Shailesh Rao has been a Director of JLL since September 2013. Until September 2016 he was the Vice President for Asia Pacific, Latin America and Emerging Markets at Twitter, the global on-line social networking service. Before joining Twitter in April 2012, Mr. Rao served for seven years in a number of roles, including Managing Director for India, at Google, the global technology company focused on search, operating systems and platforms. Mr. Rao earned the prestigious Google Founder’s Award for his role in the development of Google Maps and Google Earth. He also played a leadership role in the growth of Google’s YouTube business globally as Vice President for the YouTube and Display businesses across Asia Pacific. Mr. Rao has dual undergraduate degrees in Economics and History from the University of Pennsylvania with Honors and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.
Jean Chong has more than 20 years of APAC in-house experience. She is currently the General Counsel and Assistant Compliance and Ethics Officer, Asia Pacific for ON Semiconductor – a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute. In her current role, she is responsible for ensuring all legal exposures, opportunities and compliance needs of ON Semiconductor are effectively identified, assessed and managed based on corporate guidelines and company policies. Jean has extensive experience working with multinational companies advising on a broad range of corporate commercial, compliance, regulatory and dispute resolution matters.
Paul joined Schneider Electric in 2015 as its General Counsel for East Asia & Japan. Schneider Electric (SE) is the global specialist in energy management and industrial / data automation.
In his current role, Paul is responsible for all of the legal activities related to US$ 2 billion of commercial operations in 15 diverse countries throughout the Asia region. Paul supervises a team of ten lawyers and two paralegals based in seven countries. Paul serves on the Legal and Commercial Leadership Teams for the Asia-Pacific region and also manages the compliance / governance, litigation and regulatory functions for the 15 countries in his zone.
Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Paul worked for Chevron Corporation as Senior Counsel for seven years in Singapore and Houston during which time he handled energy transactions and projects throughout the AP region and globally. Before working with Chevron, Paul was based in Tokyo for thirteen years including seven years as General Counsel of ITOCHU Oil Exploration Co. Paul has also practiced in major international law firms in Tokyo, Honolulu and San Francisco.
Iris Sung is the Managing Counsel, Regional Compliance for Intel. She is the regional representative of Intel Legal Compliance Group, and reports directly to Intel Chief Compliance Officer. She once served as an interim Head of the global Anti-Corruption Compliance team for 5 months since last year till early this year in addition to her role as Regional Compliance Counsel.
As Intel Regional Compliance Counsel, Iris oversees the anti-corruption and antitrust compliance program in the Greater Asia Region, including PRC, APAC and Japan. She is also responsible for the code of conduct matters, and leads all the legal-led investigations in the Region.
Iris was a private practitioner for almost 10 years before she started her regulatory and compliance profession by joining the enforcement agencies in Hong Kong respectively for privacy and sector-specific antitrust law enforcement around 2003. She then moved into in-house as compliance profession focusing on anti-corruption and antitrust compliance. She held several senior positions in these areas respectively in Nortel Networks and Tata Communications before joining Intel in 2011.
Iris has received education in Hong Kong and graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Hong Kong. She has a master degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick. She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong.
CELINA TEH is ABB’s Region Integrity Officer for Asia Middle East & Africa and Country Integrity Office for China. Celina joined ABB in August 2010 and is based in Shanghai. Her responsibilities include leading and providing strategic direction to a team of integrity professionals, supporting ABB Group and Region management to drive awareness and compliance with the ABB Integrity program by all levels of the ABB Organization in the region.
Prior to joining ABB, Celina was Ethics & Compliance Director for the Asia Pacific Region for Baxter 1nternational. In her role at Baxter, she established the regional compliance function in Asia Pacific and partnered with Regional and Country management to implement Baxter’s compliance program and drive compliance across Baxter’s businesses in 14 countries. In her career spanning more than 20 years, she has been in private law practice with prominent law firms in Australia and Malaysia, and in–house legal and compliance roles for a number of multinational corporations, including ABB, Baxter, Microsoft and Asia Global Crossing. She has worked in Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong and China. Celina graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws degree. She has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Marie is an Associate Director in Control Risks’ Ethics & Compliance Consulting practice in Asia Pacific. She routinely advises clients on matters involving anti-bribery and corruption risk assessments, design of ethics and compliance programs, development of training initiatives and recommendations in response to compliance issues and general consulting on ethics and compliance best practices. She has worked on client assignments in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Marie worked in the Ethics & Compliance department of SNC-Lavalin, a Canadian engineering and construction company. Reporting directly to the Chief Compliance Officer, Marie was leading the team managing the activities of the World Bank-appointed compliance Monitor responsible for assessing the company’s ethics & compliance program. She also participated in the development and monitoring of all aspects of the company’s ethics & compliance framework including the drafting and implementation of policies, oversight of internal investigations and interactions with regulators. In this role, she advised the executive team on issues of strategic importance to the company.
