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9/3/2014 to 9/4/2014
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Asia Institute

2014 Asia Institute


Please join your colleagues at the WomenCorporateDirectors 2014 Asia Institute, September 3 - 4, 2014.

Location:Dates: September 3
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799
Phone: +(65) 6337-8888

Cocktail and Dinner Event

Location:Dates: September 4
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799
Phone: +(65) 6337-8888

Asia Institute Event



Wednesday, September
September 3, 2014
 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Cocktail Reception

 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

WCD Roundtable Dinner Event

September 4, 2014
  7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Registration, greetings, and networking

  8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Opening of the Asia Institute 

  8:10 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Panel 1: Cross-Border Opportunities/Challenges Including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Other Trade Pacts

  9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


  9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

"A Conversation With Magnus Bocker"

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

IFC Discussion of Development Investment in the Region

10:40 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Panel 2: Taking Advantage of Major Global Trends - Preparing for the Unexpected

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon and "A Conversation With Kevin Sneader"

  2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.


  2:15 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 

Panel 3: Radical Transformations and Re-engineering Business Models

  3:20 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.


  3:35 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Brief Overview of the Global Women CEO Project - ASEAN Women CEO

  3:45 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 

Panel 4: Growth and Management of Megacities and Weathering the Changes: Racing Against Time and the Rising Tides

  4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Closing of the Asia Institute 

Speaker Lineup: 

Conversation With 
Anjali Bansal 
(India) (Moderator)
Managing Director, Spencer Stuart; WCD Member
Magnus Bocker
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Exchange; Chairman, Diversity Action Committee of Singapore; Council Member, Singapore, Institute of Banking and Finance
Melisa Denis
(United States)
Partner, KPMG LLP; WCD Chapter Chair
Kevin Sneader
(Hong Kong)
Chairman, Asia, McKinsey & Company


Radical Transformation and Re-engineering Business Models
Aliza Knox
Managing Director, Online Sales, APAC, and Twitter; Director, InvoCare, Singapore Post, and GfK; WCD Member
Pacita Juan
President, ECHOstore; Co-Chair, Philippine Coffee Board; WCD Chapter Chair
Soo Boon Koh
Founder and Managing Partner, iGlobe Partners; Director, u-blox AG 
Izumi Kobayashi
Director, ANA Holdings, Inc., Suntory Holdings Ltd., and Mitsui & Co. Ltd.; WCD Chapter Chair
Christina Law
Region President, Asia, Middle East, and Africa, General Mills
Malini Vaidya
Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Spencer Stuart; WCD Member
Tan Yen Yen
Regional Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific (South), SAS Institute Pte Ltd.; Director, Singapore Press Holdings and Gemalto NV
Cross-Border Opportunities/Challenges Including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Other Trade Pacts
Ang Fung Fung
Partner, Audit, KPMG; WCD Chapter Chair
Undraa Agvaanluvsan
Director, Sana Technologies, Blue Ridge Technologies, and Mongolian Oil Shale Company; WCD Member
Yvonne Goh
Managing Director, KCS Corporate Services; WCD Member
Carmen Rosa Graham (Peru)Presidente del Directorio, Fundación Backus; Director, Ferreyros S.A.A. and Interbank; WCD Chapter Chair
Yukari Inoue
Managing Director, Japan and Korea, Kellogg; Non-Executive Director, JC Comsa Corp.; WCD Member
Lee Suet-Fern
Senior Director, Stamford Law Corporation; Director, AXA, Sanofi, and Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund Ltd.; WCD Member
Taking Advantage of Major Global Trends – Preparing for the Unexpected

Diana David
(Hong Kong)
Regional Corporate Development Director, Asia Pacific, Financial Times
Mitsuru Claire Chino
Executive Officer, General Manager, Legal Division, Itochu Corporation; WCD Member
Nonhlanhla Sylvia
(South Africa)
Non-Executive Director, Pioneer Foods Limited; Director; Entrepreneur; Chairman, African Women Lead; WCD Member
Barbara Tanabe
(United States)
Owner and Managing Partner, Ho‘ākea Communications; Director, Bank of Hawaii; WCD Chapter Chair
Dr. Astrid Tuminez
Regional Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia, Microsoft Corporation; Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Wong Su-Yen 
Chairman, Singapore, Marsh & McLennan Companies; Senior Advisor, Mercer and Oliver Wyman; Chairman, Nera Telecommunications and Remco; WCD Member
Growth and Management of Megacities and Weathering the Changes:  Racing Against Time and the Rising Tides

Phyllis Campbell
(United States)
Chairman, Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Lead Director, Alaska Air Group; Director, Nordstrom; WCD Asia Vice Chair
Do Thi Thu Ha
Senior Partner, Hanoi, KPMG Limited
Dr. Anne Kerr
(Hong Kong)
Director, Urbanization Initiative, Hong Kong, Mott MacDonald
Jyoti Narang
Chief Operating Officer, India, Taj Luxury Hotels & Taj Safaris; WCD Chapter Chair
Neera Saggi
Chief Executive, L&T Seaweeds Pvt. Ltd.; President, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI); WCD Member
Annette Schoemmel
(Hong Kong and Switzerland)
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Arthesia AG; Director, Kuoni; WCD Member
Yu Serizawa
Advisory to the President, Mori Building Company Limited; President and Chief Executive Officer, Forma Corporation

Institute Cost

Member$595 (Early bird rate through July 31, 2014)
Non-Member$645 (Early bird rate through July 31, 2014)
  *Session or daily pricing available, click Register

Planning Your Trip

7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799 
Phone: +(65) 6337-8888

*Special WomenCorporateDirectors block rate available (S$370.00)Reservations may be placed directly with the hotel. Click HERE.

For questions regarding WomenCorporateDirectors 2014 Asia Institute, please email us at, or call +1 (212) 987-6070.

*KPMG International’s Trademarks are the sole property of KPMG International and their use here does not imply auditing by or endorsement of KPMG International or any of its member firms.



Thank you to WCD's Asia Institute Sponsors:

Asia Institute Lead Sponsor and
Lead Global Sponsor

Asia Institute Sponsor

Asia Institute Supporting Sponsor

Asia Institute Partner Organizations

Asia Institute Knowledge Partner