Jeremiah has acted for a wide range of clients from various industries and has extensive experience in corporate banking, project financing, corporate and commercial matters, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, trust and estate planning, private mutual funds, employment law, anti-trust and competition matters and personal data protection laws. Jeremiah regularly delivers talks to the Malaysian Bar, KL Bar and to the Corporate Sector on a variety of topics. He is also a guest lecturer to several private colleges and public universities.

Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato Dr. Lau Ban TinPlenary Paper 5
Managing Social Media Risk and Privacy Violations by Towkay Approach

Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Lau Ban Tin
PSM, DSSA, JP, CA(M), FTII, FCMA, FAIA, MBA, DBA (SCU)

Y. Bhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Lau Ban Tin, is a Chartered Accountant and a Consultant Economist by profession. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of International Accountants, UK. Tan Sri Lau obtained his MBA and Doctorate in Economics (DBA) from the Southern Cross University, Australia. He is a member of the World Presidents Organization, the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI Malaysian Chapter), Malaysian Economic Association and an adviser to the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries. He was the former Vice-President of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance. Tan Sri Lau started his career as a Project Analyst with Newacres Sdn Bhd (a member of Metroplex Bhd) and was also a Management Accounting lecturer in Segi University College. At present, Tan Sri Lau is an independent non-executive director of B.I.G. industries Bhd, also a partner in Bantin & Associates, a Chartered Accountants firm.

Chew Kherk YingPlenary Paper 6
Managing Employee Risks Arising from Social Media and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for Insurers and Underwriters

Chew Kherk Ying
Partner, Wong & Partners

Chew Kherk Ying heads the Intellectual Property (IP) and Dispute Resolution practice groups in Wong & Partners, handling a wide range of IP matters with regard to copyright, patent, trade and service marks, registered designs, trade secrets and confidential information. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Kherk Ying is ranked in the first tier of practitioners in IP by Chambers Asia and Asia Pacific Legal 500. Kherk Ying was named among Asia’s “50 IP Litigators You Should Know” by Asia IP, 2013. According to World Trademark Review 1000, 2014, Kherk Ying is “well known for her top-class disputes know-how” and “is regularly called on by both peers and clients for counsel on complex matters”.

Kherk Ying has conducted comprehensive compliance exercises for multinational corporations for the recently enforced Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) in Malaysia. She speaks regularly at seminars and conferences on issues related to social media, data privacy, e-commerce, and pharmaceutical law, and has contributed articles on copyright and information technology.

Kherk Ying received her legal education at the National University of Singapore and holds a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) from University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). She is the principal author of the CCH published “Intellectual Property Laws of Malaysia” and a Past President of the Licensing Executives Society Malaysia.

Abdul Halim JantanPlenary Paper 7
Social Media: The Emergence of the New Liability Networks

Abdul Halim Jantan
CEO, Sterling Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd

Abdul Halim Jantan has extensive experience in the insurance industry. For the last 35 years, he has been serving several insurance companies holding various portfolios, with his last position as the Chief Executive Officer of AMI Insurans Berhad.

During his tenure of employment, he has been involved in the underwriting of all classes of insurance for various industries with involvement of international insurance and reinsurance market. Halim has also been involved in a number of conceptual developments and negotiation of privatized projects locally and internationally. Halim who is the Director and Chief Executive Officer had successfully incorporated Sterling Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd, an insurance and risks advisory services.

Panel Discussion

Abdul Halim JantanModerator

Abdul Halim Jantan
CEO, Sterling Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd

Abdul Halim Jantan has extensive experience in the insurance industry. For the last 35 years, he has been serving several insurance companies holding various portfolios, with his last position as the Chief Executive Officer of AMI Insurans Berhad.

During his tenure of employment, he has been involved in the underwriting of all classes of insurance for various industries with involvement of international insurance and reinsurance market. Halim has also been involved in a number of conceptual developments and negotiation of privatized projects locally and internationally. Halim who is the Director and Chief Executive Officer had successfully incorporated Sterling Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd, an insurance and risks advisory services.