Marie is a McGill University Law graduate and is qualified to practice law in the province of Quebec, Canada and in the State of New York. She previously worked as a mergers & acquisitions and securities lawyer at a Canadian national firm and is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
BA International Economic Law/Fu Dan University
LLM International Business Law/ Victoria University of Manchester, UK
1998-2003 practice in Shanghai Zhongyuan Law Firm
2004—2007: CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (a major European law firm) , Shanghai Office, China Senior Associate
2007— Dec, 2013: Senior Associate of Weil, Gotshal & Manges (a NY headquartered US firm) Shanghai Office, China 2011, promoted as Of counsel, practice focusing on focusing M&A transactions and compliance related work including anti-monopoly, anti-bribery and FCPA policy.
Dec, 2013 – May 31, 2015: TE Senior Legal Counsel of Consumer Solution Segment, responsible for the global legal and compliance work of the Segment.
June 1, 2015- Now: Compliance Director of TE, Asia Pacific Region
Beth Junell is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment of FTI Consulting, and she is based in Hong Kong.
Beth is a forensic accountant who advises her clients and their advisors on responding to allegations of fraud and misconduct, including conducting investigations and remediating internal control gaps that allowed misconduct to occur and go undetected. She also advises clients on operationalizing fraud risk management and compliance programs, in particular design and implementation of risk assessment methodologies and internal controls to mitigate fraud and corruption risk and maintain accurate books and records.
Having conducted and managed engagements in over 30 countries, Beth has significant experience in matters arising from alleged corporate accounting fraud and financial reporting irregularities, violations of the FCPA and similar anti-corruption laws around the world, other employee malfeasance and white collar crime, and trade sanctions violations.
Beth has worked on behalf of special committees and their independent counsel, management in internal investigations, monitors or compliance consultants pursuant to settlement agreements, and as a shadow investigator on behalf of a Big 4 accounting firm’s audit practice. She has worked with companies in many industries, but most extensively in oil & gas; mining; engineering and construction; consumer and diversified industrial products; life, property and casualty and healthcare insurance; medical devices; telecommunications; and technology. She has presented findings and observations to boards, C-suite management, independent auditors and government regulators including the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jarrod Baker is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment of FTI Consulting, and he is based in Singapore.
Recognised as a ‘go-to’ forensic accountant by Who’s Who Legal, Jarrod has conducted numerous investigations across the globe on behalf of corporates and their legal counsel into complex fraud, serious misconduct and financial crime. He has also been involved in the preparation of a range of expert reports for damages and loss of profits calculations and those that have resulted in orders for freezing injunctions.
Jarrod is experienced working on high profile investigations involving regulators such as the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Australian Securities and Investments Commission. This includes investigating breaches of anti-corruption legislation such as the FCPA, violations of trade sanctions and financial misstatement. He also held a role in the Enforcement Division of the UK Financial Conduct Authority and has appeared before regulators to present investigation findings.
Drawing upon both his previous role as an FCPA compliance auditor for a Fortune 100 company and from experience in helping corporates respond to regulatory investigations related to anti-corruption legislation, Jarrod is well-versed in helping corporates develop, implement and monitor effectiveness of their anti-corruption compliance frameworks. He currently serves as Non-Executive Director of the Australian affiliate of Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.
John Fung is the Compliance & Business Conduct (C&BC) Leader for Asia and Greater China Areas for 3M. In this role, he is responsible for leading the C&BC Asia and GCA teams and implementing a compliance strategy and program across the region, in close collaboration with area and subsidiary colleagues and compliance contacts.
