Amidst the disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic and trade tensions, the resilience, adaptability and innovative power of nations and businesses have been tested like never before. Asia saw a big uptick in digital services and an acceleration of corporate transformation that aims at sustainability.
NIKKEI FORUM INNOVATIVE ASIA is back in its third year to discuss the challenging yet exciting changes that will shape the growth trajectory and the role of Asia in the global society over the coming years.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
ABeam Consulting Ltd.
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Panel 1 - Growing from Singapore during the pandemic
Panel 2 – Reconfiguration of global value chains and digitalization
Panel 3 - Opportunities in digital financial services
Chan Chun Sing
Minister, Trade and Industry
Republic of Singapore
Chan Chun Sing is Minister for Trade and Industry, responsible for driving Singapore’s economic and industrial development. He was appointed to this role and as Minister-in-charge of the Public Service from 1 May 2018. Chan is also Deputy Chairman of the People’s Association since 1 October 2015.
Chan was Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) from 4 May 2015 to 22 May 2018. At NTUC, he expanded the Labour Movement network to represent all working people in Singapore, and led efforts to curate and deliver timely and relevant training for workers. Chan also served as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office from 9 April 2015 to 30 April 2018, upon relinquishing his prior appointments as Minister for Social and Family Development (MSF) and Second Minister for Defence, both of which he had held since 1 September 2013. At MSF, he was responsible for improving social service delivery, enhancing social safety nets and strengthening support for families in Singapore.
His other previous appointments included Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (21 May 2011 to 31 October 2012) and Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts (21 May 2011 to 31 July 2012).
Lim Kok Kiang
Executive Vice President
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Lim Kok Kiang is the Executive Vice President of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He oversees EDB’s International Operations as well as EDB’s strategies in Advanced Manufacturing. Previously, he also led EDB’s Accounts Group that work closely with top local and international companies from a wide range of industries to facilitate investments and transform their operations in Singapore.
Prior to this, Kok Kiang held the posts of Executive Director, Transport Engineering and Asia Pacific. As Executive Director, Transport Engineering, he was responsible for the development and growth of Singapore’s Aerospace, Marine & Offshore, Land Transport and Oil & Gas industries. As Executive Director of Asia Pacific, he led EDB’s Asia Pacific operations which encompass facilitating investments from China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.
Kok Kiang previously held positions as Director of Logistics, and Regional Director, Japan Operations. He joined EDB in 1996. He received a Bachelor of Economics from Tokyo University in 1993.
Chua Chee Seong
President and Managing Director
Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific
Chua Chee Seong is President and Managing Director of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, the Asia pacific regional headquarters of Infineon Technologies – a world leader in semiconductor solutions that enable intelligent mobility, efficient energy management and making Internet of Things secure, easy to use and real.
In this capacity, Chee Seong oversees regional sales, marketing and distribution, R&D and low power IC product line. He is also responsible for strategy, quality management, human resources and communications for Asia Pacific region based out of Singapore with local presence in Australia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He has held the current role since July 2017.
Chee Seong began his career at Infineon in 2000 and has taken on roles in product marketing for industrial microcontrollers and regional marketing covering Asia Pacific’s automotive electronics segment.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Board
・Sales Manager, HP Taiwan
・General Manager, Inalways Corporation
・General Manager, Advantech China and Corporate
・Lectures to the EMBA programs and university courses
・Lead Inalways IPO on the OTC market
・Lead Inalways awarded the National SME Award & Advantech received the Top 10 Taiwan Global Brands
・Lead Advantech toward the No. 1 IPC brand
・Receiving the SME Elite GM Award
President and CEO, ABeam Consulting Ltd.
During his career, Tatsuya Kamoi has held positions with PwC Consulting LLC, IBM Corporation and IBM Japan, Ltd. In 2014, he became President and CEO of Mercer Japan Co., Ltd. and Mercer Far East Market Leader. In 2019, he joined NEC as a Senior Corporate Executive.
