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ACTS Masterclass : Fireside Chat on China Cross Border Sweeping

January 15, 2019

ACTS Masterclass

We have been speaking to our members and we hear them. Starting from 2019, we will try to tick off one of their checkboxes on their wishlist.

Henceforth, ACTS will be organising a series of Masterclass for our members. These sharing sessions will be helmed by our ACTS members, and the sessions will be on trendy topics and pertinent issues that our community at large so desire to understand more in depth from a practitioner’s point of view and cross-learn by sharing and from their peers’ experiences and perspectives.

Our advance sincerest apologies to our partners from the sell side and non-members, it is going to be a closed door event (barring special invitations to experts for speaking/sharing sessions).

Fireside Chat on China Cross Border Sweeping

It is a continuation of a presentation and panel discussion that was held during ATC ACTS forum in 2018. Ms Teo Yian Ping, Regional Treasurer from Shell, graciously and generously accepted ACTS’s request to share more in depth knowledge to our members and answer more queries on her experiences and expertise in China cross border sweeping. Her passion to share with the community was evident, when she extended the invitation and roped in her senior colleague Ms Gu Haiyu to join the session. It is a rare opportunity where our members could hear more of Shell’s experiences and get to meet them in person.

It sounds like a movie star meet and greet session. In certain ways, it was indeed. 

We are indebted to our members for the very good attendance and active participation in our inaugural Masterclass. Members were so eager to hear and learn, that quite a bit of catered food were unfortunately left untouched. Such was the power of the speakers and desire of our members to learn than eat!

The session was held at Shell, and organised by ACTS. Joining us were about 50 members from different organisations, and we had a star studded panel, that was expertly moderated by our ACTS EXCO, Ms Felicia Foong from Nestle. The panel members were,

  • Mr Manu Taneja, Director, Regional Cash and Banking APAC, General Electric
  • Mr John Chen, Treasury Director, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Pte Ltd
  • Ms Jeanette Chang, Treasurer - Asia Pacific, IBM Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Ms Gu Haiyu, Deputy Regional Treasurer - Asia Pacific and Head of Treasury - China, Shell (China) Limited

The Masterclass was held under Chatham House Rules, and we shall refrain from divulging further on the discussion details shared and personal viewpoints exchanged. We are sure that our members left the session with very helpful answers and gained valuable insights into the experiences and lessons of their peers.

If you had missed this, do not fret. We will be organising more Masterclasses in the future. Do let us know if there are any particular topic or issue that you wish to hear, learn and share.

ACTS will endeavour to create the bridge to link our members to one another.

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ACT(S) is a non-profit organisation of individual memberships drawn from corporate treasurers and finance professionals involved in corporate treasury work. Members are typically in corporate organisations on the buy-side of the marketplace. Established in 1991 as the Treasurer's Club, the association has grown in numbers and spread. As Singapore increasingly become a treasury hub, membership now include group and regional corporate treasurers, treasury centre managers and other professional whose treasury activities cover a wide geographical spread.