John joined 3M in April 2015 as senior compliance counsel and has been involved in many area and global C&BC projects. Before coming to 3M, John was Vice President and Senior Compliance & Ethics Officer-Asia for Parsons Brinckerhoff and Director Legal Compliance-Asia for Johnson Controls. He has broad and deep expertise across the compliance disciplines, as well as a very strong understanding of the region. John also has served as corporate counsel for Nortel Networks in Greater China & Japan and as a senior associate at the Clifford Chance law firm. John received his law degree from the University of Hong Kong and his B.S. in Accounting at Indiana University.
AMY AKAIKE, MBA, PMP, is the Ethics & Compliance Officer for the Japan Affiliate of Eli Lilly & Co. She serves on the Executive Board of Eli Lilly Japan and is also a member of Lilly Corporate Ethics & Compliance Leadership Team. Her responsibility is to partner with all parts of the organization and influence strategies to drive integration of high performance with high integrity. In the past two years, Amy led a major transformation effort at the Japan Affiliate through policy redesign, global integration and establishment of governance overseeing integrity agendas across functions.
Prior to her current capacity, Amy assumed leadership roles in Japan and US in pharmaceutical R&D portfolio management, strategic information, decision sciences, alliance management, drug development in oncology, neuroscience and critical care, project management, business operations, and most recently had responsibility for Six Sigma deployment across the pharmaceutical value chain from Drug Development, Product Quality, Manufacturing, General Services and Sales & Marketing. Amy has a Bachelor degree in Biology from ICU, Tokyo, and an MBA from IMD, Lausanne Switzerland.
Katsumi KOJIMA is a Corporate Officer, Head of Ethics & Business Integrity – Japan, Sanofi K.K. based in Tokyo Japan. Since 2010, he has served as a Visiting Lecturer at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine.
He has been working for compliance field in both pharmaceutical and medical device industries over ten (10) years and engaged in a speaker and a panellist on various compliance topics in various conferences, such as APEC Business Ethics for SMEs Forum (Lima, Peru 2016), Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress (Singapore 2016) and the Japanese Association of Medical Law (Tokyo, Japan 2016).
He earned LLB from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) and LLM from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan). In addition, he received certification from INSEAD Compliance Implementation Leadership 1 and 2 (Fontainebleau, France) and Seton Hall Law School Asia-Pacific Healthcare Compliance (Singapore).
Bethany Hipp is a lawyer at Allen & Overy Singapore focusing on internal investigations involving corruption and internal controls issues and compliance programs. She also advises on anti-corruption and international trade issues, due diligence and strategy in the context of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and capital markets transactions.
Prior to joining A&O, Bethany worked for BHP Billiton Singapore advising on risk management, anti-corruption and trade issues and conducting internal investigations. Before that, she worked for Davis Polk in Washington DC where her practice focused on anti-corruption and international trade/regulatory issues, internal investigations, national security implications of M&A transactions (Exon Florio/CFIUS) and lobbying disclosure. Bethany started her career at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division where she conducted investigations into proposed mergers/acquisitions and into conduct that could harm competition.
Leas Bachatene is a proven business leader with over 15 years of experience, having established and led commercial organisations in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Leas joined Complinet Group in 2004, a leading provider of compliance solutions for the financial services industry. He went on to found their operations in both the Middle East and Asia. Within 4 years of inception these operations contributed to over 15% of the group’s revenue.
Under Leas’ leadership, Complinet became the point of reference for the compliance community in the Middle East and Asia. This was achieved through a variety of strategic projects with regional regulators which helped to improve governance and compliance culture and best practices including the GCC Regulators’ Summit and the Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit.
Complinet was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 to form the cornerstone of their Governance, Risk and Compliance business. Following the acquisition Leas served as Managing Director of Thomson Reuters’ GRC division in Asia Pacific where the business saw double digit growth year-on-year during his five-year tenure. During this period Leas spear headed the acquisition of a major e-learning provider and was key to the successful integration of the GRC businesses with the broader Financial and Risk division.
Prior to joining Complinet Leas led various commercial divisions within the publishing industry for Informa Group and eFinancialnews.com in London.
Leas holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a High Diploma in Marketing and a Master’s in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Sarah J. Thomas is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, international arbitration and internal investigations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and she has particular experience in matters in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and India.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Thomas was a litigation associate in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of a major international law firm.
Ms. Thomas is fluent in English and highly proficient in German.