Mr. Kamoi has been engaged in international consulting and IT development for global companies for more than 20 years and his extensive consulting experience on business globalization includes more than 10 years of overseas business experience.
Xin Yi Lim
Executive Director, Pinduoduo
Xin Yi Lim is Executive Director, Sustainability and Agricultural Impact at Pinduoduo. She is responsible for Pinduoduo’s international corporate strategy efforts and innovation in sustainability and agri-tech. Before joining Pinduoduo in late 2018, she worked for Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, in both its Singapore and New York offices as a technology and media analyst in its Public Equities division. Xin Yi holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.
Bill Deng Guobiao
Founder and Chief Executive
Bill Deng is the Founder and Chief Executive of XTransfer, China's leading cross-border payment and risk management services provider. Prior to XTransfer, he had worked in the credit card giant Visa International in Singapore at the early stage of his career, before moving on to become part of the core team at Ant Financial (now Ant Group). He spent seven years at Ant following a three-year stint at Visa. With more than a decade of management experience, Bill has led several teams to build new businesses from the ground up. A native of China’s Guangdong Province, he is a graduate of Fudan University’s School of Management.
Managing Executive Officer
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Rajeev Kannan is Managing Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Division as well as General Manager, Corporate Banking, Asia Pacific Division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
Prior to his current role, Rajeev was Executive Officer and Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific where he was directly responsible for the various wholesale and investment banking products since April 2016. Rajeev was also based in Tokyo for 4 years since 2012 as Executive Officer responsible for Global Structured Finance.
Rajeev has over 25 years of investment banking, emerging market investing and energy & infrastructure sector experience globally.
Rajeev is also a member of Board of Director of Clifford Capital Pte Ltd, Pierfront Capital Pte Ltd. and was conferred the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Distinguished Fellow Award in 2019.
Senior Managing Director
Grab Financial Group
Reuben Lai is the Senior Managing Director of Grab Financial Group that spans across payments, lending, insurance and retail wealth management services. He is passionate about leveraging his experience as founder of multiple technology businesses to empower people with financial services to learn, earn and save more towards their dreams.
At Grab, Reuben has launched multiple successful businesses, including a car leasing platform, Grab for Business, and Grab Ventures. He was also the Chief of Staff to Grab’s CEO.
Before joining Grab, Reuben was a co-founder and CEO in a telemedicine start-up. Prior to that, he was at The Walt Disney Company, driving corporate strategy and business development.
He was also previously a management consultant at Bain. Reuben holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD.
Correspondent, Nikkei Singapore Bureau
Dylan Loh writes for Nikkei Asia from its Singapore bureau; covering business, politics and macroeconomics in Southeast Asia. He was previously in broadcast journalism as a TV and radio correspondent for regional news network CNA, and also headed marketing communications for Asian financial services conglomerate PhillipCapital. Dylan was a U.K. Chevening scholar who did his postgraduate degree in International Relations at King’s College London.
Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer, Nikkei Inc.
Akito Tanaka is a senior staff writer and an editorial writer for Nikkei, covering the technology and automobile sector.
Tanaka has over fifteen years of reporting experience and has been covering global companies in both Japan and the United States.
Tanaka graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with BA in political science.
He spent his childhood years in Lisbon, Portugal, attending the American International School.
Joji Thomas Philip
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Joji is the founder of Deal Street Asia. He is a 24×7 information enthusiast, currently based in Singapore, and leads a pan-Asia team. Prior to this, he was among the most prolific journalists in India, and chronicled the communications/telecoms segment, breaking some of the biggest stories in these sectors, during his tenure at The Economic Times, and Business Standard. Since 2013, he has also been with Mint, a financial daily from HT Media Ltd. Joji has won the Business Standard-Seema Nazareth Award for Excellence in Journalism in March 2006. He is a twitterholic and a soccer fan who is only off the internet when motorcycling in the Himalayas.
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