Chew Kherk YingPanelist

Chew Kherk Ying
Partner, Wong & Partners

Chew Kherk Ying heads the Intellectual Property (IP) and Dispute Resolution practice groups in Wong & Partners, handling a wide range of IP matters with regard to copyright, patent, trade and service marks, registered designs, trade secrets and confidential information. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Kherk Ying is ranked in the first tier of practitioners in IP by Chambers Asia and Asia Pacific Legal 500. Kherk Ying was named among Asia’s “50 IP Litigators You Should Know” by Asia IP, 2013. According to World Trademark Review 1000, 2014, Kherk Ying is “well known for her top-class disputes know-how” and “is regularly called on by both peers and clients for counsel on complex matters”.

Kherk Ying has conducted comprehensive compliance exercises for multinational corporations for the recently enforced Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) in Malaysia. She speaks regularly at seminars and conferences on issues related to social media, data privacy, e-commerce, and pharmaceutical law, and has contributed articles on copyright and information technology.

Kherk Ying received her legal education at the National University of Singapore and holds a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) from University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). She is the principal author of the CCH published “Intellectual Property Laws of Malaysia” and a Past President of the Licensing Executives Society Malaysia.

Neil MeiklePanelist

Neil Meikle
Associate Director, PwC Consulting Services (M) Sdn Bhd

Neil Meikle leads PwC’s Forensic Technology team and Data Analytics group in Kuala Lumpur. He transferred from PwC’s forensic practice in London, where he specialised in advanced data analytics, computer forensics and e-Discovery.

He has over 11 years of experience in IT consultancy, focusing particularly on the use of data analytics to identify fraud and to improve decision-making by businesses and government bodies. He has managed e-Disclosure matters with claims valued at billions of pounds, and led a data analytics team in an investigation of anomalous loan transactions in a multi-billion dollar case.

Neil speaks regularly at conferences in Malaysia on both data analytics and computer forensics.

Daniel JuneauPanelist

Daniel Juneau
Vice President, Regional Sales Manager – Asia Pacific

Mr. Daniel Juneau has been Vice President and Regional Sales Manager, Asia/Pacific at Factory Mutual Insurance Company since January 2014.

In this position, Daniel is responsible for leading a sales force dedicated to new business development including developing and implementing the strategic sales plan for FM Global’s Asia Pacific operations which includes Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia. Prior to this appointment, Daniel served as Sales Manager in Canada from 1999 to 2012. Before that role he served in a variety of sales-based management roles, including sales manager for the company’s Canada operations and account vice president for the company’s Toronto office. He joined FM Global in 1988 as a senior account executive in Montreal, Quebec. Daniel received a degree in Business Administration (Insurance) at College de Vieux Montreal, Canada and is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada.

Geetha KanagasingamPanelist

Geetha Kanagasingam
Vice President, Group Risk

Geetha Kanagasingam is the Vice President of Group Risk in Barclays Banks PLC. She joined Barclays in 2009 as the Regional Head of Group Insurance for Asia Pacific where she provides expert insurance and risk assessment advice across all business lines and corporate functions in Barclays ensuring compliance of the systems and processes employed in the diverse regions of Asia Pacific and the Middle East. In 2012, her role expanded to cover Barclays’ businesses in the Middle East comprising Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Pakistan where she continues to perform as the centre of excellence and knowledge for insurance risk advisory matters.

She is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK; a Certified Internal Auditor from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), New York, USA and also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from U21 Global School for Global Leaders in Singapore. She is also an Advisory member of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) and a founding member of PARIMA.

Geetha started her career in the tax advisory division of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) working her way up to become the Manager in the Risk Management Consultancy division focusing on the Banking and Insurance Industry. From here she joined Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) as the Principle Officer of the general insurance entity. She was also the Regional Head of Internal Audit for Asia Pacific of Group Audit in Cadbury PLC.

Conference Emcee

Stephen FernandoStephen Fernando

Stephen Fernando is a motivational speaker, emcee, stand up comedian and trainer in soft skills. He has spoken in various countries including Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and India. In 2004 at Reno, Nevada, USA, he was placed second in a World Speech contest and was a presenter in 2010 at an international gathering of speakers in Dessert Springs, California, USA. Stephe has been described as “naturally funny!”

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