Beng Ti is Head of Compliance for Asia at Fujitsu, a Fortune 500 leading IT multinational with more than 150,000 employees globally. He is responsible for anti-corruption, antitrust and trade compliance. Prior to joining Fujitsu, Beng Ti was responsible for Ethics and Compliance in Asia at United Technologies. While there, he was also responsible for channel partner due diligence, covering near 30,000 partners in 3 business units. He has 10 years of in-house experience, after practicing at Baker & McKenzie. Beng Ti has worked and lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore. He and his family currently reside in Singapore.
Monica Puri is General Counsel, SE Asia of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a leading financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management. As Head of Legal for SE Asia, Monica oversees Jones Lang LaSalle’s legal, corporate, regulatory and compliance affairs across the region, collaborating with and supporting regional and local business at the legal and operational levels to achieve goals and objectives. She is currently based in Singapore.
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle in 2009, Monica was with Hunton & Williams in New York. Monica managed structured finance transactions and represented domestic and foreign investment banks, issuers, insurance companies and underwriters in connection with various structured finance projects. She was also Member and Secretary of the Structured Finance Committee with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Monica received a bachelor of law degree from University of Delhi and an LL.M. degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She is a member of the bar in the state of New York.
Merel works as Senior Compliance & Ethics Counsel (Data Privacy) at Accenture in Singapore. Merel supports the global data privacy program, with responsibility for ensuring Accenture’s enterprise compliance with data privacy requirements globally and acts as the regional lead for APAC. Merel received her LL.M from the University of Amsterdam and has worked in private practice as well as in-house in the oil & gas, education and commercial sector with a specific focus on data privacy and employment law matters. Her past roles have given her significant experience as a data privacy professional focusing on data privacy compliance matters, HR data, health data, international data transfers, binding corporate rules, data incidents, training and subject access requests. Merel has been in Singapore since 2012. Merel is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals and serves on their Asian Advisory Board.
Tharishni Arumugam is the Regional Privacy Counsel for Asia-Pacific at Aon, where she oversees data privacy issues across all of the Aon Group’s business lines within the region, as well as coordinating privacy issues for Aon’s Global Innovation Centre. Currently based in Singapore, she is a qualified lawyer specialising in all aspects of privacy including interpretation and application of law and regulation, drafting guidance and policies, incorporating codes of practice into businesses, conducting data privacy audits, advising on data handling and security, sensitive data issues, drafting guidance on marketing rules, dealing with individual’s rights such as access to data and data incident response and breach management.
She has written internationally-published articles and conducted workshops and seminars on issues relating to data privacy laws in the region, and regularly speaks at privacy events across the APAC region. She is currently on the Asia Advisory board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”).
Duc has extensive experience as in-house counsel and in private practice. Duc has worked in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Duc currently is Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs at Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Motorola), where he holds two roles. As general counsel for the Asia Pacific region (and previously, for both the Asia Pacific & Middle East regions), Duc manages a team of legal professionals located in Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Tokyo and Dubai, and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters for Motorola field operations in these regions. In addition to the geographic-based legal role, Duc is the global lead counsel of Motorola’s Managed & Support Services (and, previously, the Solutions & Services) business division and manages a cross-functional team located in North America, Europe and Asia helping to develop Motorola’s new offerings. Duc also previously held a business leadership role as Motorola’s Country Manager for Vietnam.
Prior to joining Motorola, Duc was senior attorney at IBM in Asia, where he supported multiple IBM business divisions, including business consulting, outsourcing, software and channels.
Prior to his in-house career, Duc was in private practice in California (with DLA Piper, formerly Gray Cary), specializing in corporate finance in the technology sector. Duc also spent five years with White & Case LLP in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, representing clients in the areas of foreign investment, infrastructure development, project finance, corporate law, intellectual property, debt restructurings and banking and finance transactions. Prior to private practice, Duc was the Executive Director of the Constitutional & Legislative Policy Institute (Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute) in Budapest, Hungary, where he designed and carried out law reform projects in the areas of constitutional and legislative drafting, human rights, judicial reform and legal education reform in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Duc is a member of the California Bar. Duc obtained his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and received a certificate from the Columbia University Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law. Duc received his B.A in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Duc lectures frequently in the following areas: compliance, anti-corruption, leadership, transformation and change management, and has published in the areas of constitutional courts, human rights, corruption, telecommunication regulations, and foreign investments in Vietnam. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches Transactional Lawyering: Architecting Deals.